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A Record of Success

  • Case: Alex Borden vs. Michael Silvas
    Party Represented: Adversary Plaintiff Creditor
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed an adversary complaint to determine nondischargeability of certain debts against Defendant in the underlying bankruptcy case. The nondischargeability action sough a determination that a debt owed to Plaintiff based on a surcharge judgment in the amount of $1,031,214.98, plus accrued interest and attorneys' fees, is nondischargeable pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 523(a)(4).
    Result: Judgment in favor of Plaintiff of nondischargeable of surcharge judgment in the amount of $1,031,214.98, plus accrued interest and attorneys' fees.
  • Case: Plaintiff Constance Cook v. Defendant Gwendolyn Smith
    Party Represented: Plaintiff Landlord
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed an action for unlawful detainer in August 2009 for failure to pay rent. After a substantial amount of procedural delays based on the Defendant filing various motions, including, but not limited to, four motions to quash, two writs to the appellate court, one appeal to the appellate court, one petition to the California Supreme Court, and one motion to change venue, the matter was set for trial on October 27, 2010. At trial Plaintiff requested a judgment for all back due rent and treble damages for Defendant's malicious, willful, deliberate, and intentional holding over. Defendant defended the action claiming, inter alia, breach of the warranty of habitability and retaliatory eviction.
    Result: Judgment in favor of Plaintiff for all back due rent and treble damages in the amount of $49,635.96
    Appellate Decision: View the appellate opinion HERE
  • Case: Plaintiffs Vietnam Veterans, et. al. v. Defendants Central Intelligence Agency, et al.
    Party Represented: Third Party COL James Ketchum, (Ret.)
    Case Summary
    : Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief regarding participation in the Edgewood Arsenal experiments (also known as Project 112), which Plaintiffs allege are related to or part of CIA mind control programs after World War II, like MKULTRA
    Result: Defended COL James Ketchum, (Ret.) in depositions and document demand that requested voluminous documents from the 1950s to current that related to the Edgewood Arsenal experiments.
    Case: Plaintiff Creditor R. Marinace, et. al. v. Defendant Debtor B. Marinace
    Party Represented: Defendant Debtor
    Case Summary
    : Plaintiff Creditor filed an adversary proceeding against Defendant Debtor to revoke from discharge certain debts of Defendant Debtor totaling approximately $112,000.00.
    Result: Defendant Debtor filed Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff Creditor dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice two days before the hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • Case: Petitioner Father v. Respondent Mother
    Party Represented: Petitioner Father
    Case Summary: Petitioner Father brought action against Respondent Mother to terminate her parental rights regarding two minor children based on child abandonment.
    Result: Judgment in favor of Petitioner Father terminating Respondent Mother's parental rights.
  • Case: Plaintiff Extreme Sports Company v. Defendant Northern CA Resort & Spa
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Extreme Sports Company filed a civil lawsuit against a Northern CA Resort & Spa for damages arising out of a breach of an oral contract.
    Result: Arbitration award in favor of Plaintiff Extreme Sports Company for $50,000.
  • Case: Petitioner John Doe v. Respondent John Doe
    Party Represented: Respondent
    Case Summary: Petitioner filed for a restraining order against Respondent to stop alleged harassing behavior and threats of physical violence.
    Result: Court judgment in favor of Respondent denying restraining order.
  • Case: People of the State of California v. Defendant John Doe
    Party Represented: Defendant
    Case Summary: Defendant was charged with domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
    Result: Dismissal of all charges in favor of Defendant.
  • Case: Plaintiff Real Estate Broker v. Defendant Housing Development
    Party Represented: Defendant
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against a Housing Development for damages arising out of a breach of contract.
    Result: Settlement of entire matter for $100,000.
  • Case: Plaintiff John Doe Trust Beneficiary v. Defendants Jane Doe and John Doe
    Party Represented: Defendants
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant Jane Doe Trustee to invalidate a trust amendment on the grounds of undue influence and lack of capacity and Defendant Estate Planning Attorney for malpractice.
    Result: Summary Judgment in favor of all Defendants, affirmed on appeal.
  • Case: Plaintiff John Doe Trust Beneficiary II v. Defendants Jane Doe and John Doe
    Party Represented: Defendants
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant Jane and John Doe Trustee to invalidate a trust amendment on the grounds that it did not constitute a valid amendment to the trust and Defendant Estate Planning Attorney for malpractice.
    Result: Summary Judgment in favor of all Defendants, affirmed on appeal.
  • Case: Petitioner Jane Doe v. Respondent Jane Doe
    Party Represented: Respondent
    Case Summary: Petitioner filed for a restraining order against Respondent to stop alleged harassing behavior and threats of physical violence.
    Result: Court judgment in favor of Respondent denying restraining order.|
  • Case: Plaintiff Home Owner v. Defendant Construction Company
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against for breach of contract, negligence, and construction defects.
    Result: Arbitration award in favor of Plaintiff for $100,000.
  • Case: Plaintiff John Doe v. Defendant John Doe
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant for damages arising out of a breach of an oral contract.
    Result: Settlement of entire matter for $67,194.66.
  • Case: Plaintiff John Doe v. Defendant Financial Investment Corporation
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant for damages arising out of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
    Result: Settlement of entire matter for $30,000.
  • Case: Plaintiff Home Owner v. Defendant Northern California County
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant for damages from a landslide arising out of negligent care of a county road.
    Result: Settlement of entire matter for $30,000.
  • Case: Plaintiff Home Owner v. Defendant Mortgage Bank
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against Defendant for damages arising out of negligence, unfair business practices, unlawful foreclosure, and mortgage fraud.
    Result: Settlement of entire matter for enjoinment for foreclosure, principal reduction on balance of mortgage loan, and reduction of loan interest rate.
  • Case: Petitioner Laborers' Union v. Respondent Employer
    Party Represented: Respondent
    Case Summary: Respondent filed a substantial amount of unfair labor practice grievances with the National Labor Relations Board during the seven month time frame the parties were negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    Result: Dismissal of approximately 64% of the grievances, settlement of all remaining grievances, and successful negotiation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Union.
  • Case: Plaintiff Jane Doe v. Defendant John Doe
    Party Represented: Plaintiff
    Case Summary: Plaintiff and Defendant were non-marital cohabitants who were engaged in a marital like relationship for seventeen years. Plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit/"Marvin Action" against Defendant for damages arising out of a breach of an oral contract for support and division of property.
    Result: Mediated settlement of entire matter for $30,000.00.

* SOME OF THE LITIGANTS' REAL NAMES HAVE BEEN WITHHELD TO HELP PROTECT THEIR PRIVACY