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Erik Velie is an attorney for the Business and Real Estate Group in Los Angeles. Erik's practice primarily involves the representation of individual and commercial entities in civil litigation and transactional matters. He represents litigation related clients in matters involving commercial and contractual disputes, real estate disputes, internet disputes, employment, tort and personal injury claims, bankruptcy and corporate, partnership, and shareholder disputes. Erik also represents clients in transactional matters in the areas of real estate, general business and construction.ADMITTED:California Bar, 2007


Federal Bar, 2007EDUCATION:University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.


San Diego State University, B.S. Finance, magna cum laude


Oxford University, Balliol College of Economics (study abroad program)AREAS OF PRACTICE:ADA Defense






Class Action Defense


Collections/Creditors' Rights


Construction Law


Employment Law


Entity Formation (Corporations, Partnerships, LLP, LLC)


Homeowner Association Representation


Intellectual Property Disputes


Landlord/Tenant Commercial


Landlord/Tenant Residential


Lease Negotiations (Commercial)


Personal Injury


Property Disputes/Easements


Purchase/Sale Transactions


Real Estate and Business Litigation


Real Estate and Business Transactions


Small Claims Case Preparation


Trademark LawPROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:Judicial Extern, United States Bankruptcy Court


Board Member and Secretary, Downtown Los Angeles County Bar Association


Member, California Bar Association


Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


Member, Riverside County Bar Association


Member, Building Owners and Managers Association



SPECIAL AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:Awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®


Selected as a 2014 & 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers


Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Corporate: 10%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Shawn S. Kerendian

    I've known Erik for a long time. Erik is a skilled attorney with an impressive knowledge of litigation, whom I regularly consult with when I have complex legal issues on my own cases. I have also personally hired Erik when I needed an attorney, and he has exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Erik for any legal matter.


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Contact info

Kimball Tirey & St. John, LLP

555 South Flower, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselKimball Tirey & St. John, LLP2007 - Present
Senior AttorneyCohen & Richardson, PC2010 - 2012
AssociateLobb & Cliff, LLP2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Downtown Los Angeles Bar AssociationSecretary and Board Member2014 - 2016
California Apartment AssociationMember2014 - 2016
BOMAMember2013 - 2016
FreemasonMember2012 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dickman v. KTSSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Motion to DismissMotion to Dismiss2015
KTS WebsiteBed Bug Class Actions Spreading To California2015
KTS Website - Legal AlertSanta Monica Buyout Agreements2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Oxford UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Diego State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Training Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLPSexual Harassment2015