Women-Owned Business

Tharpe & Howell, LLP welcomes Partner Frank A. Magnanimo

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is pleased to announce that Frank A. Magnanimo has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Frank brings over 27 years of diversified experience in the labor and employment field. Frank’s practice encompasses a wide range of employment matters including the defense of wage and hour class actions, PAGA, as well as claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. Frank also provides advice and counsel to his clients and assists with the preparation of employee handbooks, anti-harassment training, workplace investigations, and related issues. Read More

Tharpe & Howell, LLP Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Tharpe & Howell, LLP, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Business Enterprise Council-West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women Business Enterprise Council-West is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Read More

THEODORE M. WACHTEL

THEODORE M. WACHTEL is a Senior Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California office in the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Group.

Practice Areas
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
Education 

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1989
B.A., Columbia University, 1986
B.A., Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1985

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California Read More

TARIQ I. BOULAD

TARIQ I. BOULAD is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Premises Liability
Education 

J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 2019
B.A., California State University, Sacramento, 2016

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California Read More

KATHERINE “KATIE” DEGUZMAN

KATIE DEGUZMAN is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
Education 

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2010
B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 2006

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California Read More