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  1. Land Use & Zoning: 70%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    37 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($500-550/hour), contingent (15-25%)

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Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP

300 S. Grand Ave.
37th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-3109


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers (Eminent Domain)Best Lawyers2008
Certificate of Appreciation as volunteer ADR NeutralN/A2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHill, Farrer & Burrill LLP1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Childrens Hospital Los AngelesTrustee2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationChairman, Eminent Domain Committee of Litigation Section2010 - Present
Chancery ClubMember2009 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2003 - Present
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property Section, Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation SubsectionCo-chair1997 - 1999
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Law Valuation CommitteeChairman1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cuna Mutual Insurance v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2003) 108 Cal.App.4th 382Judgment for plaintiff; settled thereafter
Hawthorne Red. Agency v. Force Electronics (1997) 55 Cal.App.4th 622Substantial verdict in Force's favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationThe Law of Eminent Domain, California Section2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of CaliforniaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Litigation SeminarDirect and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses2008
Annual Litigation SeminarCross Examination of the Appraisal Witness2006
Annual Meeting of Real Property SectionCurrent Issues in Inverse Condemnation 1999