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Community News – March 2018

Chernoff Law Firm, PC, a leading civil litigation law firm based in Scottsdale, has opened an office in Irvine. The new office expands the firm’s litigation practice and allows it to provide a broader reach for its clients, according to founding shareholder Mark D. Chernoff. The firm’s new offices are located at 19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 1000, Irvine, CA 92612.

“Our clients have interests that extend beyond Arizona, often in Southern California. Being able to address their needs in California provides added value and convenience. Our new Irvine office gives us the opportunity to satisfy our clients’ needs and gives them continuity of a single professional relationship in both states,” said Mr. Chernoff.

Chernoff Law Firm focuses on civil litigation, primarily business, banking, real estate, probate and trust, and personal injury litigation matters. The firm handles cases ranging from large class actions to basic breach of contract claims.

 Terry K. Davis, founder of the Law Offices of Terry K. Davis, was recently named to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list. “I am grateful for the opportunity to help our clients and appreciate our clients’ and the legal community’s recognition of our efforts,” said Davis.

Only 5% of attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Southern California via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.

Throughout his career, Davis has been instrumental in the battle for representative employee rights. As a consequence of the judgment and decision in a case Davis tried against the State of California Department of Veterans Affairs in 2001, then California Governor Gray Davis ordered into law Assembly Bill 76, which clarified the law in California by commanding businesses to give a work environment free of provocation even when the harasser is not utilized by the organization or company.

Kimberly A. Valentine, principal attorney at Valentine Law Group, APC, has been named to the Top 50 2018 Orange County Super Lawyers list. She has been named a Super Lawyer each year since 2014, in addition to being named a Top 50 Woman lawyer in Southern California. She was the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association’s Top Gun award recipient in 2011 and 2008 as the top Elder Abuse litigator. She was also recognized in 2008 as a California Trial Lawyers Associations “Street Fighter” Award finalist.

Valentine Law Group attorney Jennifer L. Turner was also named to the 2018 Orange County Super Lawyers list. She had been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star each year since 2013. Prior to joining Valentine Law Group, Ms. Turner has practiced in areas of law including elder abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and serious personal injury at firms dedicated to advocating for the rights of the injured, including Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., a nationally recognized firm.

Callahan & Blaine Founding Partner Daniel Callahan and Supervising Trial Attorney Edward Susolik have both been named to the Top 50 2018 Orange County Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Callahan was the winner of the prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award three times, in 2000, 2004, and 2012. He has been named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal. He was voted California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. In addition, Mr. Callahan has been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association.

Mr. Susolik has been recognized by his peers as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California” for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018—one of only a handful of Orange County attorneys given that distinguished honor by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Todd G. Friedland, Partner at Stephens Friedland, LLP has been named to the Top 50 2018 Orange County Super Lawyers list. Friedland served as the Orange County Bar Association President in 2016

Mr. Friedland’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling including complex contract disputes, class actions, unlawful business practices, trade secrets, business torts, real estate and appellate matters. Prior to forming Stephens Friedland LLP, Mr. Friedland practiced with the multi-national law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Mr. Friedland was also a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul Boland and the Honorable Alexander H. Williams of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Friedland served as the Orange County Bar Association President in 2016.

Hueston Hennigan, LLP Partner John C. Hueston has been named a Top 10 2018 Southern California Super Lawyer. Based in the firm’s Newport Beach office, Hueston is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been recognized twice as a “California Lawyer of the Year,” including for his recovery of $5.15 billion after trial.

Mr. Hueston is a recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award. As a prosecutor, Mr. Hueston was presented with four awards by three U.S. attorneys general for his trial work, including the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Hueston is a past President of the Orange County Bar Association, the second largest bar association in the State of California, and a former President of the Federal Bar Association of Orange County.

Kahana & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Yaron Shaham, Esq. and Mimi Ahn, Esq. have joined the firm’s business litigation and employment law practice group.

Mr. Shaham joins the firm as a Partner and brings nearly 15 years of experience in business litigation with an emphasis on banking and financial services and bankruptcy serving the mortgage and lending industries. He was most recently Of Counsel at McGlinchey Stafford, where he litigated on behalf of commercial banks, consumer finance companies and others in the financial services sector.

Ms. Ahn will support litigation across all practice groups. Ahn is an experienced litigator with an emphasis on employment law and insurance defense matters. Ahn earned her J.D. at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she received the State Bar Pro Bono Award from the California State and the Leadership Award.

Wayne R. Gross, Partner at Greenberg Gross, LLP has been named to the Top 50 2018 Orange County Super Lawyers list. Mr. Gross served in 2013 as president of the Orange County Bar Association, the second largest bar association in the State of California.

Mr. Gross has been selected to serve as lead trial counsel by companies and executives in their most important business litigation matters, including cases involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as class actions, cases alleging unfair business practices, and health care litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized for his outstanding trial work, including recently being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.


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