Adoption - Cases involving termination of parental rights, agreements between birth parents and adoptive parents, and discussions regarding relinquishment of parental rights.
Class Action - Class action involving sexual harassment, the EEOC, multiple plaintiffs and a business owner.
Community Association Disputes - Cases involving construction defects, difficult homeowners, hardwood floors, smoking violations, rental violations, concerns regarding CC & Rs, annual meetings, and conflicts with property management companies.
Co-mediation - Complex construction case in federal court regarding a default on a multimillion dollar loan on a mixed use condominium project with multiple banks operating under a participation agreement, the FDIC taking over some banks, priority of mechanics' liens, title insurance, a guaranty, an indemnity, community property issues -- co-mediated with Magisrate Judge Samuel Alba. Also co-mediated an employment case with Magistrate Judge David O. Nuffer involving wrongful termination, worker's compensation benefits, bankruptcy, insurance coverage.
Commercial/Business - Numerous breach of contract cases, disputes between businesses involving terms of the contract, timeliness of delivery, and satisfaction with contract. Multiple cases involving real estate purchase contracts including down-paymentdisputes, satisfactory completion of project, appraiser malpractice, realtor malpractice.
Construction - Numerous cases involving mechanics liens, arising from residential and commercial construction contracts, defective construction, including timeliness of filing lien, wrongful liens, and improper notice of lien, design defect allegations, timeliness.
Employment - Numerous cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, age, gender and racial discrimination. Cases involving non-compete clauses in various business contexts. Multi-party and single party cases involving employment claims against educational institutions.
Family - Numerous cases involving complex marital estates, including business interests, options, and tax issues. Numerous child custody cases involving high conflict, allegations of parental alienation, parenting issues, and child custody evaluators. Cases involving relocation of a parent, same sex couples, and drug, alcohol and sexual addition allegations. Numerous grandparent visitation, common law marriage and paternity cases.
Government - Cases involving state and local authorities' actions in condemnation, water rights. Numerous cases involving multi and single party employment claims against educational institutions.
Insurance - Numerous cases involving complex coverage issues, workers'compensation liens, indemnification and subrogation, declaratory judgment actions involving coverage.
Intellectual Property/Patent - Cases involving patent infringement, trademark, copyright and working patents disputes between companies.
Malpractice - Malpractice cases against lawyers, appraisers, and medical professionals including nurses, doctors and medical facilities. Other malpractice actions against professionals such as social workers, therapists, realtors and appraisers.
Personal Injury - Cases involving medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, products liability, injury due to fall or injury in commercial premises, injury related to single and multi-car auto and motorcycle accidents, toxic torts, wrongful death or injury as a result of truck or auto accidents.
Probate/Guardianship/Estate - Numerous emotionally contentious cases involving disputes betweenfamily members including contested wills, breach of fiduciary duty, appointment/substitution of a conservator or guardian, professional guardians and conservators.
Premises Liability - Cases involving premises under construction destroyed by fire, multiple defendants, several declaratory judgment actions.
Property - Cases involving adverse possession, boundary by acquiescence, and actions to quiet title.