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Lloyd Stewart Mann

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A San Fernando Valley-native, Mr. Mann received his Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California in 1979, and subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate in 1982.  As a law student, Mr. Mann acheived significant academic success, and was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Team.


Prior to co-founding Mann & Zarpas, Mr. Mann was an attorney with a law firm, which at the time, was the largest law firm in the San Fernando Valley. At that firm, Mr. Mann was the Director of the litigation section of the firm's business department, and was also one of the founders of that firm's San Gabriel Valley office. This leadership role, where Mr. Mann mentored younger attorneys, and guided them through numerous trials, provided Mr. Mann with extensive and priceless knowledge & expertise in the field of civil litigation. In Mr. Mann's first jury trial ever, he obtained a large seven figure judgment, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive damages.  The trial court Judge commented after the case that he had never seen a case where who the lawyer for a particular party was mattered as much, and contributed to victory, to such a degree as with the case of Mr. Mann and his client. The case was subsequently affirmed at the Court of Appeal level, and is viewed by many as a prime example of how to build a breach of fiduciary duty and fraud case, and how to present such a case to a jury. 


When Mr. Mann and his partner, also from the large San Fernando Valley firm, founded Mann & Zarpas, most of the business and litigation clients in the business department followed Mr. Mann and his client to the new firm of Mann & Zarpas, which is now 13 years old, and was  listed in the top 30 law firms by the Los Angeles Business Journal.  


After 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Mann strongly believes that there is a legal answer to every question, but also a practical response.  It is the practical response that requires an experienced practitioner, and only someone with substantial experience can help a client obtain the best possible result for the least amount of money and resources.  


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    33 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    33 years
  3. Business: 25%
    33 years


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    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Mann & Zarpas, LLP

15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 714
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AVVO ContributorAVVO2013
Retained as Regular Guest on Real Estate Radio ShowRadio Station KDAR, 98.3 FM, a service of Salem Communication2013
Million Dollar MemberMillion Dollar Member (Verdicts and Settlements)2012
Appointed Legal News EditorExaminer.Com2010
Appointed Legal News EditorExaminer.Com2009
Million Dollar MemberMillion Dollar Member (Verdicts and Settlements)2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Founding PartnerMann & Zarpas, LLP2000 - Present
Chairman of Business Dept Litigation SectionWasserman Comden & Casselman1988 - 2000
Bankruptcy AssociateGreenberg & Bass1986 - 1988
AssociateKarpel & Karpel1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Fashion AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
LeTip of EncinoMember2001 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Textile Professional ClubAttorney Member2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitN/A1987 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A1983 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2001 - 2004
San Gabriel Valley Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Real Estate ContaminationWe settled the case for the entire amount of the damages suffered by our client-in excess of $300,000.
Pizza Restaurant Chain Investors$1,600,000 judgment, including punitive damages, and our clients now own the disputed restaurant.
Victim of Sexual HarassmentSettled at mediation for $300,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Examiner.comUPS to write out check for $40,000,0002013
California Apparel NewsInterview with Lloyd S. Mann re Forever 21 Case2011
California Apparel NewsIntellectual Property Litigation Increasing2011
California Apparel LawSpeaking Unique Language of Apparel Industry2010
Los Angeles Business JournalTop 30 Law Firms in San Fernando Valley2010
Examiner.ComState of California Impacted by Budget Cuts2010
Leagle.ComReport of Lizaso v. Lizaso Case2010
Plainstite NewsTTAB Action to Be Filed2010
Los Angeles BlockshopperResidential Property Purchase2009
Fearnotlaw.ComReport of Eight Oxfords Case2007
BolivenPro CambridgeReport of DRDC Production v. Apple2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Universitat Salzburg Rechtswissenschaftliche FakultatInternational BusinessCertificate in International Business1982
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Southern California Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Real Estate HourCalifornia Legal Issues2013
Letip of EncinoCurrent Legal Developments in California2013
International Trade and the LawLegal Issues in International Trade2010
Monthly Real Estate MeetingTraps to Avoid for Real Estate Agents2000