California Trial Attorney
Published Appellate Decisions
McCloskey v. Carlton Builders, 165 Cal. App. 3d 689 (2d Dist., 1985) (affirming summary judgment, for my client the defendant and rejecting plaintiff’s claim for entitlement to state a new cause of action with each repeated land subsidence).
American Empire Surplus Lines, Ins. Co., v. G.E. Leach Construction, 223 Cal. App. 3d 226 (2d Dist., 1990) (reversing trial court and holding for plaintiff my client, on declaratory relief action asserting no coverage for construction of encroaching building based on the trigger of coverage).
Desplancke v. Ron Wilson Construction, 14 Cal. App. 4th 631 (2d Dist., 1993) (summary judgment affirmed, construction liability case where plaintiff was unlicensed contractor).
Cinnamon Square Shopping Center v. Meadowlark Enterprises, 24 Cal. App. 4th 1837 (4th Dist., Div. 3, 1994) (affirming trial court verdict, commercial restaurant lease, prevailed on behalf of tenant where landlord improperly calculated rent).
In re Shoshana B., 34 Cal. App. 4th 584 (4th Dist., Div. 3) (April 28, 1995) (dismissing appeal challenging custody award in juvenile court, based on the Hague Convention and International Child Abduction Remedies Act, 42 USC Sections 11601 et. seq., thereby prevailing on behalf of my client, the child’s father), decert.
Brown v. Brown, 71 Cal. App. 4th 558 (4th Dist., Div. 3) (April 1999) (family law case concerning jurisdiction over move-away based on the Hague Convention and International Child Abduction Remedies Act).
Unpublished Appellate Opinions
Schueneman v. Lively, 2017 WL 2609552 (4th Dist., Div. 1, 2017) (reversing summary judgment against my client, injured party plaintiff, in mold and nuisance case).
Kamel v California Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 2017 WL 4325430 (5th Dist., 2017) (affirming jury verdict against my client, plaintiff, in retaliation under Fair Employment and Housing Act).
Brown v. Orange County Department of Social Services, United States District Court Case No. SA CV 94-452 AHS (BWRx), Entered July 7, 1994
Donald F. Shaw, Inc., v. J.A. Powers, Inc., Court of Appeal, 2d Appellate District, B004139 (1985) (affirming summary judgment for cross-complainant my client, on indemnity contract covering personal injury at a construction site involving scaffolding).
Rosenbauer v. Shooshani, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Three, B019542 (1986) (affirming summary judgment for defendant my client, on construction site accident where plaintiff and his employer were unlicensed welders and therefore conclusively presumed to be defendant’s employees entitled to the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation).
Ellwanger v. Meadows, Court of Appeal, 2d Appellate District, E005581 (1989) (reversing summary judgment in favor of defendant-attorney my client, involving affirmative defense that plaintiffs had no standing to pursue malpractice claim because they had filed for bankruptcy prior to filing the lawsuit, only the bankruptcy trustee had standing to maintain the lawsuit).
Madden v. Perry, Court of Appeal, 2d Appellate District, B047038 (1991) (affirming summary judgment in favor of defendant-attorney my client, involving legal malpractice claim on failure to pursue third party civil action).
In re Marriage of Horio, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division 3, G012854 (1994) (affirming trial court finding of valid martial settlement agreement in favor of my client, petitioner).
O’Leary v. McKeen, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Three, G015380 (1994) (affirming trial court award of defense verdict in favor of clients-buyers of yacht, concerning proper recusal of plaintiff’s counsel who served as escrow officer and denial of request for continuance).
Brown v. Department of Social Services, 91 F.3d 150 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 94-56175 (May 1995) (following oral argument, appellant’s claim was dismissed due to her unauthorized removal of child from California).
Nieves v. Sizzler Family Steakhouse of West Covina, Court of Appeal, 2d Appellate District, B 085 921 (May 1995) (reversing trial court’s denial of attorney fees and remanding to trial court).
Biggs v. Sandlin, Superior Court for the State of California, County of Orange, S36272, Appeal of Small Claims judgment (J. Waldrip, April 1997) (reversing judgment against my client, defendant with issue involving breach of contract).
Freeman v. Johnson, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Two, E018977 (Dec 1998) (rear-end automobile accident adverse to client was affirmed on appeal, with issues involving substantial evidence and abuse of discretion on disallowing late expert designation).
El Qudsi v. Reda, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Three, G023807 (Jan 2000) (Corp. Code §709 challenge resulted in dismantling of corporate board of directors, reversed on appeal due to lack of jurisdiction since Nevada corporation was involved and election of board took place in Nevada).
Aldana v. Novak, Superior Court for the State of California, County of Orange, 00S03628, Appeal of Small Claims judgment (J. George, December 2000) (affirming judgment against my client, defendant with issue involving battery and false arrest).
County v. Flynn, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Three, G030136 (June 2003) (challenge to arrearage on child support).
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