My firm represents individuals in divorce and business disputes. I am the past Chairman of the Beverly Hills Bar Association IP Section. I have 25 years of legal experience. I have been awarded the highest possible rating for legal skill and ethical conduct by Martindale Hubbell, the oldest attorney rating company in the United States.
The four most important characteristics of our firm are the accessibility of the attorney, a focus on 'flat rate' billing where possible, a unique approach to case preparation, and a great deal of trial experience.
How is my firm different from our competition and why shoud you hire us?
Accessibility: Most law firms have a layer of personnel between the attorney and the clients. Clients who have switched to our firm from another have told us that attorney inaccessibility was their major problem (with expense and performance being numbers two and three). At our firm when clients have substantive questions, they speak directly with attorney responsible.
Unique Approach: With respect to many matters our experience allows us to perform them for a flat rate within a predictable and short period of time. When a person knows the cost up front and knows how long it will take to accomplish the task it simplifies their decision making.
We prepare every litigation matter as if it will be presented to for trial. Since most cases settle, average lawyers never think about trial until it is almost upon them. We start every case by looking at the law that will govern the trial and we use the law to help draft our pleadings. Everything we do is geared toward convincing the fact finder to find in favor of our client. By preparing for trial, we help ensure the best possible settlements in those matters that are resolved outside of court.
Winning Trial Experience: At trial, we present an understandable, plausible theme of the case. We use audio/visual presentations that help the fact finder understand the facts and relevant law and reinforce our client’s theme. We show the judge or jury why he or they should return a verdict for our client. Sounds simple, but it takes years of experience to perfect.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Afrikaans, Tigringa
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|CEB Civil Litigation Advisory e-Panel||State Bar of California||2009|
|Principal||The Law Offices of Galen Gentry And Associates||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association IP Section||Chairman||2009 - 2013|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation Section||Executive Committee||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Trial Practice Inn of Court||Member||2008 - 2010|
|Beverly Hills Bars Association Intellectual Property and New Media Section||Executive Committee||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2000 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Business Law Sections||Member||1998 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|Stanton Schnepp v. Andrew Altchek and Jose Luna||$380,000 total judgment against defendants.|
|City of Compton v. Westchester Industrial Medical Services, Stephen Okonta, et al. TC022419||After a thirty day trial the jury returned a verdict for the City against the defendants for over 3 million dollars.|
|DNI-Allegre Foods, Inc. v. Allegre Foods, Inc.NC 054938||After trial the court awarded the plaintiff $438,000 in damages.|
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|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Tennessee||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law||International Law||N/A||N/A|
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