Expert 27888 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience as a trial attorney specializing in legal malpractice, as well as real estate. My expertise includes: attorney malpractice arising out of both litigation and transactions, with a focus on the applicable community standard of care issues; construction defects; probate and trust; real estate broker agency non disclosure issues; negligence and misrepresentation claims; breach of lease agreements; limited partnership disputes; and creditor's rights suits including obtaining writs of attachment, writs of execution, temporary restraining orders, and preliminary injunctions. I have additional expertise on attorney fee disputes; ethics in violation of the California Rules of Professional Conduct; providing expert opinions on standard of care and breach of fiduciary duty claims; real estate disputes; lease agreements; standard of care for real estate brokers; non-disclosures in real estate sales; trust litigation; and will contests. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty; Improper drafting of settlement of injuries; Abandonment of plaintiff after settling P.I. claims; Violation of settlement agreement; Violation of Rules of Professional Conduct; Submission of the wrong contract, which was unsigned by the plaintiff; Negligence in failing to designate expert witnesses; Non-retention of an expert witness, non-disclosure of financial information, and poor cross-examination of expert witnesses; Reasonable value of fees incurred in handling a multi-year lawsuit; Lack of prosecution, failure to properly comply with NASD procedures, and violation of Business and Professions Code; Confidentiality – mishandling of jury selection, cross-examination, and burden of proof.


Professional Experiences




Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
JDLawUniversity of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

California State Bar
Specialty in Legal Malpractice Law

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel


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