Southern California Super Lawyers Articles

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'If I Ever Get in Trouble, Call Brian Sun'

Colleagues call the Jones Day attorney both relentless and a consummate gentleman

Featuring Brian A. Sun

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The Two Epiphanies of Bonnie Eskenazi

Clients compare the entertainment attorney to Evander Holyfield and the T-100

Featuring Bonnie E. Eskenazi

Representing Erin Andrews

Bruce Broillet and Scott Carr on the case heard ‘round the world

Featuring Scott H. Carr, …

Rescue Me

Bill Slaughter of Ojai finds people lost in the woods

Featuring William M. Slaughter

Creating Families

Evie Jeang takes international divorce and surrogacy to the next level

Featuring Evie P. Jeang

Team Players

Stubbs Alderton’s Preccelerator program is a legal boon for the tech boom

Featuring Scott W. Alderton

Diagnosis: Life

Alan Gurvey was given a second chance, and it’s been carpe diem ever since

Featuring Alan Gurvey

Discovery with Toni Jaramilla

Give Toni Jaramilla a double shot of espresso and Eskrima sticks, and watch out

Featuring Toni J. Jaramilla

Local Counsel with Louise A. LaMothe

Santa Barbara’s Louise LaMothe tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Featuring Malcolm McNeil

The Clerks

From Miranda to Booker: 40 years of historic and hilarious moments clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring Kenneth Ziffren, …

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The Great Promise

Moez Kaba, a first-generation Pakistani Muslim, reps clients from the LGBT community to a Koch brother

 

Featuring Moez M. Kaba

Tea With Ginsburg, Hiking With O’Connor

Two attorneys reminisce about their year clerking or the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring Theane Evangelis, …

New Game Plus

How Stephen McArthur turned his gaming passion into a niche practice

Featuring Stephen C. McArthur

Discovery with Sarah Fergusson Chambless

The Manatt associate boldly goes where no corporate and finance attorney has gone before

Featuring Sarah Fergusson Chambless

Local Counsel with Sara Kornblatt

The Gibbs Giden attorney tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Featuring Sara H. Kornblatt

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The Dignity Deposit

The personal harassment cases that made an employment attorney out of Genie Harrison

Featuring Genie Harrison

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The Grinders

The back-and-forth of John C. Taylor and David Ring

Featuring David M. Ring, …

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Kindred Spirits

Mia Yamamoto spent years working for social justice before finding it for herself

Featuring Mia Frances Yamamoto

L.A. Unconfidential

Nine top attorneys talk about practicing law from the 1950s to today

Featuring Avram Salkin, …

Boom

Did Claudia Ribet’s bicycle accident turn her into a better lawyer or just a better Californian?

Featuring Claudia Ribet

A Little Humanity

Civil rights attorney Ron Kaye leads the charge against malfeasance in law enforcement

Featuring Ronald O. Kaye

Uncle Bill

Robert F. Brennan talks ABOUT consumer law ... and UNCLE William J. Brennan Jr.

Featuring Robert F. Brennan

You Messed with the Wrong Marine

How elder abuse litigation attorney Kimberly Valentine transcended a tough upbringing to become a voice for the vulnerable

Featuring Kimberly Valentine

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The Five-Tool Player

Inspired by an injustice, bored by the CIA, business litigator Michelle J. Correll keeps moving

Featuring Michelle Correll

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Right Way for Right-of-Way

Eminent domain attorney and Expo Line advocate Bradford B. Kuhn on why the easiest way from Point A to Point B isn’t necessarily a straight line

Featuring Bradford B. Kuhn

The Return of Lenny Sanz

Employment plaintiff attorney Leonard H. Sansanowicz learned empathy as an actor opposite (among others) Steve Carrell

Featuring Leonard H. Sansanowicz

Prisoners of Wars

From Gitmo to Orange County, Cindy Pánuco fights for inmate rights

Featuring Cindy Panuco

Rescuing businesses and other animals

Lindsey L. Smith on the emotional burden of bankruptcy

Featuring Lindsey L. Smith

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‘Hey Chick, Want to Go to Court?’

An oral history of the good, the bad and the ugly experiences of the first wave of female attorneys

Featuring Patricia L. Glaser, …

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Stormer v. System

Dan Stormer likes fighting for people who need help

Featuring Dan L. Stormer

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Indubitably Holm

Top med-mal attorney Margaret Holm wants you to know she’s not that interesting

Featuring Margaret M. Holm

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The Talent Behind the Talent

Candace Carlo is like Teri Garr in a Game of Thrones town

Featuring Candace Carlo

A Hollywood (Hills) Ending

How Gregory L. Bentley and Inner City Law Center helped tenants who didn’t know their rights—or that they had any

Featuring Gregory L. Bentley

O Coach, My Coach

What Lester J. Friedman learned from John Wooden

Featuring Lester J. Friedman

Too Sexy for My … Job?

Employment defense attorney Samantha N. Hoffman, scion of a surfing clan, on gender-plus discrimination cases

Featuring Samantha N. Hoffman

Location, Location, Location

Real estate attorney Susan Lee Daly’s parents crossed the 38th parallel, then an ocean, to give her this opportunity

Featuring Susan L. Daly

The Golbert Report

Traveling the world and buying Chagalls with international tax attorney Albert S. Golbert

Featuring Albert S. Golbert

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Life After Life Without Parole

Marshall Camp successfully argued the first case under the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

Featuring Marshall A. Camp

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The Immigrant’s Story

Christy Han Mohan has one, and she says it’s the key to immigration law

Featuring Christy Han Mohan

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The Young and the Restless

PI plaintiff’s attorney Robert T. Simon hung a shingle at 29, but it’s his pretrial ritual that’s eye-opening

Featuring Robert T. Simon

Art and Craft

Julian André defends stolen art and due process

Featuring Julian Lucien Andre

Bon Appetit

Pity Jordan R. Bernstein; part of his job involves testing the best restaurants in the city

Featuring Jordan R. Bernstein

She Sold That Building

Crystal Lofing’s latest real estate deal involved Dodger Stadium

Featuring Crystal T. Lofing

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The Contrarians

Aitken•Aitken•Cohn takes on Disneyland, mountain lions, and hit-and-run executives

Featuring Wylie A. Aitken

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A Deal is a Deal

M&A attorney Brian J. McCarthy leads on mergers involving Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm

Featuring Brian J. McCarthy

Frank Rogozienski

The Ethicist and the Economist

Heather L. Rosing, professional liability lawyer and CFO, is both

Featuring Heather L. Rosing

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Tenacious E

As a child, Evan A. Jenness stood up to schoolyard bullies; as a criminal defense lawyer, she stands up to government overreach

Featuring Evan A. Jenness

Casino Royale

John A. O’Malley argued the case of a lifetime against billionaire Sheldon Adelson

Featuring John A. O'Malley

Cities Attorney

Sonia Carvalho has been city attorney for Yorba Linda, Azusa, Colton, Claremont and now Santa Ana

Featuring Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Tough Crowd

Timothy Coates’ stint as a comedian helps when he argues before the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring Timothy T. Coates

Courthouse Triage

How N. Denise Taylor helped LA County deal with cutbacks

Featuring N. Denise Taylor

Grounded in Aviation Law

Former pilot Ronald L. M. Goldman represents air crash victims, but one of his first clients was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century

Featuring Ronald L.M. Goldman

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Understanding the Business

On the job with employment defense attorney Sabrina A. Beldner

Featuring Sabrina A. Beldner

An American Lawyer in Paris

Every summer, Brian Recor turns into “un avocat”

Featuring Brian Recor

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To Dream a Dream of Family Law

Michael Maguire won a Tony for leading a failed revolution in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables; now he helps those with failed marriages

Featuring Michael L. Maguire

Back Pay

Ruth D. Kahn works with Holocaust survivors

 

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

John Quinn and David Quinto, of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, general counsel and lawyer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, get ready for their close-up

Featuring David W. Quinto, …

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Billion-Dollar Man

Commercial real estate lawyer Stuart Graiwer navigates the global financial meltdown

Featuring Stuart A. Graiwer

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The Thief, His Wife & Her Lawyer

Marc Miles successfully defended the widow of an alleged Ponzi schemer; but the case wasn’t over

Featuring Marc P. Miles

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Faer, Focused

Laura Faer, statewide education director at Public Counsel, knew what she wanted to do in high school and never wavered

Featuring Laura Faer

Love and Bankruptcy

David Stern and Robert Pfister help same-sex couples with that ‘richer or poorer’ vow

Featuring David M. Stern, …

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The Calming Force

Why Michael Tuchin calls bankruptcy ‘the emergency medicine of law’

Featuring Michael L. Tuchin

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Most Likely to Succeed

How family law lawyer Judith Forman went from ‘highly educated Mom’ to knocking out Muhammad Ali

Featuring Judith R. Forman

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Common-Sense Approach

Securities litigator Philip Aidikoff knows what’s inside the box

Featuring Philip M. Aidikoff

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Cop Land

Former public defender John Barnett has carved a niche practice representing the police

Featuring John Barnett

Angela’s Case

Between setting up an office in LA and setting world records in swimming, Dan Stephenson helped set a young girl free

Featuring Daniel J. Stephenson

Counter Rhythms

Paul F. Cohen hears them in jazz and the law

Featuring Paul F. Cohen

Wanted: Shades of Gray

IP and business litigator Adrian Pruetz, whose eponymous firm merged with Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro last November, talks about preparing witnesses, debriefing juries, and the perceived advantage of being a female attorney

Featuring Adrian M. Pruetz

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Disney’s GC Works His Magic

Alan Braverman, general counsel at The Walt Disney Co., has an instinct for what’s around the corner

 

Felix Sanchez

Bleeding Dodger Blue

Recent Texas transplant Victoria Cook has already made a splash in the McCourt divorce case

 

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Controlled Risk

Construction lawyer Jay Freedman keeps things steady during the real estate crisis

Featuring Jay B. Freedman

The Entertainment Lawyer is with the Band

Christiane Cargill Kinney gets creative while helping the creative

Featuring Christiane Cargill Kinney

The Robe

Kelly Chang Rickert on being the girl who’s blindfolded with the justice scales

Featuring Kelly Chang Rickert

His Way

For employment lawyer Perry Smith, songwriting is just a hobby; but that didn’t stop American Idol from calling

Featuring Perry G. Smith

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Fearless

Sara Azari fled Khomeini-era Iran, practiced law in Rio and defends the worst of the worst

Featuring Sara Azari

From O.J. to Skilling

Dan Petrocelli on how to handle the high-profile cases

Featuring Daniel M. Petrocelli

Compassion for the Client

Amy Fisch Solomon takes on Bayer, Disney and the ‘learned intermediary defense’

Featuring Amy Fisch Solomon

Making Deals Happen

In junior high, Brian Weinhart sold hair dryers to secretaries; now he makes multimillion-dollar deals

Featuring Brian S. Weinhart

The Problem Solver

Brian Kabateck’s grandparents survived the Armenian genocide; now he represents the descendants of those who didn’t

Featuring Brian S. Kabateck

Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels Just as Good

Howard Krepack tries to keep L.A. roads safe for bicyclists

 

It’ll Be Back

Howard Weg and David Shemano see the Terminator franchise through two bankruptcies

Featuring David B. Shemano, …

‘Take Your Violin and Go Back to Vienna!’

Entertainment lawyer Eric Weissmann, of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall, on fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, becoming friends with Gene Wilder, and being called ‘a rotten son of a bitch’ by Burt Lancaster

Featuring Eric Weissmann

Team David

David C. Friedman helps Summit Entertainment release the Twilight series and more

 

The Professor of Defamation

When the Queen of Soul—yes, Aretha—felt she was libeled, she called Michael Niborski

Featuring Michael J. Niborski

Kid Stuff

Few lawyers do more to advocate for the rights of children than Andrea Heyn

Featuring Andrea Goldsmith Heyn

Ice Man

Playing hockey as a kid taught Pascal Benyamini to never give up

Featuring Pascal Benyamini

Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

Personal injury lawyer Robert Jarchi, for one

Featuring Robert D. Jarchi

After Disaster Strikes

Keith Griffin helps victims of tragedy piece their lives back together

Featuring Keith D. Griffin

The Very Busy World of Matt Kline

A young lawyer is tapped to help rewrite America’s war powers legislation

Featuring Matthew T. Kline

Keeping White Collars Clean

After a stint in the ultra-intense U.S. attorney’s office, nothing fazes criminal defense lawyer David Willingham

Featuring David K. Willingham

The Right Fit

Former insurance defense lawyer and shoe salesman Robert Clayton finds his niche on the plaintiff side

Featuring Robert R. Clayton

Class Dismissed

Drew Hansen was a lock-down defender on the court at the University of Utah, and is one again at Arent Fox

Featuring Drew R. Hansen

Class Act(ion)

Rahul Ravipudi digs in for consumers and wins on a huge scale

Featuring Rahul Ravipudi

Episco-Pal

Jeremy Rosen

Featuring Jeremy B. Rosen

The Jock

Vered Yakovee

Featuring Vered N. Yakovee

Life After Emmy

Todd Harrison

Featuring Todd Harrison

Rescued by an Ark

Lan Quach

Featuring Lan T. Quach

Bingham’s Nuclear Weapon

How Marshall Grossman parlayed a $5 overcharge into a powerhouse career

Featuring Marshall B. Grossman

Schmoozing His Way to Century City

Scott Edelman’s cases have happy endings

Featuring Scott A. Edelman

A Bit of a Rebel with a Bit of a Cause

Schuyler Moore’s life would make a great movie; but would he watch it?

Featuring Schuyler M. Moore

Magic Johnson

In 2000, Channing Johnson helped a church buy the Forum, and his life changed forever

Featuring Channing D. Johnson

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Gail Title knows, and she fights to protect the authors’ rights

 

The Smoking Gun Detective

The understated, underrated Mark Robinson’s outrageously creative research pays dividends

Featuring Mark P. Robinson, Jr.

When Every Day Is Earth Day

These four lawyers spend their lives toiling to keep a righteous balance between the needs of the environment and the demands of business and government

Featuring Joel R. Reynolds

Walking in Hammurabi’s Footsteps

When he's not winning cases, Najeeb Nabil Khoury studies Islamic philosophy

Featuring Najeeb N. Khoury

The Scourge of KPMG

Compared with Michael Avenatti's previous work—politics under Rahm Emanuel—life in the courtroom is a breeze

Featuring Michael J. Avenatti

Didn’t Abraham Lincoln End Slavery?

Here's Chang(e) you can believe in

Featuring Esther Chang Weese

Fighting For a Green World

Truth and beauty, says Jesse Chavez, are all he knows and all he needs to know

 

Nu, So Sue

What keeps Nu Usaha motivated? A psychic paycheck

Featuring Wankanok (Nu) Usaha

Enlarging the ‘Family’ in Family Law

Long before Proposition 8, Jeffrey Bollinger was working to legalize same-sex marriage

Featuring Jeffrey Bollinger

The Businessman’s Best Friend

Jeffrey Glassman had to lose a million dollars to learn how to become a success

Featuring Jeffrey R. Glassman

Are You Running With Me, Justices?

Meet three attorneys on the fast track

Featuring Damian D. Capozzola, …

Win or Lose. Then Draw

Marc Jacobs knows that people laugh at him. It's part of his job

Featuring Marc R. Jacobs

A Man in a Big Hurry

Patrick Avakian is hooked on speed

Featuring Patrick Avakian

Jacqueline Harding’s Emmy

How does a labor lawyer win television's highest honor?

Featuring Jacqueline J. Harding

That’s My Life Up There on the Stage!

For public defender John Littrell, the line between theater and real life got a little blurred

Featuring John Littrell

The Young and the Restless

At 36 years old, Jonathan Anschell stepped into the hot seat at CBS

Featuring Jonathan H. Anschell

It’s Hot When You Face the Broiler

Bruce Broillet knows how to weave dreams and win cases

Featuring Bruce A. Broillet

How Steven Spielberg Turned the Nicest Guy in Hollywood into a Shark

Bruce Ramer may be the loneliest Republican in America

Featuring Bruce M. Ramer

King of the Tabloids

Mark Geragos is on the front page as often as his high-profile clients

Featuring Mark Geragos

The Nina Chronicles

Nina Shaw helped found one of Hollywood's most important law firms

Featuring Nina L. Shaw

How Anti-Semitism Inspired the Creation of a Los Angeles Institution

Philip Glusker celebrates Greenberg Glusker's 50th year

 

What Becomes a Legend Most?

Arthur Greenberg celebrates Greenberg Glusker's 50th anniversary

 

The Young and the Restless

At 36 years old, Jonathan Anschell stepped into the hot seat at CBS

Featuring Jonathan H. Anschell

The Man Who Would De-Fang Divorce

Steve Mindel thinks you shouldn't have to part with your money when you part with your spouse

Featuring Steven A. Mindel

Confessions of a Former Couch Potato

Lawrence Jacobson goes from the sofa to swimming with the sharks

Featuring Lawrence H. Jacobson

I Remember Mamaliga

For Andrei Iancu, the good ol' days are now

Featuring Andrei Iancu

Conquering Cancer Together

Lori Loo and son Quinten work in tandem to beat an awful foe

Featuring Lori A. Loo

What to Expect from the Supreme Court

Eddie Lazarus' newest book reveals hitherto unknown machinations behind the nation's highest court

 

Barefoot in Bali

David Neale says deep sea diving makes him a better lawyer

Featuring David L. Neale

Q&A with Robert Hertzberg

After a long and successful political career, including years as the speaker of the California Assembly, Robert Hertzberg reflects on having settled into his law practice.

 

The Braided Lives of Cunningham and Lazenby

How two East Coast guys became West Coast best friends        

Featuring Richard A. Lazenby, …

Every Man’s a King

Alexis Neely brings the Rockefeller treatment to the common guy        

 

The Supreme Court Whisperer

Jean-Claude André's high court trifecta        

Featuring Jean-Claude Andre

Why Did Carol Burnett Sue Over That?

Jean-Paul Jassy and the fight for free speech  

Featuring Jean-Paul Jassy

U.N./L.A.

Patriotic clichés are easy to spout. But for three young Los Angeles-area attorneys, immigration to this country really did grant them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Featuring Rita M. Diaz, …

Why Wayne Brady Would Make A Great Lawyer

Douglas Lief brings his improv skills to the courtroom  

Featuring Douglas J. Lief

Reach Out and Touch Someone

Dad checks in from Iraq  

Featuring Sharyn M. Fisk

The Accidental Do-Gooder

How Seth Levy fell into trying to save the world  

Featuring Seth D. Levy

(Un)signed, Sealed, Delivered

Even Tom Girardi depends on the kindness of strangers

Featuring Thomas V. Girardi

Why is the National Enquirer Afraid of This Man?

Martin Singer may be a mad dog, but he’s crazy like a fox

Featuring Martin D. Singer

The Max Factor in Mediation

Bringing beauty to the business of law

Featuring Max Factor III

The Noodge

The passion of David Lash

Featuring David A. Lash

How Do You Fill the Shoes of a Giant?

Randy McMurray grows Johnnie Cochran’s L.A. office 

Featuring Randy H. McMurray

From Crosswords to the Courtroom

Stacy Phillips’ reading includes complex financial documents and iffy national gossip rags

Featuring Stacy D. Phillips

You Can Take the Boy Out of Ebbets Field But You Can’t Take Ebbets Field Out of the Boy

Don Burris has created an A1 museum to the Dodgers—in his own home.

Featuring Donald S. Burris

George Hedges and the Lost City of Ubar Is Not a Movie Title: It’s His Life

How a curious entertainment lawyer became Indiana Jones

 

From the Courtroom to a Republic Pictures Ranch

Greg Stone is one of California’s last real cowboys

Featuring Gregory E. Stone

Far From the Ho Hum

Charles Rettig’s friendship with Don Ho was a meeting of like minds

Featuring Charles P. Rettig

Second Career, First Love

Jeffry L. Weiler and Richard A. Killworth married their old professions with their new calling

Featuring Richard A. Killworth

For Abusive Employers, The Dai Has Been Cast

Cornelia Dai, along with her good karma Pasadena law firm, doesn’t just hate injustice; she changes its course

Featuring Cornelia H. Dai

Michael Baroni Hates Big Law Bills

By keeping lawsuit costs low, and thinking like a businessman, this general counsel has presided over a doubling of company revenues

Featuring Michael L. Baroni

Alex Kohner and the Naked Truth

Connected? Kohner’s pals and his family helped propel him to success

Featuring Alexander P. Kohner

Freud, Socrates and Glass LLP

David Glass is a whole new kind of family lawyer

Featuring David J. Glass

How to Win at Poker and Never Play a Hand

Shaun C. Clark takes a gamble on the World Poker Tour

Featuring Shaun C. Clark

Whom to Partner With for Your Family Law Practice? Family, Of Course

Scott Klopert and Debra Ravden practice family law. Doubly so.

Featuring Scott M. Klopert, …

It Takes an INS Lawyer to Know an INS Lawyer

Laura Wytsma devotes several hundred pro bono hours to immigration and asylum cases

Featuring Laura A. Wytsma

Clark Kent’s Pal Finds Genuine Drama in the Courtroom

Deborah M. Parker made waves in court instead of Hollywood

Featuring Deborah M. Parker

The Survivor

You think lasting a few weeks on an island is tough? Corporate counsel John Schulman has been with Warner Bros. for two decades, and counting

 

The Mayor's Right-Hand Man

Thomas Saenz is helping shape a new Los Angeles

 

The Magician of Hopeless Causes

Welcome to the Winston McKesson files of formerly lost cases

Featuring Winston K. McKesson

The Early Bird

Sorrell Trope gets the worm (and Nicole Kidman, Cary Grant, etc.)

 

The Backstop

Nothing gets by the former college catcher Brad Brian

Featuring Brad D. Brian

Taking Down an American Icon

Larry Feldman takes on "bet-the-farm" cases, including one against Michael Jackson

Featuring Larry R. Feldman

Ms. Glacier, I Presume?

Patricia Glaser grew up with dreams of playing for the Yankees. Now she plays a different kind of hardball

Featuring Patricia L. Glaser

The Supreme Thrill

These six attorneys argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring Paul L. Hoffman, …

Is a Hamburger Man's Best Friend?

Orly Degani wants to speed up the evolution of animal rights

Featuring Orly Degani

Recovering Klimt

Randol Schoenberg's perfect (12-tone) legal ear shepherds a $300 million win

Featuring E. Randol Schoenberg

Portrait of the Lawyer as a Young Arts-Lover

Mitch Mitchell doesn't just represent artists and writers, he is one himself

 

Trial and Error

A desperate career move led Denis Crawford to switch sides

 

The Realist

Everything Brian Dunn needed to know about the law he learned from Johnnie Cochran

Featuring Brian T. Dunn

When Becoming a Christian Earns the Death Penalty

Ben Davidson knows too well the perils of living in Iran

Featuring Ben M. Davidson

Nothing Scares Luan Tran Anymore

Tran fled war-torn Vietnam and barely survived the boat ride to freedom

Featuring K. Luan Tran

Defending Tookie

Sandra Smith Thayer recalls visiting Stanley “Tookie” Williams on San Quentin’s Death Row 

Featuring Sandra S. Thayer

Commercial Litigation? Sometimes It's Downright Grisham-esque

Tellis became immersed in an investment fraud case involving a Middle East investment firm

Featuring Roland K. Tellis

The People's Republic of Ginger

Ginger Heyman Pigott feels the legal world could use a few more rimshots

Featuring Ginger Heyman Pigott

Born to Serve

Providing free legal assistance to more than 10,000 low-income people is precisely what she had her eye on

 

Irena Loves Art

Raskin combined her profession with her lifelong love of the arts

Featuring Irena Raskin

Our Man at the United Nations

When Robert O’Brien speaks, the world listens

Featuring Robert C. O'Brien

A G-Man Turns to Law

Daniel Hoffer traded his badge for a briefcase

Featuring Daniel P. Hoffer

The 5-foot-1-inch Giant-Killer

How diminutive Debra Yang took on L.A.’s bad guys and won

Featuring Debra Wong Yang

Shaman At the Negotiating Table

Want to jump-start your career? Get fired by Michael Jackson

Featuring John G. Branca

Does Brian Panish Ever Lose?

A recent win against the City of San Francisco brngs his $1 million win total past the 100 mark

Featuring Brian J. Panish

Rosalind Russell and Me

“My, my, my, what an eager little mind,” said Rosalind of Jan

Featuring Jan Lawrence Handzlik

Stein Brings Down the Studios

Why would one man be foolish enough to take on the major Hollywood studios?

Featuring Stanton "Larry" Stein

How Robert Nachshin Got His Groove Back

How did a man happily married for three decades become the divorce king?

Featuring Robert J. Nachshin

Son of the Vampire

Bela Lugosi took his famous father’s advice and steered clear of show biz

Featuring Bela G. Lugosi

Suits and Sequins

Susan Rabin is no stranger to larger-than-life stars like Conan O’Brien

Featuring Susan Rabin

Kun's Poor Monster

Michael Kun’s hobby got him nominated for a Pulitzer

Featuring Michael S. Kun

Pursuing Excellence, Three Steps at a Time

Irving Greines' second career

 

The Man of Many Faces

A chance encounter turned Kevin Duffis into an actor

 

Madame President

How Karen Nobumoto survived a year of sleeplessness and reformed the State Bar

 

Food Fighter

Daron Watts wants to change the diet of African Americans across the nation

Featuring Daron Watts

Dude!

Greg Weisman’s surfing days helped launch his career

Featuring Gregory N. Weisman

Honor Thy Father, Thy Mother and America’s Environmental Laws

Chen’s parents cringed at her choice to become a lawyer, now they bask in their daughter’s success

Featuring Patricia J. Chen

Don't Mess with the Bulldog

Jeff Lenkov’s clients love him, and it’s not just because of the pet rocks

Featuring Jeffrey M. Lenkov

Let My History Go!

Seth Gerber fights for the return of a Chabad treasure trove

Featuring Seth M. Gerber

Stephanie Does Divorce

Rule #1: ALWAYS watch out for the children

Featuring Stephanie I. Blum

Why Brad Small Just Loves Desperate Housewives

The small screen? Small’s screen

Featuring Bradley S. Small

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Dan Grunfeld makes his childhood wish come true

Featuring Daniel Grunfeld

Does That Star Spangled Banner Yet Wave?

A tearful Julie Wotasik receives the battle flag from Parris honoring her deceased son

Featuring R. Rex Parris

A Jury of One’s Peers

Orange County’s Peer Court program gives juveniles a glimpse at justice

Featuring Tiffanny M. Brosnan

The Legend of the Hitler Mercedes

Jeffrey Swedo helps settle a piece of racing history

 

Curb Your Prosecution

Todd Melnik tracked down the Curb Your Enthusiasm footage that proved Juan Catalan’s innocence

 

Grilling George Foreman

How Henry Holmes helped create one of the most successful product introductions of the era

Featuring Henry W. Holmes, Jr.

Unbelievable Batting Averages

Three L.A. lawyers who can’t seem to lose

Featuring Michael J. Piuze, …

No Secrets: Fighting for the Press’s Right to Know

From O.J. to Oklahoma City, Kelli Sager keeps the courts open

Featuring Kelli L. Sager

Watching Over the City of Dreams

Theme parks and movies and politics, oh my

 

Behind Door One: Torture Behind Door Two: Deportation

Mona Patel-Sikora opens a third door for abused immigrant women

 

The Man Who Wrote the Bible

David Nimmer knows copyright law … and Winnie the Pooh

Featuring David Nimmer

A Human Rights Stop in Venice Beach

The Burmese generals ask: What’s wrong with a little forced labor?

Featuring Paul L. Hoffman

Spider-Man's Savior

Carole Handler’s very apt appellation

Featuring Carole E. Handler

Video Games Will Rot Your Brain

For Damon Watson, playing games is serious business

 

Sod Almighty

All Seriousness Aside

 

Stop! In the Name of Love

Between patent infringement discussions, Robert Benson had a vision

 

The Child was Father of the Lawyer

The birth of his first son moved Mark Teuton to become an attorney

 

The Blog Corporations Click

Sarbanes-Oxley a barrel of monkeys? Well, almost, for Michael O’Sullivan

 

Nothing Plain About His Plaintiffs

Kevin Boyle sides with the little guy — and he’s darn proud of it

 

The Man Who Pitched Three Strikes

Republican activist Michael Reynolds was moved to political action after the murder of his sister

 

Looking for YLLOGRL

Having grown up in Chinatown and armed with a law degree and a good mind, Judy Lam has a mission: to help her community

 

Morgan Chu: Whose Spectacular Successes Are Nothing to Sneeze At!

Even the mighty Microsoft fell after this high school dropout took after it

Featuring Morgan Chu

Bert Fields' Greatest Hits

The archetypal Hollywood lawyer, Fields takes no prisoners when representing his famous clients

Featuring Bertram Fields

A Screenwriter Hits Paydirt

Danny Kuchuck sells his screenplay and finds a new best friend — lawyer Jeff Frankel

 

Auschwitz Didn’t Issue Death Certificates

Lisa Stern sued Italy’s largest insurance company on behalf of her grandfather-in-law, who died in a Nazi concentration camp — and every Holocaust victim was a winner

 

The Many Hats of Mr. Hill

James is every mother’s fondest dream — a doctor and a lawyer

 

Being Religious: It's the New Coolest Thing

All across allegedly godless L.A., lawyers are finding solace in their religion

 

LA's First Chicano Mayor?

Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is a politician in forward motion

 

The Accidental Filmmaker

Patricia Kinaga just wanted to document victims of domestic violence – instead she wound up being nominated for an Emmy

 

The Warrior Poet

Because he had to get some demons out of his psyche, Chuck Patterson discovered he was a poet

 

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