Each year, Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP hosts a Thanksgiving Food Drive where the firm collects donations for less fortunate families. For this year’s drive, KBSS teamed up with Kiesel Law and the Inner City Law Center and collected donations to benefit twelve impoverished families in the local area.
The Inner City Law Center is a local organization that provides legal services to those individuals who are living on Skid Row or are in other dire situations. Many of the individuals who turn to the Inner City Law Center are low income families who have had tough lives and are living in deplorable conditions. With a staff of 40, including 20 attorneys, Inner City Law Center combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness.
When we heard that most of the families who rely on the Inner City Law Center weren’t thinking of having a Thanksgiving Dinner due to lack of resources, we had to step in. Both, KBSS and Kiesel Law helped collect groceries and monetary donations to provide each family with the essentials for a Thanksgiving dinner. For the families who don’t have kitchen facilities, we donated pre-cooked meals for them to enjoy.
Last year, KBSS was able to provide donations to benefit only four families. By teaming up with Kiesel Law, we were able to more than double our efforts and make a bigger impact! In additional to grocery and food donations, KBSS raised $340 while Kiesel Law raised $270, bringing the grand total to over $600.00.Thanks to all the generous employees who helped make this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive a success. Now onto our Holiday Toy Drive! Photos to follow.
For the fifth consecutive year, Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP participated in the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The walk, which took place on Sunday, October 14, benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and more than 20 other LA County AIDS service organizations. It’s with the outstanding efforts of corporate companies and individual volunteers that the annual walkathon is able to help raise funds and provide advocacy programs, access to dental care, counseling, linkages to safe housing, and other crucial direct services to thousands of people who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The walk took place in West Hollywood, California totaling 6.2 miles. Over 25,000 walkers met in West Hollywood Park, where the walk commenced, and made their way through the streets of West Hollywood.
With the help of volunteers and more than 1,500 registered teams, more than $2.5 million dollars was raised at this year’s walk. Team KBSS has raised more than $1,800 and ranks as team #107 among the 1,500 registered teams. For more information about AIDS Walk LA, visit their website at: http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles
See you next year, AIDS WALK LA!
Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP is actively investigating claims brought by clients who have suffered injuries while taking the prescription medication, Lipitor, suffered a cardiac event or death due to GranuFlo dialysis product, and those women who are experiencing severe complications after having a TransVaginal Mesh (TVM) implanted. If you or someone you know has suffered from the above devices and pharmaceuticals, contact Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP to discuss your claim.
Lipitor is a prescription drug used to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease such as age, smoking, and high blood pressure. The prescription drug, known as a statin, came on to the market in 1997 and helps fight cholesterol. While Lipitor is supposed to lower the risk of hearts attacks and heart diseases, the drug has also been linked to increased blood sugar levels and type-2 diabetes, particularly in female patients. If you or a loved one has taken Lipitor and was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, contact KBSS for a confidential consultation. At this time, KBSS is only accepting claims from female patients.
GranuFlo is the most-widely prescribed dry acid product in the dialysis industry today. Manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, GranuFlo is used on patients who undergo dialysis treatments for failed or damaged kidneys that are unable to eliminate waste and unwanted water from the bloodstream. GranuFlo has been linked to sudden side effects like cardiac arrhythmia which can cause a stroke, heart attack, and death. KBSS is currently investigating claims for patients who have experienced a heart attack, stroke, and/or death within 72 hours of their last dialysis treatment. If you or a loved one has had GranuFlo dialysis treatments after 2003 and suffered from serious injuries, contact Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP for a confidential consultation today.
TransVaginal Mesh (TVM) implants are net-like implants created to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) –conditions that typically plague women after a hysterectomy, menopause, or childbirth. While these products were created to help women suffering from SUI and POP, not all of them are safe and reliable. The design and implantation techniques of some of these TVM products contributed to serious complications such as infection, erosion of the vaginal tissues, and organ perforation. KBSS is currently investigating claims for female patients who have had a TVM mesh implanted and are suffering from complications or have required additional surgery to treat injuries or remove the mesh. Contact our firm today for a confidential consultation.
Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP is proud to announce the opening of the firm’s new office in Boston, Massachusetts. The recent opening of the third KBSS office marks the firm’s commitment to ongoing expansion and representing plaintiffs nationwide.
The KBSS Boston office will be managed by trial attorney, Michael Hugo. Michael joins KBSS as Senior Litigation Counsel where he will be representing clients who have been injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals. With more than 30 years of experience, Michael brings extensive expertise in different areas of law including mass torts, toxic torts, and environmental litigation. Prior to joining KBSS, Michael practiced as a solo practitioner. Before starting his own firm, he was Senior Litigation Counsel with the firm, Parker Waichman Alonso, LLP in New York. He headed the firm’s International Litigation Department, in which he represented thousands of victims of foreign terrorist organizations’ actions on behalf of U.S. based multinational corporations. In addition to those cases, Michael headed the firm’s Environmental Litigation Department in Maryland and North Carolina, as well as in La Oroya, Peru. While at Parker Waichman Alonso, he maintained an active docket of pharmaceutical and medical device products liability cases and was integral in the firm’s mass tort practice. Before joining Parker Waichman Alonso, he was the managing attorney in the Boston office of the national law firm of Brent Coon & Associates, a 17 office all- plaintiffs’ litigation firm. He was the chair of the firm’s Mass Tort Department, overseeing the pharmaceutical docket in all 17 offices.
To learn more about Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti or Michael Hugo, visit our website at kbsslaw.com.
Last weekend, KBSS attended the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention in San Francisco, California. The four-day long convention included continuing MCLE education seminars and presentations on various legal topics from highly regarded attorneys from throughout the country. Numerous social and political events were also scheduled for convention attendees. Among the list of networking events to attend was the firm’s very own California Golden State Reception.
Hosted by KBSS and co-sponsored by the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the California Golden State Reception took place on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The event celebrated the firm’s recent expansion and congratulated KBSS partner, Elise Sanguinetti as AAJ’s new Parliamentarian. An estimated 500 guests attended the event and enjoyed a wide array of food from signature San Francisco neighborhoods and refreshing cocktails like the “Khorramitini”, all while mingling and networking with other attendees. Click through the gallery below to view images from the California Golden State Reception.
Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP partners, Scott Sumner and Elise Sanguinetti have both been selected as 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers. The list, which is published annually by Super Lawyers Magazine, recognizes the top 100 practicing attorneys in the Northern California area.
Scott Sumner’s experience includes multiple practice areas of law including state and federal plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, defective products, premises liability, construction and industrial accidents. Since 2005, Scott has consistently been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer and his past awards and accolades also include the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Ian Herzog Award Appellate Lawyer of the Year and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Attorney Champion of Justice Award in 2010.
Elise Sanguinetti exclusively represents plaintiffs in civil litigation. Her focus of expertise is serious injury, wrongful death cases, civil appeals and legal malpractice. Aside from representing clients, Elise is involved with various legal organizations, volunteers her time on pro-bono projects, and is a frequent speaker at educational seminars. Elise was first recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2011 and in 2012, The Recorder named her as a “Women Leader in Law.”
Both Scott and Elise are based out of the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office.
Congrats, Scott and Elise!
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention is just around the corner. Each year, the AAJ hosts a convention where trial attorneys from all over the country gather for educational workshops and networking opportunities. Numerous Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP attorneys will be attending this year’s convention and the firm is proud to be sponsoring various convention events.
The five day convention offers attendees the opportunity to attend numerous social and political events. This year, the firm is one of the sponsors of the New Lawyers Division Party and the Women’s Caucus Reception. In addition to these events, the firm is also the premier sponsor and the host of the Golden State Reception which is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Co-hosted with the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), the reception will offer all AAJ convention attendees the opportunity to network with other legal professionals and will also celebrate KBSS partner, Elise Sanguinetti, who will be appointed as the new AAJ Parliamentarian. Elise will also be awarded with the Wiedemann and Wysocki Award during the convention at a different event. The award recognizes Elise’s continued commitment to the AAJ and all the work she has done to grow the organization and its membership.
The firm is also the sole sponsor of the 2013 AAJ Convention Mobile App. Convention attendees are encouraged to download the useful mobile app to their smartphone or tablet to view schedules, exhibit experience information, and convention updates right from their personal device.
The 2013 AAJ Convention will take place in San Francisco, CA starting Saturday, July 20th until the 24th. For more information about any of the events KBSS will be sponsoring, visit the “Schedules” page on the official AAJ convention website. For information regarding the mobile app, visit this link.
Two of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2013 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Both Launa Adolph and Bevin Allen have been recognized this year as top young attorneys in Southern California. The award recognizes attorneys who have been practicing law for less than 10 years or are under the age of 40 and have demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise.
Launa represents clients in class action lawsuits involving wage and hour, product liability, and consumer fraud litigation. Her litigation experience encompasses preparing and arguing motions, including those for class certification, and preliminary and final approvals. Launa was graduated from Loyola Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor. For her undergraduate studies, Launa attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Like Launa, Bevin also represents clients in class action lawsuits involving product liability and consumer fraud. She has been named class counsel in a range of class action lawsuits and has served as lead attorney for complex civil litigation cases. Bevin was graduated from Loyola Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Southern California (USC), and is fluent in both written and spoken Spanish. This marks the second consecutive year that Bevin has been selected as a Rising Star, as she was first recognized in 2012.
To read more about Launa and Bevin, visit our website.
Khorrami, LLP will be hosting a phonathon for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The phonathon will help grow AAJ membership and promote the work of trial attorneys and civil justice throughout the nation.
The American Association for Justice is the largest trial bar association in the U.S. with thousands of members. Aside from promoting civil justice, the AAJ also provides networking opportunities for solo and small firms. The phonathon will take place at Khorrami LLP’s office in downtown Los Angeles. Current AAJ members will be contacting legal professionals and encouraging them to join the AAJ. For more information about the American Association for Justice or to become a member, visit their website: https://justice.org/
Khorrami, LLP is proud to announce they will be sponsoring this year’s National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, a nationwide mock trial competition hosted each year by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The annual competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished judges and attorneys.
Topics at the mock trial competition include some of the same client cases Khorrami, LLP represents, such as product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice. The AAJ Mock Trial competition will be held on March 7th through the 10th at the Santa Monica, CA Courthouse. Following the competition, a reception hosted by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) will be held for sponsors, judges, students and coaches.
Good luck, students!