Practice AreasSetting standards for the legal profession
- Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Misconduct
- Business Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Fee Disputes & Arbitration
- Expert Witness & Consulting
Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Misconduct Negligence
The firm is highly regarded for its work in prosecution and defense of legal malpractice cases, and has been a leader in that field since the 1980s.
The firm handles all aspects of cases involving lawyer misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty, trust accounting, misappropriation and other ethical breaches. Members of the firm have served, and continue to serve on the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, and the ethics committees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.
The firm handles high stakes business disputes and trials. Representative cases have involved litigation of claims relating to commercial real estate leases and development, contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims in business and real estate ventures, lawyer misconduct, professional negligence, conspiracy and theft of computer information.
Real Estate Litigation
The firm represents clients in real estate and lease disputes and litigation involving commercial and residential properties, as well as wrongful foreclosure actions.
Fee Disputes & Arbitration
The firm represents law firms and non-lawyer clients in lawyer-client fee disputes as well as proceedings under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration programs administered by The State Bar of California and local county bar organizations. Members of the firm have served on the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, and the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, and also serve as fee arbitrators for such programs.
Expert Witness & Consulting
The firm provides ethics consultation for both plaintiff and defense, and expert witness services in lawyer conduct, legal malpractice cases, attorney-client fee disputes, mandatory fee arbitration and evaluation of fees in attorney fee motions.