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About Me

This is my 40th year as a lawyer in Los Angeles.  I have represented 1000's of clients in State & Federal courts.  My firm handles both small & large cases with a goal of obtaining the max value for each case we litigate. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 55%
    41 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    41 years, 3 thousand cases



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Contact Info

Binder & Associates Attorneys At Law

283 S. Lake Ave, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Binder & Associates

251 S. Lake Ave, Suite 920
Pasadena, CA, 91101




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Souther California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2012
Souther California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2011
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2011
Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
Souther California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Souther California Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2007
Life time awardNational Registry of Who's Who2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Counsel/FounderBinder & Associates1978 - Present
AttorneyGalisky & Rubino1974 - 1978
Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtAttorney Member1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pasadena Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Diekmann v.s State of CalifSettled for $1,366,923
Confidential SettlementSettled for $13,480,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalWhy Plaintiff's lawyers do not want tort reform2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
California State University, Los AngelesN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1967
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Speakers nightWorker's Compensation a general review1992