|Top Beverly Hills Attorneys|
|Hossein F. Berenji – Berenji & Associates
Hossein Berenji is a seasoned litigator with a practice focused on the complex, high net worth divorce. His commitment to providing aggressive, high quality representation has led to favorable outcomes for hundreds of clients, and consistent multi-million dollar property settlements, alimony and child support judgments.
Hossein takes great pride in the value he places on each client’s individual priorities, and he works tirelessly to attain resolutions specifically tailored to suit their needs. He appreciates that for some clients, this may mean fiercely litigating a case through trial when the opposition is unreasonable, or when it’s necessary to fully protect the client’s interests. For others, it may mean obtaining the best settlement possible without having to go through a drawn out, often painful, process in court.
In addition to divorce litigation, Hossein and the other attorneys and staff at Berenji & Associates have extensive experience in other areas of family law, including: spousal support, preparing and litigating pre- and post- nuptial agreements, custody disputes, paternity actions, and child support and visitation disputes. The firm also regularly assists clients in obtaining modifications of their support judgments when circumstances change or their former partners fail to satisfy their court-ordered obligations.
Hossein and the firm he leads, Berenji & Associates, have been featured in the media numerous times. He has served as a regular expert commentator on family law issues on the radio station KIRN 670 a.m. and as a lecturer on divorce and family law issues elucidating legal issues for both his peers and laymen alike.
Hossein is a member of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar, and is a former director and current member of the Iranian American Bar Association. Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Hossein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. He is admitted to practice law before the California Supreme Court and other lower state courts.
|9601 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 630
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Toll Free: (888) 844-5294
Tel. (310) 271-6290
Fax: (310) 271-2291
|Ronald Richards & Associates
Ronald Richards and Associates combines experienced trial counsel with hard working, tireless staff. The firm is led by Ronald Richards. Mr. Richards has numerous Federal and State jury trials under his belt as well as well as numerous published and unpublished opinions both the California Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Ronald Richards began his career in litigation by breaking Beverly Hills High School's record for debate wins. He then went on to UCLA to join the debate team in CIDA. At UCLA, he won the national championship two years in a row. He also won numerous individual event titles and honors. In law school, he was elected to Student Faculty Representative where he was an advocate for students facing discipline. He won the American Jurisprudence Award in Bankruptcy. As a lawyer, he is the only published attorney in the country on Proposition 215, the medical marijuana statute. His article is cited by West Publishing and is found in the annotations to 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code. He has been qualified as an expert witness on marijuana in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
He taught criminal law at the San Ferando Valley College of Law and was the NBC Legal Analyst for the Michael Jackson trial. He has appeared on hundreds of TV shows and newspaper articles quoted as a Veteran Criminal Defense Attorney. He has also won large judgments against parties both as a cross complainant and as the plaintiff.
|THE LAW OFFICES OF
RONALD RICHARDS & ASSOCIATES
P.O. Box 11480
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
|Nancy Knupfer Bankruptcy Attorney
Ms. Knupfer is an “A-V” rated insolvency and complex bankruptcy attorney and has been recognized as a Southern California Superlawyer since 2007. She also represents foreign and domestic businesses in both bankruptcy and general business issues. She is a former Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustee in the Central District of California, and has served as a trustee in Nevada, as a Chapter 11 bankruptcy court examiner, a state court receiver, and a special master.
Ms. Knupfer is a past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, a past Chair of its Bankruptcy Section and a long time board and executive committee member. She has represented the BHBA at the Conference of Delegates of the California Bar Association, at the ABA’s Bar Leaders’ Conference, at the National Association of Bar Presidents, at the Metropolitan Bar Caucus, and before state legislators at various Sacramento Days. She is an American Bar Association Fellow, Board Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, and former Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has also served as a director of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the Levitt and Quinn non-profit Law Center, and the Foundation of Los Angeles City College.
Savvy trial attorneys, seasoned litigators, and experienced negotiators, Fredman Knupfer Lieberman LLP is a business law firm helping entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals cost-effectively confront their legal challenges head-on. Fredman Lieberman has received the highest possible rating of “ AV” for both quality and integrity from the authoritative Martindale Hubbell listing of law firms and attorneys.
|FREDMAN KNUPFER LIEBERMAN LLP
1875 Century Park East, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, California 90067-2523
|Michael Alder AlderLaw P.C.
Mr. Alder has won dozens of jury trials and has negotiated scores of top dollar settlements on behalf of his clients over his 15 year career. In a 12 month span from 2008 and 2009, Mr. Alder received 5 verdicts and settled 9 cases for amounts in excess of $1 million.
The youngest winner ever of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles' (CAALA) celebrated Trial Lawyer Of The Year award, Mr. Alder has also been honored by his peers in the legal profession as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California in 2008 and 2009 (fellow lawyers have a chance to vote on the best lawyers they know, in any area of the law - those who receive the most votes are Super Lawyers, which Mr. Alder has been since 2004, and the Top 100 vote getters are named the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine). He has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2003, and has been nominated three times for California's top Trial Lawyer of the Year (in 2004, 2008 and 2009). He was selected by The Daily Journal, one of the country's leading legal newspapers, as one of the Top 20 Lawyers under the age of 40 in California in 2005.
Mr. Alder is a founder of Trial Lawyers Charities, a charity begun by lawyers in Los Angeles dedicated to helping people in the community with financial or legal needs, and a founder of the Alder Family Foundation, which is devoted to assisting students in obtaining quality education based on merit, regardless of their ability to pay. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
|9308 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
|Stacy D. Phillips Divorce / Family Law
Stacy D. Phillips, a certified family law specialist, is a founder and the managing partner of Phillips Lerner & Lauzon LLP, a full-service family law firm in Los Angeles. Ms. Phillips represents business executives, entrepreneurs, homemakers, and high-net worth individuals. A graduate of Dartmouth College, cum laude, Ms. Phillips earned her Juris Doctorate at Columbia University School of Law and began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the United States District Court of the Central District of California. She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and before the United States District Court, Central District of California. A staunch supporter of victims' rights, in 1994, Ms. Phillips co-authored Senate Bill 924 which extended the statute of limitations period for victims of domestic violence, to sue their abusers in civil court.
Ms. Phillips is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been designated as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. She has also received many accolades over the years, including:
* Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyer | 2010 (Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine)
* Top 50 Female Super Lawyer in Southern California | 2005 2010 (Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine)
* Women in the Law | 2010 (Los Angeles Times Magazine )
* Top 100 vote-getter | 2005, 2010 (Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine)
* Super Lawyer | 2004, 2010 (Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine)
* Women Leaders in the Law | 2009 - 2010 (Los Angeles Times Magazine)
* Southern California's Best Lawyers | 2008-2009 (Los Angeles Times Magazine)
* Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers | 2007 (Los Angeles Times' West Magazine)
* Top Female Litigators in California,| 2003 2010 (Los Angeles Daily Journal)
* 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law. | (Los Angeles Business Journal)
* Best of the Bar | (Los Angeles Business Journal)
|Phillips Lerner & Lauzon LLP
2029 Century Park East, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
|Mark Ozzello ARIAS OZZELLO & GIGNAC LLP
In addition to handling many of the firm's litigation matters, Mark Ozzello manages the business-transactions department of the firm. He serves as corporate counsel for many of the firm's business clients and has successfully represented many of these clients in litigation matters. Although his litigation practice is diversified, Mr. Ozzello primarily handles the firm’s employment-related matters and complex business cases.
Mr. Ozzello was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University - School of Law.
During law school, Mr. Ozzello was selected to and served as an Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and the American Bar Association Symposium on Victim's Rights. As a member of the Law Review, he published two articles: Enjoining Politically Motivated Strikes In Federal Courts; The Jacksonville Bulk Terminal Case, 10 Pepperdine L.Rev. 489 (1983); and The California Supreme Court Survey: A Review of Decisions, 10 Pepperdine L.Rev. 835 (1983). Mr. Ozzello was also the only second-year student to ever serve as a teaching assistant.
Prior to forming Arias, Ozzello and Gignac, Mr. Ozzello was associated with the law firm of Tipler & Tipler, where he received litigation and defense training from Harvey J. Tipler, a former Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Pro Tem. Before establishing his own litigation and corporate practice in Orange County, he had been associated with a Los Angeles firm where he handled complex civil-litigation matters.
Mr. Ozzello is admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts in California. Mr. Ozzello is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He has also served as Judge Pro Tem for the Orange County Municipal Court.
|6701 Center Drive West, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90045
|6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 915
Los Angeles, California 90028
|Michael Jay Berger
Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist
With over 29 years of bankruptcy law experience, Michael Jay Berger, Attorney at Law, represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings throughout Southern California. Mr. Berger is a certified bankruptcy law specialist, as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; as of January, 2009, only 107 attorneys in the State of California were designated as certified specialists in the area of bankruptcy law. Mr. Berger has attained the highest possible rating of "AV," indicating preeminent legal ability and highest ethical standards in the practice of law from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys. Mr. Berger represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Please view the Firm Overview page of this website for a more detailed description of Mr. Berger's practice areas.
Mr. Berger received Juris Doctor Degree, with Honors, from the University of California, Hastings in 1981 and joined the California Bar later that year. He also graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1978. Mr. Berger is also a Mensa, certified genius, with the intellectual ability to craft creative solutions to even the most difficult legal problems.
Mr. Berger began practicing bankruptcy law with Rifkind & Sterling in 1981. He then established his own firm in 1983. Mr. Berger has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Beverly Hills Municipal Court and as an Arbitrator for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He also served as an Editor of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal. He maintains active membership in the Beverly Hills Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
If you are considering bankruptcy and would like to discuss the specifics of your case, please contact our offices immediately for a free initial consultation.
|9454 Wilshire Blvd. 6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2929
|Michael Kraut KRAUT LAW GROUP
IAttorney Michael Kraut graduated from Cornell University and attended Case Western Reserve School of Law and completed his legal studies at Harvard Law School. Mr. Kraut opened the Kraut Law Group in order to assist those under investigation, or charged with an offense in Los Angeles, San Bernardino Riverside and Orange Counties.
Mr. Kraut is a former prosecutor and has worked for over 14 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a District Attorney, he worked for the United States Attorney's Office, the City Attorney's Office and now he has opened the Kraut Law Group, becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in national print media for his work as a trial attorney. Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut is a criminal law commentator for the BBC News, KTLA News, and exclusively handles criminal law questions for the Legal Broadcast Network. He is often called upon to speak on major current topics affecting celebrities and non-celebrities under investigation or charged with crimes.
Mr. Kraut represents CEOs either charged or under investigation for white-collar crimes in Southern California. He also represents individuals charged with DUI offenses and other criminal cases including drugs, and theft crimes. Mr. Kraut has developed a sliding fee scale. He believes that everyone should be able to obtain a top notch Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. Michael Kraut has always believed that no person should be turned away just because of financial stress.
Prior to being appointed as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Kraut worked for two national law firms, Adams Duque & Hazeltine and Lewis D'amado. At the firms he practiced insurance defense law representing large corporations. Attorney Kraut became well known for his tenacity in the courtroom and his investigative skills, earning the reputation as one of the top litigators within the District Attorney's Office. During his career as a prosecutor, he has worked and gained experience in numerous assignments including the prestigious homicide Hardcore Gang Division and the white collar Major Frauds Division. Mr. Kraut has tried over 80 felony trials with an amazing 99% success rate in jury trials.
Attorney Kraut enjoys a reputation among prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys as a top notch trial attorney. Mr. Kraut knows how police and prosecutors investigate and compile cases against you. He knows that you do not want to go to jail or lose your job or standing in the community. Michael Kraut now uses all of these skills, connections, and tenacity to defend individuals and corporations investigated and charged with a crime.