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Antonio K Kizzie

Civil rights Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 6 years
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Antonio

Learn Antonio’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    30%
    Wrongful death, excessive force, false arrest, police shooting, police brutality, disability, race, gender, age and sexuality discrimination.

  2. Entertainment
    25%
    Music, film, movie, TV and new media litigation and transactions/contracts. Trademarks and Copyright litigation.

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Catastrophic tort/injuries, negligence, car accident, intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    Catastrophic tort/injuries, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Experienced and savvy Los Angeles civil rights and entertainment litigation/transactional attorney. 

Antonio K. Kizzie is an associate in the litigation group of Ivie, McNeill, & Wyatt (“IMW”), focusing on civil rights, personal injury, entertainment litigation/transactions, business formation/litigation, real estate litigation, and criminal defense. As a litigator, Mr. Kizzie handles all aspects of litigation including drafting and responding to pleadings, discovery, and trial preparation. Having obtained several favorable verdicts Mr. Kizzie is experienced in conducting civil and criminal trials, as well as researching and preparing pleadings including motions to compel, demurrers, oppositions, complaints, answers, and summary judgment motions.

In 2008, Mr. Kizzie received his Bachelors of Arts in Legal Communications from Howard University (“HU”) in Washington, D.C. At HU, he became the first Richard D. Parsons Time Warner Cable Scholar, received a full HU Academic Legacy Scholarship, was a Rhodes Scholar nominee, and is featured on the John H. Johnson School of Communications Hall of Fame. Mr. Kizzie was also a participant in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute, Diversity Leadership Program, and the American Institute of Foreign Study in Granada, Spain, where he developed a conversational fluency in Spanish. While in undergrad, Mr. Kizzie interned at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Communications and the Executive Office of the D.C. Superior Courts.

Mr. Kizzie received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Mr. Kizzie participated in the Jones Day Moot Court competition, served as the Co-Chair of the UCLA Black Law Student’s Association, volunteered with the El Centro Legal Prisoner Re-entry Legal Clinic, served as a graduate professional mentor with UCLA School of Law Outreach, coordinated the Sixth Annual UCLA Law Firm Diversity Reception, and was an articles editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Kizzie worked as a research assistant to a UCLA Law Professor, and as a law clerk for California Lawyers for the Arts, the Cochran Firm, Viacom-BET Networks Business and Legal Affairs, and as an intern with Creative Artists Agency. During law school, Mr. Kizzie was a two-time recipient of the John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship, received the Illinois Judicial Counsel Scholarship, and was featured as a panellist in several programs, including the UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program.

Before joining IMW, Mr. Kizzie was a Deputy City Attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Metropolitan Branch, where he successfully conducted several criminal trials in Los Angeles Superior Court. Additionally, Mr. Kizzie had several years of experience as a legal assistant for the Occhipinti Law Group, where he drafted and revised production, split songwriter, executive producer and side artist contracts in the music and television industries. In this position, Mr. Kizzie also prepared all requisite legal documentation for the formation of various legal entities, including LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and trademarks.

Mr. Kizzie’s community activities consist largely of his involvement with the John M. Langston Bar Association, where he served for two years on the board as the law student liaison to all the law schools in the greater Los Angeles area. He currently serves as the Youth Outreach Program Co-Chair, where he develops programs that help elementary and high school students from underserved communities gain exposure to practicing attorneys, law students, and provides them information to assist in their college endeavours. Mr. Kizzie also continues his activities as a mentor to law students, and has assisted dozens of college students successfully navigate the LSAT and law school application process.

Location

Snell & Wilmer
350 South Grand Ave
Ste 3100
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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Reviews

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Posted by George Verduzco | January 9, 2024
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Triumphant
Antonio, was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable and professional in dealing with us. The case turned out beautifully. Glad to have worked with such a wonderful attorney. The atmosphere Antonio created was so positive we loved it ! Thank You George Verduzco
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
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Mr. Plunkett
I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Kizzie assigned to represent me in a work related federal civil case. Mr. Kizzie was always well organized, prepared, and demonstrated that he was always several steps ahead of opposing council. Mr. Kizzie was very efficient, and addressed all relevant elements of my case with integrity and honesty. In my 20 year career in law I have spent hundreds of hours in court. in my professional opinion Mr. Kizzie is one of the best lawyers I've ever seen in litigation. Although Mr. Kizzie was appointed to me through my employer, he would be my first choice if I ever needed personal representation. Thank You Antonio.
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Posted by Jason | August 25, 2022
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Business owner
Antonio Kizzie has consistently helped my multiple businesses with numerous legal issues. Whether it be consulting or taking charge of the matter, he is always above board on his knowledge and approach on handling the situation.
Posted by Matthew | August 24, 2022
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Extensive Legal Knowledge &
Mr. Kizzie has personally represented my company and me for nearly half a decade. His knowledge of the legal process and his insight into legal strategy are exceptional. Whether you are looking for legal services for yourself or your company, you will be in excellent hands with Anotonio on your team. I can not stress enough how important it has been for me to have such a clear-headed and intelligent lawyer on my side. I highly recommend Mr. Kizzie and his firm's legal services. He is well worth the call if you feel uncertain about your legal future even in the slightest.
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Posted by Chris | August 20, 2022
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Administrator
Our County agency’s demands are extremely unique and demanding. Mr. Kizzie’s handle and grasp of the issues that keep me up at night keep him up at night. He consistent trial victories and successful dismissal motions prove time and time again that his strategies work.
Posted by Chris | August 19, 2022
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Hard working trial lawyer who wins!
I was a defendant in a civil rights lawsuit, and the plaintiff and his attorney were trying to destroy me with a web of lies and distortions. Antonio was my attorney and he and his team did an amazing job uncovering the truth and communicating it to the jury during a stressful week long federal trial. The jury verdict was in my favor, and I was fortunate to have Antonio in my corner.
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Posted by John | September 28, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Antonio was my attorney on a very important case and he did an exceptional job. He is probably the most prepared attorney that I have ever dealt with. He was very professional and was also very open to learning everything about the case that would help him. He went above and beyond for me. Even though we won are case if we had lost it still would have been and excellent experience with Antonio. In closing Antonio takes a lot of pride in representing his clients and win or lose I wouldn't want any other Attorney representing me.
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Posted by Matt | June 7, 2021
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Film Producer
I have worked with a lot of lawyers in my profession and I can honestly say that Antonio is the best. His legal knowledge of the industry as well as his ability to foresee potential issues is impeccable. I would highly recommend Antonio and the entire Ivie, McNeill, Wyatt, Purcell & Diggs firm for any legal matter that you or your company is facing. He has been with me for over five years and I can rest assured that I am in good hands for the decades to come.
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Posted by Rodney | March 8, 2019
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Political Consultant
Mr. Kizzie helped me with a highly challenging and complex matter. He was professional, responsive, and helped to put my mind at ease during an emotionally upsetting time in my life. I would recommend him without reservation. He is a dynamic advocate and a true super attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
I had the privilege of being represented by an outstanding attorney Mr. Antonio Kizzie during a multi million dollar federal law suit. His confidence and demeanor throughout the case was encouraging. Antonio’s diligency and eagerness to prepare for success was impressive. Thank you Antonio for your hard work and assistance during this case. Excellent Job. I would highly recommend Antonio Kizzie without regard.
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Posted by Marissa | May 15, 2018
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The Best Attorney There Is!
I hired Antonio to review and negotiate a complex agreement on my behalf. He was patient, thorough, and explained every aspect of the agreement with me and made sure I understood the conditions. He aggressively negotiated the contract on my behalf, and added clauses to protect me and my business interests. I was able to get pretty much all that he requested, and I am beyond happy with his services. He is truly amazing to work with, very responsive and keeps you abreast of the progress at every turn. We couldn’t be happier!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
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Federal Lawsuit
Antonio represented me in a high profile, multimillion dollar federal lawsuit. I have been sued in the past and I have never had an attorney work harder for me then Antonio has. Antonio helped me prepare for testifying and made sure I understood the process. Antonio gave me his personal cell phone number, so I could contact him directly with any question. He made me feel like family and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2017
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Mr. Kizzie is a keen legal mind who possesses a truly amazing work ethic
I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Antonio Kizzie's outstanding legal representation. He worked tirelessly to ensure that he and those he represented were fully prepared for every step of the legal process. He made himself available to clients at nearly all hours of the day and night. He fought relentlessly to protect our interests, both in and out of court. Ultimately, there is no substitute for success. Mr. Antonio Kizzie successfully represented me in a civil suit, resulting in a unanimous jury verdict. I believe that this rising legal star has the training, education and experience to provide some of the best legal representation in Los Angeles. Most importantly, he is a good man who can be trusted.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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Great lawyer!
Mr. Kizzie represented me as a defendant in a civil rights case involving a complex real estate transaction which was fraudulent. He was amazing at cutting through all the "BS" in the plaintiff's allegations, and zeroing in on the facts and what really mattered. Thanks to Mr. Kizzie, the case was dismissed after two years of contentious and exhausting litigation. If you want a smart, hardworking attorney who will get to the truth, Mr. Kizzie can be counted on to get it done.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2017
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Stress Free and Professional!
I had an unexpected DUI case in 2012 and I was beyond scared, confused and extremely embarrassed about my situation. A close friend at the time recommended I reach out to Mr. Kizzie for help! After a brief introduction/consultation I immediately felt comforted and confident that my case was in great hands. Antonio was very professional! He provided updates regarding the status of my case and explained the entire process in full detail so that I could understand. He got my DUI knocked down to a wet reckless! The overall experience was scary but in the end i'm TRULY thankful to have had such a kind and helpful lawyer. HE'S YOUR GUY!!!
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Posted by David Yun | February 3, 2017
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Victory & Justice!! Against the Goliath: LAPD.
If you're reading this, it's because something happened unexpectedly and you're either seeking protection, some type of covering, or just flat out demanding for justice to be served. I was there on multiple occasions, on various ends of that spectrum and realistically, if you've lived in or near LA for at least 5-10 years, you'll find yourself looking for an attorney one way or another. Some of you may have seen our story in the news (CBS/KCAL/ABC7), or on social media (Facebook/YouTube/Twitter) earlier last year…and for those who haven't, here it is. My mother was wrongfully pulled over in a Koreatown church parking lot at 6am while en route to morning prayer. Long story short, she had her face bashed on the concrete floor by two LAPD officers who took her down, then rewrote the incident report favorably for their compliance and then admitted MY MOM into a psychiatric hospital which is where my dad picked her up and took her home. Talk about waking up to bad news. Anyhow, this happened in April 2016 and it's Jan 2017 now, and we are celebrating our victory in this case against the LAPD with Mr. Antonio Kizzie. He’s your attorney of choice in every way possible. His tenacity alone will set him apart from the majority, but his loving and gentle heart makes the dynamic so pleasurable and fulfilling that you can trust your entire family in his hands. He's gone above and beyond what's expected, and I'm truly grateful for our relationship, this victory, but most importantly being able to hope in great attorneys again!! Thank you so much Mr. Antonio Kizzie! 2 Thumbs Up, Five Star Attorney all the way!
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
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Representation of Attorney Kizzie
Mr. Kizzie is the utmost PROFESSIONAL! His preparation as well as making sure I was prepared for cross examining questions, made me feel beyond confident in his ability to win the case. He was very diligent and aggressive in his approach. We won in an unanimous decision in Federal court. He is highly recommended!!!!
Posted by Lindsey | August 9, 2016
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Works as a team
Antonio provided great service and bedside manner during the nightmare that turned out to be my legal case. In the end, he followed through and we attained better results than ever thought possible! Antonio is highly recommended from one professional to another. He does his job and corresponds with his clients clearly and quickly. He never pushes his clients, but informs that it's always "your decision". An issue we had prior to Antonio when searching for a lawyer was finding one who had compassion and dedication. Many lawyers are long working "seen it all" types. They assume and just want to get the money and run. Antonio truly enjoys what he does and it shows through his intelligence and actions. He helped me through one of the roughest times in my life- and really you need the highest available help and not just a legal side. Just call this guy. He will exceed anyone's expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2016
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LIFE SAVER!!!
I retained Antonio for a civil litigation matter that I had following an auto collision. After my accident I was completely shaken and suffered numerous injuries that required ongoing surgical procedures. Mr. Kizzie represented me with the utmost integrity and compassion as well as ensured I received more than sufficient compensation for my unfortunate event. I truly thank Antonio Kizzie and his entire law firm (Ivie McNeil and Wyatt) for all of their continuous efforts and the unbelievable litigation they provided for me during my most vulnerable time. The manner in which Antonio presented my case as well as ensured I understood every step of my legal process is the exact reason I have and will continuously refer him and his firm for all legal matters. There is no way I could ever show my gratitude for everything he did for me as legal counsel and a sincerely genuine individual but I know he is a resource that can never be replaced. Thank you again for all your assistance Mr. Antonio Kizzie and I know anyone who is represented by you will get the best legal services the world can offer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2016
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Police misconduct/civil rights
Mr. Kizzie is an advocate for civil rights and justice. He is a smart, talented, caring, supportive and aggressive lawyer. I suffered greatly due to the misconduct of a couple of police officers while visiting from out of town. I was scared to seek legal help, and Mr. Kizzie quickly put me at ease. I was impressed with the work he and his team did as they were considering taking the case. I was also impressed with his knowledge of civil rights law and his instant grasp of the technicalities of the situation. I thought the statute of limitations had expired making it impossible for me to file a lawsuit given the 7 months it took for the Police Internal Affairs Department to review my complaint. He also took time and really listened to me with great empathy. He clearly explained his fee structure and was responsive to my calls and emails in a timely manner. This was an extremely stressful matter, and Mr. Kizzie assured me that all I had to do was work on getting better, and that I had nothing to worry about from a legal point of view. He would take care of all of that. He filed such a powerful complaint demanding a trial that we settled out of court within two months (with Rodney Diggs negotiating the actual settlement). I highly recommend him and his team.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices
  • 2022 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt
  • 2012 - 2022
  • DUI Prosecutor
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office- Metro
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • BET
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern- Music Business/Legal Affairs
  • Creative Artists Agency Los Angeles, Ca
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Lawyer Referral Service Clerk
  • California Lawyers For The Arts
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Occhipinti Law Group
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Research Assistant
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Executive Intern
  • Executive Office of D.C. Superior Court
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Office of Communications Intern
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • Howard University
  • B. A. magna cum laude
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OY v. CLA
  • $300,000 obtained for civil rights client.
  • EC v. CSB
  • $45,000 obtained for civil rights client.
  • AC v. CG
  • $80,000 obtained for civil rights client
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Associations

  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Community Outreach Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Youth Outreach Program Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 President's Award for Service
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Service Appreciation
  • City of Compton
  • 2015
  • 2013 President's Award for Service
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Scholarship
  • Illinois Judicial Counsel
  • 2012
  • Richard D. Parson TWC Scholar
  • Time Warner Cable
  • 2007
  • Academic Legacy Scholarship
  • Howard University
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • Legal Career Day/Civil Rights
  • 2016
  • 2nd Annual Langston Legal Clinic
  • Know Your Civil Rights
  • 2016
  • 2016 Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium
  • Youth and Justice
  • 2016
  • Powerbrunch LA
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2015
  • 1st Annual John M. Langston Bar Association Legal Clinic
  • "Know Your Civil Rights"
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (8)
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Civil rights Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I can tell that he is very dedicated to Civil Rights and all the other areas of law that he practices!!!"
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Kizzie is a tenacious and hard-working litigator. I have personally witnessed him dedicate thousands of hours on behalf of his clients. Mr. Kizzie is the type of attorney who will work when other attorneys are asleep. With Mr. Kizzie as your attorney, you will always be a step ahead of the competition. Additionally, Mr. Kizzie is very intelligent, an excellent oral advocate, and, quite simply, a fantastic attorney. Finally, Mr. Kizzie possesses a great heart and truly empathizes for his clients. He fights hard for his client; any client is lucky to have him as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is smart and vicious in terms of litigation strategy; yet he is compassionate and caring of his clients and their cases. He works extremely hard and I would recommend this attorney."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Antonio K Kizzie. He is hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients success. A respected member in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kizzie is an experienced, smart, zealous advocate who gets results. I especially recommend Mr. Kizzie in the area of Civil Rights litigation."
Entertainment Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Antonio if a fantastic trial attorney. Having seen him in trial I can confidently say he has a superb presence both in front of the judge and the jury. Highly recommended attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"KIZZIE is exceptional attorney. He is diligent in regards to his tasks and very detail oriented when it comes to discovery and research. He does great work and gets excellent results."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Extremely bright attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney that gets very good results"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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