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I see myself as a lawyer to ordinary people. Oddly, this has become the exception to the rule. Most legal services target the socioeconomic extremes—the deep-pocketed corporate interests and the indigent—leaving a sizeable, overlooked gap in the middle. I am your neighborhood lawyer. For ten years, I have lived in Los Feliz; my daughter goes to Franklin Elementary; and I am a member of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.


Contrary to what many believe, most areas of the law are not that hard to master. Although a comparison is sometimes made, the law is not like medicine. Most lawyers are generalists. Much of what passes as legal specialization is in fact an excuse for excessive fees. While certified specialists have become common in some practice areas, you should consider that the judges who will decide your case routinely hop from area to area. While repetition certainly helps lazy practitioners avoid mistakes, an intelligent, diligent, and zealous advocate is doubtless better. Moreover, specialist practices are often “mills” in which the most of the work is done by a paralegal or secretary.


By contrast, I make the following promises to every client:


1.     I will personally handle your case.


2.     I will keep you informed of my progress.


3.     I will return phone calls within 24-hours.


4.     I will always give you my honest assessment whether it is good news or bad news.


5.     I will zealously advocate on your behalf, but this will not become an excuse for wasteful expense.


6.     My fees will be reasonable and transparent.


7.     If your case requires it (and you can afford it), I will hand you off to the top expert in the field.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 100%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (10-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Los Feliz Law, apc

2379 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200511/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate FellowshipUSC Department of Philosophy2004
Graduate FellowshipUSC Center for Law, History, and Culture2004
Merit ScholarshipUSC Law School2003
Leboeuf Public Interest Law ScholarLebouef, Lamb, Green, & McRae, LLP2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLos Feliz Law2013 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkNinth Circuit US Court of Appeals2012 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of R.C. Lim2005 - 2012
Judicial ExternTenth Circuit US Court of Appeals2001 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Current Anthropology"Comment: Guess Workers"2011
Modern Painters"Book Review: The Healthcare Fix: Universal Insurance For All Americans"2007
Modern Painters"Book Review: Making Globalization Work"2007
M.E. Sharpe"Medicare Reform"2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
New York Universitymath and historyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995