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Douglas W. Dal Cielo
1503 Grant Road
Mountain View CA 94040-3270
USA
phone: 650-327-2672
fax: 650-688-8333
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Doug Dal Cielo Legal Malpractice Expert PhotoDouglas W. Dal Cielo, partner at the prestigious firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, specializes in general Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Family Law.

Mr. Dal Cielo was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. He is a Member of California State Bar Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. He is qualified to appear in the United States District Courts for Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern California.

Mr. Dal Cielo possesses significant trial experience, including eight jury trials and over 12 court trials. His last two jury trials resulted in verdicts for his clients in excess of $12M and $2M on behalf of plaintiffs. He has taken over 300 depositions, and served as a court appointed arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Dal Cielo's recent accomplishments include a $12 million jury verdict for his client in Santa Clara County, a $2 million jury verdict for his client in Sacramento County, and representation of several families in a CC&R claim in Santa Cruz County (see case studies as part of the attached CV for more detail). He has also testified as an expert in numerous jury and court trials, as well as binding arbitrations on the issue of the standard of care in legal malpractice cases.

Areas of Practice:
  • Antitrust Counseling
  • Banking, Private Financing Techniques
  • Business Dissolution
  • Business Start-up and Structural Organization
  • Commercial Leasing and Development
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contract Preparation, Negotiation, Administration
  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement
  • Franchising
  • General Corporate Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
  • Products Liability
  • Public Contracts
  • Public Financing
  • Real Property Development
  • SEC Matters
  • Secured Transactions and Foreclosure
  • Structuring Joint Ventures
  • Trade Secret Theft
  • Marital Dissolution
  • Elder Abuse
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    Patricia Jeanne Howze, J.D.
    20 Sunnyside Avenue
    Suite A-120
    Mill Valley CA 94941-341
    USA
    phone: 415-290-5290
    Patricia Jeanne Howze, BS, MA, JD, is certified as an Expert and Consultant in Employment / Labor Law. Founder & Principal of Century Corporate Counsel (CCC), she serves as an Independent Investigator for companies where allegation of Sexual Harassment or Discrimination have been made. Prior to CCC, Ms. Howze established and supervised the employment / labor practice group for the legal department of a company of more than 102,000 employees.

    Ms. Howze works with major law firms, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, small businesses, start-ups, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the United States. Over the last 35 years, she has directed and/or conducted more than 300 investigations, conducted over a hundred training programs for human resources managers and senior business line managers, and has spoken often on employment and labor topics and lectures at educational institutions.

    Consulting Services include:
    • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
    • Corporate Human Resources Training
    • EEOC Case Management
    • Interim Human Resources Support
    • Human Resources Audits
    • Employment Policies
    • Review and Investigation of Agency Charges
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    Charles Trudrung Taylor
    Attorney
    5200 N. Palm Avenue, 4th Floor
    Fresno CA 93704
    USA
    phone: 559-228-6700
    fax: 559-228-6727
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    Charles Taylor is a partner at Lang, Richert & Patch specializing in federal civil litigation. He has represented clients in areas such as Civil Rights, Government Contracts and Leases, Insurance Coverage, and Business Litigation in various federal district courts around the United States, in adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy court, and before governmental administrative boards.

    Mr. Taylor specializes in all aspects of Employment Law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. He has represented local and national clients on various employment issues before the Labor Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Employment Development Department. In addition, he advises employers on preventing employment relations problems and on developing personnel policies and procedures.

    Illustrative Case:
  • Engaged by bakery to defend against civil complaint filed by Department of Justice for alleged violations of Clean Air Act with over $3 million in potential penalties. Successfully negotiated dismissal of the case without penalty
  • Engaged by local concessionaire on government owned property after improper termination of lease. Actions litigated in both federal district court and before Contract Board of Appeals. Prevailed on entitlement issues after an 8 day hearing
  • Successful settlement on quantum before trial for in excess of $1.3 million
  • Successfully defended on summary judgment large grocery store chain by four female employees claiming sexual harassment and gender discrimination
  • Successfully defended regional employer for alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy, fraud, tortious bad faith, and intentional infliction of emotional distress
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    James W. Potts, JD
    3500 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 107
    Pasadena CA 91107-3832
    USA
    phone: 626-396-1070
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    Potts & Associates is a broad-based Employment Consulting firm practiced in Unemployment Cost Control, Human Resources Management, Supervisor Training, and other critical Labor Relations areas.

    Owner of Potts & Associates, James W. Potts, JD, has represented and assisted employers in a variety of areas involving Employer/ Employee Relations for over 35 years, at first as an employee and then as a business partner and owner.

    James Potts Human Resources Expert PhotoMr. Potts earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles Law School. Throughout his professional years he has also attained his Real Estate Brokers License, has facilitated lectures as a Master Teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years, and is a former Reserve Captain working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Potts is currently a certified mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a published author (Right to Counsel, July 2008).

    Mr. Potts currently represents his clients before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement on wage and hour issues, and, in discrimination claims, before the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Potts & Associates Company Profile

    Unemployment Costs - Mr. Potts and his team monitor the hiring process, layoffs, and terminations, ensuring that documentation is adequate to support or deny claims and settle disputes. Potential clients are offered a free analysis of their unemployment tax account and an estimate of what they might save by using their services.

    Human Resources For companies who prefer to have their Human Resources department outsourced, Potts & Associates professionals, serving as HR liaisons, are able to avoid potential lawsuits by dealing in-house with such labor issues as employee discrimination, harassment, training, hiring, and termination.

    Supervisor Training - Designed to develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the need for comprehensive documentation procedures. Training seminars are conducted for key personnel to familiarize them with the nature, scope, and intent of the program.

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    James William Potts, JD
    At a time when arguing about the benefits of seeking out talent without regard to color and other ethnic issues has long gone out of fashion, it is easy to believe that all is well in the corporate world. The author seeks to assist managers and supervisors on how to manage minorities. This book helps them realize dealing with the task is not as difficult as they may think. For these managers and supervisors, giving careful consideration of the guidelines in the book will help them reduce potential lawsuits.
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    In the late 1970s, a crime wave swept California. Several young girls were kidnapped, brutally raped, and murdered. Michael Dee Mattson, a drug addict with severe emotional problems, was convicted of these crimes and sentenced to be executed in California's gas chamber. James Potts, an aspiring young attorney still coming to terms with the rape of his own younger sister, is asked to find a way to get Mattson's conviction overturned.
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    Israel Reyes, Esq.
    Managing Partner
    One Columbus Center
    1 Alhambra Plaza Ste. 1130
    Coral Gables FL 33134
    USA
    phone: 305-403-2272
    fax: 305-403-2273
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    The Reyes Law Firm, P.A., was founded by Israel Reyes, former Miami-Dade County Court Judge, Associate Administrative Judge of the Circuit Civil Division, and police detective. Mr. Reyes envisioned creating a firm where he would utilize his judicial, litigation, administrative, and investigative experience in providing high-quality legal services in a boutique firm setting. The Firm is comprised of a Litigation Department and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Department.

    Litigation Services:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Receiverships
    • Personal Injury
    • Criminal Defense
    • Legal Malpractice Defense
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Police Legal Advisors
    • Civil Forfeiture
    • Corporate and Internal Investigations
    • Trial and Litigation Support
  • Foreclosures
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Appeal
  • Money Laundering Investigations
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Corporate General Counsel
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Services:
    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Special Magistrates
  • Private Judges
  • Insurance Umpires
  • Mr. Reyes is a former Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2003. He retired in 2011, after approximately 30 years of public service as a judge, assistant state attorney, and police detective. He handles all types of civil and criminal litigation representing attorneys, receivers, commercial entities, and individuals. He is also an attorney’s fees expert, arbitrator, mediator, insurance umpire, police legal advisor, and Special Magistrate. As a Special Magistrate, he presides over evidentiary and non-evidentiary hearings and depositions and conducts in camera inspections of privileged documents.

    Mr. Reyes has lectured on Professionalism, Public Records Law, Anti-money Laundering, Racketeering, and Criminal Investigations to various legal groups and law enforcement agencies around the state. He has also lectured on those topics to the Guatemalan and Panamanian judiciary as well as training them in preparation for their transition to an oral or accusatory system of criminal justice. Mr. Reyes has also served as a featured speaker and presenter at many graduations, public and social events including Leadership Miami, a program of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, for future community leaders.

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