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Gerald Sang Beum Ohn

Gerald Sang Beum Ohn

also known as Gerald S. Ohn

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Class Action, Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

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About Me

Gerald S. Ohn is an attorney with significant experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of litigation, including class actions, on behalf of individuals, businesses, corporations, and governmental entities in state and federal courts.


 


Mr. Ohn is a trial lawyer who has successfully conducted jury trials against major law firms. Mr. Ohn has also made winning oral arguments in appellate court. Accordingly, Mr. Ohn is well versed in all phases of litigation from inception through verdict and appeal.


 


AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS


 


Gerald S. Ohn was selected as a Rising Star for 2012 and 2013 by the Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. This distinction is given to only a very small percentage of California's attorneys each year. Attorneys are only considered for selection if they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement across numerous indicators. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


 


In 2012, Mr. Ohn was included in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Directory of Asian Pacific American Partners and Senior Attorneys in Major US Law Firms (the "NAPABA Partners Directory"). The NAPABA Partners Directory is the most comprehensive resource of its kind for some of the best lawyers practicing in the best law firms in the country.


 


In 2012, Gerald S. Ohn was admitted to The Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association in recognition of Mr. Ohn's outstanding dedication to the legal profession.


 


PREVIOUS POSITIONS


 


Prior to establishing the Law Offices of Gerald S. Ohn, Mr. Ohn was a Principal at a prominent law firm in the San Francisco area.


 


Mr. Ohn is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice in Los Angeles.


 


Mr. Ohn was a Litigation Associate at international law firms in Los Angeles.


 


Mr. Ohn was a clerk for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles.


 


Before law school, Mr. Ohn worked as a paralegal at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in Seoul, South Korea.


 


PUBLISHED DECISIONS


 



Harrington-Wisely v. State , 156 Cal. App. 4th 1488 (2007) (oral argument only).


Baird v. Alameida , 407 F. Supp. 2d 1134 (C.D. Cal. 2005).


 




PUBLICATIONS



 


Results from Mr. Ohn's trials and settlements were featured in the Verdicts & Settlements section of the Daily Journal on August 24, 2007 and June 22, 2012; and in Trials Digest on June 5, 2006, June 11, 2007 and June 25, 2012.


 



AREAS OF PRACTICE


 


Civil Rights


Class Actions


Business Litigation


Personal Injury


Employment Law


Anti-SLAPP Litigation


Trials


Appeals


 


EDUCATION





 


University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor
Mr. Ohn was an editor on the Michigan Journal of Race & Law; a guardian ad litem with the Child Advocacy Law Clinic; and a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.


 


Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies
Mr. Ohn was a member of the Korean Students Association and the Korean Cultural Association. Mr. Ohn was a student representative for the Korean American Association of Rhode Island.


 


Semester Abroad, Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea





 


BAR ADMISSIONS



 


California


Central District of California, United States District Court


Northern District of California, United States District Court


Eastern District of California, United States District Court


Southern District of California, United States District Court


Ninth Circuit, United States Court of Appeal


United States Supreme Court




 


RECENT CASES AND MATTERS


 



When a union member's medical records were mailed, during a union election campaign, to thousands of his coworkers by a union employee in violation of his civil rights, including under the Americans With Disabilities Act, he turned to Mr. Ohn to seek justice on his behalf. Utilizing cutting edge, aggressive and efficient litigation strategies for the union member plaintiff, Mr. Ohn defeated the union employee defendant's Anti-SLAPP motion after obtaining leave of Court to take her deposition, obtain documents and subpoena third party records; exhausted the union member's administrative remedies on his claims against the defendant union entities; and ultimately obtained a tremendous settlement at a very early stage of litigation for the union member plaintiff that included a substantial monetary recovery and injunctive relief. Trials Digest called this a "notable" settlement and featured it on the cover of the June 25, 2012 issue.


 


When a wheelchair bound individual applied in person to rent an apartment in Los Angeles, the apartment manager repeatedly informed him that he did not meet the financial requirements to be able to rent an apartment there. Then, after the disabled individual would submit documentation indicating that he met the qualifications reflected in the rental application and the apartment’s written policies, the apartment manager would change the qualifications or add new requirements in a blatant effort to prevent the handicapped individual from renting an apartment. The disabled plaintiff came to Mr. Ohn to fight for his rights. Mr. Ohn filed a housing discrimination lawsuit for violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Disabled Persons Act. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Ohn obtained a strong settlement on behalf of the handicapped plaintiff that included a monetary recovery and an agreement that the property owner and apartment management company defendants would change their policies and procedures and provide training to their employees regarding applicable housing discrimination and disability rights laws.


 


A California based company and its officers were sued by a former business partner and officer seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensatory damages for, among other things, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and violation of California's Unfair Competition law. With the trial in this California civil action scheduled to begin in less than two months, the company and its officer retained Mr. Ohn as trial counsel. Using aggressive and effective motion and deposition practice, Mr. Ohn obtained a highly favorable settlement for its clients of essentially one thousand dollars on the eve of trial.


 


When a California corporation and its Chief Executive Officer were sued by a much larger competitor under, among other things, California's unfair competition laws seeking monetary compensation, injunctive relief and punitive damages, they turned to Mr. Ohn. After taking just one deposition and utilizing aggressive and effective motion practice in this California civil action, the Law Offices of Gerald S. Ohn successfully obtained complete summary judgment in favor of its clients.



 

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Languages Spoken: English, Korean

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Class Action: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Matthew Craig Fendon

    Gerald Ohn is a fantastic class action lawyer. I highly recommend him due to his attention to detail and how he treats his clients. He provides top notch customer service.

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  • Ronald Daniel Hedding

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Gerald S Ohn, APC

1875 Century Park E Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2508

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200105/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Order of Distinguished AttorneysBeverly Hills Bar Association2012
Certificate of Congressional RecognitionUnited States Congresswoman2010
Certificate of AppreciationCalifornia State Assemblymember2010
Certificate of RecognitionPresident of Los Angeles City Council2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PrincipalLaw Offices of Gerald S. Ohn, APC2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
International Association of Korean LawyersMember2012 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember & Panel Attorney for Lawyer Referral Service2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Korean American Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaMember2008 - 2009
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay AreaMember2008 - 2009
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2008 - 2009
Korean American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Harrington-Wisely v. State , 156 Cal. App. 4th 1488 (2007) (oral argument only).Obtained favorable ruling on appeal
Baird v. Alameida , 407 F. Supp. 2d 1134 (C.D. Cal. 2005).Obtained favorable ruling on motion for summary judgment

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Daily JournalVerdicts & Settlements/TORTS/ADA/42 U.S.C. section 121122012
Trials DigestUnion discloses confidential medical information to member's co-workers2012
Daily JournalVerdicts & Settlements2007
Trials DigestPrisoner alleges deliberate indifference and excessive force after attempted escape2007
Trials DigestFormer inmate alleges violations of First and Eighth Amendment rights while in custody2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Brown UniversityEast Asian StudiesBachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual ConventionThe Art of Negotiation2013
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual ConventionNuts & Bolts of Starting Your Own Law Practice: Fundamentals and Practical Considerations2013
Remembering Sa-I-Gu/20th Anniversary of the 1992 LA RiotsMaster of Ceremonies2012
Korean American Democratic Committee Installation DinnerMaster of Ceremonies2012