IN THE NEWS: FIRM’S MANAGING PARTNER STEPHANIE FORMAN NAMED AS INFLUENTIAL LEADER BY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL

January 03rd, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

We are pleased to announce that Tharpe & Howell’s Managing Partner Stephanie Forman has been named by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the Valley’s 200 most influential leaders of 2016. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Firm, Ms. Forman actively represents clients throughout California, primarily in the areas of employment and labor law, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death, and mass tort. Ms. Forman also has extensive experience in counseling companies on administrative and compliance matters. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Forman on this prestigious recognition. It is well-deserved. Please click here More

WITKIN TREATISE CITES ARTICLE BY FIRM ATTORNEY AS AUTHORITY

December 29th, 2016/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation

The Firm is pleased to report an article previously published by Firm attorney Eric Kunkel entitled “The Spanish Law of Waters in the United States:  From Alfonso the Wise to the Present Day,” 32 McGeorge L. Rev. 341 (2001), has been cited by the Witkin treatise at 12 Witkin, Summary of California Law, Real Property, § 918 (10th Ed. 2005).  The treatise cites the article as authority addressing the “creation, extension and modification” of the “pueblo water rights doctrine” in California.  Under that doctrine, towns [“pueblos”] formed during the period of Spanish rule had the paramount right to use the More

FIRM ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

January 26th, 2016/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Locations, Los Angeles

For the second year in a row, Firm Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition.   This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is only given to 2.5% of all attorneys in Southern California.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Ms. Kalioundji is an Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks office. Her practice focuses on general litigation, including complex civil litigation, subrogation, employment and labor law, business litigation, premises liability, insurance, and contracts. Ms. Kalioundji is experienced in More

MSJ VICTORY

January 21st, 2016/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News

Congratulations to firm Attorneys David Binder, Richard Moore, and David Jennings who secured a win for an insurance company client in a case filed by a customer claiming negligence, defamation, and fraud against the insurance agent and the insurance company. In this hotly contested case, the plaintiff claimed that the actions of the defendants destroyed its business resulting in damages exceeding one million dollars. After a year’s long battle in which numerous depositions were taken and countless discovery disputes arose, the insurance company’s motion for summary judgment was granted. This is an exceptional victory given the volumes of discovery conducted More

AN INSURANCE HOLIDAY TALE

December 18th, 2015/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

To our valued clients and colleagues: As the year comes to an end, Tharpe & Howell, LLP, would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to all of its employees, customers, and business associates for their continued loyalty to the Firm. May your holiday season be more meaningful, more loving, and more spiritual than ever before! To kick-off the festivities, we repeat our tradition of reciting “An Insurance Holiday Tale.” An Insurance Holiday Tale ‘Twas the night before Christmas (12:01 a.m. 12/25) and all through the house (single family, joisted masonry, e.c.3, terr. 44, pc5), not a creature was stirring, not More

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