FIRM SPONSORS 2019 SFVBJ WOMEN’S COUNCIL AWARDS

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is once again pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 17, 2019.  At this event, women who have made a difference in the San Fernando Valley will be honored for their accomplishments.  Please join us in congratulating these women on their success.

Award Categories include: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit, Business Owner of the Year, Business Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

FIRM SENIOR ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI ONCE AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a 2019 “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 given to no more than 2.5% of all attorneys within the state.  This is Ms. Kalioundi’s fourth year receiving this honor, having earned it previously in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Read More

JAMES G. BERNALD

JAMES G. BERNALD is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Mr. Bernald’s practice includes civil litigation arising out of disputes involving insurance coverage, professional liability, premises liability, construction defect, and insurance defense.  His practice also includes preparation of insurance coverage opinions and the defense of insurers in uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations.

Practice Areas
  • Bad Faith and Coverage
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Education

J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1999
B.A., Pomona College, 1996

Bar Admissions

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BARBARA J. ANTONIO

BARBARA J. ANTONIO is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Over the past 20 years, Ms. Antonio has counseled and represented clients in a comprehensive range of matters including insurance bad faith, toxic tort, RICO, professional negligence, employment and labor law, and disability discrimination.  Currently, she focuses her practice on representing insurance companies with regard to insurance litigation and the defense of insurance bad faith litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
Education 

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1998
B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1992

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California Read More

GUEST SPEAKER: WHAT CAN I ASK A JOB APPLICANT?

Firm Partner Sherry Shavit will be the featured guest speaker at the PIHRA Monthly Update seminar to be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank, California, on May 22, 2018.  Ms. Shavit’s topic of discussion will be “What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?,” focusing on the traditional categories of information that employers have used to screen applicants, whether they can still be used in today’s legal maze, and alternative ways to get the information you really need to make an informed decision. Read More

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