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					   Southern california’S


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          2009 Edition
the definitive guide to legal repreSentation
           in Southern california

               Kevin Boyle’S
                 five year
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           Who are the
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                                               he attorneys at plaintiffs’ law firm Panish, Shea, & Boyle (PS&B) have been around long enough to
                                               know how the mind of the defense works. They understand that the goal of corporations and insurance
                                               companies whose negligence has caused physical or financial harm to others is to pay as little as little
                                         as possible for their wrongdoings. PS&B knows that the only way to make these entities pay a fair amount is
                                         prepare the best case possible and move forward to the trial without hesitation or distraction, and let the jury
                                         force the wrongful party to pay full and fair compensation to their clients.“A lot of firms talk about how they
                                         prepare their cases for trial and try cases. But we actually do it—and in fact, that is all we do,” says Brian Panish.

                                         It Is precIsely thIs attitude that allows the lawyers at PS&B to devote their entire focus to obtaining
                                         justice for those who have been catastrophically injured in plane, train, and automobile accidents, by
                                         defective products, harmful pharmaceuticals, and business fraud. Working on a contingency basis, the firm
   11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 700    represents a wide array of people and families ranging from below-the-poverty line immigrants to moguls of
   Los Angeles CA 90025                  the entertainment industry and titans of corporate America, with the only common thread being that they’ve
   Phone: 310.477.1700                   all found themselves in the worst situations imaginable through the actions (or inactions) of others. “That’s
   Toll Free: 866.992.1700               why we all became lawyers, so we could help the people who need help,” says Kevin Boyle. And the firm has
   Fax: 310.477.1699                     helped in a big way — including obtaining the largest multiple-plaintiff personal injury verdict in U.S. history
   www.psblaw.com                        ($4.9 billion), and the largest individual-plaintiff verdict in California history ($58 million)
   email: contact@psblaw.com
       Spencer Lucas




                                                                                                                                David Rudorfer



                                                                    Kevin Boyle

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                                                                                                                            Southern
                                                                                                                           California’s
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                                                                                                                          of the
                                                                                                                           year
                                                                                                                         Personal Injury
                                                                                                                           Litigation
             “. . . We all became lawyers so we could                                                                       Brian Panish
                          help the people who need help”



WIth the facts on theIr sIde the aggressive firm embraces trial where most others would choose
to settle.In a very recent example, Tilton v. Sempra, a power company-owned truck broadsided a family
vehicle, causing a head injury to a 14 year-old boy. There was little dispute that the power company was at         Mr. panIsh and
fault, but the firm refused to consider their low pre-trial offers. PS&B tried the case for the boy and obtained    Mr. Boyle were
a $15 million verdict—more than five times the last offer before the trial. PS&B is currently representing          responsible for the
multiple victims of the Chatsworth Metrolink Train Disaster, and plans to put the same tenacity to work for         successful litigation
their clients. It also does business torts for small businesses that have been harmed by big corporations,          and major confidential
as with the trademark infringement lawsuit Positive Ions v. Ion Media Networks, the first case to help define       settlements surrounding
the rules of convergence between television and the internet. The firm settled that case during trial while the     the Bahaman air crash
CEO of Ion Media Networks was on the witness stand.                                                                 that killed singer Aaliyah
                                                                                                                    and her crew. The firm
all three eponyMous partners—Mr. Boyle, Brian Panish, and Adam Shea—have been selected by                           is currently representing
their peers for inclusion in the 2009 Southern California’s Best Lawyers®, to add to the other accolades they’ve    wrongful death victims
collected over the years. Mr. Panish has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in Nation” by          of the Learjet crash
The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, and both he         that killed 4 people
and Mr. Boyle were listed as two of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by The Daily Journal. The firm itself was   and injured Blink 182
the only Los Angeles-area law firm to be named a “Top 12 Plaintiffs Law Firms in the Nation” by the NLJ.            drummer Travis Barker.



                                                                                                                                           AMY CANTRELL
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                  g i r a r d i                                         |             K e e S e
                  “t  he cases we have absolutely, really matter,” sums up Thomas
                  Girardi, a founding partner of Girardi & Keese, a plaintiff’s personal
                  injury firm that stands up for those individuals that have been wronged
                  through negligence or corporate wrongdoing. At the forefront of the
                  battles against powerful companies such as the makers of the drugs
                  Vioxx and Fen-phen, the firm is most famously known for its work in
                  the class action suit that found Pacific Gas & Electric responsible for
                  contaminating drinking water with the carcinogen hexavalent chromium,
                  the case that found notoriety in the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

                  This pasT year alone, The firm has goTTen resoluTions of over $9 billion,
                  with Mr. Girardi acting as lead counsel on both the landmark Vioxx case
                  that forced Merck to settle a $4.85 billion liability and the case that held
                  Semper Energy responsible for $2.2 billion for gouging rate payers in
                  California. It’s not surprising that such achievements come from a firm
                  steeped in greatness, one whose distinguished leagues include the
                  President Elect of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, a member
                  of the Board of Governors of the State Bar, and twelve members of the
                  American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Girardi himself is an immediate
                  past-President of the 500-member International Academy of Trial
                  Lawyers, a past-National President of the American Board of Trial
                  Advocates, and was most recently appointed to the Judicial Counsel,
                  which acts as the governing boy of the entire California court system.

                  esTablished in 1965, girardi & Keese has seen the pharmaceutical                         “We’re the
                  industry grow increasingly cocky over its avoidance of lawsuits as
                  political turmoil has prevented any sort of legislation from keeping it                  only message
                  in check. Drug companies are currently banking on the possibility of                     that any of
                  a federal preemption determining whether corporations are immune
                                                                                                           the corporate
                  from lawsuits pertaining to products approved by the FDA. With the
                  Supreme Court ruling not set to arrive until November, this decision has                 america
                  the potential to dismiss all pending lawsuits from individuals who have                  understands.”
                  been harmed by the numerous drugs that have been FDA-approved
                  and then recalled, robbing them of their due compensation. More
                  importantly, the pharmaceutical industry would escape with only a
                  slap on the wrist, and little monetary motivation to cease the shoddy
                  practices that have resulted in so many harmful drugs being released.
                  The possibility of loopholes such as this are what keep Mr. Girardi and
                  his colleagues planted firmly on the right side of good vs. evil. “This is
                  the only message that any of the corporate America understands.
                  The industry needs to be able to say to itself, ‘This isn’t worth it.
                  We need to test these things better, give better warnings to physicians
                  so they’re more careful in prescribing these drugs,’” says Mr. Girardi.

                  The aTTorneys aT girardi & Keese Know their line of
                  work is not for the faint of heart, and many have           FIRM FACT:
                  been helping the firm in its battle for decades.           The Los Angeles Daily
                  Fortunately, a great pleasure comes from the               Journal nicknamed
                  certainty of doing the right thing, a sense that           Thomas Girardi “The
                  rests in the consciousness of each member of the           Billion Dollar Gentleman”
                  firm as they lead the fight against negligent              after he obtained more
                  corporations. “The pressure to succeed is                  than $1 billion in verdicts
                  enormous because you represent real people, and            and settlements over a
                  the cases are of serious importance. You’ve got to         two-year period.
                  win these things,” says Mr. Girardi.


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                                                              Gregory L. Bentley

                                                                                                           Michael J. Bidart




                                                                                                                                                William M. Shernoff




                                                                                                                                          “Navigating
                                                                                                                                          giant corporate
    Ricardo Echeverria                                                                                                                    bureaucracies is
                                                                                                                                          tough enough in
                                                                                                                                          the best of health.”


                                    Evangeline F. Grossman                                                   Frank N. Darras




                                                                                                                                                                             AMY CANTRELL
  William M. Shernoff has been the crucial force in the evolution of bad faith law for many years. His many landmark decisions have        Founding Partner
  included an $86 million settlement related to the fire at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel and a jury verdict for the American Samoa
  Government for claims stemming from a hurricane. His staunch refusal to be intimidated by even the largest insurance companies
                                                                                                                                           William Shernoff
  has helped earn him a premiere reputation in the field. “Navigating giant corporate bureaucracies is tough enough in the best of         is credited with
  health. Try doing it right after you’ve just had open-heart surgery or been diagnosed with cancer,” he says.                             pioneering the practice
  Michael J. Bidart leads the firm’s HMO litigation and Property/Casualty Departments. Mr. Bidart has been a key player in many
                                                                                                                                           of bad faith insurance
  fundamental decisions that have shaped insurance law, such as the $121 million dollar jury verdict against Aetna (the largest            law with his 1979
  jury verdict ever rendered against an HMO). Mr. Bidart is a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, American College            victory, Egan v. Mutual
  of Trial Lawyers, and International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential                 of Omaha. The firm
  Lawyers in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal legal publication, as well as receiving annual recognition as one of the 100
  top Super Lawyers.                                                                                                                       has now recovered
                                                                                                                                           more than $1 billion
  Frank N. Darras manages the disability and long-term care insurance department, which is the largest in the United States. Fielding      in verdicts and
  referrals from all over the country, Mr. Darras has a diverse client list that ranges from sports figures and business professionals
  to blue collar workers. Listed as a Los Angeles County Super Lawyer, he is also a member of the Ten Million Dollar Rainmaker circle,     settlements for
  a distinction given to attorneys generating more that $10 million in annual legal fees. Law Dragon lists Mr. Darras as one of the top    their clients.
  500 lawyers in America.

  Ricardo Echeverria handles liability, property and HMO cases. His distinguished trial record includes a $7.2 million jury verdict in     600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
  Minnesota Federal Court, a $5.1 million jury verdict for 2003 wildfire victims, a $3.6 million jury verdict for an active duty Marine    Claremont, CA 91711
  whose insurance company denied a $75,000 water loss claim and a $1.8 million jury verdict for a computer software developer.
  He was nominated for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and was a finalist for the CAOC                    Ph: 909.621.4935
  Consumer Attorney of the Year award in 2007.                                                                                             Fax: 909.625.6915

  The firm is not content just to recover the claim; they believe that the insurance company should be punished for its actions in the     www.sbd-law.com
  form of additional punitive damages. “People are uniquely vulnerable when they have suffered through these types of calamities.
  When an insurance company wrongfully denies coverage, it’s not enough to make it do what it should have done in the first place,”        Beverly Hills Claremont
  says Mr. Bidart.
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KirBy noonan lance & hoge
the attorneys at Kirbybusiness and bet-the-company litigation, know
almost exclusively on
                       Noonan Lance & Hoge, a firm that focuses

that at their level of practice, even a slight misstep can be disastrous.
Its sixteen members are all experienced trial lawyers who are regularly
brought into cases at all stages of a trial, bringing with them the
good judgment required to make the difficult tactical and strategic
calls that need to be made, and an understanding of how to relate
the complex nature of the case to the jury.
     Michael Kirby’s litigation practice primarily involves business
disputes and real estate or securities matters, and has received the
Outstanding Trial Lawyer award in San Diego for obtaining a $7.6
million verdict. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
since 1994, he also serves on its National Board of Directors, and was
a founding Vice-President and Director of the San Diego Chapter of
the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
     David Noonan’s main areas of practice are unfair competition,
antitrust, professional liability, commercial litigation, and banking liti-
gation, and he has amassed a distinguished trial record representing                 2 0 0 9
clients ranging from numerous professional athletes and major law                   Southern
firms to a former Playmate of the Year, defending her right to use her             California’s
title on the Internet. He is a member of the American College of Trial           Lawyer
Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as the
2005 recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick Award for trial excellence             of the
and professionalism.                                                              year
 K irby N ooNaN L aNce & H oge LLP                                               Bet-the-Company
                                                                                     Litigation
350 tenth avenue, Suite 1300, San diego, Ca 92101                                  David Noonan
Ph: 619.231.8666 fax: 619.231.9593                                                                                                                      Michael Kirby
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Although formed only three                                                                                 can blackboard a list of verdicts
years ago, the success of                                                                                  comparable to Mr. Ringler’s,
the three name partners                                                                                    and an equally select group of
in Ringler Kearney Alvarez                                                                                 class action firms with success
LLP is anything but recent.                                                                                comparable to Mr. Kearney’s
For almost 30 years, Jerome                                                                                and Mr. Alvarez’s. But no firm
Ringler has achieved a                                                                                     has the class action capability
record of success in the                                                                                   and trial skills that RKA offers.
courtroom that is virtually
unrivaled in California—and                                                                                Mr. Ringler has long been
elsewhere. Consider this:                                                                                  listed in The Best Lawyers
Of the 76 cases Mr. Ringler                                                                                in America®, and has been
has tried to verdict, more                                                                               included in the Top 100 Los
than 21 have resulted in                                                                                 Angeles County Super Lawyers
awards in the seven- and                                                                                 list from 2004 through 2009.
eight-figure range. Recent                                                                               He has served as President
results include a class                                                                                  of the Los Angeles Trial
action verdict for $160                                                                                  Lawyers Association and is a
million, a misappropriation                                                                              member of the International
of trade secrets verdict for                                                                             Academy of Trial Lawyers.
$16 million, and a personal                                                                              He has been honored as a
injury verdict for $12 million.                                                                          Master of ABOTA American
But RKA’s success is                                                                                     Inns of Court. Mr. Ringler has
hardly limited to its first                                                                              been named “Trial Lawyer of
named partner.                                                                                           the Year” on two occasions,



                                                   J
                                                                                                         first by the Los Angeles Trial
In their more than 20 years                                                                              Lawyers Association and later
together before teaming with Mr. Ringler,             erome Ringler has                     by Verdictum Juris. Mr. Kearney and Mr.
Thomas Kearney and Paul Alvarez specialized                                                 Alvarez have also been featured in the Los
in complex and sophisticated business tort and
                                                   received jury verdicts                   Angeles County Super Lawyer magazine.
class action litigation. In just the three years
                                                        in excess of
alone before RKA was formed, Mr. Kearney and                                                Now with Ringler Kearney Alvarez, there is
Mr. Alvarez achieved settlements totaling more                                              a firm in town that can as readily whomp a
                                                        $250 million
than $60 million. Now, the champion trial lawyer                                            defendant on the way to class certification
and these hard nosed class-action litigators           for his clients.                     as close the deal in front of a jury. And so it
have joined to create a firm whose blend of                                                 makes sense that the firm is highly selective
talents is virtually unmatched in the state.                                                in its choice of clientele, representing only
Indeed, there may be a handful of law firms that       RingleR KeaRney alvaRez llP          plaintiffs in significant, high-stakes cases.

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Southern California’S BeSt lawyerS | 10              ELWOOD LUI                                                                                                                         www.law.com/socalbest
      “The best part of trying cases is knowing that we’re able to change lives for the better.”




                                     Left to right: Lars Johnson, Roland Wrinkle, Kathleen Grassini, Larry Grassini, Don Liddy




T
               he only two personal injury lawyers from the San Fernando               Lawrence Grassini is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates,
               Valley selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in     an invitation-only group of the top one hundred trial lawyers in the
               America®, Larry Grassini and Roland Wrinkle have offered their          country, and this year was the ninth person inducted into the Los
               respective one-two punch of trial and appellate work throughout         Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Hall of Fame. He is also one of only
33 years of practice together.The first page of the firm’s biography really says       two trial lawyers to be named twice as the Association’s “Trial Lawyer
it all. Entitled Our History of Setting the Standards, the page lists just a handful   of the Year.” He was listed in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the top 25
of the personal injury firm’s successes, but they’re pretty remarkable.The law         lawyers in the state and named as one of the 18 most respected plaintiff
firm of Grassini & Wrinkle can best be summed up by its firsts, including the          personal injury lawyers in California Lawyer, the official publication of
largest personal injury award in the history of California, the largest personal       the state bar.
injury award in the history of the United States, the largest punitive damage
award affirmed on appeal, the largest sexual harassment award in California,           Roland Wrinkle has received the Ted Horn Memorial Award for the
the largest award for the death of an adult child. The list goes on—but the            education of trial lawyers by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
point is clear; the partnership between Larry Grassini and Roland Wrinkle              and was voted Appellate Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys
has produced results for clients that are nothing short of amazing.                    Association of Los Angeles.

“We’ve certainly had some great successes over the years, and that’s because           At the end of the day, what motivates the pair the most isn’t recognition.
we have combined our distinct talents for the benefit of the clients we                “The best part of trying cases is knowing that we’re able to change lives
represent,” says Mr. Grassini.“It’s an unusual combination, where we have a            for the better,” says Mr. Grassini. “It’s our badge of honor.”
trial attorney with an experienced and well-respected appellate lawyer.”


                   20750 V entura B ouleVard , S uite 221, W oodland H illS , Ca 91364
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                                                                                                           peterSon & Bradford
                                                                                                            Specializing in highfor Georgecatastrophic (who has been
                                                                                                            it’s not uncommon
                                                                                                                                  damage,
                                                                                                                                           E. Peterson
                                                                                                                                                       injury cases,

                                                                                                            selected by his peers for inclusion as a Best Lawyer®) to
                                                                                                            hear a trial estimate come in at thirty days; sometimes it’s
                                                                                                            not uncommon for such trials to line up back-to-back.
                                                                                                            A Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates
                                                                                                            and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers,
                                                                                                            Mr. Peterson’s practice emphasizes not only medical mal-
                                                                                                            practice and other professional liability, but medical board
                                                                                                            and dental board defense and disciplinary proceedings,
                                                                                                            as well as employment-related claims for the defense.
                                                                                                                As a partner of L.A.-area firm Peterson & Bradford,
                                                                                                            Mr. Peterson’s thirty years of experience has allowed him
                                                                                                            to recognize the anxiousness and self-doubt that often
                                                                                                            haunt clients when they come to litigation. He carefully
                                                                                                            walks them through the decisions that brought them
                                                                                                            to that point; not only does this help the client trust
                                                                                                            themselves, but they learn to trust the system, as well, and
                                                                                                            ultimately testify more effectively. “Jurors tend to distance
                                                                                                            themselves from angry people. You have to help the
                                                                                                            client through those feelings so they can adopt a more
                                                                                                            appropriate attitude in front of the jury,” says Mr. Peterson.

                                                                                                                    P etersoN & b radford ,           LLP
                                                                                                           100 North First Street, Suite 300
                                                                                                           Burbank, CA 91502-1845
             George E. Peterson                                                                            Ph: 818.562.5800 Fax: 818.562.5810
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                Southern
               California’s
           Lawyer
           of the
            year
                                 2009 lawyers oF the year
AMY CANTRELL
                                                   Daniel Jaffe                                                         Brian Panish
                                                   Jaffe and Clemens
                                                                                                                        Panish, Shea & Boyle
                                                   Family law (Los AngeLes)
                                                                                                                        personal injury litigation
                                                   O     f attorney Daniel J. Jaffe’s many hard fought legal            (Los AngeLes)
                                                         battles, the one that attorneys are most familiar with is
                                                   a case that had two of their own fighting it out.
                                                       In the oft-cited case of the marriage of Iredale and Cates,      O      f all the
                                                                                                                               victories
                                                                                                                        Brian Panish
                                                   Jaffe successfully represented a partner at a law firm who
                                                   was divorcing and trying to prevent her spouse from seeking          has earned
                                                   assets contrary to her partnership agreement with the firm.          throughout his
                                                       “The joke around town is that every lawyer in every big          distinguished
                                                   firm sleeps with a copy of that under his pillow,” says the          career, the one
                                                   71-year-old partner at the elite Beverly Hills family law firm       that trumps
                                                   Jaffe and Clemens.                                                   all others is a
                                                       Jaffe, whose sub-specialty in divorce taxation has               verdict that
                                                   established him as a leader in the country, has represented          still stands as
        “ You’re representing the                  high-income, high-asset clients ranging from celebrities             the largest in
          very nicest people at their worst.”      and executives to the wives of famous Hollywood directors            the history of
                                                   and producers.                                                       personal injury
            “They say in a criminal practice you’re representing the very worst people at their nicest, and             and product
        in a family law practice you’re representing the very nicest people at their worst,” Jaffe notes.               liability—
            Named as one of Town and Country magazine’s “Top Divorce Lawyers”, and one of                               $4.9 billion.
        The California State Bar Journal ’s “Most Respected Family Lawyers”, Jaffe credits his success to                    The case
        his courtroom demeanor, and his readiness to litigate.                                                          against General
            “I’m invariably polite to opposing counsel and opposing parties,” says Jaffe. “And I think people           Motors for its
        hire our firm and me when they want an intelligent advocate who will not blow up the case either to             defective fuel           “It inspires me . . . and
        get more fees out of the case or to show opposing counsel how smart they are.”                                  system, which             makes me motivated to do
                                                                                                                        resulted in burn          everything I can for them.”
                                                                                                                        injuries to four
        David Noonan                                                                                                    children and two
                                                                                                                        adults, made
        Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge                                                                                       Panish a regular on the nightly news and propelled
                                                                                                                        his career to new levels.
        Bet-the-Company litigation (sAn Diego)                                                                               “There’s never a day that goes by that someone
                                                                                                                        doesn’t ask me about that case,” says the 50-year-

        T    enured business litigator David J. Noonan has a premiere client list
             that other attorneys could only dream of, sometimes quite literally.
            In his 30-plus-year career, he has represented professional
                                                                                                                        old partner at Los Angeles’s Panish, Shea & Boyle.
                                                                                                                             Panish certainly doesn’t live in the past when
                                                                                                                        it comes to his successes. He has obtained more
        athletes, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, utility                                                than 100 verdicts and settlements of more than
        companies and even a former Playboy Playmate in her defense                                                     $1 million, including 10 jury verdicts in excess of
        against claims of trademark infringement.                                                                       $10 million. According to Panish, in the state of
            “That’s a bad job, but someone had to do it,” jokes the 60-year-                                            California there have been four verdicts exceeding
        old partner at San Diego’s Kirby, Noonan, Lance & Hoge. “The                                                    $50 million for personal injuries. Panish won
        case became and still is an oft-cited opinion on fair use, and in                                               three of those.
        particular with the use of the Internet.”                                                                            In the last three months alone, he’s fought
            Noonan is a skilled and tireless advocate for his clients, as evidenced                                     two trials—one resulting in a jury verdict of $2.6
        by his decade-long defense of Wells Fargo against claims from thousands        “I’ve never minded               million for the wrongful death of a 40-year-old
        of investors that the bank had engaged in fraudulent Ponzi schemes.             working hard.”                  mentally retarded man; the other a $15 million
            “That was pretty absorbing and pretty high stakes because there                                             verdict for an adolescent boy that sustained a
        was literally hundreds of millions of dollars involved,” he recalls. “I                                         head injury.
        really spent a good part of 10 years litigating those cases successfully.”                                           In many instances, Panish has rejected
            As lead counsel for ARCO in the late 90s, he successfully defended one of the largest consumer              lowball settlement offers and risked protracted
        class actions in state history, where plaintiffs alleged antitrust violations in the retail sale of gasoline.   courtroom battles for plaintiffs he thinks deserve
        Noonan also helped defeat antitrust claims against a group of Fortune 500 companies for the recovery            greater justice.
        of overcharges due to price fixing in the copper market.                                                             “I see how [clients] deal with these situations
            “At the end of the day you have to outwork or at least try to outwork the other side,” Noonan says.         of losing someone or having a catastrophic injury,”
        “I’ve never minded working hard.”                                                                               says Panish. “It inspires me . . . and makes me
            A former president of the San Diego County Bar Association and officer of the San Diego                     motivated to do everything I can for them.”
        Volunteer Lawyer Program, Noonan now juggles his plum list of clients while pursuing philanthropic
        endeavors like representing victims of 9/11.                                                                                            Southern California’S BeSt lawyerS | 13
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                                                      PETER BROWN DOLAN                                                                                   Sidley Austin | Los Angeles, CA
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                                                                                                        ROBERT C. COLTON                                  JR., BRIAN J. MCCARTHY, GREGG A. NOEL,
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    JOHN C. MURPHY                                                                                                                                              WILLIAM L. COLE, RUSSELL J. FRACKMAN
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    Manatt, Phelps & Phillips | Los Angeles, CA                                                            MARCIA J. HARRIS, MICHAEL J. PLONSKER,               Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan
                                                       Paul Hastings | Los Angeles, CA
    MICHAEL M. BERGER, EDWARD C. BURG,                                                                     SAMUEL R. PRYOR, STANTON L. STEIN                    & Light | Los Angeles, CA
                                                       ETHAN LIPSIG
                                                                                                           Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown | Beverly Hills, CA        LESLIE B. ABELL
                                                       Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman | San Diego, CA
    GIDEON Workman
    sullivan,KANNER, GEORGE M. SONEFF                  DANIEL N. RIESENBERG, JAN H. WEBSTER                DONALD S. PASSMAN, BRUCE M. RAMER                    O’Melveny & Myers | Los Angeles, CA
    & dee | los angeles, ca                            Reish Luftman Reicher                               Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher | Los Angeles, CA            JOSEPH CALABRESE, CHRISTOPHER C.
    gary a. KoVacic                                                                                        SCOTT A. EDELMAN, LAWRENCE J. ULMAN                  MURRAY
                                                       & Cohen | Los Angeles, CA
                                                       BRUCE L. ASHTON, C. FREDERICK REISH                 Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein | Beverly Hills, CA   Proskauer Rose | Los Angeles, CA
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                                                                                                           SETH I. LICHTENSTEIN                                 FREDRIC I. BERNSTEIN, BERT H. DEIXLER
                                                       Roth Carney Knudsen | Riverside, CA
    AMY CANTRELL                                       RICHARD D. ROTH




                                                                                                                      i t’s almost redundant to use the term “elite” when describing the
                                                                                                                      members of Rus, Miliband & Smith, a highly regarded boutique
                                                                                                                      litigation firm with a reputation for handling complex commercial,
                                                                                                                      business, and real estate litigation and trials that would cause even the
                                                                                                                      largest firms to take pause. The firm has thrived in the high-stakes
                                                                                                                      world of Orange County since its inception over thirty years ago, and
                                                                                                                      attorneys at the firm have a storied history of trials under their belts,
                                                                                                                      from the 1980s Lincoln Savings & Loan scandal and the historic Orange
                                                                                                                      County Bankruptcy, to the representation of the Chairman of First
                                                                                                                      Alliance Mortgage, the first of the major, publicly-traded subprime lend-
                                                                                                                      ers to fall, and to a recent $17 million jury verdict against U.S. Bancorp.
                                                                                                                            All ten attorneys, including name partner Ronald Rus (who has
                                                                                                                      been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®),
                                                                                                                      are active members of the legal community, and have cultivated
                                                                                                                      long-standing relationships with regional courts and corporate leaders,
                                                                                                                      a factor that has no doubt contributed to their successful trial record.
                                                                                                                      The pooling of such a complimentary group of powerful minds
                                                                                                                      provides all of the intellectual resources typically found at firms ten
                                                                                                                      times the size of Rus, Miliband & Smith. Members of the firm have
                                                                                                                      earned the respect of their peers through positions as presidents of
                                                                                                                      the Orange County Bar Association and Orange County Bankruptcy
                                                                                                                      Forum, representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a
                                                                                                                      Commissioner of the California Judicial Nominations and Evaluation
Randall A. Smith                                     Ronald Rus                          Joel S. Miliband             Commission, and a member of the State Bar Board of Governors and
                                                                                                                      the Judicial Council of California.

                                                                                                                     Von Karman Towers, 2211 Michelson Drive, Seventh Floor, Irvine, CA 92612
                                                                                                                     ph: 949.752.7100 fax: 949.252.1514 • www.rusmiliband.com

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phillipS, lerner, lauzon & Jamra llp
h  aving been knocked down by the paparazzi—twice—
during her representation of Bobby Brown, family
lawyer Stacy Phillips has no need to demonstrate her
toughness through cookie-cutter tactics like flat-out
aggression. Instead, she chooses to define and refine                                                                                “i KnoW it’s
the approach she takes over time, based on the
needs and the desires of her clients. She sees the                                                                                     possiBle to
relationship between herself and her client as a                                                                                       get through
partnership, in which she can educate and offer input,
                                                                                                                                       the tough
but ultimately leave decision-making to the person it
will affect the most.                                                                                                                  times in
                                                                                                                                       a lot of
as a founding parTner of Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon &
Jamra, she pushes the firm’s attorneys to take a similar                                                                               different
out-of-the-box approach, and to search for creative                                                                                    Ways.”
ways to make the court see things from a different
perspective. Her belief is that the three tenets of her
practice are the same for all service professions—
availability, affability, and ability. She encourages clients
to interview other people to make sure they find
representation with whom they will be comfortable
spending a great deal of time. “There are a lot of
smart lawyers out there, but you have to be available
to your clients not only time-wise, but also of yourself.
You have to be able to talk to your clients and them
to you,” says Ms. Phillips.

ms. phillips has been lisTed by Lawdragon as one of the
“500 Leading Lawyers in America” and by The Los
Angeles Business Journal as one of the “50 Most
Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law”. Though the
firm’s ever expanding high profile client list (which
includes Brittney Spears through her conservators) has
only added to her considerable experience, it is her
perspective that truly helps her understand her clients.
“I know it’s possible to get through the tough times in
a lot of different ways,” she says.

an unabashed maTchmaKer in all areas of life, she hosts
monthly luncheons with the goal of bringing together
people and partnerships of similar minds; these innate
pairing skills have even resulted in several marriages
amongst clients and friends, officially making her
                                practice a “full-service
                                business”. This desire to
      FIRM FACT:                forge new connections                                                                       Stacy D. Phillips

  Ms. Phillips’ first literary
                                between friends, family,
  work, Divorce: It’s All About and colleagues is born not
  Control How to Win the        out of any specific design
  Emotional, Psychological      on business success, but
  and Legal Wars, received a    rather a desire to surround
  certificate of commendation   herself with intelligent
  from Mayor Antonio            people and to be a
  Villaraigosa, Councilman      support system and coach
  Jack Weiss and the city       for those around her.
  of Los Angeles, and she
  serves as a regular
                                “My relationships are                      phIllIps, lerner, lauzon & JaMra                                                  llp
  columnist for Yahoo!          what drive me,”                            2029 C e n t u r y P a r k e a s t , s u i t e 1200
  Personals, Hitched.com,       she says.                                  L o s a n g e L e s , Ca 90067
  Divorce Magazine and                                                     P h : 310.277.7117 F a x : 310.286.9182
  California Family Law Monthly.                                           www.plljlaw.com



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                                    HOt FUeL LItIgatION HeatINg UP
                                          thomaS girardi’S CruSade to exPoSe the SeCretS of hot fuel



“g
              as station owners will                                                                                                   “In the 1970s, defendants estimated
              overcharge Americans $2.5                                                                                                total replacement costs in excess
              billion this year. 2.5 billion!                                                                                          of $6 billion to install temperature-
              It’s a natural phenomenon.                                                                                               adjusted equipment at each retail
              It’s scientifically proven.                                                                                              motor fuel pump,” the court
              And it’s called hot fuel.”                                                                                               documents state. “Today, industry
                                                                                                                                       officials have reduced the estimate
This is the ominous message included                                                                                                   to $2.2 billion. As members of
in an informational video to help                                                                                                      various trade organizations,
explain the complex issues at hand in                                                                                                  defendants have pressured
a class action suit against an estimated                                                                                               manufacturers of automatic
175 defendants from the oil industry,                                                                                                  temperature compensation
including giants like Shell, Exxon                                                                                                     equipment to not sell such
and Chevron.
                                                “We’re          g e t t i n g g a s Which is, for lack of
                                                                                                                                       equipment in the United States.”

The suit is based on a complicated                    a b e t t e r t e r m , b l oat e d .” – t h o m a s V. g i r a r d i            Though Girardi says there have
theory whereby gas companies are                                                                                                       been murmurs of settlement activity
alleged to be bilking consumers out of                                                                                                 amongst some of the defendants,
billions of dollars by charging them for                                                                                               he expects that with so many
gas that doesn’t hold as much energy                                                                                                   parties to the suit, it could result
as it does by volume once it exceeds                                                                                                   in both settlements and a highly
a temperature of 62 degrees.                    but subsequently pay taxes on gas           “It makes a difference with gasoline at    visible trial.
                                                that has been temperature adjusted.         $4,” he says. “When gasoline was 22
“We’re getting gas which is, for lack of        Considering gas is taxed by the gallon,     cents a gallon . . . it was no big deal.   “I think we have a pretty good chance
a better term, bloated,” says attorney          the gas companies are alleged to be         The differential was a penny or two.       to have our cake and eat it,” he says,
Thomas V. Girardi of Los Angeles’               enjoying profits because temperature        Now obviously with gas at these prices,    noting that defendants could respond
Girardi | Keese law firm, which is              adjustments reduce the actual quantity      it makes a difference.”                    in kind to the suit if they believe it
handling this case in Kansas City as            of gas that was sold. So, for example,                                                 would sway consumer confidence to
part of a multi-district litigation.            explains Girardi, if Costco gets gas A quick fix exists for this alleged               their brand.
“So although we’re getting 10 gallons           from Murphy Oil, that wholesale gas  problem, according to Girardi, and
of volume, we’re not getting 10 gallons         is temperature adjusted, but the retail
                                                                                     the gas companies could easily                    Either way, he hopes that the ultimate
of energy because of the fact that the          cost is not.                         implement it. A device that costs                 decision will favor the plaintiffs by
gas is heated.”                                                                      about $2,200 could be put on each                 reducing some of the financial burden
                                            “You and me—we don’t get the             pump to automatically temperature                 of already high gas prices. One
The class action suit asserts claims for    advantage of the temperature adjusted adjust the gas so that consumers                     outcome he anticipates is for the
damages and injunctive relief against       gas,” says Girardi. “And the money that get an equivalent amount of gas                    tax burden of gasoline to shift from
motor oil retailers in 28 states, including you pay for state tax and federal tax    based on energy as opposed to                     consumer to retailer.
California. The claims asserted in the      that you think is going to the state and mass. The device works, says Girardi,
complaint include unjust enrichment,        to the feds is different than the amount as proven by its use in places where              “Let’s say Gas Company X cheated
breach of contract, breach of duty of       of money that actually finds its way to  gas companies actually benefit from               consumers out of $1 billion. One way
good faith and fair dealing, fraudulent the state and to the feds.”                  temperature fluctuations.                         that you would formulate a resolution
and negligent misrepresentation, civil                                                                                                 is that they would pay $1 billion in
conspiracy, and consumer protection,        “They simply keep the rest of            “You can cure the whole problem by                taxes for consumers,” says Girardi.
among others.                               the money,” he says of the gas           putting a little device on the pump               “So then when you pulled into the
                                            companies. “We have all the              that automatically calculates a full 10           pump, no taxes would be paid by you
The defendants sought a dismissal           documents saying how much gas            gallons for you,” says Girardi. “So if it’s       on the gas.”
of all claims, in part arguing that they    [a wholesaler] purchased, and how        a blistery hot day, it may give you 11
accurately represent what they sell         much gas they sold. It’s a huge          gallons and charge you for 10. The oil            Admitting that he’s up against some
and that state law prohibits them from difference, because all the oil               companies refuse to use this device               of the finest defense attorneys in the
selling temperature adjusted gas.           companies temperature adjust sales       except for in Canada, because in                  country, Girardi is resolute in his belief
The defendants’ joint motion to dismiss to the service stations.”                    Canada it’s cold.”                                that taxpayers deserve some relief from
filed Oct. 22, 2007 was overruled this                                                                                                 the gas companies.
February by U.S. District Judge             Girardi estimates that the average       According to court documents,
Kathryn H. Vratil.                          consumer overpays by about 6             the defendants have resisted this                 “The major focus of this suit is to stop
                                            percent at the tank as a result of “hot implementation, arguing that its                   them from doing it anymore,” says
Many of the allegations in the              fuel.” With gas prices spiking and       expense would be exorbitant and                   Girardi. “Were we to achieve that sort
lawsuit derive from a tax structure         consumers fretting over their daily      unreasonable. But the plaintiffs                  of a result it would be massively helpful
that unduly enriches gas companies          commutes, this hidden fee from hot       contend otherwise. Calls to defense               to everybody.”
when they tax consumers on gas              fuel only adds insult to injury,         attorneys were not returned
that is not temperature adjusted,           Girardi says.                            before deadline.                                                      – Jeannie Greeley
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 FAUSTA M. ALBI, SHARON R. MEHLMAN,               BRUCE A. FRIEDMAN                                     RONALD M. OSTER                                   WAYNE BARSKY
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 Law Office of Howard Hom | Los Angeles, CA       STEPHEN N. GOLDBERG, KIRK A. PASICH                   NANCY SHER COHEN                                  IAN C. BALLON, TERENCE J. CLARK
 HOWARD HOM                                       Duane Morris | Los Angeles, CA                        Reed Smith | Los Angeles, CA                      Hogan & Hartson | Los Angeles, CA
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                                                  Latham & Watkins | San Diego, CA                      RANDOLPH P. SINNOTT                               ANTHONY M. INSOGNA
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 BERNARD P. WOLFSDORF                                                                                                                                     JOSEPH R. RE, JOHN B. SGANGA, JR.
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 IAN C. BALLON                                    Manatt, Phelps & Phillips | Los Angeles, CA                                                             Leopold, Petrich & Smith | Los Angeles, CA
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 Adorno & Yoss | Los Angeles, CA                  Morrison & Foerster | Los Angeles, CA                                                                   PENG CHEN, DAVID C. DOYLE,
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 PATRICK A. CATHCART                              DAVID B. BABBE                                                                                          KATE H. MURASHIGE, MARK R. WICKER
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                                                                                                        Foley & Lardner | Los Angeles, CA
 & Feld | Los Angeles, CA                         CARY B. LERMAN                                                                                          MARK A. SAMUELS, ROBERT SCHWARTZ
                                                                                                        MERL JOHN CARSON
 R. DEWITT KIRWAN                                                                                                                                         Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Irvine, CA
                                                  newmeyer & dillion | newport Beach, ca                Foley & Lardner | San Diego, CA
 Barger & Wolen | Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                                         JAMES W. GERIAK
                                                  gregory l. dillion                                    DAVID E. KLEINFELD
 KENT R. KELLER, ROYAL F. OAKES                                                                                                                           Paul Hastings | San Diego, CA
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                                                                                                        GREGORY B. WOOD
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 RONALD R. ROBINSON                               MARK WOOD                                                                                               & Hedges | Los Angeles, CA
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                                                                                                                                                                                             AMY CANTRELL




callahan & Blaine
dan known and respected as one of the top trial attorneys in hand,
he is
      Callahan covers all the bases for his clients. On the one
                                                                the
nation. For example, he is the man responsible for the largest jury
verdict in Orange County history, a $934 million jury verdict in a
breach-of-contact suit. Likewise, he recently obtained the largest
personal injury settlement in United States history, a $50 million
settlement for two women in a complex municipal liability matter.
On the other hand, in every case he handles, Mr. Callahan is always
concerned first and foremost for his clients’ finances. Although he
has achieved more than $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements in
the last five years alone, Mr. Callahan begins each case by sitting
down and determining his clients’ true objectives and needs.
To that end, he wants his clients’ judgment to remain as unclouded
by financial concerns as possible. He and his colleagues go to
great lengths to wield their experience in obtaining insurance
coverage to defray as much of the legal expenses as possible.
     A founding member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers
and managing partner of the 23-member boutique litigation firm
Callahan & Blaine, Mr. Callahan and the other attorneys at the firm
are also a rarity in the litigation field nowadays: they are lawyers that
actually take both big personal injury cases and complex business
litigation to trial, with little difference in their approach to either
type of case. With clients that range from wronged individuals to
companies such as 7UP and Ricoh, the firm tackles each case with
the same level of comprehensive, high-quality work.

      c aLLaHaN & b LaiNe                                                                                                                                                           Dan Callahan
      3 hutton Centre drive, ninth floor, Santa ana, Ca 92707
      Ph: 714.241.4444 fax: 714.241.4445 • www.callahan-law.com

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  ALBERT S. GOLBERT                                                                                                                                   Mesa, CA
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  WARREN CHRISTOPHER                                                                                                                                  Diego, CA
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 Ronald Nessim                             Gary Lincenberg                                             Terry Bird                                                   Vincent Marella




t  he American Lawyer describes Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim,
Drooks & Lincenberg as one of the nation’s great specialty litigation
                                                                                   The firm’s biggesT vicTories, however, are the ones you do not hear about
                                                                                   on television or read about in the newspaper. Its ability to avoid charges
firms. The firm’s twenty-eight attorneys specialize in white-collar                or craft favorable settlements is critical, and for the attorneys at Bird,
criminal defense and civil business litigation.                                    Marella, it is something they do time and again for the corporations,
                                                                                   executives and other professionals they represent. Prosecutors are
on The criminal side, Terry Bird, Vincent Marella, Ronald Nessim, and              aggressive, and defense attorneys must be more creative and stay in
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                                                                       exceptional caSe

        FIrm wINs HIstOrIC FIve-year LegaL BattLe agaINst CIty
    I
          n one picture a smiling                                                                                                   both testified with the assistance
          Elizabeth Dominguez beams                                                                                                 of a translator.
          at the camera, perched
          beside her mother and                                                                                                     “Oftentimes at trials speaking
          newborn brother in a hospital                                                                                             through a translator can create
          bed. In the next, a smashed                                                                                               problems, as some of the impact
 truck rests on the curb in front of                                                                                                and import of what the witness is
 an ominous scene of broken glass,                                                                                                  saying is lost in translation,” says
 cracked concrete and blood-stained                                                                                                 Boyle. “But here what they had to
 pavement.                                                                                                                          say was so powerful that, literally,
                                                                                                                                    the entire courtroom was in tears.”
 These are the pictures that attorney
 Kevin R. Boyle has sifted through                                                                                                  The jury’s unprecedented verdict
 and drawn inspiration from for five                                                                                                provided a complex break down of the
 years now – longer than the life of                                                                                                award, including $5 million to each of
 the accident’s young victim, who                                                                                                   Elizabeth’s parents for past and future
 was killed when a city truck struck her           Elizabeth Dominguez (right )                                                     loss of relationship.
 as she walked home from school                    with her mother Sylvia Lopez
 with her mother, best friend and                  and her newborn brother.                                                         “The pure sort of existential value of
 friend’s grandmother.                                                                                                              the loss of one’s child was $10 million,
                                                                                                                                    and I don’t know of any larger such
 “The truck had ripped Elizabeth out of
 her mother’s hand and literally crushed
                                                “W hat         they had to say          Was so poWerful that , literally ,          verdicts,” Boyle notes.

 her head into the brick wall of this                   the entire courtroom Was in tears .”     – k e V i n r.b oy l e             Even though the 2005 verdict was
 pizza parlor,” says the personal-injury                                                                                            later reduced by $5 million, the
 lawyer. “So the mom saw everything.”                                                                                               city continued its obstinate fight,
                                              Lopez, friend Monica Valencia, and        caused the accident.                        appealing the case and stalling in
 Recently, justice was served as the City     Monica’s grandmother, Candelaria                                                      numerous settlement negotiations and
 and County of San Francisco settled          Valencia bore witness.                    Boyle was able to refute this theory        mediations. Asked why the city would
 the contentious case for $21 million                                                   through testimony of an accident            put itself through such a public battle
 while an appeal was pending, after         Throughout the ordeal, Boyle and            reconstructionist who determined            with sympathetic plaintiffs, Boyle sees
 a protracted battle during which it        his firm of Panish, Shea & Boyle were       the speeds of the vehicles to prove         numerous motivating factors.
 denied guilt and fought the original jury  unyielding, rebuffing offers that ran as    that the city truck must have had
 verdict of $27.4 million. Both the verdict low as $1.4 million to be split amongst     the “pedal to the metal” to hit both        “I think they really thought they were
 and the subsequent settlement are          the four parties to the suit. And they      the car and the pizza parlor with the       going to win, or at a minimum that the
 unprecedented results against the city.    refused to accept the traditional           impact that it did.                         majority of fault would be placed on
                                            wisdom that wrongful death suits                                                        the other driver in the collision,” says
 “To deal with a government entity          involving children are somehow less         Also helpful was the testimony of a         Boyle. “Quite frankly, I think they also
 in its home town that is taking the        valuable. In fact, in a government          psychiatrist and child psychologist         thought that a jury would not award
 extreme position against basically         claim form that they were required          who spoke of the trauma suffered            a lot of money to an immigrant family.”
 the weakest members in society who to submit, laying out the theories of               by Elizabeth’s mother and her young
 are in the most vulnerable position        liability and specifying damages, the       friend who witnessed the accident.          Finally, in March 2008, the settlement
 imaginable was truly an affront to         firm estimated in excess of $25 million.    During the trial, these experts testified   was finalized, and the city’s appeal
 me—which was actually the exact                                                        that Monica Valencia suffered from          was subsequently dismissed, bringing
 reason I went to law school—to             “As society has advanced and people         post-traumatic stress disorder,             to an end an arduous and emotional
 be able to fight for people like           have realized that the value of human       resulting in bed wetting, angry             legal struggle.
 that,” says Boyle. “It became a very life is more than just the amount of              outbursts and waking dreams during
 personal battle. Every piece of paper money someone can earn, I think                  which she would have conversations          Boyle believes the results of this case
 that we needed to get from them            plaintiff’s lawyers have been successful    with her deceased classmate.                will have far-reaching ramifications in
 in discovery, every deposition was a in increasing the value of these cases                                                        the legal community, as it deals with
 fight. It was truly a five-year battle.”   involving wrongful death of children,”      “I think these child psychiatrist           cases involving the loss of children.
                                            says Boyle. “We certainly knew that a       and psychologists very articulately
 The case resulted from a Feb. 11, 2003 portion of $1.4 million was not going           explained to the jury how this single       “To get this kind of result for them is
 accident during which a municipal          to cut it.”                                 event in a four year old’s life can         both a psychological reward for me
 truck driven by city employee                                                          essentially affect the rest of their life   and—a reward to everybody because
 Sebastian Garcia was alleged to have Even with numerous eyewitnesses to                and put them on a downward spiral,”         it increases the value that people
 run a red light, causing an accident       the accident—including two other            Boyle says.                                 place on the lives of children,” he
 in the middle of an intersection that      city employees—testifying that the                                                      says. “I think awards like this have a
 forced the truck onto the curb and         city truck had run a red light, the city    However, the most powerful testimony        very tangible effect on other cases
 into the pedestrians. Elizabeth was        refused to budge from its theory that       came from Elizabeth’s mother and her        throughout the state and the country.”
 killed instantly, while her mother, Sylvia the other car in the intersection had       father, Humberto Dominquez, who                                 – Jeannie Greeley

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                                                      Sidley Austin | Los Angeles, CA                     Bruce a. Broillet,                                  proJect finance laW
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                                                      Stolpman, Krissman, Elber                                                                               213.892.2012 | page 30
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                                                      & Silver | Long Beach, CA
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                                                      DAVID M. RING , JOHN C. TAYLOR                                                                          STEPHEN T. COLE, DONALD L. HUNT,
  JEFFREY S. RAYNES                                                                                       & Scripps | San Diego, CA
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                                                      JOHN H. GOMEZ                                                                                           Goodwin Procter | Los Angeles, CA
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      WYLIE A. AITKEN                                                       T H O M A S H . B I E N E R T, J R .                             J O H N F. D E N O V E
                          Personal Injury Litigation                                          White-Collar                                                     Personal Injury Litigation
                         Wylie Aitken, a nationally                                           Criminal Defense                                                 Insurance Bad Faith,
                         recognized Preeminent Trial                                            Dedicated to excellence in white                               Medical Malpractice,
                         Lawyer and founding partner of                                         collar criminal matters, civil litiga-                         Products Liability
                         Aitken Aitken Cohn, was, at 35,                                        tion, bankruptcy and appeals, the
                                                                                                                                                                 For more than 30 years, John
                         the youngest president in the                                          lawyers of Bienert, Miller, Weitzel
                                                                                                                                                                 Denove’s goal has been to become
                         history of the State Trial Bar.                                        & Katzman have provided clients
                                                                                                                                                                 the best trial lawyer he can be. He
                             He has received numerous                                           with numerous successful jury
                                                                                                                                                                 has tried more than 100 civil cases
      awards and recognitions including the “Franklin G.                    verdicts, court rulings, arbitration awards,
                                                                                                                                             before a jury. Mr. Denove holds the designation of
      West Award”, OC Bar Association’s highest honor;                      settlements and appellate decisions.
                                                                                                                                             Diplomate, the highest rank of the American Board of
      Consumer Watchdog’s Rage for Justice “Lifetime                              The firm’s partners—Tom Bienert, Ken Miller,
                                                                                                                                             Trial Advocates, has served as President of the
      Achievement Award;” repeatedly included in the                        Hap Weitzel and Steve Katzman—have a wide
                                                                                                                                             Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and
      LA Daily Journal “Top 100” lawyers in California; a                   breadth of experience, having served as federal
                                                                                                                                             has been on the board of governors and executive
      California Super Lawyer; Lawdragon 500 Leading                        prosecutors (including Chief of the Orange County
                                                                                                                                             committees of several other prominent trial lawyer
      Lawyers in America and Lawdragon 500 Leading                          U.S. Attorney’s Office, Chief of Criminal Complaints
                                                                                                                                             associations. Mr. Denove has received numerous
      Plaintiff Litigators in America; Irish America’s                      and members of Major Frauds, Government Fraud/
                                                                                                                                             awards for his trial successes and commitment to rep-
      “The Legal 100: Irish American legal figures in                       Public Corruption, and Major Crimes Units of the Los
                                                                                                                                             resenting the rights of the injured. He has been rec-
      America”; and, the OCTLA “Top Gun Trial Lawyer                        Angeles United States Attorney’s Office), the United
                                                                                                                                             ognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year, and a Southern
      of the Year;” He is the President-Elect of                            States Trustee for five judicial districts, Associate
                                                                                                                                             California SuperLawyer. Despite his extensive individ-
      American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation                          Independent Counsel in the investigation of
                                                                                                                                             ual accomplishments, Mr. Denove believes the inter-
      and serves on the ABOTA National Board;                               President Clinton, Deputy Federal Public Defender,
                                                                                                                                             ests of his clients are best served through a solid team
      President of the Celtic Bar; and, member of                           and partner in a large international law firm and
                                                                                                                                             effort by his entire firm, including attorneys and staff.
      the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee.                              high-stakes trial boutique.
                                                                                                                                             He teaches trial practice to other trial attorneys, and
      His significant trial and appellate accomplishments                         We are uniquely prepared to handle complex
                                                                                                                                             has authored many articles on the subject. His firm’s
      include multiple eight figure results, with a recent                  cases involving overlapping criminal, civil, and bank-
                                                                                                                                             website is an educational tool for both attorneys and
      high profile, precedent setting Federal Court case                    ruptcy issues, having favorably handled cases involving
                                                                                                                                             clients. Mr. Denove believes the more the client
      against the USA awarding a nine year old girl over                    all types of fraud, environmental crimes, public corrup-
                                                                                                                                             knows—the better choice the client will make.
      $54 million dollars as a result of a collision caused                 tion, defense contractor, money laundering, RICO,
      by a federal employee.                                                FCPA, FCA, bankruptcy matters and tax offenses.
                                                                                                                                             cHeoNg, deNove, roweLL & beNNett
      a itKeN a itKeN c oHN                                                 bieNert, MiLLer, weitzeL & KatzMaN                               10100 Santa moniCa Blvd. Suite 2460 , loS angeleS, Ca 90067
                                                                                                                                             Ph: 310.277.4857 fax: 310.277.5254
      3 m aC a rthur P laCe , S uite 800, S anta a na , Ca 92707            115 a venida m iramar , S an C lemente , Ca 92672
      Ph : 714.434.1424 Fax : 714.434.3600 • www.aitkenlaw.com              Ph : 949.369.3700 Fax : 949.369.3701 • www.bmwklaw.com
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      MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN                                                     STEVEN HEIMBERG, M.D.                                            G A R Y A . K O VA C I C
                          Personal Injury Litigation                                          Medical Malpractice Law,                                         Eminent Domain and
                       Michael Goldstein specializes in                                       Personal Injury Litigation,                                      Condemnation Law
                       negligence and product liability                                       Professional
                                                                                                                                                                Gary A. Kovacic is a partner at
                       cases that involve catastrophic                                        Malpractice Law                                                   Sullivan, Workman & Dee, LLP,
                       injury or death. Over the past 28                                       Steven Heimberg is a physician and                               one of the nation’s top eminent
                       years, he has litigated many such                                       an attorney who has dedicated his
                                                                                                                                                                domain, real estate, and land use
                       cases, in a number of contexts,                                         legal practice to obtaining justice
                                                                                                                                                                law firms. Since 1976, he has
                       including motor vehicle negli-                                          for victims of medical malpractice,
                                                                                                                                             concentrated his practice in the area of eminent
      gence, medical malpractice, industrial accidents,                     HMO misconduct, elder abuse and nursing home
                                                                                                                                             domain litigation, representing hundreds of private
      defective automotive products, and defective                          neglect. Dr. Heimberg’s practice focuses on those
                                                                                                                                             property owners, businesses, and public entities.
      medical products. In the process, he has devel-                       who have suffered severe personal injuries, brain and
                                                                                                                                             His eminent domain clients range from Fortune 100
      oped a special expertise in tire failure litigation                   spinal cord injuries, birth injuries, paralysis and death.
                                                                                                                                             companies to family businesses; from owners of
      and has recovered over $60 million on behalf of                           Dr. Heimberg has obtained for his clients
                                                                                                                                             golf courses and large parcels of land to tenants of
      victims of defective tires. He has been selected                      numerous record-setting medical verdicts and
                                                                            settlements, including what were at the time the                 small commercial lots. He has also represented
      by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in
                                                                            largest ever in California, Los Angeles County, Kern             school districts, cities, and public agencies in
      America® and has also been selected as a
                                                                            County, Riverside County, Ventura County and                     eminent domain matters. Gary is AV-rated by
      Southern California Super Lawyer. He is a two-
                                                                            Santa Barbara County history.                                    Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by his
      time recipient of “Outstanding Trial Lawyer
                                                                                As a result of his diverse background and his                peers for inclusion in Southern California’s Best
      Awards” from the San Diego Trial Lawyers
                                                                            accomplishments, Dr. Heimberg is nationally recog-               Lawyers® (2008 and 2009). Gary is a frequent lectur-
      Association (now CASD) for having obtained
                                                                            nized as a top trial lawyer, and has been selected by            er on eminent domain issues and was a contribut-
      multi-million dollar verdicts in challenging cata-
                                                                            his peers as one of the 500 Leading Litigators in                ing author of Practice Tips for Nichols on Eminent
      strophic injury cases, and he has been given the
                                                                            America, 500 Top Plaintiff’s Attorneys in America,               Domain (2007), the nation’s leading treatise on
      AV-rating for legal skill and ethical conduct by
                                                                            one of Southern California’s Top 100 Super Lawyers,              eminent domain law. In addition to his legal career,
      Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of ABOTA
                                                                            and Los Angeles’ Trial Lawyer of the Year.                       Mr. Kovacic is currently serving his 11th year as a
      (American Board of Trial Advocates) and has
                                                                                Additionally, Dr. Heimberg is a longtime board               member of the Arcadia (CA) City Council, including
      appeared in national print and broadcast media,
                                                                            member of both of California’s top consumer                      four terms as mayor.
      including 20/20 and The NBC Nightly News.
                                                                            attorney organizations.
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      tHe Law offices of MicHaeL goLdsteiN                                  H eiMberg L aw g rouP LLP                                        800 S. f igueroa S treet , 12 th f loor
                                                                            1801 C entury P ark e aSt , S uite 1920                          l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90071
      120 B irmingham d rive , S uite 200, C ardiff , Ca 92007                                                                               Ph : 213.624.5544 fax : 213.627.7128
                                                                            l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90067
      Ph : 760.436.1801 fax : 858.523.0306                                                                                                   www.eminentdomainprofessionals.com
                                                                            Ph : 310.553.1799 fax : 310.553.9607
      www.michaelgoldsteinlaw.com                                                                                                            gkovacic@swdlaw.net
                                                                            www.heimberglaw.com • heimberg@heimberglaw.com



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      J O H N H . L AV E LY, J R .                               LY N E R I C H A R D S O N                                         SUSSAN H. SHORE
                          Entertainment Law                                         Labor and                                                         Trusts and Estates
                                                                                    Employment Law                                                    Sussan Shore is a Certified
                       John H. Lavely, Jr. is a founding                             Lyne Richardson is the Managing                                  Specialist in Probate, Estate
                       member of the law firm of                                     Partner of the Los Angeles office of                             Planning & Trust Law by the
                       Lavely & Singer, PC. Mr. Lavely                               Ford & Harrison LLP, one of the                                  California Board of Legal
                       specializes in entertainment law,                             nation’s preeminent labor and employ-                            Specialization with 32 years of
                       business litigation, intellectual                             ment law defense firms with                                      experience. She is a past-Chair-
                       property, defamation, and privacy                             16 offices across the country. As one of                         woman of the Probate, Trust &
      law. He has represented some of the most                   the largest business generators of the firm, she is actively       Estate Planning Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar
      famous actors, writers, producers, athletes, and           involved in client counseling and employment litigation.           and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, and a
      recording artists in numerous legal actions.               She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in                Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate
      Mr. Lavely has been selected as one of the Top             The Best Lawyers in America® and is selected as a                  Counsel. She has been selected by her peers for
      100 attorneys in California by The Los Angeles             SuperLawyer in employment law. Ms. Richardson over-                inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® from
      and San Francisco Daily Journal. He has been               sees the Los Angeles office’s litigation and has defended          1995-2009. Ms. Shore was selected a Super Lawyer
      selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best            cases in all areas of employment law, specializing in the          by Law and Politics from 2004-2008 and is recog-
      Lawyers in America® and is AV-rated by                     defense of sexual harassment, discrimination and wage              nized as a Southern California “Top 50 Female
      Martindale-Hubbell.                                        and hour matters. Ms. Richardson worked as a White                 Super Lawyer.” A graduate of UCLA and Loyola
                                                                 House intern under President Reagan and received scho-             University School of Law, she is a frequent national
      Mr. Lavely received his BA from Yale University            lastic achievement awards at Loyola Law School and as              lecturer and author of numerous articles, and has
      and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.            an undergraduate at the University of Southern                     taught Estate Planning for UCLA Extension for 27
                                                                 California, where she was recognized as one of the out-            years. Ms. Shore is Managing Director of
                                                                 standing writers of her class. She was awarded the                 Weinstock, Manion, Reisman, Shore & Neumann, a
                                                                 American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, was manag-              pre-eminent estate planning firm in Southern
                                                                 ing editor of the Entertainment Law Review and was                 California. For over 48 years, the firm has provided
                                                                 President of Phi Delta Phi. Ms. Richardson is a frequent           expert counseling in tax and estate planning, estate
                                                                 lecturer on employment-related topics, including strate-           & trust administration, transactional matters, and
                                                                 gies for defending against litigation, and has also pub-           estates and trusts litigation.
      L aveLy & s iNger , Pc                                     lished a variety of articles on employment issues.
                                                                                                                                    w eiNstocK , M aNioN , r eisMaN ,
      2049 C entury P ark e aSt , S uite 2400                    f ord & H arrisoN LLP                                              s Hore & N euMaNN , aLc
      l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90067
      Ph : 310. 556.3501                                         350 South grand avenue, Suite 2300, loS a ngeleS , Ca 90071        1875 C entury P ark e aSt , S uite 2000, l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90067
      fax : 310. 556.3615                                        Ph : 213.237.2400 fax : 213.237.2401                               Ph : 310.553.8844 fax : 310.553.5165
      www.LavelySinger.com                                       www.fordharrison.com • lrichardson@fordharrison.com                www.weinstocklaw.com • sshore@weinstocklaw.com




      M A RT I N D. S I N G E R                                  H . D E A N S T E WA R D                                           WA LT E R M . Y O K A
                          Entertainment Law                                         White-Collar Criminal                                               Personal Injury Litigation,
                                                                                    Defense                                                             Product Liability
                       Martin D. Singer is a founding                               Non-White-Collar                                                    Litigation
                       member of the law firm of
                       Lavely & Singer, PC. Mr. Singer
                                                                                    Criminal Defense                                                    Walter Yoka is a nationally recognized
                       specializes in entertainment law                              Dean Steward’s been a trial lawyer                                 trial attorney with particular focus on
                       and business litigation. He has                               in federal court for almost 30 years,                              products liability. He has tried numer-
                                                                                     having tried more than 150 felony                                  ous complex and high profile cases
                       represented some of the most
                                                                 jury trials. His practice centers on the defense of                                    to verdict on behalf of Yoka & Smith’s
      famous actors, recording artists, writers and
                                                                 white collar crime allegations and narcotics cases.                corporate clients and successfully argued in California’s
      directors in numerous high profile lawsuits.                                                                                  Supreme and Appellate courts. Among his many affilia-
      Mr. Singer also regularly practices before                 His former positions include Directing Attorney,
                                                                 Federal Public Defenders, Orange County, California;               tions, Mr. Yoka is an Executive Committee member of
      various administrative bodies and governmental                                                                                the American Board of Trial Advocates and member of
      tribunals. He has been selected as one of the              Chairman, California State Bar Criminal Law Advisory
                                                                 Commission and First Assistant Federal Public                      the Product Liability Advisory Counsel and International
      Top 100 attorneys in California by The Los                                                                                    Society of Barristers. He served as President of the
      Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, and               Defender, Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also a Fellow in the
                                                                 American College of Trial Lawyers, and a former law-               Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
      was also named as one of the The 500 Leading                                                                                  and the California Defense Counsel. In 2003, he was
                                                                 yer delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
      Lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon                                                                                     appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to serve on
                                                                 Among other accomplishments, Mr. Steward secured
      magazine. He has been selected by his peers for                                                                               the Judicial Council Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts on
                                                                 an acquittal in the B.N. Goldberg investment fraud
      inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and              case in Los Angeles. He routinely represents direc-                the Fair and Efficient Administration of Civil Cases, and
      was ranked as a top attorney in the publication            tors, managers and employees of companies under                    currently serves as a member of the Judicial Counsel
      Chambers USA.                                                                                                                 Civil & Small Claims Committee. He was recently
                                                                 federal investigation, in fields such as health care,
          Mr. Singer has lectured at the USC Law                                                                                    inducted into the Association of Southern California
                                                                 retail, banking and other commerce. He also suc-
      School, UCLA Law School, Harvard, Wharton, and                                                                                Defense Counsel Hall of Fame. He has been
                                                                 ceeded in getting evidence suppressed in high pro-
      other Continuing Education of the Bar courses.                                                                                recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2004 and has
                                                                 file indictments involving international adoptions and
                                                                                                                                    been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best
                                                                 a case involving weapons and aircraft sales to foreign             Lawyers in America® since 2006. Yoka & Smith has
                                                                 countries. Both cases were later dismissed. According              been chosen as one of Corporate Counsel magazine’s
                                                                 to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 14, 2006, in               Go-To Law Firms for the Top 500 Companies.
                                                                 court Steward is “solid, prepared, intensely knowl-
      L aveLy & s iNger , Pc                                     edgeable . . . unflappable and steady”.                            y oKa & s MitH LLP
      2049 C entury P ark e aSt , S uite 2400                    H. deaN steward, attorNey at Law                                   777 S outh f igueroa S treet , S uite 4200
      l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90067                                                                                                      l oS a ngeleS , Ca 90017
      Ph : 310.556.3501 fax : 310. 556.3615                      107 a venida m iramar , S uite C, S an C lemente , Ca 92672        Ph : 213.427.2300 fax : 213.427.2330
      www.LavelySinger.com                                       Ph : 949.481.4900 Fax : 929.496.6753 • deansteward@fea.net         www.yokasmith.com • wyoka@yokasmith.com



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            James n. adler                                               eleanor Barr                                        maXWell m. Blecher                                           gregory l. dillion
                     Alternative Dispute                                         Alternative Dispute                                        Antitrust Law, Bet-The-                                      Insurance Law
                     Resolution, Labor and                                       Resolution                                                 Company Litigation,
                     Employment Law                                                                                                         Commercial Litigation                                       Gregory L. Dillion concentrates
                                                                                  Over the last decade, Eleanor                                                                                         his practice on both the plaintiff
                      During his forty years of practic-                          Barr has successfully resolved                            Maxwell M. Blecher, renowned for                            and defense sides in complex
                      ing labor and employment law                                over a thousand disputes —many                            his expertise in antitrust and                              business, real estate and
                      in Los Angeles, James Adler                                 of them bitterly contested—in                             complex business litigation, has                            insurance disputes. He received
                      became an early advocate of                                 employment, business, real                                litigated significant cases resulting                       his BA from Cornell University
                      resolving disputes through                                  estate, insurance, personal injury                        in precedent-setting decisions in                           with Distinction in all Subjects
   mediation and arbitration. His consistent                                      and environmental matters. She         federal and state courts throughout the United                                 and his JD from the University of
   approach has been as a problem-solver. After four           came to mediation after 10 years as a litigator of        States. Mr. Blecher is a Fellow of the American            Texas with Honors. He is admitted in California,
   part-time years as a neutral applying 11 major              complex cases. Ms. Barr mediates conflict at every        College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of         Texas and Colorado. In addition to being selected
   labor and employment laws to the employees of               stage, including lawsuits, pre-litigated matters and      Trial Advocates. In 2000 the California State Bar          by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
   the United States Congress, he began to do neu-             large disputes within organizations. She is among         named him Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Since 1997         America®, he is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell,
                                                               the most respected neutrals in the state, and has         he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in         and is rated by Super Lawyers of California as one
   tral work as part of his practice at Irell & Manella.
                                                               been named a Southern California Super Lawyer             Best Lawyers in America®, profiled in Chambers             of Orange County’s top 50 lawyers. In addition to
   In July 2005, Mr. Adler withdrew from the active
                                                               for ADR and a Fellow of the International Academy         USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and is            his trial practice, Mr. Dillion represents clients in
   practice of law to become a full time mediator
                                                               of Mediators. Ms. Barr is an adjunct professor at         one of 14 attorneys profiled in America’s Top Trial        state and federal appellate matters.
   and arbitrator. As a mediator he has assisted
   parties in resolving a wide variety of employment           the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at            Lawyers. Mr. Blecher is the recipient of LAFLA’s 2006
   and contractual disputes.                                   Pepperdine School of Law and a frequent lecturer          Maynard Toll award and the AAI Board’s 2007
                                                               on mediation and negotiation.                             Antitrust Achievement award.

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        W. douglas easton                                               peter a. gelles                                        larry a. ginsBerg                                           patricia l. glaser
                      Personal Injury Litigation                                 International Trade                                        Family Law                                                   Entertainment Law
                      Medical Malpractice,                                       and Finance Law,
                      Products Liability                                         Foreign Investment                                        Larry A. Ginsberg is a certified                                Patricia Glaser is a business trial law-
                                                                                                                                           specialist in family law, the field                             yer providing advice to publicly and
                                                                                 Transactions,
                      With more than 37 years of                                                                                           to which he has devoted his                                     privately held companies in areas of
                                                                                 Real Estate/Business Law                                  practice for over 20 years.                                     intellectual property, entertainment,
                      experience in personal injury
                      litigation, Doug Easton represent-                                                                                   Mr. Ginsberg is a principal and                                 contracts, real estate, antitrust, bank-
                                                                                   Advises clients in regard to U.S.
                      ed insurance companies and                                                                                           founder of the 11-attorney family                               ing and securities. She received her
                                                                                   and international business, real
                      learned their tricks during his first                                                                                law firm of Harris-Ginsberg LLP.                                JD from Rutgers University. She has
                                                                                   estate, transactional and private
   six years of practice; for the past 31 years, he has                                                                                    He specializes in the litigation                                been with Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs
                                                               client matters. Law degree from Oxford University.
   used that knowledge against them and helped                                                                           and resolution of all aspects of domestic and              & Shapiro since its formation in 1988 and serves as head
                                                               Admitted to practice in California, the U.K. and Hong
   thousands of injured people maximize their                                                                            international dissolution matters involving mar-           of the firm’s litigation department. She is a member of
                                                               Kong. Chairman of InterCounsel, an association of
   meritorious claims. Mr. Easton received his                                                                           riage and domestic partnerships, as well as pre-           the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Music Center
                                                               international law firms in North and South America,
   bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University                                                                       nuptial, postnuptial, cohabitation and related             Theatre Group, the Board of Directors of Geffen
                                                               Europe and Asia. Past Chair of ABA Committees on
   in 1967, his law degree from the University of                                                                        agreements. Mr. Ginsberg has served the Los                Theater, Trustee of the Board of Visitors of the National
                                                               International Real Estate and Secured Transactions,
   California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1970, and was                                                                  Angeles and California Bar Family Law Sections in          Judicial College, member of the Board of Regents of
                                                               California State Bar International Law Section and L.A.
   admitted to the California Bar in 1971. He has                                                                        various capacities, and has lectured extensively           the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as Past
                                                               County Bar Real Property Section. Co-Chair of
   served as an Orange County Superior Court tem-                                                                        regarding family law and related issues. He and            President of the Western Region. LA Daily Journal
                                                               California State Bar Council and Task Force on
   porary judge, arbitrator and mediator and belongs                                                                     his firm also have been integrally involved in             named her one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers, and she
                                                               Sections. Advisor to ABA Task Force on Transnational
   to numerous trial advocacy and professional orga-                                                                     providing support those who cannot afford family           was also selected as one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading
                                                               Legal Practice. Numerous published articles and
   nizations and has lectured on trial advocacy skills.                                                                  law or domestic violence services.                         Lawyers in America.
                                                               seminar participations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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     fredericK J. glassman                                        stanley i. greenBerg                                        carole e. handler                                              suZanne harris
                      Collaborative Law: Family                                  White-Collar Criminal                                      Antitrust Law,                                               Family Law
                      Law, Family Law Mediation                                  Defense, Non-White-Collar                                  Intellectual Property Law
                                                                                 Criminal Defense                                                                                                     Suzanne Harris, an attorney with
                      Frederick J. Glassman is a founding                                                                                   Carole Handler, a partner in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      over 30 years experience in fami-
                      partner of Mayer & Glassman Law                                                                                       Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon’s
                                                                                    Stanley I. Greenberg has for more                                                                                 ly law, is a skilled and respected
                      Corporation, a veteran of traditional                                                                                 brand new Los Angeles office, has
                                                                                    than two decades been nationally                                                                                  litigator and has also been suc-
                      litigation, practicing family                                                                                         tried entertainment, trademark,
                                                                                    recognized among the leading                                                                                      cessful in guiding hundreds of
                      collaborative law and mediation.                                                                                      copyright and antitrust cases in
                                                                                    criminal defense lawyers, and has                                                                                 cases to settlement. She co-
                      He is President of the Los Angeles                                                                                    state and federal courts in
                                                                                    appeared in every edition of The                                                                                  founded Harris-Ginsberg LLP in
                      Collaborative Family Law                                                                                              California, New York and
                                                               Best Lawyers in America®. His practice is devoted                                                                                      1996. The firm has grown to
   Association and recipient of the 2008 State of California                                                             Pennsylvania. Her special field is the interface
                                                               primarily to white collar crime and he is a Certified                                                                11 attorneys and has become one of the most
   Collaborative Practice Eureka Award. Fred has                                                                         between antitrust and intellectual property in the
                                                               Specialist in Criminal Law. Following four years in                                                                  highly regarded family law firms in Los Angeles
   authored local and national articles and teaches alter-                                                               entertainment industry. Recognized as one of the top
                                                               the United States Army Judge Advocate General                                                                        by both the family law bench and bar. The firm
   native dispute resolution courses in family law for UCLA                                                              women litigators in California by Daily Journal Extra
                                                               Corps (including Vietnam) and three years as an                                                                      represents high net worth individuals in matters
   Extension. Fred has appeared on Time Warner Public                                                                    from 2002-2008, Ms. Handler was also named as one
                                                               Assistant United States Attorney, he has successfully                                                                of dissolution of marriage and domestic partner-
   Television shows. He is a frequent speaker and panel                                                                  of the “Lawyers of the Year” by California Lawyer.
                                                               defended numerous cases in complex investigations                                                                    ships. A Fellow of the American Academy of
   member for the American Bar Association and the                                                                       She is an adjunct professor of antitrust and intellectu-
                                                               and jury trials in federal and state courts. His peers                                                               Matrimonial Lawyers and the International
   International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.                                                                 al property at the University of Southern California
                                                               honored him by election to the Criminal Justice                                                                      Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Harris has
   Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the California                                                              and is an adjunct professor of copyright law at
                                                               Council of the ABA and the Board of Directors of                                                                     been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the
   Dispute Resolution Council. He is listed in Martindale-                                                               Rutgers Law School. Ms. Handler the chair of the
                                                               the National Association of Criminal Defense                                                                         State Bar of California since 1983. Ms. Harris is a
   Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with their                                                               Antitrust Committee of the ABA Intellectual Property
                                                               Lawyers. His clients say nobody works harder.                                                                        graduate of UCLA School of Law.
   highest AV-rating in legal ability and ethical standards.                                                             Section and is a frequent writer and speaker.

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     neal raymond hersh                                                  toni J. Jaramilla                                                 Jennifer l. Keller                                            Jeffrey KriVis
                      Family Law                                                     Labor and Employment Law                                          Non-White-Collar Criminal                                  Alternative Dispute
                   Neal Raymond Hersh is a partner                                                                                                     Defense, White-Collar                                      Resolution
                                                                                     Toni Jaramilla is a labor and                                     Criminal Defense
                   at the Beverly Hills based firm
                                                                                     employment attorney whose                                                                                                   Jeffrey Krivis began his mediation
                   of Hersh, Mannis & Bogen,
                                                                                     office is based in Los Angeles.                                   Jennifer L. Keller is one of                              practice in 1989, and is recog-
                   specializing exclusively in family
                                                                                     She believes in creating positive                                 Orange County’s top criminal                              nized not only as a pioneer in the
                   law and related matters. A
                                                                                     social change through tenacious                                   defense lawyers, with over 150                            field, but also as one of the most
                   Certified Family Law Specialist,
                                                                                     advocacy on behalf of workers.                                    jury trials to verdict, from white                        respected neutrals in the state.
                   Mr. Hersh is a past-Chair of the
                                                                                     Through the cases she litigates,                                  collar to murder. She has been                            An adjunct professor at
                   Beverly Hills Bar Association
                                                                                     Ms. Jaramilla holds companies                   selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best                             Pepperdine Law School since
  Family Law Section and is a member of Family
                                                                  accountable for the harm they have caused her                      Lawyers In America®, named to The Los Angeles             1994, Krivis teaches negotiation skills to lawyers
  Law Sections of the American Bar Association,
                                                                  clients, while compelling stronger enforcement of                  & San Francisco Daily Journals’ “Top 100 Lawyers          and judges. His experiences as both a working
  State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar. He is
                                                                  anti-harassment and discrimination policies for                    in California (2007), “The 100 Most Influential           mediator and academic prompted him to write
  a member of the American and International
                                                                  the entire workforce. For over a decade, she has                   Lawyers in California” (2001), “California’s Top          two books: Improvisational Negotiation and How
  Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a
                                                                  represented hundreds of clients involving harass-                  Women Litigators” (2007) and “California’s Top 30         To Make Money As A Mediator And Create Value
  sought-after lecturer. He has appeared on such
                                                                  ment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termi-                 Women Litigators” (2002), LA Magazine’s                   For Everyone. Krivis is a past president of both the
  shows as The Today Show, Larry King Live, Dr.
                                                                  nation and unpaid wages such as overtime. She                      SuperLawyers (Top Criminal Defense, Top 50                International Academy of Mediators and the
  Phil, AM Los Angeles and Celebrity Justice and
                                                                  litigates in both state and federal court and has                  Women, Top 50 Orange County Lawyers). She is              Southern California Mediation Association.
  on networks such as CNN and CNBC. Mr. Hersh
                                                                  successfully argued before the California Court of                 the past-President of the Orange County Bar               The Los Angeles Daily Journal has named him
  enjoys writing and has penned a comedy relating
                                                                  Appeals. She is a frequent speaker regarding                       Association, and Orange County Trial Lawyers              one of the “top neutrals in the state” since the
  to family law whichhas been sold to a major
                                                                  employment law and is a board member of the                        Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year. She                inception of the award.
  movie studio.
                                                                  California Employment Lawyers Association.                         earned her AB at the University of California,
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     Wendy cole lascher                                                deBorah rothman                                               steVen J. rottman, esQ.                                       ronald B. schWartZ
                      Appellate Law                                                  Alternative Dispute                                               Labor and Employment Law                                   Personal Injury Litigation
                                                                                     Resolution                                                        Trial Lawyer and Mediator                                  Ronald B. Schwartz has once
                    Wendy Cole Lascher has 35
                                                                                    A full-time mediator and arbitra-                                                                                             again been selected by his
                    years’ experience handling civil                                                                                                     Steve Rottman graduated with
                                                                                    tor in all areas of commercial,                                                                                               peers for inclusion in Best
                    and criminal appeals and writs.                                                                                                      honors from Harvard Law School
                                                                                    franchise, employment, probate                                                                                                Lawyers in America®, is recog-
                    Ms. Lascher also consults with                                                                                                       in 1990. Since then, he has been                         nized as a Southern California
                    trial lawyers to make excellent                                 and entertainment law for over                                       lead counsel in over 100 cases,                          Super Lawyer and is AV-rated by
                    trial court records.                                            15 years, Rothman has been                                           representing both employees and                          Martindale-Hubbell. With prima-
                    Certified by the California                                     consistently ranked a top neutral                                    employers in complex work-relat-                         ry offices in Newport Beach,
                    State Bar as an appellate law                                   by Reporter (named one of 32                                         ed disputes. While maintaining a      Mr. Schwartz is known for a variety of consumer
  specialist, Lascher belongs to the California and               Power Mediators in 2007), Who’s Who Legal and                      select litigation practice, he now spends most of his     verdicts. In representing injured victims of drunk
  American Academies of Appellate Lawyers (www.                   Super Lawyers and has been selected by her                         time as a mediator, helping his fellow attorneys and      drivers, Schwartz won a 5.3 million dollar verdict
  calappellate.org; www.appellateacademy.org).                    peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in                         their clients resolve employment, professional liabili-   arguing a novel civil conspiracy theory proving
  She chaired the State Bar Committee on                          America®. She works through the American                           ty and business-related disputes without the pain,
                                                                  Arbitration Association, CPR, Judicate West, ADR                                                                             teenagers conspired to party at their parents’
  Appellate Courts and teaches at and is a director                                                                                  risk and cost of continued litigation. Mr. Rottman is     homes and then drive. Mr. Schwartz obtained a
  of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of                    Services and FINRA and is a Fellow and member                      licensed in California and Colorado and is regularly
                                                                  of the Board of the College of Commercial                                                                                    landmark verdict resulting in a warning label on
  Law. Ms. Lascher earned her BA from Stanford                                                                                       retained to serve as an expert at trial. He is AV-rated   honey jars to prevent infant botulism, which states:
  (1970) University and her JD from the University                Arbitrators. She graduated magna cum laude                         by Martindale-Hubbell and has repeatedly been
                                                                  from Yale College, got her law degree at NYU                                                                                 “Do not feed honey to infants under one year of
  of Michigan Law School (1973).                                                                                                     selected by his peers for inclusion as one of the         age.” Recently, Schwartz recovered millions of dollars
                                                                  and was awarded a Masters in Public Affairs from                   Southern California Super Lawyers and as one of the
                                                                  the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.                                                                                      in mold and bad faith actions throughout the state.
                                                                                                                                     Best Lawyers in America®.
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          Victor sherman                                                  n. denise taylor                                                 steVen e. trytten                                        franK t. Vecchione
                      Non-White-Collar Criminal                                      Personal Injury Litigation                                        Employee Benefits Law,                                     White-Collar Criminal Defense
                      Defense, White-Collar                                           N. Denise Taylor, a founding partner                             Trusts and Estates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frank T. Vecchione is a criminal
                      Criminal Defense                                                of Taylor Blessey LLP in Los Angeles,                            Steven E. Trytten , Esq., CPA,                             defense lawyer with law offices in
                       Victor Sherman founded Sherman &                               specializes in the defense of doctors,                           MBA, is a nationally recognized                            San Diego. He has achieved
                       Sherman along with Janet Sherman in                            hospitals and other health care pro-                             authority on sophisticated tax                             successful results for hundreds of
                       1984. Mr. Sherman has tried hundreds                           viders in medical and dental mal-                                and estate planning. He lectures                           clients in federal and state courts
                       of cases in both federal and state                             practice cases. Ms. Taylor has an                                across the country, has contribut-                         throughout the United States, both
                       courts, defending clients in cases rang-                       active trial practice; she has tried or                          ed numerous articles to profes-
                       ing from business fraud to drug offens-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the trial and appellate level. Mr.
                                                                                      arbitrated over 100 cases, and has                               sional publications, and is fre-
  es, tax crimes, securities fraud, money laundering, public                                                                                                                                                      Vecchione’s practice concentrates
                                                                  special expertise in high exposure cases involving birth           quently quoted in publications such as The Wall
  corruption, customs violations and racketeering, as well as     injuries and other catastrophic damages. Ms. Taylor has                                                                      on the representation of white collar defendants with
                                                                                                                                     Street Journal and Forbes magazine. Steve is a            clients including government officials, corporate
  misdemeanor and felony offenses and crimes of violence          been annually selected by her peers for inclusion in Best
                                                                                                                                     Fellow of the American College of Trust and               officers, medical professionals and professional ath-
  such as murder, sexual assaults and arson. In 1999, he rep-     Lawyers in America®, has been named to the Top 50
                                                                                                                                     Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), and a “Certified                letes. He is a member of the National Association of
  resented the lead defendant in the largest money-launder-       Female Southern California SuperLawyers, and as one of
  ing case in United States history. Mr. Sherman has argued                                                                          Specialist” in both Taxation and Estate Planning          Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Defense
                                                                  The Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top Women Litigators;
  before the United States Supreme Court United States v.                                                                            and Probate Law (by the Board of Legal                    Lawyers Club of San Diego and California Attorneys
                                                                  she has also been named Defense Trial Lawyer of the
  $8,850 and Courts of Appeal in many federal circuits. He        Year by O’Brien’s Evaluator. She is AV-rated by                    Specialization of the State Bar of California). Steve     for Criminal Justice. He is AV-rated by Martindale-
  conceived of and began sponsoring the Aspen Advanced            Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Taylor serves on the Board of              also serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory         Hubbell and has been selected by his peers for inclu-
  Criminal Law Seminar in 1980 in order to create an environ-     Directors of the ASCDC, the CDC, and on the National               Board for Trust & Estates Magazine. When Steve            sion in The Best Lawyers of America®. Mr. Vecchione
  ment for defense attorneys to share their common experi-        Board of Directors of ABOTA. Taylor Blessey LLP is                 takes a break from the creative tax planning he           graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a
  ences in a setting sure to inspire maximum learning and         comprised of 16 attorneys, and in addition to medical              provides his clients, he might be found playing           Bachelor of Science degree and received his juris
  congeniality. He can be seen regularly on Court TV,             malpractice cases, the firm has expertise in medical staff         piano at one of L.A.’s jazz clubs.                        doctorate from the Boston University School of Law.
  MSNBC and other media outlets providing legal commen-           privilege and medical and dental board cases.                      ANGLIN FLEWELLING RASMUSSEN
  tary on today’s hottest cases.
                                                                                                                                                                                               FRANk T. VECChIONE,
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                                                           Sheppard, Mullin, Richter                         Foley & Lardner | Los Angeles, CA              JAMES L. SANDERS
         edWard W. ZaelKe                                  & Hampton | Los Angeles, CA                       PAMELA L. JOHNSTON, DENNIS E. KINNAIRD         McKenna Long & Aldridge | San Diego, CA
                                                           JOSEPH G. GORMAN, JR., NANCY HOWARD               Frank J. Ragen | San Diego, CA                 ROBERT S. BREWER, JR.
                     Project Finance Law
                                                           Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens                          FRANK J. RAGEN II                              Michael N. Pancer | San Diego, CA
                                                           & McIvor | San Luis Obispo, CA                                                                   MICHAEL N. PANCER
                       Edward Zaelke, managing partner                                                       frank t. Vecchione | san diego, ca
                                                           WARREN A. SINSHEIMER III                                                                         Milligan & Beswick | San Bernardino, CA
                       of the Los Angeles office of
                                                           Slovak Baron & Empey | Costa Mesa, CA             franK t. Vecchione                             C. PATRICK MILLIGAN
                       Chadbourne & Parke LLP,                                                               619.231.3653 | page 29
                       focuses his practice on project     H. NEAL WELLS III                                                                                Milton J. Silverman | San Diego, CA
                                                           Snell & Wilmer | Costa Mesa, CA                   Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher | Los Angeles, CA      MILTON J. SILVERMAN, JR.
                       development and finance, with a
                       particular emphasis on represent-
                                                           Weinstock, manion, reisman,
                                                           DAVID W. EVANS, TIMOTHY J. KAY shore &            ROBERT C. BONNER, THOMAS E. HOLLIDAY,
                                                                                                                                                            Munger, Tolles & Olson | Los Angeles, CA
                                                           neumann | los angeles, ca                         DEBRA WONG YANG
                       ing companies engaged in the                                                                                                         BRAD D. BRIAN, RONALD L. OLSON
                       development, finance and            sussan h. shore                                   Grimes & Warwick | San Diego, CA               Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky
    operation of wind power, solar power and other                                                           ROBERT L. GRIMES, THOMAS J. WARWICK, JR.       & Genego | Santa Monica, CA
                                                           310.553.8844 | Page 27
    alternative energy projects. His experience extends                                                      Grover Porter | San Bernardino, CA             WILLIAM J. GENEGO, RICHARD G. HIRSCH,
    to all elements of alternative energy development,
                                                                                                             h. dean PORTER
                                                                                                             GROVER L.steward,                              MICHAEL D. NASATIR, VICKI I. PODBERESKY
                                                           Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker                        attorney at law | san clemente, ca
    including power purchase agreements, siting and        & Goodwin | San Diego, CA                                                                        O’Melveny & Myers | Los Angeles, CA
    other real property issues, governmental approvals,    JAMES GOODWIN                                     h. dean steWard                                CAROLYN JUNE KUBOTA,
    equipment purchase and sale agreements, merger                                                           949.481.4900 | Page 27                         ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS
    and acquisition transactions, and equity and debt
    financing. Mr. Zaelke is the past-President of the
                                                           venture capital laW                                                                              Orrick, Herrington
                                                                                                                                                            & Sutcliffe | Los Angeles, CA
                                                                                                             Harland W. Braun | Los Angeles, CA
    American Wind Energy Association and has been a        Cooley Godward Kronish | San Diego, CA                                                           MARK E. BECK
                                                                                                             HARLAND W. BRAUN
    Board Member of the American Wind Energy               THOMAS A. COLL, FREDERICK T. MUTO                                                                Peter J. Hughes | San Diego, CA
    Association since 2002. He received his JD from the                                                      Harmon & Harmon | Riverside, CA
                                                           Dana M. Warren | Pasadena, CA                                                                    PETER J. HUGHES
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.                                                     STEVEN L. HARMON
                                                           DANA M. WARREN                                                                                   Proskauer Rose | Los Angeles, CA
                                                                                                             Howrey | Los Angeles, CA
                                                           DLA Piper | San Diego, CA                                                                        ANTHONY PACHECO
    ChADBOURNE & PARkE LLP                                                                                   JAN LAWRENCE HANDZLIK
                                                           CRAIG S. ANDREWS, ROSS L. BURNINGHAM,                                                            Richard D. Muir | Vista, CA
    350 S. Grand Avenue, 32nd Floor                                                                          Irell & Manella | Los Angeles, CA              RICHARD D. MUIR
                                                           MICHAEL S. KAGNOFF                                BRIAN J. HENNIGAN, JOHN C. HUESTON,
    Los Angeles, CA 90071                                                                                                                                   Sanger & Swysen | Santa Barbara, CA
    ph: 213.892.2012                                       Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher | Los Angeles, CA         S. THOMAS POLLACK
                                                           BRADFORD P. WEIRICK                                                                              ROBERT M. SANGER
    ezaelke@chadbourne.com                                                                                   JAMS | Los Angeles, CA
                                                           Latham & Watkins | San Diego, CA                                                                 Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek | San Diego, CA
                                                                                                             JOHN J. QUINN
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  Katten Muchin Rosenman | Los Angeles, CA                 SCOTT N. WOLFE                                    John G. Cotsirilos | San Diego, CA             Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton | San
  CAROL A. JOHNSTON                                        Lawrence C. Weeks | Los Angeles, CA               JOHN G. COTSIRILOS                             Diego, CA
  Law Office of Kim R.                                     LAWRENCE C. WEEKS                                 John G. Phillips | San Diego, CA               ROBERT D. ROSE
  Hubbard | Laguna Beach, CA                               Morrison & Foerster | San Diego, CA               JOHN G. PHILLIPS
  KIM R. HUBBARD                                           JOHN A. DE GROOT                                                                                 sherman & sherman | santa monica, ca
                                                                                                             John Yzurdiaga | Los Angeles, CA
  Law Office of                                            Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman | San Diego, CA   JOHN YZURDIAGA                                 Victor sherman
  Michael V. Vollmer | Newport Beach, CA                   DAVID R. SNYDER                                   Jones Day | Irvine, CA                         310.399.3259 | page 29
  MICHAEL V. VOLLMER                                       Sheppard, Mullin, Richter                                                                        Sidley Austin | Los Angeles, CA
                                                                                                             THOMAS R. MALCOLM
  Law Offices of                                           & Hampton | San Diego, CA                                                                        KIMBERLY A. DUNNE
                                                                                                             Jones Day | Los Angeles, CA
  Jack A. Rameson, III | Woodland Hills, CA                ROBERT G. COPELAND                                FREDERICK D. FRIEDMAN, BRIAN O’NEILL,          Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
  JACK A. RAMESON III
                                                                                                             JEFFREY M. RAWITZ, BRIAN A. SUN                & Flom | Los Angeles, CA
  Loeb & Loeb | Los Angeles, CA
  LEAH M. BISHOP, ANDREW S. GARB,
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  ADAM F. STREISAND, STUART P. TOBISMAN                    ARTHUR L. LITTLEWORTH,                            Keller rackauckas | irvine, ca                 stanley i. greenberg | los angeles, ca
  Luce, Forward, Hamilton                                  GREGORY K. WILKINSON                              Jennifer l. Keller                             stanley i. greenBerg
  & Scripps | Los Angeles, CA                              Latham & Watkins | Costa Mesa, CA                 949.476.8700 | page 29                         310.215.7509 | page 28
  JOHN T. ROGERS, JR.                                      PAUL N. SINGARELLA                                                                               Stokke & Riddet | Santa Ana, CA
                                                                                                             Kirkland & Ellis | Los Angeles, CA
  Luce, Forward, Hamilton                                  Rutan & Tucker | Costa Mesa, CA                                                                  JAMES D. RIDDET, ALLAN H. STOKKE
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  & Scripps | Rancho Santa Fe, CA                          RICHARD G. MONTEVIDEO                             Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff                        Tarlow & Berk | Los Angeles, CA
  JACK G. CHARNEY, JAMES M. COWLEY,
                                                                                                             & Stern | Los Angeles, CA                      BARRY TARLOW
  BARRY C. FITZPATRICK, LOUIS A. MEZZULLO,
  FREDERICK R. VANDEVEER                                   White-collar criminal defenSe                     DAVID M. STERN                                 The Law Office of Charles Sevilla | San Diego, CA
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  & Scripps | San Diego, CA                                                                                  KNUT S. JOHNSON                                The Law Office of Jack M. Earley | Irvine, CA
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  MARY GILLICK, CAROL K. KAO
                                                           & Katzman | san clemente, ca                      CHARLES G. LABELLA                             William Kopeny & Associates | Irvine, CA
  McDermott Will & Emery | Los Angeles, CA
  JONATHAN C. LURIE                                        thomas h. Bienert, Jr.                            Latham & Watkins | Los Angeles, CA             WILLIAM J. KOPENY
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  Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp | Los Angeles, CA                                                              JOEL LEVINE
  ALLAN B. CUTROW, DAVID WHEELER                                                                             Law Office of John D. Barnett | Orange, CA     Baziak & Steevens | Santa Ana, CA
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  STEVEN L. GUISE                                          terry W. Bird,                                    LYNDA A. ROMERO                                Goldstein | Los Angeles, CA
  Musick, Peeler & Garrett | Los Angeles, CA               gary s. lincenBerg,                               Law Office of                                  MARK EDELSTEIN, RICHARD I. FELTON,
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  EDWARD A. LANDRY                                                                                                                                          Kegel, Tobin & Truce | Long Beach, CA
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  Newnham, Fitzpatrick, Weston
  & Brennan | La Jolla, CA                                 310.201.2100 | Page 21                            PAUL S. MEYER                                  Law Office of
  EDWARD V. BRENNAN, STEPHEN L.                                                                              Law Offices of                                 William A. Herreras | Grover Beach, CA
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  Oldman, Cooley, Leighton, Sallus, Gold &                                                                   ALVIN S. MICHAELSON                            Lerner, Moore, Strasser, Silva
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                                                           Bradley W. Brunon | Los Angeles, CA
  JAMES R. BIRNBERG, MARSHAL A. OLDMAN,                                                                      Corbin & Fitzgerald | Los Angeles, CA          LAURENCE R. LERNER
                                                           BRADLEY W. BRUNON
  MARC L. SALLUS                                                                                             ROBERT L. CORBIN                               Lloyd B. Rowe | Irvine, CA
                                                           Brav & Schwartz | San Diego, CA
  Overton, Lyman & Prince | Los Angeles, CA                                                                  Law Offices of                                 LLOYD B. ROWE
                                                           NELSON P. BRAV
  RICHARD L. STACK                                                                                           Evan Jenness | Santa Monica, CA                Ozurovich & Schwartz | Torrance, CA
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  Proskauer Rose | Los Angeles, CA                         RONALD G. BROWER                                                                                 MICHAEL A. OZUROVICH
  MITCHELL M. GASWIRTH, ANDREW M.                                                                            Law Offices of                                 Rose, Klein & Marias | Los Angeles, CA
                                                           Caldwell, Leslie, Newcombe & Pettit | Los         Stephen D. Miller | Beverly Hills, CA
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                                                           Angeles, CA                                       STEPHEN D. MILLER
  Robert A. Schlesinger | Palm Springs, CA                 MICHAEL J. PROCTOR, DAVID K. WILLINGHAM                                                          Rose, Klein & Marias | Ontario, CA
  ROBERT A. SCHLESINGER                                                                                      Law Offices of
                                                           Christopher J. Plourd | San Diego, CA                                                            ROBERT I. VINES
  Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith                                                                          Steven E. Feldman | San Diego, CA
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  & Cahill | Los Angeles, CA
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  WILLIAM R. CHRISTIAN, JOHN D. PETTKER
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  & Cafferata | Los Angeles, CA
                                                           RAYMOND J. COUGHLAN, JR., MICHAEL L.              Rutherford & Levine | Los Angeles, CA          ELLIOT S. BERKOWITZ, SHELDON S. COHEN
  REYNOLDS T. CAFFERATA
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  RUSSELL G. ALLEN
                                                           DONALD M. RE                                      Luce, Forward, Hamilton                        LESTER J. FRIEDMAN
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  Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton | Costa
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  Mesa, CA
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T          he law firm of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson specializes           The firm is known for its extraordinary track record in litigation and
           in representing plaintiffs in cases involving catastrophic injury   has received the highest ratings by Martindale-Hubbell’s National
           or wrongful death, as well as litigation arising from conduct       Law Directory, as have several of its partners. The firm’s attorneys have
causing substantial economic losses and damages. Although the firm             been successful in difficult and complex cases against government
is known as one of the leading products liability firms in the country,        entities as well as some of the world’s largest corporations,
the firm’s attorneys have built a reputation for success in all areas          manufacturers, and insurance companies. While the firm’s practice
of civil litigation, including numerous high profile cases. In 1978,           is primarily consumer-oriented, Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson
Mark P. Robinson, Jr., as co-counsel for the plaintiff in the landmark         attorneys have represented not only private individuals but businesses,
Ford Pinto fire case of Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, won an                 corporations, and government entities seeking damages for losses
unprecedented $128 million award, which at that time was the largest           resulting from negligence, breach of contract, fraud, and other tortious
jury verdict ever in a personal injury case.                                   or wrongful conduct. The firm represented the County of Los
                                                                               Angeles in its unfair business practices lawsuit against the tobacco
Since then, the attorneys at Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson have               industry, and the County of Orange in its underground storage tank
become known for providing the highest quality legal representation,           litigation against major oil companies.
and for obtaining substantial jury verdicts, judgments, and settlements
for their clients in hundreds of major cases. The firm has been based          In the area of mass torts, involving everything from prescription drugs
in Orange County for over two decades, but has represented clients             to medical devices to automobiles, Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson
throughout the United States. The firm’s attorneys have tried cases in         is a recognized leader among firms representing injured plaintiffs.
several states and have been associated as co-counsel in cases in over         The firm has been named as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel for California
30 states including Anderson v. GM, which resulted in a $4.9 billion           litigation in several coordinated proceedings, and serves as a member
jury verdict. Mark P. Robinson, Jr. was also lead trial counsel in Barnett     of plaintiffs’ executive or steering committees in a variety of mass tort
v. Merck, a trial involving the prescription pain medication Vioxx,            cases in both California coordinated proceedings as well as federal
which resulted in a $51 million verdict in 2006.                               Multi-District litigation.



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