Jack Chammas is a California attorney since 1996. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and then received his Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California. He started his own law practice in 1996 and gained his experience representing clients in many aspects of the law including business law, business litigation, criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, and torts.
After two years into his private practice, Jack joined a California Based Corporation as its in-house General Counsel. What started out as a small business venture eventually became the experience of his lifetime. Within ten years of working as General Counsel, the company grew exponentially to a multi-million dollar institution operating in over 49 States. As General Counsel, Jack Chammas (1) Researched and interviewed outside counsel; (2) Negotiated fee agreements with law firms; (3) Managed, reviewed and controlled billing; (4) Participated in discovery, court hearings, arbitration and settlement hearings; (5) Drafted and Monitored all contracts with clients, vendors, and independent contractors; (6) Handled Entire Risk Management Department for Corporation; (7) Handled Human Resource Compliance matters including: background checks, hiring, firing, employee disciplinary matters as well as employee releases, exit agreements and termination; (8) Handled, organized and maintained all corporate books, records and securities as well as government filings and compliance.
Recently, Jack was involved in complex commercial litigation and commercial breach of contract cases. He has represented clients in federal and state courts. He actively participated in State and Federal multi-million complex business litigation cases against major Fortune 500 publicly traded companies. One of the cases resulted in a $16 Million Dollars jury verdict. He is particularly skilled at simplifying complex matters for presentation to courts and juries. He prides himself on offering efficient and quality service and strongly believes that building a law practice is not about billable hours but about client trust.
Los Angeles business attorney Jack Chammas brings the real-world experience necessary to effectively guide corporate clients through the complicated maze of regulations and corporate formalities that govern the modern business relationship. In addition, his creative, personal approach coupled with sound business acumen led him to serve as board-level executive and General Counsel to Los Angeles area corporations both private and non-profit. He established the Chammas Law Office in order to impart personal attention and cost-effective business, business litigation, and labor / employment law solutions to California corporate clients without the overhead and multi-tiered staffing that are endemic to larger firms.
Through his partnering relationships with other law firms, Jack Chammas brings the skills of many other knowledgeable and talented lawyers to work on client matters where specialty skills may be of valuable assistance.
Jack Chammas has actively served several non-profit organizations and has received multiple commendations for his dedication and work to the community. He is general counsel to the Archdiocese of his Church and is legal consultant to seven constituent churches in Western United States.
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Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French
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Jeffrey Coleman, Litigation Attorney
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I represented a co-defendant of Jack's client in a complex shareholder dispute that went to litigation. Jack's efforts resulted in the resolution of the case when it looked certain to go to trial. He is an effective litigator and a trustworthy ally.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court||2014|
|Judge James A Kaddo Award||Arab American Lawyers Association||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court||2013|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court||2012|
|Recognition of Outstanding Service||St. Peter Orthodox Church||2011|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Lebanese American Foundation, Inc.||2009|
|Outstanding Service to Community||City of Los Angeles||2009|
|Managing Attorney||Chammas Law Office, APLC||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||2000 - Present|
|US District Court Central District of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|US Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit||Member||1997 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Western State Univ COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Southern California||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|