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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 Website: 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, UC Hastings College of Law, 1975.

Registration and Licenses

California Licensed Attorney & Real Estate Broker.

Previous/Current Position

CEO, 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; UC Hastings Board of Trustees.

Prof. Affiliations

State Bar of CA - Civil Litigation, Real Property and Economics, Wills & Trusts.

Prior Expert

Expert witness in 108 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.

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Lawrence H. Jacobson Esq.

9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 271-0747 Fax: (310) 271-0757 Email: law.jac@lhjpc.com Website: www.lawrencejacobson.com

Specialties

Real estate attorney (50+ 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.

Registration and Licenses

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 Newport Beach Association of Realtors and prior counsel to the Beverly Hills and Palm Springs Regional Associations of Realtors, and special counsel to the San Fernando Valley Board 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. Affiliations

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 2014-2018, 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," cited by the Appellate Court in Easton v. Strassburger, 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.

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt

Barbara Luna, PhD, Partner
Dean Atkinson, CPA CFE ABV, Partner
John Luna, CPA CFE ABV JD MBA, Partner
Venita McMorris, MA, Partner

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com Website: 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, lemon law, 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.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

Specialties

Over 110+ engagements as an expert witness and consulting engagements in Attorneys' Fees, Attorney Ethics and Legal Malpractice (litigation) matters.

Degrees/Licenses

AB, 1969; JD, 1972

Formal Education

A.B. History, U.C. Berkeley, 1969
J.D. Law, U.C. Hastings, 1972

Publications

Over 130+ Lectures & Publications on Attorneys' Fees, Attorney Ethics & Legal Malpractice (Litigation).

Prior Expert

110+ Engagements in Legal Fees, Legal Ethics, Attorney Malpractice and Law Firm Dissolution

Guy O. Kornblum Esq

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 440-7800 ext 2 Alternate: (415) 730-3485 Fax: (415) 440-7898 Email: gkornblum@kornblumlaw.com Website: www.kornblumlaw.com

Specialties

Practicing civil trial attorney and expert witness having extensive experience with issues concerning insurance claims handling and standard of care for civil trial counsel and lawyers handling civil litigation. He has qualified as an expert witness on issues pertaining to these subjects in both state and federal courts.

Degrees/Licenses

A.B.; JD.

Formal Education

Indiana University, A.B., 1961; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966

Registration and Licenses

California & Indiana Law Practice

Previous/Current Position

Specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 45 years and in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury, wrongful death, financial, physical elder abuse, medical and legal malpractice; All aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims; Handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion, Represented small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations.

Honors/Awards

Certified in Civil Trial Law and Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Personal Injury, Insurance); Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer; Named, "Best Lawyers," 2018-2019; Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Named, Northern California "Super Lawyer", 2006-2019

Prof. Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member; California and Indiana State Bar Association, Member; American Association for Justice, Member; Consumer Attorneys of California, Member; San Francisco Bar Association, Member; San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member.

Publications

Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement (2018) Fourth Edition, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and the American Association for Justice; Co-author of books on insurance law; Authored over 150 published articles on various topics, including trial strategy and settlement techniques.

Prior Expert

Testified in over 35 depositions and 20 trials as an expert witness.

Frederick J. Fisher J.D., CCP

President

Fisher Consulting Group

214 Main Street
Ste 181
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 426-2105 Alternate: (310) 413-6200 Fax: (310) 356-3355 Email: fjfisher@fishercg.com Website: www.fishercg.com

Specialties

Insurance Agent /Broker Professional Liability; Wholesale / MGA/MGU Insurance Professional Liability; Insurer Bad Faith; Claims Adjuster/ TPA Professional Liability; other types of professional Liability / Standard of Care in a selective basis, Insurance Regulatory Expert on a selective basis.

Degrees/Licenses

J.D. degree; California Insurance Agent, Broker and Surplus Lines License; California Insurance Adjuster License

Formal Education

B.A., UC Berkeley, 1972; J.D. Degree, 1976 - Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco, Ca. (merged into USF Law School)

Previous/Current Position

President - Fisher Consulting Group 2010 - Present.; 1994 - 2010, Founder, President and CEO, Post Acquisition; Sr. Vice President, E.L.M Insurance Brokers (includes predecessor Sole-Proprietorship prior to Incorporation); 1975 - 1995, Staff Adjuster/Vice-President; Founder/President of The Fisher Associates, Adjusters (includes Predecessor Firm of Miller &Gilbert, Inc). Six 6 year Member, Board of Trustees; 1998, President of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

Honors/Awards

2019 recipient of the PLUS Founders Award

Prof. Affiliations

PLUS; The CLM (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance); Sr. Tech. Advisor of Professional Liability Insurance, published by the International Risk Management Institute; 2021 Co-Chair of the Ins. Agent - Broker Committee; Prof Liab. Def. Federation.

Publications

Over 75 articles in Insurance Trade Journals on Professional Liability Prevention, Coverage and related issues from 1979 through current.

Prior Expert

30 years experience, over the past 10 years: retained on over 80 Cases, 17 trials + depositions; 50-50 Plaintiff/defense work.

Deborah A. Wolfe

Attorney

Wolfe Legal Group, PC

402 W. Broadway
Ste. 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-3363 Fax: (619) 231-1989 Email: dwolfe@wolfelegalgroup.com Website: www.wolfelegalgroup.com

Specialties

Legal Ethics; California CLS-Legal Malpractice Law, NBTA -CLS- Civil Trial Law

Degrees/Licenses

B.A. Political Science/Business
J.D.

Formal Education

Texas Christian University - B.A. Political Science/Business 1977
University of San Diego, School of Law - 1980

Registration and Licenses

Licensed to practice law in California (1981) and Arizona (1982)

Previous/Current Position

Attorney/Owner, Wolfe Legal Group, PC; University of San Diego Adjunct Professor, Oral Advocacy (2008 – 2013)

Honors/Awards

Trial Lawyer of the Year 1996, 2006 (Consumer Attorneys of San Diego)
Outstanding Trial Lawyer 1987, 1996, 2000, 2002 (Consumer Attorneys of San Diego)
Recipient, Daniel T. Broderick, III – Award for Civility, Integrity, and Professionalism, 2017
President, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego 1996
State Bar of California, Legal Malpractice Law Advisory Commission 2010-2013; Chair, 2013

Prof. Affiliations

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA),Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of California, Lawyers Club of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee

Publications

Numerous publications and presentations on topics of Legal Ethics and Civil Trial Advocacy; Contributing Author “Opening and Managing a Law Office” 2020 Edition.

Prior Expert

Qualified and testified in both trials and depositions on issue of legal ethics in California Superior Courts

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