I have been practicing law for 25 years and I am just as passionate now as I was when I began in 1994. My experience over two decades in the legal arena is extremely diverse based upon a wide variety of matters including civil litigation in Court and transactional (contract) preparation and disputes, business formation and consultation, corporate matters, and all real estate matters including property disputes, quiet title actions and purchase and sale agreements, and Homeowner Association disputes, employment law and estate planning and administration.
Originally from Los Angeles, I have been fortunate to be involved with some very high profile matters including the O.J. Simpson civil action in which we were successful in obtaining a civil judgment against O.J. Simpson in the Wrongful Death matter in Santa Monica, California. I was also involved in the successful representation of the Hot Air Balloon litigants and defended my clients successfully in various litigation matters as well as have brought claims on behalf of clients in the Superior Court of California.
I am fortunate to receive the Top Lawyer Award from Palm Springs Life Magazine every year including 2018 for Business Law and Real Estate Law in prior years.
My law office services all of Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties. I look forward to meeting with you to assist and resolve any and all of your matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2018|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2017|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2016|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|The Infamous Bird Award||Desert Bar Association||2005|
|Owner||Rhona S. Kauffman, Attorney||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Desert Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Desert Symphony||Board of Directors||2004 - Present|
|Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inns of Court||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Inns of Court||Former Board of Directors||2002 - 2004|
|Whittier College School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Southern California||Graduate - Legal||1986|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Inns of Court||Obamacare||2014|
|Farmers Insurance Claims||Civil Litigation||2004|
|JCM Farming v. Fantasy Balloon Flights, et al.||Successfull- JCM Farm was forced to dismiss the action.|
|Ron Goldman v. O.J. Simpson||Civil Victory|
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Tue Aug 13 2019
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