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Prior to her civil litigation career, Katie worked for the Alameda County Public Defender’s office, representing indigent clients in a variety of misdemeanor cases.

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Peter's transportation clients include both insurers and private fleet operators. Peter has significant experience handling the defense of transportation cases involving catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death, amputation, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and complex regional pain syndrome claims. Peter also provides rapid response handling of transportation accidents for both insurers and private fleet operators and also provides risk management training, counseling and seminars on topics ranging from driver qualifications, safe practices, current trends in transportation and catastrophic injuries.

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Wyeth also consults, trains, and represents businesses regarding compliance with both the Federal and California Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He has successfully defended dozens of consumer lawsuits under these statutes."
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Kirsten is a fierce advocate for clients and aggressively represents their interests in sensitive matters. Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten specialized in the defense of health care professionals of all specialties in high-exposure medical malpractice matters involving catastrophic brain injury and wrongful death. Kirsten began her career at a trial law firm in Boston, where she was first introduced to medical malpractice, product liability, and general liability cases. As a junior associate, she was assigned to manage the defense of a multimillion-dollar global pump manufacturer in connection with mass toxic tort litigation involving claims of injury due to asbestos exposure.

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Gelegan" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "jacob-a-gelegan" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-08-17 10:10:36" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-08-17 17:10:36" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=5982" ["menu_order"]=> int(70) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [69]=> object(WP_Post)#25590 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6433) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-09-16 18:59:20" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-09-17 01:59:20" ["post_content"]=> string(664) "Tyler Gerk is an associate in WSHB’s Denver office. 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Gerk" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "tyler-d-gerk" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-03-20 15:58:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-03-20 22:58:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6433" ["menu_order"]=> int(71) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [70]=> object(WP_Post)#25589 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5195) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-02-20 03:59:54" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-02-20 11:59:54" ["post_content"]=> string(911) "Joel Gerson practices in the areas of premises liability, toxic tort, environmental law, professional liability, construction law and other complex civil litigation matters. 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["post_title"]=> string(26) "Christina Utley Gilbertson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "christina-utley-gilbertson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-20 14:11:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-20 21:11:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/christina-utley-gilbertson/" ["menu_order"]=> int(73) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [72]=> object(WP_Post)#25587 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(205) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:02:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:02:33" ["post_content"]=> string(851) "Kevin Gillispie has worked in the Northern California office since 2001, starting in the Summer Associate Program straight out of law school.  Kevin specializes in construction litigation, product liability, employment law, business litigation, and tort defense. Kevin works with clients on all aspects of their business including corporate formation, document creation, risk management and, if necessary, litigation.  His clients include everything from individuals and small local businesses to large Fortune 500 companies—he enjoys the unique challenges and opportunities presented working with such a wide range of clients.  A native of the Central Valley, Kevin has also worked with the farming industry in many agricultural related matters including lease disputes, land acquisition, sales and profit disputes as well as contaminant claims." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Kevin J. 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Gizzo is a senior associate in WSHB's New York and New Jersey offices, where he handles employment, intellectual property, professional liability, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining WSHB, he worked for a nationally recognized law firm, where his practice focused on the handling of complex D&O insurance matters across various specialty lines, with an emphasis on EPL, E&O, professional liability, and financial institutions. Matthew also worked as a law clerk at a boutique bankruptcy firm, where he was part of the team representing the unsecured creditors committee in the bankruptcy proceedings of a former Fortune 500 company. Matthew is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law, where he excelled as a Board Member on the Moot Court Honor Society, receiving recognition as a top oralist in various national moot court competitions. 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Kelly is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law, where she received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, served as the director of the pro bono program for the Student Bar Association, was appointed as a Student Ambassador, and was recognized for outstanding pro bono service by the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Kelly’s experience includes serving as a victim’s advocate for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court, assisting victims of violent crimes before, during and after trial." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Kelly E. 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He also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully negotiated six figure settlement where demand was in excess of ten million dollars. Bobby is able to provide clients with a broad range of services from local representation to collaboration with experts and outside counsel in various jurisdictions in order to ensure our clients are skillfully guided through the maze of multi-jurisdictional legal regimes. He has handled insurance fraud / SIU (Special Investigative Unit) matters; in this area, his practice included defense against fraudulent claims related to healthcare fraud. Many of the matters involved the evaluation, investigation and defense of fraudulent healthcare claims and working with specialized experts in medical fraud investigation to uncover insurance fraud. Bobby began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. 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Steiger Fellowship by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and the National Association of Attorneys General for work in consumer protection with the Iowa Attorney General's office.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked in-house at MusclePharm Corporation as well as with the Denver-based law firm Messner Reeves LLP." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Nick R. 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Hillier" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "eric-r-hillier" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 07:35:20" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 15:35:20" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(47) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/eric-r-hillier/" ["menu_order"]=> int(93) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [94]=> object(WP_Post)#25565 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(4460) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-12-23 18:51:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-12-24 02:51:18" ["post_content"]=> string(1166) "Brian Hoffman’s practice focuses on matters involving hospital care, elder care, radiology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, dentistry, chiropractic and physical therapy. 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Hoffman" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "brian-l-hoffman" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-09-20 14:26:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-20 21:26:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=4460" ["menu_order"]=> int(94) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [95]=> object(WP_Post)#25564 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5239) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-02-20 03:59:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-02-20 11:59:57" ["post_content"]=> string(1198) "Anoush is a Senior Associate in the Northern California office where her practice focuses primarily on the areas of employment, general liability, environmental, construction, and intellectual property. 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Holaday" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "anoush-c-holaday" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 06:38:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 14:38:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(49) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/anoush-c-holaday/" ["menu_order"]=> int(95) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [96]=> object(WP_Post)#25563 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7922) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-09-20 17:32:01" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-21 00:32:01" ["post_content"]=> string(975) "Eric Horvitz is a senior associate handling the defense of complex professional liability, catastrophic injury, excess litigation and general liability matters. 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Horvitz" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "eric-r-horvitz" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-09-21 13:14:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-21 20:14:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7922" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [97]=> object(WP_Post)#25562 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7313) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-05 15:51:12" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-05 23:51:12" ["post_content"]=> string(1154) "Courtney Jakofsky is an associate at WSHB’s Riverside office, where she handles a variety of practice areas including construction defect, business litigation, and catastrophic injury. Courtney graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego, School of Law. While attending law school, Courtney was an Articles Editor of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law and a research assistant for Professor Lobel, who specializes in intellectual property and employment law. Courtney was also a board member for the Advocates for Children and Education and co-chaired the SMART Program which helped first time offending juveniles get back on the right track. She was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Angel Bermudez at the Riverside Superior Court and the Honorable Judge Mark D. Houle at the United States Bankruptcy Court. Courtney graduated law school with pro bono honors and received a CALI award in Legal Writing and Research. Prior to law school, Courtney graduated magna cum laude from the California State University San Marcos with a degree in Social Sciences and a minor in Political Science." 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Sam John is a New Jersey native and an associate in WSHB’s  New Jersey and New York offices. Prior to joining the firm, Sam served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephanie A. Mitterhoff, Superior Court Judge in the Civil Division of Essex County, New Jersey. Sam received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, graduating in the top 10% of his class. During law school, Sam worked on commercial litigation as an intern at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and served as a managing editor on the George Washington International Law Review.    
" ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Samuel G. John" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "samuel-g-john" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-09-28 10:34:39" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-28 17:34:39" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6675" ["menu_order"]=> int(99) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [99]=> object(WP_Post)#25560 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6568) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-11-09 19:02:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-11-10 03:02:56" ["post_content"]=> string(1262) "Bill Johnson is a partner in WSHB’s Los Angeles office, where he maintains an active state and federal litigation practice defending elder care, employment, medical malpractice / healthcare and pharmaceutical / products liability cases. Bill is recognized nationwide for his expertise and results in addressing a multitude of issues for non-profit organizations and religious institutions, and works with specialty claims groups defending church-related litigation. He provides pre-litigation assessment and counseling, direct client contact, strategic management of cases, decisions regarding expert retention and participation in the negotiation and mediation processes. He is active in all phases of litigation, including initial pleadings, written discovery, law and motion, dispositive motions, depositions, expert discovery, trial preparation and post-trial determinations. Bill is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Prior to joining the firm, Bill was a partner at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols. He began his legal career working on catastrophic personal injury cases at Greene, Broillet, Taylor, Wheeler & Panish." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "William R. Johnson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "william-r-johnson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-23 11:14:03" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-23 18:14:03" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6568" ["menu_order"]=> int(100) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [100]=> object(WP_Post)#25559 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7687) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-06-06 13:05:05" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-06 20:05:05" ["post_content"]=> string(1320) "Tudor Jones is an associate in WSHB’s Northern California office, where he focuses on complex civil litigation, including construction and professional liability matters. Prior to joining the firm, Tudor handled all facets of catastrophic injury litigation. Tudor currently guest lectures at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where his presentation focuses on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as the emergence of “FinTech” and its potential impacts on consumer protections and regulatory frameworks within the area of banking law. Tudor graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2014. During law school, he served on the boards of Golden Gate University’s Law Review (as Editor-in-Chief) and Moot Court, and attained clerkships at the California Public Utilities Commission and the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic. Tudor also earned the distinction of representing his school at the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and, upon graduating, was presented with membership to the National Order of Scribes for excellence in legal writing. Prior to attending law school, Tudor received his B.A. in Poetry at UCLA and spent a summer at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied and performed Shakespearean comedy.  " ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Tudor D. Jones" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "tudor-d-jones" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-12 13:04:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-12 20:04:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7687" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [101]=> object(WP_Post)#25558 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7411) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-24 12:39:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-24 20:39:18" ["post_content"]=> string(1081) "Sara is an associate in WSHB’s Orange County office, where she focuses on complex civil litigation matters including construction, catastrophic injury and employment issues. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2016 after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. Prior to joining WSHB, Sara garnered experience in employment and general liability. While in law school, Sara served as the managing editor for the UCLA Women’s Law Journal and served on the executive board of UCLA' Law Women organization. After her first year of law school she worked as a law clerk for the Children’s Law Center of California, where she assisted minors' counsel in Los Angeles dependency court. Sara also volunteered at the Bet Tzedek Employment Rights Clinic, assisting workers with the filing of wage and hour claims. Sara graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Peace Studies. In her free time she loves cooking, traveling and cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Sara M. Juarez" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "sara-m-juarez" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 09:25:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 16:25:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7411" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [102]=> object(WP_Post)#25557 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5169) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-02-19 23:25:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-02-20 07:25:47" ["post_content"]=> string(883) "Ed Kennelly has over 30 years of  litigation and insurance industry experience.   His practice focuses on the defense of catastrophic injury cases in New York State. In addition, Ed has extensive experience defending general liability and casualty matters. Prior to joining WSHB, Ed served as Division Counsel for AIG Excess Claims and strategized with management and claims professionals on the resolution of several hundred complex catastrophic injury and coverage dispute claims across the United States. Before AIG, Ed defended Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals in New York and New Jersey while serving in panel counsel and staff counsel positions. Ed started his legal career as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he tried dozens of cases to verdict." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Edward J. 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She is a fierce advocate for individual, public, and private clients facing allegations of unfair employment practices, negligence, and products liability. She likewise has a proven track record in her defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians and insurance professionals whose professional credentials and skills have been called into question by former clients and patients. She is widely known for her success in handling complex employment issues, both at the counseling stage and after a legal or administrative process has been initiated, for businesses ranging from small shops to Fortune 500 companies. Alicia is regarded by peers, clients, mediators, and judges as being a creative pragmatist that is adept at assessing risk and formulating legal strategies that yield positive results for her clients. Alicia also provides HR counseling and training to various business entities and non-profit associations. She assists in the development and implementation of policies, protocols, and procedures that minimize risk and exposure on employment related matters including but not limited to wage/hour violations, medical leaves, and sensitivity training. Alicia is an active member of the DRI Construction Law Committee and CLM. After successfully completing CLM’s Litigation Management Institute at Columbia Law School, Alicia received the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional. She is also an Associate Member of the National Association for Professional Employer Organization (NAPEO). As a compliment to her practice of law, Alicia served as adjunct professor of Employment Law at the University of the Pacific where she spent several semesters educating undergraduate and MBA students on the pitfalls and perils attendant to Human Resource component of running a business. Alicia also volunteers her time serving as the president of the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Gamma House Corporation board, a 501(c)(7) organization. As Board President, she is responsible for the strategic management of 10 employees, a significant capital budget, and overseeing large scale construction projects annually that keep the privately owned chapter home on campus beautiful and habitable for the 75 women who reside there.  " ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Alicia R. 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Ariana graduated from the University of San Diego in 2011, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. Ariana received her law degree from the California Western School of Law in 2015. While there, she served on the Board of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.  During law school, Ariana worked with non-profit organizations to help them obtain medical benefits for the low income and homeless in San Diego. After graduation, she worked as a law clerk and then an associate handling construction, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation cases. Ariana was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 2016. She is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling and being outdoors." 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He received his undergraduate degree in Talmudic Law from Beth Medrash Govoha. Prior to joining WSHB, Elliot served as staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Previously, Elliot’s practice focused on both transactional and litigation matters for healthcare organizations." 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Her practice primarily focuses on the defense of professional liability claims against insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, ambulance service providers, miscellaneous healthcare professionals, notary publics and design professionals. Nancy has also defended professional liability claims against nursing homes, home inspectors, dentists and actuaries. In addition to her professional liability practice, she has handled all types of high exposure, complex liability cases, including lead poisoning claims, products liability, Labor Law, general liability, municipal liability, automobile claims, insurance coverage issues, excess claims monitoring and declaratory judgment actions in the state and federal courts. Nancy has also handled all types of claims on national habitational, retail and transportation programs. 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She represents diverse clients, including corporations, private individuals, and insurance companies, with special emphasis on significant-injury cases. Yvette is dedicated to providing all clients with the highest level of legal counseling and representation, using innovative and creative strategies to achieve the best possible results. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation processes, including depositions, mediation, arbitration and trial. Yvette graduated from Whittier Law School, where she received an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility Practicum Skills and was published in the Whittier Law Review. She is admitted to the U.S. District Courts of California for both the Central and Southern Districts. 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Krutzsch" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "robin-l-krutzsch" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-01-31 13:16:05" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-31 21:16:05" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(49) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/robin-l-krutzsch/" ["menu_order"]=> int(108) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [111]=> object(WP_Post)#25548 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(335) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:00:37" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:00:37" ["post_content"]=> string(924) "Danielle is a senior associate in the Glendale office where her practice areas include general liability and construction matters. 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Kuck" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "danielle-l-kuck" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-07 16:03:24" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-07 23:03:24" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(57) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/danielle-l-pittsenbarger/" ["menu_order"]=> int(160) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [112]=> object(WP_Post)#25547 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(225) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:02:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:02:11" ["post_content"]=> string(1111) "Ranjan has significant experience in defending a wide range of clients in litigation and pre-litigation claims. 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Lahiri" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "ranjan-a-lahiri" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 10:40:09" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 17:40:09" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(48) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/ranjan-a-lahiri/" ["menu_order"]=> int(111) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [113]=> object(WP_Post)#25546 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7651) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-05-23 16:29:07" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-05-23 23:29:07" ["post_content"]=> string(553) "Candice Lanez is an associate at WSHB’s New York office, handling complex litigation, including construction, transportation, and general liability actions. 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Lanez" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "candice-y-lanez" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-05-23 17:31:48" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-05-24 00:31:48" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7651" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [114]=> object(WP_Post)#25545 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7037) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-08-22 17:21:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-08-23 00:21:56" ["post_content"]=> string(1246) "David Larkin is a senior associate in WSHB’s New York office concentrating his practice on construction litigation, catastrophic injury, and complex general civil litigation. 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Her practice includes complex multi-party civil litigation with a focus on construction defect litigation, and she has served as counsel to several of California’s largest publicly-held and privately-held builders, real estate developers, and contractors. Wendy not only vigorously defends clients embroiled in litigation, she also provides sound counsel regarding management and mitigation of risk in numerous areas in order to allow clients to focus on conducting business rather than defending lawsuits. In addition, Wendy's natural talent for dispute resolution, her communication savvy, as well as her seasoned negotiation skills, have allowed her to achieve highly desirable results for her clients time and time again. While in law school, Wendy was a member of the Law Review, and won Third Place Best Petitioner’s Brief two years running in the Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition, earning her the opportunity to meet Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 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Lee" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "yueling-e-lee" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-07-17 12:18:39" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-07-17 19:18:39" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6825" ["menu_order"]=> int(114) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [119]=> object(WP_Post)#25540 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(261) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:01:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:01:30" ["post_content"]=> string(698) "Tracy’s civil litigation practice focuses on the areas of construction, toxic exposure, products liability, catastrophic injury and appeals. 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Paul Lewis" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "j-paul-lewis" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 10:40:02" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-04-25 17:40:02" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(45) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/j-paul-lewis/" ["menu_order"]=> int(115) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [121]=> object(WP_Post)#25538 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7878) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-09-14 10:33:03" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-14 17:33:03" ["post_content"]=> string(904) "Kyle is an associate in the New Jersey office of WSHB who handles complex civil litigation, including employment, construction, and product liability matters. 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Livingstone" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "kyle-a-livingstone" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-09-28 10:31:47" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-28 17:31:47" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7878" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [122]=> object(WP_Post)#25537 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7319) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-19 14:02:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-19 22:02:08" ["post_content"]=> string(941) "Andy is an associate in WSHB’s Glendale office, where his broad-based practice focuses on a variety of complex civil litigation matters including construction, real estate, professional liability, products liability, and medical malpractice. Andy was admitted to the California Bar in 2016 after graduating from Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Andy served as a Judicial Extern for the Presiding Justice James S. Otero of the California District Court, Central District. Andy was also the Associate Editor for Southwestern’ s Law Review and the Academics Chair for Southwestern’ s Trial Advocacy Honors Program. While on the Trial Advocacy Honors Team, Andy competed in various trial competitions. Most notably, he was a finalist in the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Competition. Andy graduated magna cum laude and was placed on the Dean’s List for his exceptional academic achievements." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Andres N. Lugo" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "andres-n-lugo" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-02 17:29:55" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-03 00:29:55" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7319" ["menu_order"]=> int(117) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [123]=> object(WP_Post)#25536 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5978) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-06-03 22:03:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-06-04 05:03:57" ["post_content"]=> string(1463) "Christopher Lyon is a senior associate in WSHB’s New York and New Jersey offices practicing civil litigation in the areas of excess litigation, professional liability, and employment. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was an associate at a New York law firm where his practice focused on medical malpractice defense. He has experience representing hospitals, institutions, and individual health care providers in all stages of pre-trial litigation, including case development, legal research, fact investigation, motion support, and suit evaluation. Previously, Chris interned with the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the Honorable Bruce Scheckowitz at the Kings County Housing Court, and the Honorable Judd J. Carhart at the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. While in law school, Chris served on the Executive Board of the Boston University International Law Journal as Senior Articles Editor and represented the school in the national Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition. Chris also represented a number of clients in need of legal assistance through Boston University’s Civil Litigation Program. Chris is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit." ["post_title"]=> string(19) "Christopher F. Lyon" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "christopher-f-lyon" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-09-06 16:41:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-09-06 23:41:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=5978" ["menu_order"]=> int(119) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [124]=> object(WP_Post)#25535 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6509) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-12-09 01:03:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-12-09 09:03:22" ["post_content"]=> string(1193) "Nicholas is an associate in WSHB’s Northern California office, where his practice focuses primarily in the areas of catastrophic injury, construction and environmental litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal and as a board member of the UC Hastings Moot Court Team. Nicholas competed in several moot court competitions including the National Moot Court Competition, the Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition, and the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in which he won the Western Regional Championship. While at Hastings, Nicholas also participated in the Startup Legal Garage, providing corporate legal services to multiple startups in the Bay Area. Nicholas received multiple CALI awards at Hastings, including awards for Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Antitrust and Intellectual Property.  Nicholas earned his B.A. in Business Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  " ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Nicholas E. Ma" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "nicholas-e-ma" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 06:17:31" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 14:17:31" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6509" ["menu_order"]=> int(121) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [125]=> object(WP_Post)#25534 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(280) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:01:12" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:01:12" ["post_content"]=> string(1703) "Emil’s legal experience includes the representation of government entities, corporations, nonprofit environmental groups, and individuals in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. On behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, he has litigated and settled contractual disputes, business tort claims, and large-scale environmental contamination cases. At Wood Smith Henning & Berman, Emil focuses his practice on environmental, intellectual property, and other complex, multi-party commercial litigation. He has extensive experience litigating cases brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA" or “Superfund”); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"); the California Hazardous Substances Account Act ("HSAA"); the Clean Water Act ("CWA"); and related Federal and State environmental laws. His IP practice primarily involves the defense of claims brought pursuant to the United States Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Emil also represents individuals and businesses in lawsuits alleging catastrophic injuries and millions of dollars in damages. 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Jon-Erik graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law, earning a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law with distinction. As a law student, Jon-Erik served as the Managing Editor of the Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal. Jon-Erik’s article for the Journal, Lyon’s Roar, Then a Whimper: The Demise of Broad Arranger Liability in the Ninth Circuit After the Supreme Court’s Decision in Burlington Northern, has been cited as an authoritative piece on CERCLA arranger liability, including in briefs before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Roger’s Environmental Law, a treatise. Jon-Erik has also been a contributor to the Center on Urban Environmental Law’s blog. Prior to law school, Jon-Erik worked for major insurance carriers and third-party administrators handling environmental, toxic tort and latent injury claims. 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Andrew has secured multiple victories for his clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation and early dispute resolution techniques.  He also routinely advises clients regarding risk management and potential general liability exposure and has represented clients in both Federal and State matters. Prior to joining WSHB, Andrew practiced at a civil defense firm where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of litigation, including personal injury and business litigation." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Andrew J. 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Prior to joining the firm, Shauna worked for a boutique trademark firm in Mountain View, California, counseling small business owners, artists, and inventors in trademark and copyright law. She also was employed as a contract attorney supporting litigation for cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and warranty and fraud. Shauna graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law, earning a certificate in Internet and Intellectual Property Law with honors. During law school, she served on the board for the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin journal as a Staff Editor, Senior Articles Editor and Executive Articles Editor. Shauna also participated in the Moot Court program, where she competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition for trademark law, hosted by the International Trademark Association. Prior to attending law school, Shauna received her B.A. in English Literature at the University of California, Davis." 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Miller" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "graham-b-miller" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-10-10 09:46:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-10-10 16:46:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(48) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/graham-b-miller/" ["menu_order"]=> int(136) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [140]=> object(WP_Post)#25519 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6206) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-06-29 19:56:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-06-30 02:56:11" ["post_content"]=> string(1111) "Robert Monroe is a senior associate in WSHB’s Phoenix office, where his practice focuses on construction defect litigation, general liability matters, and employment and discrimination.  He has represented several national and local builders in defense of claims of construction defects made by homeowners. 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An accomplished lawyer who has handled 52 trials throughout the state of Florida, Frank’s practice is primarily focused on representing owners, developers, general contractors and design professionals in complex construction defect claims, contract disputes, delay claims, payment and lien foreclosure actions, and general commercial litigation. Frank has also litigated multiple commercial and consumer lending disputes through trial on behalf of financial institutions, trusts, and private investors in state and federal court. Frank received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where he was awarded an in-house counsel internship with Jabil Circuit, Inc., a Fortune 500 global electronics manufacturer, and served as a research associate for the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University, where he served as President of the Honors Program Student Government Association. 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Oberto" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "jeffrey-m-oberto" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 06:03:07" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 14:03:07" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6894" ["menu_order"]=> int(150) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [151]=> object(WP_Post)#25508 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(214) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:02:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:02:11" ["post_content"]=> string(660) "Joel Odou is partner in WSHB’s Nevada office and has litigated matters in State and Federal Court in both California and Nevada. 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Partos is a partner at WSHB’s Glendale office, where he focuses his practice on business litigation, insurance litigation, products liability, general liability defense, toxic torts, maritime, legal malpractice, employment and construction litigation.  Michael has handled complex litigation matters for more than 20 years and has successfully prepared and tried cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Diego County, Placer County, the Central District of California and the Southern District of California. Michael has successfully represented clients on writs and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Second District Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Michael serves as a volunteer commercial dispute arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also volunteers for a number of civic and community causes, including the South Pasadena Public Schools." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Michael J. 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Raue is a senior associate at the San Diego Office of Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, where he practices in the areas of general liability, toxic tort, construction law and professional liability. While attending the University of San Diego School of Law, Patrick was a member of the mock trial team and competed in multiple national tournaments. While at USD Law, Patrick was a judicial extern for the Honorable David Bartick of the Southern District of California, and also spent a semester with the Chula Vista City Attorney’s office. Patrick graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Law & Society. During his junior year, he studied abroad at the University of Leiden Law School in the Netherlands along with law students from around the globe. 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" ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Patrick J. 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Smith is an active trial lawyer who has spent the majority of his professional life trying cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and major corporations. In his 30 years of practice, Kevin has defended commercial,  professional liability,  product liability,  transportation and catastrophic matters in state and federal courts. Despite having to frequently, overcome difficult challenges on liability and damages in high exposure cases,  Kevin has obtained victories on behalf of his clients in an impressive ninety four percent of the cases he has tried. This has resulted in Kevin being elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and regularly honored as a Southern California "Super Lawyer."" ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Kevin D. 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He has represented property owners and managers, contractors, attorneys, real estate brokers, and insurance companies in a wide variety of civil litigation. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Washington in the Western and Eastern Districts. Colin received his bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, Colin worked as a legal intern in the predatory lending section of Seattle University's Ronald L. Peterson's Law Clinic. He was also a judicial extern to Justice Charles Wiggins of the Washington State Supreme Court. Prior to practicing law, Colin was a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Colin J. Troy" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "colin-j-troy" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-06-15 11:45:59" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-06-15 18:45:59" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7462" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [195]=> object(WP_Post)#25464 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7490) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-02-27 11:35:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-02-27 19:35:33" ["post_content"]=> string(1264) "Jeff Tye is an associate at the San Diego office of WSHB, where he handles complex civil litigation across a variety of practice areas, including business disputes, employment and catastrophic injury. Drawing from his previous experience handling claims for a national insurance carrier, he is particularly skilled in an understanding of risk transfer, communication and results expected by both the client and carriers in litigated matters. Jeff attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California on a merit scholarship, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Golden Gate University Law Review, was chosen for publication, competed in the school’s Appellate Advocacy semifinals, and was nominated for the school’s award for professionalism and integrity. Jeff worked as an extern for the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong of the Northern District of California for three semesters during law school. Prior to attending law school, Jeff handled complex claims for a national insurance carrier as a claim representative. In this capacity, he was charged with policy coverage questions, evaluated and negotiated complex liability and injury claims. 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Tyrie focuses on the defense of premises security, toxic tort, construction and general liability matters. James has been retained to defend property owners, governmental entities and corporations throughout New York State on behalf of various self-insured clients and insurance companies. He manages litigation in conjunction with other local counsel, insurance carriers and self-insured entities throughout the United States. A significant component of James’ practice involves the representation of municipalities and governmental entities in premises liability, security and related matters. He previously managed a litigation defense team for one of the largest public housing authorities in the United States. He has handled the initial fire investigations for clients and resulting litigation for the clients. 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Tyrie" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "james-p-tyrie" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-03-31 15:13:36" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-03-31 22:13:36" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(44) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/james-tyrie/" ["menu_order"]=> int(202) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [197]=> object(WP_Post)#25462 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7793) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-07-12 17:15:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-07-13 00:15:50" ["post_content"]=> string(1127) "Joshua Valene has a broad range of experience in various complex areas of law, including commercial and business litigation, consumer protection, environmental litigation, product liability, and general liability litigation. Joshua graduated from Loyola Law School, where he served as a research assistant for professor Stanley Goldman and contributed extensive research in support of an upcoming publication on the impact of high profile cases on the law. Joshua also participated in the Hobbs Trial Advocacy Clinic and clerked for both the Fraud Unit of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and the Enforcement Division of the California Department of Business Oversight. Prior to joining WSHB, Joshua successfully represented major automotive dealer groups and finance companies in commercial litigation and consumer protection cases. Previously, he defended clients in product liability, toxic tort, asbestos, and general liability matters. Joshua graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Media Production.  " ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Joshua A. Valene" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "joshua-a-valene" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-07-13 17:04:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-07-14 00:04:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7793" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [198]=> object(WP_Post)#25461 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7418) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-31 10:36:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-31 18:36:33" ["post_content"]=> string(1359) "Tom Vandenburg is a partner in WSHB's Los Angeles office, where his legal practice focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation. In his nearly 25 years practicing law, he has successfully handled numerous complex environmental and toxic tort matters throughout California and in the states of Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. Tom’s environmental practice includes high exposure multi-party CERCLA cases, Clean Water Act storm water litigation, claims brought under California’s Proposition 65, state law nuisance claims, and others. His toxic tort practice covers personal injury claims involving alleged occupational and environmental exposures to pesticides, soil fumigants, benzene, VOC's, hexavalent chromium, metals, industrial solvents, and asbestos. Tom has served as trial counsel/lead attorney for many high profile clients, securing environmental and toxic tort solutions for those clients, including a major university system, numerous public entities, and many large agricultural and manufacturing companies. His most recent courtroom success was securing a $3.59 million judgment for an industrial heating client in a CERCLA cost recovery action. His experience also includes the successful defense of multiple actions for an international automotive manufacturer and the defense of numerous asbestos personal injury claims." ["post_title"]=> string(20) "Thomas F. Vandenburg" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "thomas-f-vandenburg" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-03-10 17:06:53" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-03-11 01:06:53" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=7418" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [199]=> object(WP_Post)#25460 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6204) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-06-29 19:54:14" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-06-30 02:54:14" ["post_content"]=> string(1061) "Lauren Vanga is an associate at WSHB’s Rancho Cucamonga office. She has a broad range of experience in many areas of complex civil litigation, including construction, general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and transportation. Lauren has defended several of the area’s largest homebuilders and general contractors in cases brought by homeowners under California’s Right to Repair statutes (SB800), and other related claims. Lauren graduated from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law.  While at Chapman, Lauren worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Theodor C. Albert of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. She also represented clients in their tax appeals cases to the California State Board of Equalization and the IRS. Lauren was the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Chapman Law Review. Upon graduation, Lauren was awarded the National Order of Scribes award for excellence in legal writing. She is also a certified mediator under the Dispute Resolutions Programs Act (DRPA)." 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Vanga" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "lauren-e-vanga" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 15:26:45" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 23:26:45" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6204" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [200]=> object(WP_Post)#25459 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(299) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-02-04 22:00:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-02-05 06:00:51" ["post_content"]=> string(779) "Fred is a litigation attorney in the Rancho Cucamonga office. He specializes in the defense of developers and contractors in complex multi-party litigation involving residential properties. His cases range from single family home disputes to actions involving hundreds of properties. Fred handles all aspects of litigation including motion practice, depositions, mediation and trial. Prior to joining Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, Fred practiced at a civil litigation firm where he successfully litigated premises liability product liability and catastrophic personal injury cases. Prior to law school, Fred earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of the office, Fred maintains an interest in hiking, improv comedy and boxing." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Fred R. Vasquez" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "fred-r-vasquez" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 15:27:03" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-23 23:27:03" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(47) "http://www.wshblaw.com/attorney/fred-r-vasquez/" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [201]=> object(WP_Post)#25458 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6911) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-07-18 09:20:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-18 16:20:47" ["post_content"]=> string(918) "Ben Veralrud is a senior associate in WSHB's Portland office, where his practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation involving construction, general liability and casualty, and products liability. 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Veralrud" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "benjamin-f-veralrud" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-10-10 09:47:04" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-10-10 16:47:04" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(54) "http://www.wshblaw.com/?post_type=attorney&p=6911" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(8) "attorney" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [202]=> object(WP_Post)#25457 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(6873) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-05-26 15:37:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-05-26 22:37:33" ["post_content"]=> string(1402) "Christina Vo is a senior associate in WSHB’s Fresno office, where her practice focuses on real estate, environmental, construction, commercial and general liability litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Christina's practice focused on real estate and business litigation at a boutique law firm in San Jose. Christina graduated from law school from Santa Clara University with a certificate in public interest and social justice. While in law school, Christina served as a clerk at both the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California and the San Jose City Attorney's Office where she practiced public entity defense in employment, tort, and land use cases. During her first year of law school, Christina served as a Judicial Extern at the Santa Clara Superior Court assisting in family law matters, including reviewing proposed final judgments and assisting unrepresented parties. Christina was also a member on the Santa Clara Journal of International Law Review. Prior to law school, Christina received her B.A. in English from UCLA where she graduated cum laude and received academic honors from the Dean. 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She was admitted to the California Bar in 2016 after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. While in law school, Alex served as a Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice Dennis M. Perluss of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal. Alex also participated in UCLA Law’s Supreme Court Clinic, where she helped write amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court. She was the Co-President of the UCLA Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Chief Managing Editor for the UCLA Women’s Law Journal. She received Moot Court honors for her participation in UCLA’s moot court competitions. She also worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Gerald López. Alex completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Studies. While in school, Alex’s academic achievements placed her on the Dean’s Honor List. 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Kelly has built her practice around an enviable record of success defending businesses and employers in complex litigation matters in the area of construction, employment practices, product liability, professional liability and commercial related matters. Kelly's construction practice includes defending landowners, builders and developers in all aspects of both private and public construction litigation, including public accommodation issues under the ADA, as well as personal injury actions relating to construction site accidents. Kelly's employment practice includes defending employers and management-side employees against claims of discrimination and wage and hour violations under state and federal laws. She also serves as General Counsel to a number of small and medium sized businesses where she provides advice on personnel issues, risk management strategies, litigation management, employment and general commercial best practices. Kelly's product liability practice includes defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as automotive, recreational and marine products, and consumer and commercial product manufacturers. Kelly represents clients ranging from the world’s largest insurers to Fortune 500 companies to family owned businesses. She has tried many cases to verdict and has participated in numerous multi-party mediations. Stemming from her more than twenty years of litigation experience in the product liability arena, Kelly has developed a related commercial practice advising manufacturers and distributors in commercial, and consumer related matters. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Kelly serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Townships of Union and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. As a Municipal Court Judge, Kelly routinely presides over trials involving DWI, domestic violence, violations of New Jersey motor vehicle laws and municipal ordinances. Kelly is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 3,500 fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. For more than twenty years Kelly served as a Trustee for the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is one of the Founders of the Women on the Move Luncheon which raises money to fund research and provide services for people diagnosed with MS. She is a founder and the former President of the Board of Directors of the Vanguard Theater Company, a community theater located in New Jersey dedicated to bringing diversity to the stage.  " ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Kelly A. 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He has represented a wide range of individuals, including developers, design professionals, and contractors. David’s cases have included multi-million dollar claims involving multiple parties and their insurers and wrapped projects.  In a rare construction defect trial, David obtained a defense verdict for our client against all claims, including fraud. He has also successfully represented motor carriers, and their drivers, in accidents involving serious injury and death. His practice extends to personal injury matters, defending contractors, public entities, common carriers, commercial businesses, and individuals.  Many of his injury suits have involved claims of environmental and toxic exposure. David routinely provides insurance coverage analysis and advice, and represents insurance clients in related suits. David holds an unparalleled record of successful verdicts in closely watched, high-exposure matters. 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He represents firm clients at the state and federal level in a wide variety of defense litigation matters. Keith is dedicated to working closely with clients in order to develop and execute appropriate and cost-effective strategies for all phases of dispute resolution, from pre-litigation through appeal. Keith attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he received a Certificate in International and Comparative Law along with his Juris Doctor in 2014. During law school, he served as Production Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and competed in a London-based Moot Court competition while studying International Law in Pepperdine’s London Program. Keith was also involved in Pepperdine’s Global Justice Program, and he spent time in Peru providing advocacy support for victims of domestic violence. Prior to law school, Keith spent a year volunteering in the Amazon basin of Peru, and also studied Communication Theory at La Sierra University.  " ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Keith K. 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She has also successfully represented clients in cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the California Family Rights Act. She is equally well-versed in winning cases involving allegations of wrongful discharge, harassment, and various forms of discrimination under both California and Federal law. Sara graduated cum laude from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. While at Chapman, she received CALI awards for the highest class grade in Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Professional Responsibility, and Employment Law. She also served as a Dean’s Fellow for her first-year Torts course. Sara participated in several competitions as a member of the Moot Court team, most notably working to earn a best brief award from the Charleston Moot Court Competition. Additionally, upon graduation, she was awarded a certificate for excellence in the field of appellate advocacy." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Sara A. 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She focuses her practice on construction and labor law litigation, lead paint, mold, toxic tort, transportation and complex general liability and casualty actions. Her clients include insurance companies, financial institutions, and real estate owners and managers. She has extensive experience in state and appellate practice and has enjoyed success in the trial, appellate and arbitration forums. Tracy has developed protocols for compliance with lead paint guidelines for private landlords and real estate managers. Tracy obtained a prominent defense verdict in a lead poisoning action where it was alleged that the infant-plaintiff was brain damaged and sustained neurological and cognitive impairments. Tracy frequently lectures and presents at seminars and symposiums in the areas of labor law, lead paint and mold litigation, and the art of taking and defending depositions. 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