I. IMMIGRATION LAW PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
As the grandson/great-grandson of immigrants to the United States of America, I understand and appreciate the contributions which generations upon generations of immigrants have made to our land of opportunity.
From I.M. Pei to Andrew Carnegie, Felix Frankfurter to Carlos Santana, Claudette Colbert to Henry Kissinger, and Albert Einstein to Hakeem Olajuwon, immigrants have made indelible imprints on our nation's architecture, business, law, music, performing arts, politics, science and sports.
I have dedicated my practice of immigration law to assist current and future generations of immigrants in pursuing their respective American Dreams and in continuing to add value to our great country.
II. PERSONAL INJURY AND CIVIL LITIGATION LAW PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Injured individuals and aggrieved plaintiffs are entitled to competent legal representation at the claims stage, and if necessary, during litigation so that
they may recover the sums to which they are legally entitled.
I thoroughly analyze theories of liability and document the categories of applicable compensation, while keeping my clients fully informed of the case developments - from inception to conclusion.
Client satisfaction with the process and ultimate outcome of the claim or lawsuit is of paramount importance to me.
III. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
I have found that the vast majority of civil disputes can be resolved without having to incur the headaches associated with litigation: cost, time, stress and uncertainty of outcome.
As an Arbitrator, I deliver a fully reasoned Decision promptly after the conclusion of each case.
My sole focus as a Mediator is on dispute resolution, and I do not consider my services to be complete until the parties have signed a binding Settlement Agreement.
IV. VICTIMS OF CRIME LAW PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
I believe that victims of crime who cannot otherwise afford legal representation are entitled to assistance so that the indignities that they have suffered can be redressed.
Therefore, in the spirit of community service, I represent such victims before the California Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation - ADR Neutral||Los Angeles Superior Court||2008|
|Commendation - Community Service||Long Beach Bar Association||2008|
|Certificate of Appreciation - ADR Neutral||Los Angeles Superior Court||2007|
|Certificate of Appreciation - ADR Neutral||Los Angeles Superior Court||2006|
|Certificate of Appreciation - Chapter City Committee Member||The Tulane Alumni Association||1999|
|Certif of Appreciation - Arbitrator/Mediator/Settlement Officer||Los Angeles County Superior And Municipal Courts||1998|
|Young Alumni Volunteer Of The Year||Tulane University||1996|
|President/CEO||Edward W. Pilot, A Professional Corporation||2003 - Present|
|Sole Proprietor||Law Offices Of Edward W. Pilot||1997 - 2003|
|Attorney At Law||Sabo & Deitsch; Hawkins Delafield & Wood; Sabo & Green||1988 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1988 - Present|
|National Hockey League Players' Association||Certified NHLPA Player Agent||2001 - 2002|
|D. Dabo v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General - U.S. Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Case No. 05-72685||The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit remanded D. Dabo's Asylum Application for a new evidentiary hearing and merits determination.|
|In The Matter Of C. Soh - A 095-317-309||The Honorable Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn of the Los Angeles, California Immigration Court granted C. Soh's Application For Asylum.|
|In The Matter Of A. Kamara - A 75-746-969||The Honorable Immigration Judge David C. Anderson of the Los Angeles, California Immigration Court granted A. Kamara's Motion To Reopen and his Application For Adjustment Of Status.|
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|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Problems With Record Lead To New Hearing in Asylum Case||2010|
|Los Angeles Times||Too Many Cases, Too Few Judges||2008|
|Los Angeles Times||Experts Criticize Judge’s Deportation Threat||2006|
|Los Angeles Times||Staying Put When Visas Expire||2006|
|Los Angeles Times||Some Immigrants Meet Harsh Face Of Justice||2006|
|Los Angeles Times||Immigrant Pleas Crushing Federal Appellate Courts||2005|
|Los Angeles Times||Afraid To Go Home, Reaching Out To America||2005|
|Los Angeles Times||Cruise Not Gay, Court Rules In Actor’s Lawsuit||2001|
|San Bernardino Sun||Court Backs IVDA In Contract Dispute||1995|
|San Bernardino Sun||IVDA Plans Review Of Affirmative Action Policy||1995|
|Redlands Daily Facts||Judge Upholds IVDA Contract To Local Firm||1995|
|Victor Valley Daily Press||Hearing On Base Postponed||1994|
|Victor Valley Daily Press||Court Order Stalls VVEDA Base Lease||1994|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Tulane University Law School||Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Pepperdine University School of Business||Immigration Law||2011|
|Celestial Church of Christ Community Outreach Program||Asylum, Withholding and Torture Convention Relief||2010|
|Malawi Business Expo||Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas||2008|