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Jack Chammas is a California attorney since 1996. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and then received his Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California. He started his own law practice in 1996 and gained his experience representing clients in many aspects of the law including business law, business litigation, criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, and torts.


 


After two years into his private practice, Jack joined a California Based Corporation as its in-house General Counsel. What started out as a small business venture eventually became the experience of his lifetime. Within ten years of working as General Counsel, the company grew exponentially to a multi-million dollar institution operating in over 49 States. As General Counsel, Jack Chammas (1) Researched and interviewed outside counsel; (2) Negotiated fee agreements with law firms; (3) Managed, reviewed and controlled billing; (4) Participated in discovery, court hearings, arbitration and settlement hearings; (5) Drafted and Monitored all contracts with clients, vendors, and independent contractors; (6) Handled Entire Risk Management Department for Corporation; (7) Handled Human Resource Compliance matters including: background checks, hiring, firing, employee disciplinary matters as well as employee releases, exit agreements and termination; (8) Handled, organized and maintained all corporate books, records and securities as well as government filings and compliance.


 


Recently, Jack was involved in complex commercial litigation and commercial breach of contract cases. He has represented clients in federal and state courts. He actively participated in State and Federal multi-million complex business litigation cases against major Fortune 500 publicly traded companies. One of the cases resulted in a $16 Million Dollars jury verdict. He is particularly skilled at simplifying complex matters for presentation to courts and juries. He prides himself on offering efficient and quality service and strongly believes that building a law practice is not about billable hours but about client trust.


 


Los Angeles business attorney Jack Chammas brings the real-world experience necessary to effectively guide corporate clients through the complicated maze of regulations and corporate formalities that govern the modern business relationship. In addition, his creative, personal approach coupled with sound business acumen led him to serve as board-level executive and General Counsel to Los Angeles area corporations both private and non-profit. He established the Chammas Law Office in order to impart personal attention and cost-effective business, business litigation, and labor / employment law solutions to California corporate clients without the overhead and multi-tiered staffing that are endemic to larger firms.


 


Through his partnering relationships with other law firms, Jack Chammas brings the skills of many other knowledgeable and talented lawyers to work on client matters where specialty skills may be of valuable assistance.


 


 Jack Chammas has actively served several non-profit organizations and has received multiple commendations for his dedication and work to the community. He is general counsel to the Archdiocese of his Church and is legal consultant to seven constituent churches in Western United States. 
 


CHAMMAS OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL


 


Jack Chammas has created an exclusive program designed to provide all the services & resources of corporate General Counsel without the dedicated payroll expenses and overhead associated with full-time representation. In other words, "Outsourcing an In-House..." Check it out at www.chammaslaw.com


 


 


 

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Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 50%
    20 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    20 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    20 years

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  • Jeffrey Alan Coleman

    I represented a co-defendant of Jack's client in a complex shareholder dispute that went to litigation. Jack's efforts resulted in the resolution of the case when it looked certain to go to trial. He is an effective litigator and a trustworthy ally.

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Contact info

109 E. Harvard Street, Suite 305
Glendale, CA, 91205

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199611/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationJudges of the Los Angeles Superior Court2014
Judge James A Kaddo AwardArab American Lawyers Association2013
Certificate of AppreciationJudges of the Los Angeles Superior Court2013
Certificate of AppreciationJudges of the Los Angeles Superior Court2012
Recognition of Outstanding ServiceSt. Peter Orthodox Church2011
Certificate of AppreciationLebanese American Foundation, Inc.2009
Outstanding Service to CommunityCity of Los Angeles2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyChammas Law Office, APLC1996 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember2000 - Present
US District Court Central District of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
US Court of Appeals - 9th CircuitMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993