Ever since participating in a mock trial in elementary school I've wanted to be a trial attorney. Immediately after passing the bar exam on my first attempt, I opened up shop specializing in personal injury, insurance bad faith, and wage and hour class actions. Within a year I had the results to back up my passion.
Eleven months after opening I settled my first case for $257,500 against an insurance company in a bad faith action with only $21,000 in policy benefits at issue. A couple months later, and another $615,000.00 against an international product manufacturer, I knew I was on to something. We recently resolved a $250,000 medical malpractice case in favor of my client.
I am currently co-lead counsel on Moore v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and Martinez v. Guess?, Inc., wage & hour class actions with thousands of putative class members.
In addition, I am handling numerous auto accident, insurance bad faith, slip/trip and fall accidents, and other personal injury matters in both state and federal court.
Please contact my office today to discuss any legal issue or questions you may have. I always offer free initial consultations and handle most cases on a contingency basis. I take a personal interest in each of my cases, even the small ones, and work diligently towards resolution. I hope to hear from you soon!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|2013 Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2013|
|Staff Editor||Law Review||N/A|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Robert Dourian||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Waldron & Bragg||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Western San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2010 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||California is on the Winning Side of the Ultimate Fighting Battle||2008|
|University of La Verne College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Marin v. Lowe, $142,000 total||verdict|
|confidential med mal settlement $250,000.00||$250,000|
|$615,000 Keyser v. Confidential Manufacturer||$615,000|
|$257,500 confidential insurance bad faith settlement||Settled prior to MSJ hearing for $257,500|
|Moore v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.||class action co-lead counsel|
|Caldwell v. Chafin, et al.||settled for $58,000 in favor of client|
|case against Confidential Insurance Co. $150,000||$150,000.00|
Posted by Eric
Thu Apr 24 2014
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