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  1. Real Estate: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
  4. Government: 10%



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (10-33%)

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Rising StarSuperLawyersN/A
St. Thomas More Law Honor SocietyLoyola Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPierce Law Firm2008 - Present
PartnerMcCormick, Kidman & Behrens, LLP2006 - 2008
PartnerDemetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis1999 - 2006
AssociateMcCormick, Kidman & Behrens, LLP1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaSubsection Co-Chair2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
International Right of Way AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Planning & Environmental LawSpecial Benefits & Fair Market Value: The View From California2013
Los Angeles Daily JournalBaca: Defining Severance Damages in Part-Takings2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Perils of Public Improvement Projects2011
California Real Property JournalJudicial Takings: A Decision without a Decision2011
California Environmental Law ReporterClimate Change, Land Use & "Smart Growth"2008
California Real Property JournalCalifornia Supreme Court Addresses the Roles of Judge and Jury in Eminent Domain Cases2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Chapman UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section 35th Annual RetreatSeven Things That Every Real Property Practitioner Should Know About Eminent Domain2016
State Bar of California 88th Annual Meeting10 Things Non-Condemnation Lawyers Should Know About Eminent Domain2015
Eminent Domain Start to Finish, Trial Practice and StrategyEminent Domain Start to Finish, Trial Practice and Strategy2014
Eminent Domain Start to Finish, Trial Practice and StrategyEminent Domain Start to Finish, Trial Practice and Strategy2013
Traffic Adjudication InstitutePhoto Enforcement: Red Light and Speed2007
Eminent Domain in California: Policies & ProceduresEminent Domain in California: Policies & Procedures2007