California State University, Long Beach. B.S., Business Administration;
University of Loyola at Los Angeles, J.D.;
Admitted to California and U.S. District Courts 1993.
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles; State Bar of California; Policy Holders of America (non profit, volunteer general counsel)
Insurance, Real Estate and Self Storage Litigation, niche work in self-storage & wrongful lien sales; Also handles related writs and appeals. Allstate v. Bullock (vandalism / arson house fire); Fobbs v. Progressive Insurance Company (coverage & Bad Faith, sunken boat); Downey V. Public Storage (Bait and Switch, overcharging late fees, insurance coverage & bad faith);
Ong v. Fire Ins. Exchange reversed denial of coverage in favor of homeowner insured (2nd District, 2015); In re: 20th Century Insurance (Northridge Earthquake) ‘family’ of bad faith cases; 20th Century Ins. Co. v. Sup.Ct. (Ahles) 90 CA4th 1247 (2001) (‘family’ of bad faith cases and appellate work); O’Callaghan v. Storage USA (wrongful lien sale); Higgs v. Extra Space Storage (denial of access/illegal fees class action); Soltanabadi v. G.E. Capital (family of bank misconduct cases); O v. American Express (wrongful lien foreclosure); Arend v. West L.A. Engine Rebuilding (auto repair fraud); Transammonia A.G. v. Tan Hung Commercial Joint Stock Company (International Commercial dispute)
Travel and Work