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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW                                         pleadings and motions, including assisting with           Web site: Contact Steven
                                                           statements of decision. On the appellate court            E. Knott, Guy P. Glazier, Laura Yee. Steven Knott
LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL GOCH, APC                           level, she prepares all appellate briefs and plead-       and Guy Glazier founded Knott & Glazier LLP to do
5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills,             ings and argues before the court. When retained as        one thing better than anyone else: achieve superb
CA 91367, (818) 710-7190, fax (818) 710-7191,              a consultant, Ms. Amado assists counsel with out-         business litigation results at a reasonable cost.
e-mail: Web site: www                 lining, drafting, or editing appellate briefs.            They are business trial counsels with offices in Los Contact Michael Goch.                                                                              Angeles and San Francisco. Knott & Glazier LLP’s
Licensing and related disciplinary proceedings with        HORVITZ & LEVY LLP                                        rapid deployment force litigation team features at-
emphasis on health care practitioners, as well as          15760 Ventura Boulevard, 18th Floor, Encino, CA           torneys and staff with decades of trial, case man-
Department of Health Services matters and related          91436-3000, (818) 995-0800, fax (818) 995-3157,           agement and leadership experience. The firm fea-
issues, from investigatory stage through trial and         e-mail: Web site: www           tures a streamlined infrastructure offering state-of-
writ proceedings.                                 Contact David M. Axelrad.               the-art trial support tools, and a level of dedication
                                                           Horvitz & Levy LLP is California’s largest and oldest     to successful results unmatched in the profession.
ADOPTION—DOMESTIC, STEPPARENT, ADULT,                      firm specializing exclusively in civil appeals.            See display ad on page 43.
AND AGENCY                                                 Founded in 1957 by Ellis Horvitz, the firm now has
                                                           over 30 lawyers with extensive civil appellate expe-      CLASS ACTION
                                                           rience. The firm has an outstanding record of suc-
16255 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 704, Encino, CA                                                                       THE QUISENBERRY LAW FIRM
                                                           cess, and since 1990 has participated in over 90
91436, (818) 501-8355, fax (818) 501-8465, e-mail:                                                                   2049 Century Park East, Suite 2200, Los Angeles,
                                                           cases before the California Supreme Court. The Web site:                                                                          CA 90067, (310) 785-7966, fax (310) 785-0254,
                                                           firm’s areas of practice include insurance cover-
Specializing in representation of adoptive parents,                                                                  e-mail: Web site: www.quislaw
                                                           age, insurance bad faith, healthcare, entertainment
stepparents, and birth parents in all forms of adop-                                                                 .com. Contact Jennifer Reynolds. State and fed-
                                                           law, employer liability, toxic torts/product liability,
tion, guardianship and assisted reproductive tech-                                                                   eral laws provide consumers with protection
                                                           legal malpractice, and punitive damages.
nology law. Past President Academy of California                                                                     against false advertising, unfair business practices
Family Formation Lawyers (1996-2005), nine-term            PINE & PINE                                               and fraud. Employees are also provided significant
President of the Academy of California Adoption            14156 Magnolia Boulevard, Suite 200, Sherman              protection under federal and state labor laws. The
Lawyers. Angel In Adoption Congressional Award             Oaks, CA 91423, (818) 379-9710, fax (818) 379-            Quisnberry Law Firm currently represents thou-
2004.                                                      9749, e-mail: Pine & Pine (AV-          sands of individuals in class action cases seeking
                                                           rated) specializes in civil appeals and brief-writing     to uphold their right to be treated fairly and legally.
ADOPTION AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION                         throughout California. Norman Pine is a Certified
LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN W. LAZARUS                           Appellate Specialist (State Bar Board of Certifica-        COMMERCIAL DEBT COLLECTION
9841 Airport Boulevard, Suite 1200, Los Angeles,           tion), and has been voted a Southern California
                                                           Superlawyer in Appellate Law every year since the         LAW OFFICES OF RONALD P. SLATES, PC
CA 90045, (310) 258-8058, fax (310) 258-8059,                                                                        523 West Sixth Street, Suite 502, Los Angeles, CA
e-mail: Web site: www              award was first recognized. Pine & Pine has helped
                                                           top plaintiffs’ attorneys defend their seven and          90014, (213) 624-1515, fax (213) 624-7536. Web Contact Steven                                                                           site:, or
Lazarus. Steven Lazarus practices law exclusively          eight-figure judgments. The firm is currently han-
                                                           dling three major cases in the California Supreme         /slateslaw. Contact Ronald P. Slates. Aggressive,
in the areas of adoption and assisted reproduction.                                                                  results-oriented pre- and post-judgment debt col-
He was named a 2005 and a 2006 “Southern Cali-             Court (Rico v. Mitsubishi [S123808], Green v. The
                                                           State of California [S13770]; and Roby v.                 lection expertise and expert testimony. Named a
fornia Super lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine and                                                                     Southern California Super Lawyer for 2007, Ron has
Law & Politics. He is a member of the Academy of           McKesson [S149752].) Handling all types of civil
                                                           appeals, the firm has an appellate subspecialty in         been a AV Peer Review Rated lawyer for more than
California Adoptions Lawyers/Academy of Califor-                                                                     20 years. Attorneys confidently engage us to repre-
nia Family Formation Lawyers, the American Soci-           plaintiffs’ employment law.
                                                                                                                     sent their clients because we guarantee 100%
ety for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve, and                                                                       client protection. See display ad on page 43.
                                                           BUSINESS LITIGATION
the Society of Assisted Reproduction Professionals.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA          LURIE, ZEPEDA, SCHMALZ & HOGAN                            CONSTRUCTION TRIAL ATTORNEYS
in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine           9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Beverly Hills,
University in 1988, and was admitted to the Califor-       CA 90210, (310) 274-8700, fax (310) 274-2798,             CASTRO & ASSOCIATES
nia bar in 1988.                                           e-mail: Web site:              11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 250, Los Angeles,
                                                  Contact Kurt L. Schmalz,            CA 90025, (310) 966-6060, fax (310) 966-6070,
APPELLATE LAW                                              Esq. High quality representation of clients in state      e-mail: Contact Joel B.
                                                           and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitra-    Castro. Litigation, mediation, arbitration, and advi-
HONEY KESSLER AMADO                                                                                                  sory services. Nationally ranked for “Highest Pro-
261 South Wetherly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211,         tion proceedings on wide range of matters includ-
                                                           ing real estate, corporate/partnership disputes, in-      fessional and Ethical Standard.”
(310) 550-8214, fax (310) 274-7384, e-mail: hkaatty Web site:                surance litigation, professional liability/legal ethics
                                                                                                                     CRIMINAL LAW
Contact Honey Kessler Amado. Ms. Amado (AV-                and bankruptcy litigation.
rated) is a Certified Appellate Law Specialist (Cali-                                                                 PAUL L. GABBERT
                                                           BUSINESS LITIGATION AND TRIAL EXPERTISE                   2115 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310)
fornia State Bar Board of Legal Specialization). On
the trial level, she joins the litigation team to assist   KNOTT & GLAZIER LLP                                       399-3259, fax (310) 392-9029, e-mail: PLGabbert
in identifying issues, creating a sufficient record for    601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4200, Los Ange- Contact Paul L. Gabbert. Specializes in
appeal, or drafting or helping with post-judgment          les, CA 90017, (213) 312-9200, fax (213) 312-9201,        asset seizure and forfeiture defense. National prac-

                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles Lawyer June 2007 39
                                                                                                tice. State and federal, trial and appellate, and

    Elder Law & Nursing Home                                                                    criminal defense. Asset seizure and forfeiture de-
                                                                                                fense. Jeopardy and termination tax defense. Thirty

         Abuse & Neglect                                                                        years of experience. Eighteen published opinions.
                                                                                                Expert witness. Consultation. See display ad on
                                                                                                page 42.
                        Law Offices of Steven Peck is seeking association or referrals for:
                        1) Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect (Dehydration, Bedsores, Falls, Death)   LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT A. SCHWARTZ
                        2) Financial Abuse (Real Estate, Theft, Undue Influence)                 11835 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1235 East,
                        3) Trust & Probate Litigation (Will Contests, Trusts, Beneficiaries)      Los Angeles, CA 90064, (310) 312-8052, fax (310)
                        4) Catastrophic Injury (Brain, Spinal Cord, Aviation, Auto, etc.)       445-3574, e-mail: Web site:
                                                                                       Contact Robert A.
                                        26 years experience                                     Schwartz. The 2007 recipient of the Jerry Geisler
                                                                                                Award as trial attorney of the year by the Los Ange-
                       TOLL FREE   866.999.9085 LOCAL 818.908.0509                              les Criminal Courts Bar Association. Certified by the • •          California State Bar as a specialist in criminal law.
   WE PAY REFERRAL FEES PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA                    Criminal defense attorney for 30 years with wide ex-
                                                                                                perience in handling cases such as murder, drug
                                                                                                offenses, white collar crimes, sex crimes, embez-
                                                                                                zlement, domestic violence, drunk driving, and all
                                                                                                three strikes cases.

                                                                                                CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

           IMMIGRATION LAW                                                                      HUTTON & WILSON
                                                                                                1055 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 310,
                                                                                                Pasadena, CA 91106, (626) 397-9700, fax (626)
          CERTIFIED SPECIALIST                                                                  397-9707, e-mail: Web site:
                                                                                       Contact Robert J. Wilson.
                                                                                                Hutton & Wilson specialize in driving under the in-
                                                                                                fluence, vehicular manslaughter, DUI murder and
                                                                                                shaken baby defense. Additionally, we represent
                                                                                                drivers before the Department of Motor Vehicles re-
                      ■ EB-5 INVESTMENT VISA                                                    garding driving under the influence, medical and
                                                                                                negligent operator suspensions/revocation.
                      ■ EB-2 PERM                                                               LAW OFFICE OF JENNIFER L. KELLER
                                                                                                18500 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 560, Irvine, CA
                      ■ LABOR CERTIFICATIONS                                                    92612, (949) 476-8700, fax (949) 476-0900, e-mail:
                                                                                       Contact Danielle Frederick.
                      ■ E1/2 VISAS                                                              Sophisticated criminal defense, state and federal,
                                                                                                adult and juvenile. UC Berkeley (A.B. 1975), US
                      ■ O-1 EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY ALIENS                                        Hastings (JD 1978). Former President, Orange
                                                                                                County Bar Association. Listed in The Best Lawyers
                      ■ L1 VISA/H-1B                                                            in America; Los Angeles Magazine, Southern Cali-
                                                                                                fornia Superlawyers (Criminal Defense, Top 50
                      ■ RELIGIOUS VISAS                                                         Women, Top 50 Orange County). OC Trial Lawyers’
                                                                                                Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year. Certified Spe-
                      ■ MARRIAGE & FAMILY CASES                                                 cialist, Criminal Law, California State Bar Board of
                                                                                                Legal Specialization. High to low profile, murder to
                      ■ BATTERED SPOUSE CASES                                                   misdemeanors, 150+ jury trials.

                                                                                                LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF
                      ■ DEPORTATION DEFENSE                                                     10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300, Los An-
                                                                                                geles, CA 90025, (310) 277-1707, fax (310) 277-
                      ■ CRIMINAL DEPORTATION                                                    1500, e-mail: Web site:
                                                                                       Contact Lawrence
                                                                                                Wolf. By dedicating all resources and energy to
                                                                                                getting the best result for our clients, combined with
                                                                                                our firm’s 30 years of experience, we are prepared
                                                                                                to handle the most serious offenses with confi-
                              VICTORIA J. SUH, ESQ.                                             dence. We defend those that have been accused,
                                                                                                or are under investigation for involvement in today’s
                       CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IMMIGRATION LAW                                     complex crimes. Our experience includes cases
                                     STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA                                    such as embezzlement, child molestation, fraud,
                                                                                                rape, theft, murder, drugs, domestic violence, sex
                                  BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION
                                                                                                crimes, weapons, drunk driving, and many others.

                   TSOI AND ASSOCIATES, LAWYERS                                                 LAW OFFICES OF GARRETT J. ZELEN
                                                                                                12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400, Los Angeles,
                          TEL: 213-387-2888                                                     CA 90025, (310) 820-0077, fax (310) 820-1205,
                                                                                                e-mail: Contact Garrett J. Zelen.
                                                                                                Criminal trial (state and federal). Criminal appellate
                                                                                                and writ law. White collar crimes, juvenile delin-
                                                                                                quency, and post-conviction relief.

40 Los Angeles Lawyer June 2007
                                                         BENEFITS                                                  Are strong personalities,
28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300, Crown Cabot Finan-          GOODCHILD AND DUFFY PLC
                                                                                                                     personal dynamics,
cial Center, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1251, (949)         16133 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1250, Encino, CA            or emotions frustrating
388-0524, fax (949) 388-0564, e-mail: rockkendall        91346, (818) 380-1600, fax (818) 380-1616. Web                   settlement? Web site: Contact             site: Contact Martha
Rock Kendall. DMV hearings for medical and skill         Castillo. We handle workers’ compensation cases,
issues exclusively. I will personally take your client   social security disability and personal injury. To re-
to the DMV Driver Safety Office. I have successfully     ferring attorneys we pay 20% of the fees regarding
served clients throughout California. See display ad     regular issues. Referrals are handled in strict accor-
on page 38.                                              dance with the State Bar Rules.
                                                                                                                      Experienced Mediator
DUI                                                      EMPLOYMENT LAW
                                                                                                                      with Master’s Degree in
LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF                             EMPLOYMENT TRIAL ATTORNEYS                                    Clinical Psychology
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300, Los An-         12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 810, Los Angeles,
geles, CA 90025, (310) 277-1707, fax (310) 277-          CA 90025, (310) 826-6300, fax (310) 820-1258,
1500, e-mail: Web site:          e-mail: Web site: www.
                                                                                                                   35 year AV litigator and mediator Contact Lawrence        Contact Rod-
Wolf. With over 30 years of experience, Lawrence         ney Mesriani, Esq. Wrongful termination, age dis-         • Business
Wolf is a recognized expert in drunk driving, DUI,       crimination, race discrimination, disability discrimi-    • Real Property
drug possession, and addiction-related matters.          nation, pregnancy discrimination, sex discrimina-
                                                                                                                   • Partnership
Our firm has rightfully earned the respect of judges,     tion, sexual harassment, violation of whistle blowing
prosecutors, and police officers as aggressive at-       laws, employment manual preparation, family leave         • Shareholders
torneys who are not afraid to challenge them on          act, medical leave act, labor law violations and sev-     • Employment
tough cases. We have established long-term rela-         erance package agreement. See display ad on               • Personal Injury
tionships with judges and district attorneys through-    page 6.
out Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, and Ventura
Counties.                                                ENTITY FORMATION & MAINTENANCE                             RICHARD C. SPENCER
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                                                         1801 Century Park East, Suite 1250, Los Angeles,                 RcS ADR Services
PREMIER LEGAL                                            CA 90067, (310) 772-7700, fax (310) 772-7701,              ONE WILSHIRE BLDG., LOS ANGELES 90017
                                                         e-mail: Web site: www
6454 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 150, Van Nuys,                                                                     TEL 213-629-7900 FAX       213-629-7990
                                                Contact Jeff Unger. We form and
California 91401, (818) 908-0509, fax (818) 908-                                                            
                                                         structure corporations, general and limited partner-
1158, (866) 999-9085. e-mail: stevenpeck
                                                         ships and limited liability companies. We offer ex- Web site: www.premierlegal
                                                         tensive experience in these areas, literally forming
.org. Contact Steven Peck. For 26 years, Steven
                                                         hundreds of companies each year. Our eMinutes
                                                                                                                  James S. Rummonds, A. Peter

                                                                                                                                                          rummonds | rausch | schlaff | & mair LLP
Peck’s Premier Legal has established itself as a
                                                         Entity Maintenance service offers extremely efficient
firm known for getting great results. We have the
                                                         entity maintenance, including corporate minutes,         Rausch, Jr., John A. Schlaff,
extensive mediation, arbitration, and trial experi-
                                                         state filings, and online access to entity documents.     and Peter K. Mair are pleased to
ence necessary to win each and every case. We                                                                     announce the formation of a new
                                                         See display ad on page 45.
pride ourselves on providing each of our clients                                                                  law firm partnership:
with superior client service. Building a solid attor-    ESTATE PLANNING & TRUST AND ESTATE
ney-client relationship with our clients’—based on                                                                Rummonds, Rausch, Schlaff,
trust, compassion, confidentiality, personalized at-                                                               & Mair LLP.
tention, effective communication, expediency, ac-        MARTIN NEELY ASSOCIATES
                                                         Personal Family Lawyers, Trusts: Estates: Families
                                                                                                                  With 100 years of combined
cessibility, action, service, and results is very im-
portant to us. We also happen to be aggressive           417 Beryl Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277,               legal experience, the Firm is
and tough negotiators and litigators when it comes       (310) 697-0411, fax (310) 531-7395, e-mail: alexis       accepting referrals of complex
to standing up for our clients’ rights, and we will Web site: www.martinneely              business litigation cases with
do battle in the courtroom for them if necessary.        .com. Contact Alexis M. Neely. Alexis Martin
Our successful track record speaks for itself. See       Neely founded the law firm of Martin Neely & Asso-
                                                                                                                  an emphasis on Plaintiff’s
display ad on page 40.                                   ciates in August 2003 so she could realize her           Professional Liability Claims.
                                                         dream of making a difference in the lives of the
                                                         clients she worked with by developing lifelong rela-     rrs&m is committed to
                                                         tionships with them and their families. The tradi-
CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW GROUP                      tional estate planning law firm focuses on the            advancing the highest quality
3429 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite L, Glendale, CA         preparation of documents, bills time hourly, and         and standards of professional
91208, (818) 957-0477, fax (818) 957-3477, e-mail:       does not cultivate relationship with their clients. In   conduct in the legal profession Web site:            contrast, Martin Neely & Associates has no hourly
                                                                                                                  by providing zealous and skilled
Contact A. J. Hazarabedian. The attorneys at Cali-       billing, reviews all plans at least every three years
fornia Eminent Domain Law Group are California’s         and helps you transition not only your financial          prosecution of select Plaintiff’s
premier eminent domain attorneys, with extensive         wealth, but also your personal wealth, who you are       Legal Malpractice Cases.
experience in all facets of eminent domain. Our at-      and what’s important to you; and we ensure your          January 1, 2007
torneys practice exclusively eminent domain law,         trusted Personal Family Lawyer will be there to
and have successful handled hundreds of eminent          help you make great decisions throughout your
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imum compensation for our property and business          can’t.                                                   p 831 688 2911 • f 831 662 3407
owner clients, and are happy to work with other law                                                     
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needs. See display ad on page 38.                                                                                 San Diego • Los Angeles • Aptos
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     Legal Consultants ● Arbitrators                                                                  Web site: Con-
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        Special Masters and other                   fense firms. LACBA 40 years, fee dispute arbitrator         tion of physicians, physician organizations and
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                                                    LAW OFFICE OF LYNETTE BERG ROBE                            ily and employment, temporary and permanent
                                                    12711 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 315, Studio City,           visas, naturalization, representation in all adminis-                              CA 91604, (818) 980-9964, fax (818) 980-7141,              trative courts, handling immigration matters and all
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                                                    FRANCHISE LAW

                                                                                                               Bay office located at 3460 Torrance Boulevard, Suite
                                                    BARRY KURTZ, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION                    302, Torrance, CA 90503, e-mail: attorney
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    Seizure &                                       91436, (818) 728-9979, fax (818) 986-4474, e-mail:
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    Forfeiture                                      tory compliance, ownership, structuring and acqui-
                                                    sitions and dispositions of franchisors and fran-
                                                    chisees, with an emphasis on franchisors and fran-
                                                                                                               Member of AILA. Admitted to the United States
                                                                                                               Supreme Court. Admitted to the U.S. 11th, 9th, 8th,
                                                                                                               6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st Circuits. We prepare

     Defense                                        chisees in the restaurant business.

                                                    MOHAJERIAN LAW CORP
                                                    1925 Century Park East, Suite 350, Los Angeles,
                                                                                                               appeals for all immigration cases all over the U.S.
                                                                                                               Firm has done only immigration cases for over 10
                                                                                                               years. We prepare deportation/representation all
                                                                                                               over the U.S. We prepare business and family
                                                    CA 90067, (310) 556-3800, fax (310) 556-3817,              visas. Our firm has strong record of success. We
                                                    e-mail: Web site: www            will give realistic and valid solutions for your immi-
       PAUL L. GABBERT                     Contact Al Mohajerian.
                                                    Mohajerian Law Corp. (MLC), is a multi-practice law
                                                                                                               gration problems. Our firm handles the difficult
                   LAWYER                           firm that proudly offers efficient, innovative, and
                                                    proactive legal services throughout the United             TSOI & ASSOCIATES, A LAW CORP.
                                                    States. Our lawyers have extensive experience              3580 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 720, Los Angeles,
                                                    within their respective practice areas; known for          CA 90010, (213) 387-2888, fax (213) 387-2882,
                                                    their expertise and diligence in representing clients.     e-mail: Contact Victoria J.
                                                    MLC proudly offers the following legal services to         Suh. Certified specialist immigration and nationality
                                                    our clients: franchise and distribution, employment        law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Special-
                                                    defense, intellectual property, litigation, and real es-   ization. See display ad on page 40.
                                                    tate law. MLC offers legal counseling, transactional
          TEL (310) 399-3259                        services, litigation defense and representation, and
                                                                                                               WOLFSDORF IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP
                                                                                                               1416 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310)
                                                    a myriad of preventative, proactive legal services.
                                                                                                               570-4088, fax (310) 570-4080, e-mail: visalaw
        Main Street Law Building                    RODNEY R. HATTER & ASSOCIATES                     Web site:
            2115 Main Street                        1301 Dove Street, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA             Contact Bernie Wolfsdorf. The lawyer’s “super-
        Santa Monica, CA 90405                      92660, (714) 384-6540, fax (714) 494-3448, Web             star,” Bernard Wolfsdorf is an attorney who clearly
                                                    site:, e-mail:         “knows what he’s doing.” At the “cutting edge of
                                           Contact Rodney Hatter.             practice,” clients and lawyers alike hold him in the

42 Los Angeles Lawyer June 2007
highest regard. Chambers 2006 Global World’s
Leading Lawyers. Wolfsdorf is described as “in-             "It has been my experience that no one
                                                            handles commercial collections better than
creasingly considered a force to be reckoned with
on a national scale. Bernard Wolfsdorf is an “out-
                                                            Ron Slates. He has the enthusiasm and
                                                            tenacity to resolve matters expeditiously
                                                                                                                     The Law Offices of
standing attorney” who is “highly regarded as an            for his clients. I always refer clients to Ron
expert in consular processing.” Chambers Global             because of his attention to detail and his
                                                            track record of producing favorable results.
                                                                                                             Ronald P. Slates, P.C.
Leading US Immigration Lawyers 2007. See dis-               You definitely want Ron on your side."             Attorneys and Counselors at Law
play ad on page 20.
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THE QUISENBERRY LAW FIRM                                                                                             Specializing in
                                                            523 West 6th Street, Suite 502
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2200, Los Angeles,
                                                            Los Angeles, CA 90014-1225
CA 90067, (310) 785-7966, fax (310) 785-0254,
e-mail: Web site: www
                                                            213/624-1515                                       Debt Collection Contact Jennifer Reynolds. The      
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business policyholders when their insurance com-
pany fails to honor its contract or refuses to pay a
claim. We work to protect the rights of everyday
people by making sure that insurance companies
are held accountable under the law for the
promises they make in their policies and for the
actions they take in adjusting claims.
                                                                 Insurance Bad Faith Expert
INSURANCE BAD FAITH EXPERT                                                    Clinton E. Miller, J.D., BCFE
                                                                                Author: How Insurance Companies Settle Cases
502 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 279-                                                     39 YEARS EXPERIENCE
1034, fax (408) 279-3562, e-mail:
Contact Clint Miller. Insurance expert regarding               Qualified Trial Insurance Expert in Civil & Criminal Cases Nationwide
claims, underwriting, agent and brokers errors and
                                                                • Coverage Disputes • Customs and Practices in the Insurance Industry
omissions, coverage disputes, customs and prac-
tices, and bad faith. See display ad on page 43.
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Rodriguez O’Donnell Ross Gonzalez and Williams,
P.C. brings together experienced and knowledge-
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toms law, international trade law (import and ex-
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Los Angeles, and New York City, the firm repre-
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also represents clients in these matters in the fed-
eral and state courts.                                                                                       Has joined
LEGAL MALPRACTICE                                                                 The Los Angeles Office of the Firm
5707 Corsa Avenue, Suite 106, Westlake Village,
CA 91362, (818) 707-7065, fax (818) 735-9992,
e-mail: Web site: www Contact Christopher Rolin.                             601 S. Figueroa Street                            201 Spear Street
Christopher Rolin is a highly effective trial attorney                             Suite 4200                                 Suite 1520
with over 40 years of trial activity in civil litigation.               Los Angeles, CA 90017                         San Francisco, CA 94105
His area of emphasis is attorney malpractice, fo-
                                                                            Tel (213) 312-9200                            Tel (415) 356-1100
cusing on the applicable community standard of
care for practicing attorneys in the litigation areas.                      Fax (213) 312-9201                            Fax (415) 356-1105
His trial experience has resulted in numerous as-
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dards of care issues. He has been retained as an
expert by both plaintiffs and defendants in legal                                      
malpractice cases. He has spoken before numer-
ous professional groups concerning trial practice

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LEGAL MALPRACTICE/COMPLEX BUSINESS                           LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES PEREYRA-SUAREZ                      perience, and is part of the L.A.S.C. mediation
LITIGATION                                                   445 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3200, Los Ange-           panel, L.A.C.B. arbitration panel, and Second Dis-
                                                             les, CA 90071, (213) 623-5923, fax (213) 623-1890,         trict Court of Appeal mediation panel. Reasonable
RUMMONDS, RAUSCH, SCHLAFF & MAIR LLP                         e-mail: Web site: www              rates and downtown facilities available. See dis-
311 Bonita Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, (831) 688-       Contact Charles Pereyra-                   play ad on page 41.
2911, fax (831) 662-3407, e-mail: APR@malpraclaw             Suarez. Charles Pereyra-Suarez has handled a
.com. Web site: Contact A.               broad range of civil and criminal matters during           PERSONAL INJURY
Peter Rausch, Jr. RRS&M is a boutique law firm                three decades of practice. Mr. Pereyra-Suarez’s
representing clients from its main office in Aptos,                                                                     PERSONAL INJURY LAW GROUP
                                                             experience includes complex business litigation,
California and satellite offices from San Diego to                                                                      12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 810, Los Angeles,
                                                             white-collar criminal defense, whistle-blower cases,
Seattle. RRS&M provides representation for a                                                                            CA 90025, (877) 999-5529, fax (310) 820-1258,
                                                             international, government contracts, healthcare, en-
broad spectrum of disputes ranging from complex                                                                         e-mail: Web site: www
                                                             vironmental, antitrust, civil rights and First Amend-
business litigation to catastrophic personal injury,                                                           Contact Sheila
                                                             ment representation. He is active as a mediator and
and particularly plaintiff’s professional liability cases.                                                              Rivera. Wrongful death claims, aviation accidents,
                                                             arbitrator of various litigation and business dis-
Additionally, RRS&M accepts engagements and re-                                                                         train accidents, bus accidents, dog bites, spinal
                                                             putes. See display ad on page 45.
ferrals in a variety of other practice areas where the                                                                  cord injuries, brain injuries, vehicle accidents, slip
case warrants skilled and high quality representa-                                                                      and fall, pedestrian injuries and premises liability.
tion commensurate with the firm’s qualifications and                                                                      See display ad on page 20.
experience. See display ad on page 41.                       GREG DAVID DERIN
                                                             10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 2300, Los              PRIVATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
LEMON LAW                                                    Angeles, CA 90067, (310) 552-1062, fax (310) 552-
                                                                                                                        STEVEN R. SAUER, APC
                                                             1068, e-mail: Web site: www
LAW OFFICES OF DELSACK & ASSOCIATES, PC                                                                                 4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 740, Los Angeles,
                                                    Contact Greg David Derin. Trained at
1801 Century Park East, Suite 2400, Los Angeles,                                                                        CA 90010, (323) 933-6833, fax (323) 933-3184,
                                                             Harvard Law School’s Mediation Workshop, which
CA 90067, (310) 475-1700, fax (310) 475-1799,                                                                           e-mail: Contact Steven Richard
                                                             he now assists in teaching, Greg brings more than
e-mail: Web site: www                                                                              Sauer, Esq. Settled over 5,000 federal and state lit-
                                                             27 years of litigation experience to his role as a me- Contact Kurt Delsack.                                                                         igated cases. Available privately and through
                                                             diator. Greg is the Vice-Chair of the State Bar ADR
The Law Offices of Delsack & Associates, P.C.,                                                                          American Arbitration Association, NASD Dispute
                                                             Committee, a member of the California Academy of
have represented many thousands of California                                                                           Resolution, National Arbitration Forum, Resolute
                                                             Distinguished Neutrals, the CPR panel of Distin-
consumers throughout the state in “lemon law”                                                                           Systems, US District Court, California Court of Ap-
                                                             guished Neutrals and the WIPO mediation panel.
cases, including automobiles, trucks, motorcycles,                                                                      peal, Los Angeles Supreme Court, LA Civil Service
                                                             Named by Los Angeles and Law & Politics maga-
motor homes, and boats. We have obtained recov-                                                                         Commission, and other ADR service providers.
                                                             zines as a Mediation Super Lawyer, and by the
eries totaling millions of dollars for defective and                                                                    Practice devoted exclusively to resolving disputes
                                                             Hollywood Reporter as a “Power Mediator”. Greg
unsafe vehicles. We enjoy a superb success rate                                                                         involving large, complex and catastrophic damage
                                                             concentrates his mediation practice on business,
and obtained speedy and full recoveries without liti-                                                                   claims in international and domestic arbitrations
                                                             entertainment, intellectual property, employment,
gation in nearly all cases. Delsack & Associates is                                                                     and mediations as full time neutral arbitrator, medi-
                                                             and real estate matters. See display ad on p
known for experience, positive relationships with                                                                       ator, referee, fact finder, facilitator, and conciliator.
                                                             age 47.
manufacturers, and speedy and satisfactory settle-                                                                      See display ad on page 6.
ments.                                                       THE HOLMES LAW FIRM
                                                                                                                        COMMISSIONER ANITA RAE SHAPIRO (RET)
                                                             225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA
                                                                                                                        Alternative Dispute Resolution. P.O. Box 1508,
LITIGATION                                                   91101, (626) 432-7222, fax (626) 432-7223, e-mail:
                                                                                                                        Brea, CA 92822-1508, cell (714) 606-2649, phone/
                                                    Web site: www
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP                                                                                                    fax (714) 529-0415, e-mail: privatejudge@adr-
                                                    Contact Reginald A.
633 West Fifth Street, 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA                                                             Web site:
                                                             Holmes. Esq. Intellectual property, employment
90071-2040, (213) 896-2400, fax (213) 896-2450.                                                                         Contact Anita Rae Shapiro. Mediation, arbitration,
                                                             and international law. Arbitrator, mediator, referee,
Web site: Contact Rex Fontenot.                                                                          temporary judge, accounting referee, discovery ref-
                                                             special master, and private judge in the resolution
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than                                                                     eree, in probate (wills, trust, conservatorships),
                                                             of complex business disputes. See display ad on
1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices                                                                         family law, and all areas of civil law, including real
                                                             page 8.
worldwide are located in Beijing, Tokyo, and Mex-                                                                       estate. See display ad on page 37.
ico City, with representative office in Caracas,             JEFF KICHAVEN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
Helsinki, and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among            555 West Fifth Street, Suite 3000, Los Angeles, CA         REAL PROPERTY FORECLOSURES
the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representa-           90013-1010, (213) 996-8465, fax (213) 996-8475,            RICHARD G. WITKIN
tion in litigation, business, real estate and govern-        e-mail: Web site: www                 530 S. Glenoaks Boulevard, Suite 207, Burbank,
mental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups   Contact Jeff Kichaven. Media-           CA 91502, (818) 845-4000, fax (818) 845-4015.
and industry-based teams ensure clients have ac-             tion of commercial cases. California Lawyer Attor-         Contact Richard G. Witkin. Specializing in nonju-
cess to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of          ney of the Year, 2006. Adjunct professor, Pepper-          dicial foreclosures for the past 18 years. See dis-
location.                                                    dine Law School; past president, Southern Califor-         play ad on page 20.
                                                             nia Mediation Association, Fellow, International
                                                             Academy of Mediators; Special expertise in com-            RECEIVER
1925 Century Park East, Suite 350, Los Angeles,
                                                             plex insurance and business issues, employment,
CA 90067, (310) 556-3800, fax (310) 556-3817,                                                                           SALTZBURG, RAY & BERGMAN, LLP
                                                             entertainment and IP. Harvard Law JD, Berkeley Phi
e-mail: Web site: www                                                                         12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles,
                                                             Beta Kappa. See display ad on page 38. Contact Al Mohajerian.                                                                          CA 90025, (310) 481-6700, fax (310) 481-6720.
Mohajerian Law Corp. (MLC), is a multi-practice law          RCS ADR SERVICES                                           Contact David L. Ray, Esq. Specializes in han-
firm that proudly offers efficient, innovative, and           624 South Grand Avenue, One Wilshire Building,             dling complex receivership matters, such as part-
proactive legal services throughout the United               Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 629-              nership and corporate dissolutions, including law
States. Our lawyers have extensive experience                7900, fax (213) 629-7990, e-mail: rcspencer                firm dissolutions, and government enforcement re-
within their respective practice areas; known for   Contact Richard C. Spencer.               ceivership actions, including actions brought by the
their expertise and diligence in representing clients.       Mediation with expertise, resulting from a Master’s        California Department of Corporations, Department
MLC proudly offers the following legal services to           Degree in Clinical Psychology, in disputes which           of Real Estate, Commodities Future Trading Com-
our clients: franchise and distribution, employment          are exacerbated by personal conflicts or personal-          mission, and Federal Trade Commission. Nationally
defense, intellectual property, litigation, and real es-     ity dynamics. Specialty in shareholder and partner-        recognized in both the lender and litigation commu-
tate law. MLC offers legal counseling, transactional         ship disputes, as well as disputes in business mat-        nities as qualified to assist in complicated and com-
services, litigation defense and representation, and         ters, IP, real estate, employment and personal in-         mercially sophisticated liquidations, reorganiza-
a myriad of preventative, proactive legal services.          jury cases. He is a thirty-five-year AV lawyer with liti-   tions, and ongoing business operations. See dis-
                                                             gation, transactional, arbitration and mediation ex-       play ad on page 45.

44 Los Angeles Lawyer June 2007

12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 810, Los Angeles,
CA 90025, (866) 325-4529, fax (310) 820-1258,
                                                                                                    David L. Ray
 e-mail: Web site: www                                                      Saltzburg, Ray & Bergman, LLP Contact                                                             Partnerships and Corporate Dissolutions
Stephanie Esguerra. Social Security disability                                                      Government Enforcement Receivership Actions
claim, supplemental security income claim (SSI),
retirement benefits, social security spouse bene-
fits, social security death benefits, SSI/RSDI over-                                                  Partition Actions/Marital Dissolution
payment defense and SSI fraud protection. See
display ad on page 31.
                                                       TEL   (310) 481-6700                         e-mail: •
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND                         FAX   (310) 481-6707                        12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles CA 90025

5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340, Los Angeles,
CA 90036, (323) 954-9600, fax (323) 954-9616.
Web site: Contact
Jennifer L. Cho, Esq. Our practice is limited to                                                CHARLES PEREYRA-SUAREZ
Social Security disability and Supplemental Secu-
                                                                                              MEDIATOR, ARBITRATOR AND EXPERT WITNESS
rity Income cases. We handle claims from the ini-
tial application level through appeals before the U.
S. District Court.                                                                            RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
                                                                                              • Trial/Appellate Attorney, U.S. Justice Department
SPECIAL EDUCATION                                                                               Civil Rights Division
VALERIE VANAMAN                                                                               • Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles
Newman Aaronson Vanaman, 14001 Ventura                                                        • Litigation Partner in Two National Law Firms
Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, (818) 990-                                                 • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court
7722, fax (818) 501-1306, e-mail: intake@navlaw                                               • Diverse ADR and Expert Witness Practice
.net. Web site: Contact Intake
Department. For four decades, Valerie Vanaman                     445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 3200, Los Angeles CA 90071
has been providing knowledgeable and compas-             Tel 213.623.5923 Fax 213.623.1890
sionate representation to people who need help
obtaining services from private and government
agencies. Since the inception of her firm, Newman
Aaronson Vanaman in 1981, she has been the ac-
knowledged leader in representing clients at IEP
meetings, due process mediations and hearings,           WE ARE A LAW FIRM. WE FORM AND
and related federal court actions. She also assists
families with expulsions and in securing eligibility     MAINTAIN ENTITIES. THAT’S ALL.
and services from regional centers.                                                                                                                    Incorporation
                                                         California Incorporation                                                                    Service Companies
WHITE COLLAR                                             Determine Name Availability and Reserve Name
                                                         Prepare and File Articles
                                                         All Secretary of State Filing Fees
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300, Los An-
                                                         Custom Bylaws
geles, CA 90025, (310) 277-1707, fax (310) 277-
                                                         Custom Organizational Minutes, authorizing the election of officers and
1500, e-mail: Web site:          directors, establishment of bank accounts, issuance of stock, and other matters Contact Lawrence                 Preparation and Issuance of Share Certificates
Wolf. Specializing in embezzlement, theft, finan-         Statement of Information and Filing Fees
cial fraud, forgery and bad checks, Lawrence Wolf        Preparation of 25102(f) Certificate and Filing Fees*
has exclusively practiced criminal defense for           Prepare IRS Form SS-4 and Obtain Tax Identification No.
more than 30 years. Our white-collar criminal attor-
                                                         Prepare and File IRS Form 2553 to make “S” Election
neys are tenacious negotiators and fierce litigators
                                                         Ancillary Documents, including Promissory Notes, Medical Expense
who can handle complex, voluminous evidence.             Reimbursement Plan, Employment Agreement
Our firm has established long-term relationship           Resident Agent Services for one year
with judges and prosecutors throughout Los Ange-         Follow up to ensure all documents are properly signed, filed, fees are paid, and
les, Orange, Sacramento, and Ventura Counties.           formation is properly completed
                                                         Experienced counsel handling every formation and available to consult on all
                                                         aspects of the process
                                                         Corporate Kit, Seal, and duplicate Set of Documents on CD
WAX & WAX                                                Accountant Copy of All Documents Delivered on CD-ROM
411 North Central Avenue, Suite 520, Glendale,           eMinutes Entity Management System (with online document library, real-time
CA 91203, (818) 247-1001, fax (818) 247-2421.            monitoring of corporate deadlines) via secure web-based interface
Contact Alan Wax. We are certified specialists in         Automatic Enrollment in Annual Minutes System
Workers’ Compensation Law. We are on the Board           Cost        *For capitalization up to $100,000
of Governors of the California Applicants’ Attor-
neys Association with over 50 years of experience.

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