A U.S. judge has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc.
Law School/Year: California Western School of Law, 1998
College/Year: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1994
California; Nevada; All Nevada and California Federal Courts; California 4th District Court of Appeals; Nevada Supreme Court and the United States Bankrupcty Court, Central District of California.
Civil Litigation; Construction; Elder Law; Intellectual Property; Personal Injury & Property Damage
Since 1998, I have practiced in the area of multidistrict litigation and have represented hundreds of plaintiffs in pharmaceutical drug injury cases ranging from Fen-Phen to Avandia, securing more than $100 million for my clients.
I have handled numerous construction defect claims, trying many to verdict. In 2007, I obtained approximately $2 million after four weeks of trial in a case styled Kearney v. Ferguson, Case #SCVSS112299. I recently settled a case styled Rancho Owner’s Association v. Outdoor Resorts of America, Inc., Case # RIC469533 after five weeks of trial. The case involved a litigated amount in excess of $6 million.
I have a widely diverse practice ranging from professional athletes to Fortune 500 companies. I even tried a case in Las Vegas for professional basketball star Dennis Rodman. Since 2003, I have handled Trademark Infringement claims involving litigated amounts in excess of $200 million. In 2007, I obtained a $3.3 million verdict together with my partner, Shawn D. Morris, Esq., in a case styled Earthlite v. Earthgear, Case # 05 CV 0667 DMS (PJB).
I earned my bachelor's in 1994 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and obtained my Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in 1998. While at California Western, I was a member of the school's Law Review and International Law Journal. In 1997, I was awarded the American Jurisprudence award for trial practice. I am a frequent lecturer on litigation related topics such as insurance claims and construction defect law in both Nevada and California. Since 2008, I have been a volunteer youth basketball coach.
I am an active member of the State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada; American Bar Association; San Diego and Clark County Bar Association(s); Nevada Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; and the Consumer Attorneys of California. I was rated as an AV-Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer may achieve.
In 2011, I was nominated as San Diego "Top Attorney" in the areas of IP Litigator and Real Estate and Construction Litigation. In 2013, I was invited to join the Litigation Counsel of America as Fellow. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of 1 percent of American lawyers. I am also a member of the million dollar advocate’s forum and was selected for membership with Claims Litigation Management Alliance in 2012.
Aug. 14, 2013 -- Reporter Doug Sherwin talks with attorney Lonny Zilberman, a partner with Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP and a 2013 Top Attorney, about sexual harassment lawsuits and the nuances of these types of cases.
Partner liability has emerged as one of the most important issues for law firms and is increasingly the crucial factor that determines building selection and the structure of other economic lease terms. Arguments over liability complicate — even kill — otherwise easy lease transactions. Law firm decision-makers contemplating a relocation or renewal would be well-served to understand and carefully consider how they intend to deal with partner liability from the outset.
Top Attorneys 2013 pays tribute to San Diego County's legal cream of the crop. It is the culmination of a lengthy peer voting process that began in April with the announcement of a call for nominations. San Diego County lawyers were asked who among their peers -- with whom they had professional experience -- were worthy of recognition.
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June, it opened up more than 1,000 federal benefits and responsibilities to legally married same-sex couples.
Thomas Guernsey has been at the job as Thomas Jefferson School of Law's new dean and president for less than two months and he's already made quite an impression.
Recently, I received calls from two human resources managers regarding articles in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. They were concerned about the WSJ’s claim that the position of legal secretary is extinct and USA Today’s assertion that the growth of temporary hiring is a negative devolvement.
Established in 2001, Morris, Sullivan & Lemkul was founded by Shawn Morris and Mike Sullivan. Shawn and Mike are former partners of Wingert Grebing, one of San Diego's oldest and most respected law firms.
The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced that it is delaying until 2015 the enforcement of the so-called “employer mandate” provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” or “Obamacare”), which were supposed to take effect in 2014.
#1. Put all commission agreements in writing (Labor Code section 2751).
RJS Law is a full-service law firm that can help resolve your personal, small-business or corporate tax problems with the Internal Revenue Service and California state tax authorities.
As the practice of law adapts to meet the changing needs of clients and organizations, opportunities exist to develop partnerships between law firms and law schools. Together, firms and schools can prepare profession-ready graduates and meet the growing need for legal services. California Western School of Law, San Diego’s oldest law school, is poised to lead the way in this national effort.
The University of San Diego School of Law develops resources and clinics that offer practical training to law students while making it possible for them to give back to the community. With San Diego County’s estimated veteran population of 250,000 and more than 2 million veterans living in California, there is no doubt that many have and will benefit from the school’s Initiative to Protect Student Veterans.
California’s employers are burdened with a long list of onerous regulations, so it’s no surprise that many employers fail to recognize the daunting requirements of the California Labor Code -- until it’s too late.
Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys is a plaintiff's only law firm based in downtown San Diego, specializing in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, complex product liability and mass torts.
The attorneys at CaseyGerry specialize in serious personal injury and traumatic brain injury cases, and are at the forefront of the complex medical issues related to brain injury. These include chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease thought to be caused by repeat concussions or blows to the head, and second impact syndrome, a condition in which the brain swells rapidly after a person suffers a second concussion.
Ralph Nader has a new cause.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that, at least when it comes to voting rights, the U.S. Supreme Court is guilty of wishful thinking. He is also showing both how difficult and how important it is to overcome that kind of thinking.
A federal jury in Oregon awarded $18.6 million to a woman who spent two years unsuccessfully trying to get Equifax Information Services to fix major mistakes on her credit report.
A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Cuomo administration over dairy farm regulations intended to bolster the state's growing yogurt industry, the groups announced Monday.
It was late at night on Feb. 27, 2001, and Penn State's then-president, Graham Spanier, one of academia's most prominent administrators, typed a brief email to two other top administrators as they debated how to respond to a thorny situation.
FedEx Corp., the world’s largest cargo airline, will pay $21.5 million to settle a lawsuit over claims that it overcharged customers by billing for deliveries to businesses and governments at higher residential rates.