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  • Featured Lister
    Basil Plastiras Esq
    Plastiras & Terrizzi

    24 Professional Center Pkwy., Suite 150
    San Rafael, CA 94903-

    Phone: (415) 472-8100
    Fax: (415) 472-8110
    Email: Basil@ptlegal.com
    www.ptlegal.com

    Specialties
    Attorney malpractice, Real Estate, Attorney Ethics.
    Degrees/Licenses
    JD, BA, Atty. and Commercial Real Estate broker.
    Formal Education
    BA, UC Berkeley; JD, Hastings College of Law, 1975.
    Reg/Lic
    California Licensed Attorney & Real Estate Broker.
    Previous/Current Position
    Partner, Plastiras & Terrizzi; CEO/President, Parkway Properties Investment Corporation.
    Honors/Awards
    Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated since 1986; Listed: National Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers; California Superlawyer; Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine; Instructor: Civil Litigation, corporations and partnerships; Dominican University; UC Hastings College of Civil Advocacy Program.
    Prof. Affil.
    State Bar of CA - Civil Litigation, Real Property and Economics, Wills & Trusts.
    Prior Expert
    Expert witness in over 100 legal malpractice actions; Court appointed arbitrator in more than 100 Superior Court actions since 1985. Counsel in hundreds of Legal Malpractice Actions. Real Estate Management & Brokerage Standard of Care. State Bar Fee Arbitrator.
  • John S. Preston Esq
    Mediator & Arbitrator
    Law Offices of John S. Preston

    1060 Clarendon Cr.
    Oakland, CA 94610-

    Phone: 5102890766
    Email: johnprestonmediation@gmail.com
    www.johnsprestonmediation.com

    Specialties
    (A) Specializing w Mediation + Arbitration regarding CAR purchase and sale agreements; Real Estate - all aspects of Real Estate law/practice incl: Buyer & Seller Disputes; Easement, Options, Inspections, Broker Disclosure, Standards of care, Limited Partnerships: Purchase and Sale Contracts, Mortgage and Lending Practices; (B) Attorney Fee Disputes, Trial testimony regarding reasonable fees has included Lodestar method, Laffey Matrix, Vague & Duplicate billing entries, ambiguous hourly rates. (C) Law Firm Dissolution, Mediation/dispute resolution.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, JD, Real Estate Broker, certified mediator (UC Berkeley)
    Formal Education
    BA, Economics, Syracuse University, 1969; JD, Law, University of Wisconsin, 1972. Wisconsin Law Review.
    Reg/Lic
    Licensed Real Estate Broker, State Bar (CA)
    Previous/Current Position
    General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Fayette Manufacturing Corp. Duties included loan agreements, investment prospectuses, limited partnerships and every aspect of corporate troubleshooting, as well as commercial leases, easements, licenses and managing law firms (including reasonable billing practices and fees). Panelist Mediator, Bay Area Counties, regarding attorney fee disputes. Conducted in excess of 200 mediations and arbitrations.
    Honors/Awards
    University of Wisconsin Law Review, 1972.
    Prof. Affil.
    CA State Bar Association; AAA, PSA and NYSE arbitration and East Bay county mediation panels.
    Prior Expert
    (A) RE Expert testimony in over a dozen trials: 20+ yrs testimony. Acted as: Principal, RE Broker, General/Limited Partner, Litigator, Appellate Lawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator. Credentialed Testimony Includes: CAR contracts; "Attorney Fee Clauses" and determination and award of reasonable legal fees, "Agency Relationships" (& other normally inadmissible contractual matters). Credential Expert Testimony includes determination of reasonable and necessary attorney fees during retention using a variety of factors. (B) Arbitrated/Mediated 250+ cases (many with Atty Fees Provisions & Awards).
  • John D. O'Connor
    Principal
    O'Connor and Associates

    201 Mission Street, Suite 710
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: 4156939960
    Alternate: 4154646250
    Fax: 4156926537
    Email: john@joclaw.com
    www.joclaw.com

    Specialties
    John O'Connor has more than 40 years of experience in both attorney fee litigation and expert consultancy services and is "Highly Qualified on Large, Complex Attorney Fee Disputes" - theNALFA.org.
    Degrees/Licenses
    JD.
  • Law Office of Carol M. Langford
    Carol M. Langford

    100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 570
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596-

    Phone: (925) 938-3870
    Fax: (925) 938-3886
    Email: langford@usfca.edu
    www.clangford.com

    Specialties
    Consultation, deposition and trial testimony and expert declarations in matters including legal ethics and malpractice, attorney practice and standard of care, State Bar matters and fee disputes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, JD.
    Formal Education
    BA, San Diego State University, cum laude, 1981; JD, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986.
    Reg/Lic
    State Bar (CA, 1986; Wash. DC, 1989); United States Supreme Court, 1991.
    Previous/Current Position
    Lecturer of Legal Ethics, University of California/Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics and Legal Research and Writing, McGeorge School of Law. Partner, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough. Partner, Langford & Bell, LLP.
    Honors/Awards
    Adjunct Professor of the Year, University of San Francisco School of Law. Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship of Legal Ethics. Woman of the Year for Women Who Seek Justice. Ethics Consultant, Judicial Council of California. Wiley Manuel Pro bono awards. Women Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International.
    Prof. Affil.
    Appointee, Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct; Appointee, Disciplinary Standards Committee, Member, B.P. Litigation Ethics Panel; Chair, Intellectual Property Law Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee, American Bar Association; Member, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee; Chair, Counsel of Section Chairs; Chair, Section Executive Committee, Law Practice Management and Technology; Chair, State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct; Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee; Contra Costa Professionalism Committee; Board of Directors, Chair, Contra Costa County Bar Association Pro Bono Section.
    Publications
    Numerous publications including textbook, Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law (Lexis, 4th Edition 2013); and book The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer (Ballantine, 1999). Betting on the Client: Alternative Litigation Funding Is An Ethically Risky Proposition for Attorneys And Clients, USF Law Review, 2015. Blinded by Science; Conflicts of Interest in Patent Cases, ABA Professional Lawyer, Spring 2002. Law Review articles include Chairing an Ethics Committee in the New Millennium (2002); Reflections on Confidentiality: A Practitioner's Response to Spaulding V. Zimmerman (2000); (Both Hofstra Law Review); "You're Outta Here!" Proposed Disqualification Standards For Texas Courts (2000) (South Texas Law Review). Other articles include Barbarians at the Bar: Regulation of the Legal Profession through the Admissions Process, Hofstra Law Review 2009; International Ethics: A Shanghai Surprise, State Bar Journal, 2001; Ethics in Ashes (the Tobacco Companies), California Lawyer, 1998; Ethics Issues in Representing Partnerships, California Lawyer (February, 1996).
    Prior Expert
    Testimony in California Municipal and Superior Courts and before the State Bar on proposed changes to the Rules by the Legislature; testimony in federal and state cases venued both in and out-of-state on ethics, standard of care and attorney conduct in general. Public testimony on ethics rules proposed revisions.

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