15250 Ventura Blvd. Suite 610
Sherman Oaks CA, 91403
38 years legal malpractice lawyer servicing clients with all legal problems.
BIO / Resume / CV:
LEGAL MALPRACTICE EDUCATION Valedictorian, Dorsey, Los Angeles Inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1987 B.S. Accounting Cal State M.B.A., U.S.C. J.D., U.S.C. BIOGRAPHY Over 18 years expert assignments for "underlying matters" involved TRANSACTIONAL AND LITIGATION MALPRACTICE (prosecution or defense): matters including every aspect of real property including acquisition, sale, encumbrance / security, development; all aspects of commercial, corporate & partnership contracts & disputes; securities, mergers; buy / sell; accounting; insurance; wills, trusts, and probate; family, matrimonial, dissolution, divorce, adoption, domestic partners; professional malpractice (Board certified in medical and legal (ABA)), insurance, real estate, dental, accounting; product liability , premise liability; toxic torts, intentional torts; negligence; criminal; workers compensation, employment, wrongful termination; bankruptcy; sexual offenses; bad faith, et al. This listing, not all inclusive, includes testimony on standard of care, standard of conduct, informed consent, breach .of fiduciary duties, proximate, legal, & actual cause. As a senior partner involved in transactions and litigation and sole practitioner thereafter, his 35 years in the specialties of Professional Liability & Professional Responsibility yielded hands-on, direct, personal experience. His consultation practice requires assisting in personal research & problem solving. A board-certified specialist in Professional Negligence (legal malpractice) is, after all, the profession's closest thing to "a general practitioner" required to continually keep abreast of the dynamics of "the law". Since 1981, Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, he is Chair, Credentials Sub-Committee Professional Negligence-Legal. His legal career started at age 14 as a messenger for United Lawyer Service in Manhattan when the family lawyer suggested he "take Latin " and go to work for them. Semantical skills earned him membership in the New Utrecht High School English Honor Society. At Dorsey High School, he was captain of the debate team & Valedictorian. In 1987, he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. At 17, he earned a scholarship to Pepperdine College (now University). After attending UCLA, he enlisted in military service was a combat infantry leader after serving as Editor of the Gaffey Gazette (ship's newspaper). He earned his BS, accounting (CSLA) in 1956, his MBA (USC) in 1963, and his JD (USC) in 1966. Pre-law assignments included: Accountant, M. Koffman, C.P.A. & Packard-Bell; Contracts Supervisor, Collins Radio Co.; Manager, Budgets, Reports & Procedures, Radio Corporation of America; Administrator Federal/State project(s) "Application of Aerospace Techniques to the Solution of Social Problems" and "Prevention & Control of Crime & Delinquency in California" for Space General Division of Aerojet; Manager of Contract Writing and Assistant Manager of Procurement for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Admitted - U.S. District Court & California Bar 1967; U.S. Supreme Court 1984, pro haec vice in New York & Louisiana. His specialty has been Professional Negligence (malpractice) and Professional Responsibility (ethics, fee disputes, conflicts of interest, legal competence, informed consent, engagement & disengagement) for 35 years. A former State Bar prosecutor, he defends lawyers for ethical violations, handles fee disputes, & consults with lawyers in other bars. He was recognized by California's largest plaintiffs bar as experienced in professional negligence and currently serves on such committees for their largest defense bar . His testimony, affidavits or reports have been used in multiple state and federal courts in Alaska, Arizona, Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, West Virginia with pending obligations in Michigan, New York, et al. He has consulted in most other states, has never been disqualified or failed to qualify. Recognitions: California Senate Resolution for illustrious record of professional accomplishment; State Assembly Commendation for outstanding service to the legal community, Board Member US Selective Services System, Fellow American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys & Pound Society. Chair sub-committee certifying lawyers as specialists in professional negligence-legal for ABPLA on behalf of the ABA. Board Certified U.S. and California Professional Negligence-legal & medical. Exhaustive list of honors, memberships, chairs, fee schedules, expert retainers, lectures, and publications ( of which Mallen & Mallen have cited) are available to law firms on request.
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