Case Results

Personal Injury

● Represented parents in wrongful death matter of daughter against a major health care provider.

● Represented parents against insurance company to recover death benefits for deceased son, resulting in the recovery of policy limits, and additional sums for bad faith insurance practices.

● Represented husband and wife in a products liability matter against a national manufacturer following an explosion from a water heater resulting in serious burn injuries and permanent scarring, also involving recovery for the wife's loss of consortium claim.

● Represented mother and daughter, critically injured victims of a highway crash caused by the negligence of a drunk driver with recovery of policy limits from multiple insurance companies.

● Represented in federal court a cruise ship passenger who suffered injuries from spewing fire which erupted on deck from the engine of the foreign-registered cruise ship while sailing in international waters, causing severe emotional and psychological injury.

Labor/Employment

● Represented many former employees of fortune 500 companies in a wrongful termination actions, including those whose injuries were totally and permanently disabling resulting in a structured settlement for life.

● Represented key executives, including both the Founder/Chief Executive Officer and the President and members of the Board of Directors, in the equity merger negotiations, and drafting of buy-sell documents, including employment compensation and bonus agreements, stock option and purchase agreements.

● Represented terminated insurance representative in wrongful termination action resulting in jury verdict in excess of $700,000.

● Represented and negotiated player contract terms for professional athletes, including the National Football League.

● Represented numerous employees in discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights, termination, and retaliation claims, including against a prominent professional sports organization.

● Represented employees, including key executive of national health insurance company, involving breach of contract, religious discrimination, and severance claims.

● Represented estate of deceased visiting professor from foreign country who died after being denied medical benefits under an ERISA health benefit plan.

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt v. Lasheen, 603 F.3d 1166 (9th Cir. 2010);

485 Fed. Appx. 203 (9th Cir. 2012); 13-17143 (9th Cir. 2015); cert. denied, 578 U.S. ___(2016) .

Civil Litigation

● Represented oil company against claims of underground petroleum environmental contamination.

● Represented elderly couple against mortgage lender for age discrimination in lending action.

● Represented basketball league and executive against competitor, obtaining injunctive relief and monetary recovery for damages due to unfair competition and violation of trade secrets.