I have over forty years of experience representing individuals, corporations and governmental entities in a wide array of litigation matters involving diverse and complex issues. These include product liability claims against automobile manufacturers; construction defect litigation on behalf of a city and of meat wholesaler; legal malpractice claims, both prosecuting and defending. This work has included numerous jury trials and a significant appellate practice.

Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

For more than thirty years, I have represented clients and attorneys in malpractice litigation. To view representative cases, please download my detailed curriculum vitae. I have been successful in representing both sides of malpractice disputes, both at the trial and appellate level, as well as effecting substantial settlements. I have also acted as an expert witness in numerous attorney malpractice cases as detailed in my Curriculum Vitae. In November 2023, I obtained a judgment against an attorney because of his malpractice and over-billing.

Construction Defects

During November 2006, I obtained an arbitration award in excess of 30 million with regard to the negligent installation of a municipal utility system. The matter settled for 7 million.

During November 2012, I obtained a substantial settlement in a matter involving the negligent installation and maintenance of a commercial refrigeration system which failed causing approximately $3,000,000 in damage.

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Over the years, I have been involved in both the trial and appeal of insurance coverage and bad faith cases. For example, Borders v. Great Falls Insurance Company (1977) 72 Cal. App. 3d 86; Sequros La Provincial v. Frement Indemnity Company (1983) 138 Cal. App. 3d 923; National Automobile v. Frankel (1988) 203 Cal. App. 3d 830; and A.B.S. Clothing Collection v. The Home Insurance Company (1995) 34 Cal. App. 4th 1470.

Probate/Trust Litigation

I have the experience and ability to represent clients in complex trust litigation, including disputed accountings and am currently doing so. I participated in protracted litigation in a conservatorship matter which was settled in December 2023.

Products Liability

During June 1990, I obtained a Plaintiff's verdict in the amount of $6,700,000 in a product liability case as against Toyota involving a rollover. Additionally, during the 1990s I settled two other cases with Toyota and one with Suzuki involving a rollover. Further, during 2012 and 2013 I litigated the alleged negligent design of a commercial refrigeration system. This matter was settled in my client's favor.

Real Estate

I currently handle and have concluded a variety of real estate related matters, including quiet title actions, foreclosures and commercial unlawful detainer actions. During November 2013, I successfully concluded a landlord-tenant matter which involved two appeals. During 2015, I successfully defended a commercial easement. During 2020, I successfully defended a balcony easement. On October 2, 2023, the US Supreme Court denied a Writ of Certiorari prepared with co-counsel concerning the application of a rent control provision in the Los Angeles Municipal Code which allegedly violated the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Specific details relating to these cases appear in my curriculum vitae.

Curriculum Vitae

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