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I'm as "solo" a practitioner of law that you will find, these days. I have been married for almost 26 years to a wonderful professional woman who was forced into early retirement from a career as a nurse and manager of a pain management clinic because of a degenerative disability. Thus, I practice law out of my home so I am also available to care for my wife when she needs me.
I have experience in many areas of civil law, including personal injury, business, real property, partnerships, and a smattering of cases involving family law, bankruptcy, and other general civil llitigation matters. I have handled cases (both my own and assisting other private practice attorneys) in many different areas of law, for both plaintiffs and defendants. I have also drafted appellate briefs, one of which resulted in a published opinion in the California Court of Appeal (4th District).
Although I am now in private solo practice, I have also worked for larger and smaller firms, including 2 years with Kayajanian, Furay, Baker & Hill, staff counsel firm for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (that firm no longer exists).
I do a lot of contract work, including making court appearances in Southern California courts in civil matters, misdemeanor criminal matters, and bankruptcy hearings.
I specialize in writing legal documents, from the simplest of pleadings to simple motions (such as discovery motions), more complex motions (such as Motions for Summary Judgment and oppositions to them), up to large-scale appellate briefs. Also, necessarily, I specialize in conducting the legal research which is vital to creating such documents.
For the practicing attorney, I can be an invaluable asset in that I can be available, upon relatively short notice, to assist in any or all aspects of complex litigation matters. I can appear in court for hearings in most civil matters, conduct research, handle depositions and discovery matters, research and draft motions and oppositions to motions, and assist in all aspects of trial preparation.
For the potential client, I am able and willing to accept cases which other attorneys may be too busy to handle, or which other attorneys might reject for other reasons. I will frequently accept cases for a much smaller retainer fee than is typical for specific types of legal matters, and can provide quality legal services for a much smaller hourly rate (when an hourly rate is required) than is typical for the type of services provided.
Hourly ($100-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|Western State University College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of California - Los Angeles||English/American Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|