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Community News – February 2020

Reuben Camper Cahn, partner at Keller/Anderle LLP, a nationally recognized bet-the-company business litigation firm based in Irvine, has been selected as a Fellow of the elite Litigation Counsel of America.

The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent (<0.5%) of American lawyers. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.

Reuben Camper Cahn has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict and has argued twice before the Supreme Court (in 2011 and 2018) in addition to numerous arguments before both the 9th and 11th Circuits. This combination of skill and experience at the highest levels establish Mr. Cahn as one of the most exceptional lawyers of his generation.

Mr. Cahn has defended a wide range of matters, involving tax, public corruption, fraud, money laundering, RICO, Continuing Criminal Enterprise charges and virtually every other type of white collar case.

Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, welcomes Richard Huver to its roster of neutrals. Huver will be based in the San Diego office and is available for mediations statewide.

“Richard is a tremendous addition to our roster. I have known him for 16 years, and he is truly first class,” said Mark Kaufman, Judicate West’s Executive Vice President. “With 30 plus years of experience, as both an attorney and a neutral, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit our clients. As a mediator, he’s built a reputation on being very well-prepared, and he is an extremely skilled negotiator with a closer’s mentality.”

A mediator since 2016, Huver draws upon more than three decades of legal experience, litigating all types of matters relating to business disputes, insurance bad faith, personal injury, wrongful death, elder abuse, wrongful termination and professional liability.

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is pleased to welcome new associate attorney Joseph M. Dankert. Prior to joining Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, Dankert was an attorney at a multi-state litigation firm, where he defended large auto-manufacturers in cases litigated under California’s consumer protection statutes, unfair competition law, and fraud.

Dankert has been a member of the California State Bar since 2017. Since graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Law in 2017, Dankert has represented clients in a wide range of practice areas including family law, personal injury, breach of contract, and consumer protection. He is known for his tireless work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, and emphasis on providing premium client service.

Berger Kahn’s 50-year anniversary celebrates a law firm with a uniquely positive spirit, practicing in the areas of insurance coverage and litigation, business litigation, labor and employment, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and subrogation.

“We are 50 years young and counting,” says Managing Partner Craig Simon, who has worked at Berger Kahn his entire professional career, having begun as a law clerk prior to completion of law school and staying with the firm for many decades.

Berger Kahn will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in January 2020, with esteemed accomplishments including:

  • Named a “Best Law Firm” four consecutive years by Best Lawyers.
  • Multiple shareholders named to the Best Lawyers list, an honor celebrated by only 3% of the Bar.
  • All shareholders, Craig Simon, Sherman Spitz, Teresa Ponder, Stephan Cohn, and David Ezra, recognized to Super Lawyers “Top Lists.”
  • Roberta Winston named Defense Attorney of the Year.
  • Erin Mindoro Ezra recognized to Super Lawyers Rising Stars “Up-and-Coming” lists.
  • Craig Simon, Sherman Spitz and David Ezra designated Lifetime Achievement members to the “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” list, given to only the top 1% of attorneys.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is proud to welcome its newest Partner, veteran litigator Timothy Noon, effective January 2. The firm has also recently welcomed attorneys Harrison Beau Bryant, Haley Dumas, Meredith King, and Miles Roeder, strengthening its immigration, business litigation, employment law and bankruptcy practice areas. The firm has hired attorney Ross Viselman as its new Risk Manager.

Noon is an experienced trial lawyer with a significant civil litigation practice focused on legal and accountancy professional liability, architect, engineer, construction and business and commercial litigation. He has defended a diverse client base including regional and national corporations, owners, law firms, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and private individuals.

In addition to Noon, the Firm has hired Harrison Beau Bryant (Beau), who previously practiced alongside Noon. Bryant is also a trial attorney whose practice focuses on business and commercial, securities, Professional Liability, Financial Services and Employment litigation.

Haley Dumas, who also recently joined the Firm, is a part of the Employment Law and Business Litigation practice groups. Her experience includes representing clients in insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court.

Meredith King is a commercial litigation and bankruptcy attorney. Her experience includes representing individual business owners, corporate clients, and fiduciaries in complex financial litigation in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts.

Immigration attorney Miles Roeder garnered significant experience by practicing at both boutique and large international law firms over the last fifteen years.

Ross Viselman will serve as Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s Risk Manager. He most recently served as a Senior Trial Counsel with the State Bar of California, where he prosecuted and sought discipline against attorneys for ethical violations.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Family Law Firm, Hills Law Group as 2019 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOFLA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Family Law without sacrificing the service and support they provide.

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC, a leading civil litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Shannon R. Finley and Janice Y. Walshok have been promoted to shareholders. Both Shannon and Janice continue the tradition of premier client service and legal professionalism that are hallmarks of Pettit Kohn.

Shannon R. Finley is a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego, California office and joined Pettit Kohn in 2014. She is a leader in the Employment Law group and represents both large and small corporate employers in the defense of claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, as well as in large-scale wage and hour class action litigation violations.

Janice Y. Walshok is a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego, California office and joined Pettit Kohn in 2017. She is a leader in the Retail and Transportation group and represents large and small corporate clients in the defense of claims involving wrongful death, serious injury, and product liability.


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