Attorneys

Almeida, Pete E.

Partner

P: 213-404-1166

E: palmeida@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Worker’s Compensation

 

Law School

Pepperdine University School of Law 1991

Admissions

State Bar of California 1992

Crossin, Peter H.

Partner, Head of Law & Motion and Appellate Practice Group

P: 213-404-1101

E: pcrossin@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Head of firm’s Law &
    Motion and Appellate
    Practice Group
  • Consumer Legal Remedies
    Act and B&P Section 17200
    et al. litigation
  • Business dispute litigation
  • Complex tort litigation

Law School

Whittier College School of Law 1992

Admissions

California State Bar, (1993) U.S. District Court, Central District of California, United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

Czajkowskyj, Cyril S.

Partner, Senior Trial Counsel

P: 213-404-1112

E: cczajkowskyj@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights Discrimination
  • Employment Termination
  • HOA and Landlord-
    Tenant Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Libel
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Property and
    Contract Disputes

Law School

University of San Francisco – J.D. 1977

Admissions

1978 California State Bar, United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Galloway, James C.

Partner

P: 213-404-1102

E: jgalloway@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Auto
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Multi-Party Construction
    Defect Matters
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

Law School

Southwestern University 1969 J.D.

Admissions

State Bar of California (1970);United States District Court (1970);United States Supreme Court (1976)

Glazer, William J.

Partner

P: 213-404-1153

E: wglazer@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Governmental
  • Product Liability
  • Public Transportation
    (Bus and Rail)
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Trucking

 

Law School

Loyola University of Los Angeles Law School 1975

Admissions

State Bar of California (1975), USDC Central Dist. (1975), U.S. Supreme Court (1982)

Lussier, Kevin R.

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property Dept.

P: 213-404-1115

E: klussier@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Head of Firm’s
    Intellectual Property Dept.
  • False Advertising
  • Trademark and Copyright
    Infringement
  • Trade Secret Disputes
  • Unfair Competition

Law School

University of California, Davis 1989

Admissions

California State Bar (1989); United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States District Court for the Southern District of California; United State District Court for the Northern District of California; United States District court for the Eastern District of California

Mackey, Robert T.

Partner, Senior Trial Counsel

P: 213-404-1108

E: rmackey@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Assault and Battery
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • FEHA Claims
  • Motorcycle and
    Pedestrian Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Product Liability
  •  Slip/Trip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death Cases

Law School

University of Quinnipiac (1999)

Admissions

State Bar of New York (1999), State Bar of Connecticut (1999), and State Bar of California (2000)

Rudy, Mark M.

Partner

P: 213-404-1149

E: mrudy@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Birth Injury
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Healthcare-Related Medical
    and Dental Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Neurological Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Serious Injury
  • Sexual Harassment
    and Battery against
    Healthcare Providers
  • Wrongful Death

Law School

University of California, Hastings College of the Law J.D., 1986

Admissions

State Bar of California (1986);United States District Court, Central District

Weinstein, Mark A.

Partner, Senior Trial Counsel

P: 213-404-1150

E: mweinstein@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Head of Firm’s
    Appellate Practice Group
  • Assumption of Risk Defense
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Foster Care Liability
  • Police Misconduct
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Harassment
  • High-Profile Civil Rights
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligent Security
  • Products Liability
  • Truck Accidents

Law School

Loyola Marymount University School of Law 1975

Admissions

State Bar of California (1975); Central District Court of California; United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit

Dieffenbach, Richard P.

Senior Trial Counsel

P: 213-404-1154

E: rdieffenbach@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment

Law School

Albright College B.A. with honors 1978

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law J.D. 1981

Admissions

State Bar of California (1982); All California U.S. District Courts (1982); Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal (1982); US Bankruptcy Court (1982); Los Angeles Bar Association; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Ashley, Kim D.

Senior Counsel

P: 213-404-1139

E: kashley@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Copyright, Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Patent Disputes
  • Defamation
  • Business Litigation
  • HOA Disputes
  • Employment

 

Law School

University of California, Davis School of Law 2007

Admissions

State Bar of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

All California U.S. District Courts

U.S. Tax Court

 

Auroux, Francois B.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1167

E: fauroux@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Assault and Battery
  • Automobile and Trucking
  • Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip/Trip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death Cases

Law School

University of California Santa Barbara, B.A. Communication and Law & Society
Whittier School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Baisch, Ken W.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1136

E: kbaisch@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Law and Motion
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Personal Injury
  • Education Law

 

Law School

University of Michigan, B.A. 1981

University of Michigan School of Law, J.D. 1984

 

Admissions

State Bar of California (1984)

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1986)

US District Court Southern District of California (1984)

US District Court Central District of California (1995)

 

Bihr, Bernhard E.

Associate

P: 213-404-1151

E: bbihr@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Errors
    and Admissions

 

Law School

Loyola of Los Angeles
J.D. 1973

Admissions

California State
Bar (1974),
United States
District Court,
Central District (1975)

Bryan, Geoffrey L.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1134

E: gbryan@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Real property claims
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Condominium (HOA/DavisStirling) disputes
  • Habitability/environmental claims
  • Business/contract disputes
  • CompLex litigation

 

Law School

Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S. 1975

Stanford Law School, J.D. 1980

 

Admissions

State Bar of California (1980)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)

US District Court, Central District (1981)

US District Court, Northern District (1986)

 

Cady, Eurus

Associate

P: (213) 404-1125

E: ecady@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Brokers and
    Agent’s Defense
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Law School

California State
University Long
Beach B.A.
1979
Loyola
University
School of Law
—J.D. 1983

Admissions

State Bar of California (1983)
State Bar of Georgia (1995)
US District Court Central District (1984)
US District Court Southern District (1999)

Giannis, Ariadne M.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1128

E: agiannis@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Assault and Battery
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment

 

Law School

Florida State University, B.A.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles – J.D.

 

Admissions

State Bar of California

US District Court Central District

 

Halbert, Shawn C.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1178

E: shalbert@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Law and Motion

Law School

University of Houston, B.A., –  2002, M.A. – 2005

University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. – 2007

Southwestern University School of Law – J.D. 2016

Admissions

State Bar of California (2017)

Levine, Arnold S.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1144

E: alevine@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Law and Motion
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract disputes
  • Common Interest
  • Development Law

 

Law School

Brooklyn College, B.A.

The University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. (History)

Southwestern School of Law— JD. 1998

 

Admissions

State Bar of California (1999)

US District Court Central District (1999)

Supreme Court of California (1999)

 

Miller, Patricia B.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1127

E: pmiller@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment
  • Landlord-Tenant Litigation
  • Real Property and Contract Disputes

 

Law School

Loyola Marymount University, B.A., with honors 1996

Loyola Law School — J.D. (2000 )

Admissions

State Bar of California (2001)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)

US District Court Central District (2005)

US Bankruptcy Court (2012)

 

Mizen, Scott S.

Senior Associate

P: 213-404-1159

E: smizen@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • Construction Defect Matters
  • Large Loss Subrogation
  • Serious Personal Injury

Law School

Pepperdine University School of Law 1990

Admissions

State Bar of California (1990); United States District Court; Southern District of California (1997)

Morris, Jeffrey M.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1161

E: jmorris@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Serious Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Criminal Law

Law School

Southwestern University School of Law 1998

Admissions

State Bar of California, 1999
U.S. District Court, Central District, 1999

Nervez, Serena L.

Senior Associate

P: (213) 404-1104

E: snervez@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Law & Motion
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Toxic Torts
  • Elder Abuse

Law School

California Western School of Law, J.D. 2003

Admissions

State Bar of California (2003)

US District Court Southern District (2004)

Osborne, Ryne W.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1105

E: rosborne@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Breach of Contract
  • Premises Liability
  • Governmental Tort
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Liability

 

Law School

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S.

Cumberland School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

State Bar of California (2011)

US District Court Central District (2013)

State Bar of Alabama (2008)

 

Porter, Clara L

Associate

P: (213) 404-1128

E: cporter@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Law and Motion
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice

 

Law School

Amherst College, B.A., 2008

University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2012

 

Admissions

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Selarz, Gregory B.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1175

E: gselarz@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

Law School

University of California, San Diego, B.A. 2012

Southwestern Law School– J.D. 2015

Admissions

State Bar of California (2015)

US District Court Central District (2015)

Terehova, Evgenia

Associate

P: (213) 404-1137

E: eterehova@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Motorcycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death Cases

Law School

The California State University of Northridge RS. in Business Administration (2001)

Pepperdine University School of Law — J.D. (2007)

Admissions

State of California (2008)

US District Court Central District (2008)

Supreme Court of California (2009)

Worgul, John P.

Associate

P: (213) 404-1116

E: jworgul@veatchfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Animal Attacks and Liability
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contractual Disputes

Law School

Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, B.S.
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

California State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
The United States Patent and Trademark Office