Attorney Profile

            I am a litigator and a transactional lawyer, who has experience in both private practice and as the former general counsel to a large general engineering contractor.  The matters I generally handle vary in size from small business disputes to multi-million dollar class action cases.  I know how to handle matters of any size and how to provide quality legal services at economical rates.  I recognize that legal services are a great expense to most small and medium business and my goal is provide valuable legal advice at a reasonable cost.  Basically, I  understand what is involved in litigation, the toll it takes on a business, and how to avoid it.  

           My practice concentrates on the following practice areas: 

    1. Business disputes and contract negotiations;
    2. Employment litigation and compliance work; 
    3. Construction law;
    4. Real estate law;
    5. Transportation law; and 
    6. Insurance coverage.  

                I have recovered significant amounts on behalf of my clients and have successfully defended a number of lawsuits.  Some of my successes are as follows:

    1. While representing a large California employer, I was able to settle a wage and hour class action case with two thousand class members;
    2. Defeated a business dispute by winning a motion for summary adjudication;
    3. While representing the defendant, I was able to settle a number of employee claims of wrongful termination for token sums;
    4. Recovered all amounts due to a subcontractor by filing a complaint for breach of contract and enforcement of a stop notice;
My firm generally handles matters on an hourly basis, but will also handle certain matters on a flat fee or contingency fee basis.  The firm also has a variety of financing options.
My juris doctor is from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1999 and my bachelor’s degree in business economics is from University of California, Santa Barbara.  I am licensed to practice law before all of the Courts in the State of California and my state bar number is 203141.