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Gerald Sang Beum Ohn

Civil rights Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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also known as Gerald S. Ohn


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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

 

For 3 years in a row from 2012 to 2014, Gerald S. Ohn was selected as a Rising Star 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, June 22, 2012, March 14, 2014 and December 12, 2014; and in Trials Digest on June 5, 2006, June 11, 2007 and June 25, 2012.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

Civil Rights

Class Actions & Mass Torts

Antitrust & Unfair Practices

Consumer Protection

Business Litigation

Personal Injury

Employment Law

Anti-SLAPP Litigation

Real Estate 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

 

Gerald S. Ohn and his co-counsel were appointed as Class Counsel in a consumer class action on behalf of over 80,000 consumers across the United States of America and obtained final approval of a national class settlement with a total economic value of over $2 Million and injunctive relief.  In this regard, the California Superior Court Judge presiding over this complex class action litigation noted that Mr. Ohn displayed a high level of skill in presenting complicated and difficult legal issues and that his efforts in this action and the results obtained provided great value in the public interest.

 

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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Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/30/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Gerald S Ohn, APC
3435 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

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Straightforward, Honest and Effective!
Gerald swiftly resolved our case in our favor. He was highly effective and honest throughout and always made himself available to answer our questions or concerns. He ensured we were prepared and up to date on the case at all times. I highly and strongly recommend Gerald Ohn!

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Work Experience

  • Managing Principal
  • Law Offices of Gerald S. Ohn, APC
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Brown University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • 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

Associations

  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Korean Community Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member & Panel Attorney for Lawyer Referral Service
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • President of Los Angeles City Council
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • California State Assemblymember
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition
  • United States Congresswoman
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Daily Journal
  • Verdict & Settlements/Consumer Law
  • 2014
  • Daily Journal
  • Verdicts & Settlements/Civil Rights
  • 2014
  • Daily Journal
  • Verdicts & Settlements/TORTS/ADA/42 U.S.C. section 12112
  • 2012
  • Trials Digest
  • Union discloses confidential medical information to member's co-workers
  • 2012
  • Daily Journal
  • Verdicts & Settlements
  • 2007
  • Trials Digest
  • Prisoner alleges deliberate indifference and excessive force after attempted escape
  • 2007
  • Trials Digest
  • Former inmate alleges violations of First and Eighth Amendment rights while in custody
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Against Government Entities
  • 2014
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Art of Negotiation: A Learn-by-doing Opportunity
  • 2014
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Nuts & Bolts of Starting Your Own Law Practice: Fundamentals and Practical Considerations
  • 2013
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • 2013
  • Korean American Democratic Committee Installation Dinner
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2012
  • Remembering Sa-I-Gu/20th Anniversary of the 1992 LA Riots
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Gerry for nearly 15 years since we worked together during the first part of our careers. Simply put, Gerry is an excellent attorney -- brilliant and ethical, compassionate with clients and effective in the courtroom. He's a good attorney and a good person. Gerry comes with my unconditional highest endorsement."
Class action Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerry Ohn is hard-working, dedicated to his clients' needs, and a real professional. He's a real asset to his clients and the legal profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerald is an excellent lawyer and litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gerald is competent, professional and effective. Highly recommend."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerald is a fellow lawyer in the community and a friend. He is one of the finest attorneys I know and is highly regarded in both the civil rights and class action fields for his skill and tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients."
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Los Angeles Civil rights Lawyer Gerald Sang Beum Ohn
Gerald Sang Beum Ohn
Civil rights Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 21 years
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