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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.
  • Featured Lister
    Lawrence H. Jacobson Esq

    9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212-

    Phone: 3102710747
    Fax: 3102710757
    Email: law.jac@lhjpc.com
    www.lawrencejacobson.com

    Specialties
    Real estate attorney (49+ years) and California Real Estate Broker (40+ years). Expertise includes interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, custom & usage, mortgage banking, lawyer malpractice in real estate and business transactions, legal ethics and fee disputes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    AB; JD; Real estate broker (CA).
    Formal Education
    Juris Doctorate, U.C.L.A. Law School, 1967; A.B. (Political Science), U.C.L.A., 1964.
    Reg/Lic
    Certificate in Archaeology (earned with distinction), U.C.L.A. Extension, 2009; Community College Instructor, (Ca.) in the area of Law, Notary (1973).
    Previous/Current Position
    Lawrence H. Jacobson was installed as the 2011-2012 President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems; has been an adjunct professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law; former Vice-President, Legal Affairs of the California Association of Realtors; Legal Counsel to the Beverly Hills, and the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors; Currently, legal counsel to the Newport Beach Association of Realtors.
    Honors/Awards
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated since 1980; Senior Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review; Insurance Counsel Journal Award; Order of the Coif; Recipient of the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s 2011 “Spirit of CEB” Award.
    Prof. Affil.
    State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Former Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; President, Association of Real Estate Attorneys, 1978-1979; California State Bar Real Estate Steering Committee, 2011-present; Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar and Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panels.
    Publications
    He is a published author and frequent speaker on real estate. Among others: "The California Lottery Law," 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973; "Broker’s Liability for Sale of Defective Homes," 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977; "Appraiser’s Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal," 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990; "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law August 3, 1995; "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User’s Guide," Real Property Law Reporter March 2004; "Tenancy-in-Common: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks," 25 California Real Property Journal 25, 2007; "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness," California Civil Litigation Reporter, February 2007; Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation" (Cal CEB 2009).
    Prior Expert
    Lawrence H. Jacobson is a highly respected expert witness throughout California. Mr. Jacobson has been an expert witness for over 40 years while maintaining a successful law practice. Extensive expertise in legal malpractice, ethics, real estate brokerage custom and practice and all real estate related issues. Has been retained in approximately 200 cases as an expert witness in cases involving the interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, legal malpractice involving real estate, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, legal ethics and legal fee disputes.
  • Barbara Luna PhD
    Partner
    White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

    15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-

    Phone: (818) 981-4226
    Fax: (818) 981-4278
    Email: expert@wzwlh.com
    www.wzwlh.com

    Specialties
    Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior Big Four accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination. Contact: Barbara Luna.
    Degrees/Licenses
    PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.
    Formal Education
    PHD - Applied Math - Harvard MBA/JD - UCLA
    Prior Expert
    ***Names to be included under Barbara: Dean Atkinson (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV), John Luna (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA), Venita McMorris (who has an MA in Economics). All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.
  • 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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