Our firm focuses on disputes in business law and family law. I have been practicing for 25 years. I am a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and have the highest rating for legal skill and ethical conduct from the two most popular attorney rating sites–avvo.com and martindale.com. See the ratings from avvo here and from martindale here. I am the former Chairman of the Intellectual Property Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Most law firms have a layer of personnel between the attorney and the clients. Clients who have switched to our firm from another have told us that attorney inaccessibility was their major problem (with expense and performance being numbers two and three).
At our firm when clients have substantive questions, they speak directly with the attorney responsible.
I have been the lead attorney in many trials. Many litigation lawyers have little or no trial experience. After a 30 day trial I won a 3.4 million dollar jury verdict in a fraud case on behalf of the City of Compton. Read the LA Times Article about the case here.
At trial I use audio/visual presentations that help the jury understand the facts and relevant law and reinforce our client’s theme. We show the jury why they should return a verdict for our client. Sounds simple, but it takes years of experience to perfect. You need experience. Litigation is expensive. You cannot afford to have an attorney learn on your dime.
Since most cases settle, average lawyers never think about trial until it is almost upon them. We start every case by looking at the jury instructions that will govern the trial and we use the instructions to help draft our pleadings.
Everything we do is geared toward convincing the jury to find in favor of our client. By preparing for trial, we help ensure the best possible settlements in those matters that are resolved outside of court.
I have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and in the Hollywood Weekly.
I have written a number of articles on legal topics including:
In addition to those mentioned above I am a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Employment Law Section, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Southern California Consumers Attorney Association and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. I serve as a Trial Settlement Officer for The Los Angeles County Superior Court, and I have been a volunteer attorney with HALSA – the Los Angeles HIV AIDS Legal Services Association – for ten years.
Whether yours is a start up or a going concern we can help minimize lawsuit exposure, draft employee contracts, buy-sell agreements, and incorporate your business. With 25 years of experience and the highest rating for legal skills and ethical conduct from avvo.com and martindale.com, Galen can work with you to avoid costly legal problems through proper planning, and can successfully litigate business disputes. Call 310 282 7521 for a free, no obligation consultation. Serving clients in Southern California including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, The San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Pasadena, Ventura County, Orange County and Long Beach