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Recent Notable Cases


State v. Hersel – Defense attorney Ron Bamieh (Client allegedly paid High School students to yell profanities, spit and slap his face. Hersel admitted paying teenage boys to physically and verbally abuse him, but denied there was anything sexual about it. Ventura County prosecutors said jurors deliberated less than an hour on Tuesday before finding Hersel not guilty on four counts of annoying and molesting a child. (Mr. Hersel was my client).

People v. Andrew Gallo (Defendant killed California Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart along with 2 other passengers and he severly injured another individual as a result of a DWI).

State of Arizona v. Douglas Grant – Defense Attorney Mel Mc Donald (client allegedly killed wife by having her overdose on Ambien Meds)

State of New Jersey v. Jason Williams – Prosecutor Katharine Errickson (Ex NBA star shot and killed limo driver)

State of Idaho v. Richard “Dick” Phillips – Defense Attorney Michael Molfetta (Mr. Phillips was accused of numerous counts of sex w/underage girls & providing alcohol and was acquitted of all charges).

People v. Kim Cano – Defense Attorney Angelyn Gates (Ms. Cano allegedly shot and killed her CHP husband due to jealously that he was having an affair).

Catherine Bosley v. Larry Flynt & LFP INC. Defense Attorney Jeffrey Manna (defendant allegedly printed nude photos without Mrs. Bosley’s consent, also copyright claim).

Other Cases

Counsel Trial Status Services Rendered
Vallejo Unified School District

[Littler Mendelson law firm]

Discrimination case

Case settled

Mock trial; two focus groups

Colorspot Nurseries

Harassment/ Retaliation/ Sexual Abuse case

Case settled

Theme development; case analysis; case strategies; psychological consultation

Department of Justice

Discrimination/ Harassment/ Retaliation/ Wrongful Termination case

Case settled

Case analysis; psychological consultation; theme development; case strategies; witness preparation; opening and closing statement design

Washington Mutual Bank

Discrimination/ Harassment/ Wrongful Termination case

Went to trial

Full comprehensive trial and jury consulting services

King Drew Medical Center

Age and Race Discrimination/ Harassment/ Retaliation/ Breach of Contract case

Went to trial

Case analysis; case consultation; post-trial interviews; investigation; declaration signing; assisted with appeal writing

Arco Oil Corporation

Personal Injury/ Bad Business Practices/ Bad Faith case

Went to trial

Case settled after jury selection

Case consultation; juror profiles and jury selection; case analysis; theme development, etc.

Fireman’s Fund Insurance

Personal Injury/ Bad Faith case

Went to trial

Full comprehensive trial and jury consulting services

State Farm Insurance

Bad Faith/ Bad Business Practices/ Personal Injury case

Went to trial

Theme development; opening and closing statement design; case analysis

Republic Western Insurance Co.

Wrongful Death/ Catastrophic Injuries/ Personal Injury case

Case settled

Three focus groups; case consultation; case analysis; theme development; witness preparation

Hewlett Packard

Product Liability/ Bad Business Practices case

Class Action status, ongoing

Three focus groups; case analysis; case consultation

American Airlines

Alleged discrimination/ wrongful termination, retaliation

Case dismissed

Case consultation; case analysis; theme development; focus group, psychological research.

Pasadena Mayor Michael Holden Trial

Alleged Misappropriating Funds/ Concealing Information/ Unlawful Sexual Acts case

Went to trial

Case analysis; case consultation; theme development; juror profiles

State of Florida vs. Reverend Henry Lyons

Fraud/ Misappropriating Funds/ Concealing Information/ Embezzlement/ Money Laundering case

Went to trial

Jury research; venue analysis; juror profiles and jury selection; opening and closing statement design; witness preparation; theme development, etc.

Operation Casablanca

Criminal drug cartel case

Extortion/ Murder/ Money Laundering case

Went to trial

Jury selection; theme development; witness preparation; case analysis; opening and closing statement design, etc.

Ron Rudin Murder Trial

Murder for hire case

Went to trial

Case consultation; case analysis; juror profiles and jury selection; theme development