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 malpractic
e. 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!
Shawn Khorrami, founder of Khorrami, LLP and Robert Drexler, a senior attorney with the firm, have both been selected as 2013 Super Lawyers. The list, which is published annually by Super Lawyers magazine, recognizes the top 100 practicing attorneys in Southern California.
Shawn Khorrami founded the firm in February, 1996, just two months after being admitted to practice law. He has grown the firm from a solo practice to one of the largest plaintiff-only law firms in California. Shawn’s extensive litigation experience covers a broad range of issues, including pharmaceutical litigation, toxic torts, wage and hour, consumer class actions and product liability litigation. He has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for clients across the country.
Robert (Bob) Drexler leads the firm’s class action group. For more than 25 years, Bob has litigated wage and hour and consumer rights class actions and other complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Each year, attorneys are asked to nominate other attorneys who they’ve personally observed in action. Through peer evaluations and independent research conducted by Super Lawyers, the magazine is able to honor those attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Congrats, Shawn and Bob!
An article authored by Khorrami, LLP founder, Shawn Khorrami and Rabeh Soofi, an attorney with the firm, was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The article reports on a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court with respect to citizen recordings/filmings of police officers.
The Supreme Court refused to overturn a lower court opinion barring the Illinois state government from prosecuting its citizens for felonies, simply if they recorded or taped police. Illinois’ anti-eavesdropping law, one of the harshest in the country, made it a felony carrying up to a 15-year sentence for citizens caught recording police through video, cellphones, tapes, or other recording devices.
Khorrami, LLP handles numerous civil rights cases including police misconduct and prisoner and inmate rights. The article, “Recording Police Just Got a Little Safer,” was published in the Daily Journal in the “Perspectives” column on Thursday, November 29, 2012. To read the article, click here.
The OPCC is a network of shelters for low-income and homeless youth, adults, and families. With community involvement and funding from local businesses, the OPCC is able to provide a continuum of care for men, women, and children who need assistance.
The Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive is one of the many fundraisers the OPCC holds during the holiday season to benefit families in need. Donated food baskets include mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, dessert, and other dishes that make up the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Monetary donations are also collected to purchase turkeys which are included in all the donated baskets.
Last year, the OPCC was able to distribute over 250 food baskets with the help of numerous community groups, churches, businesses, and generous individuals. Khorrami, LLP was able to collect enough donations to contribute a total of five Thanksgiving food baskets this year.
For more information about the OPCC, please visit their site here.
Elise Sanguinetti, managing attorney at the Khorrami San Francisco Bay Area office, will be featured in this month’s Advocate and Plaintiff magazines. Each month, both magazines offer readers articles that discuss important topics affecting the legal profession. The articles are quite often authored by practicing trial attorneys from all over California like Elise.
The November issue for both magazines concentrates on products and premise liability cases. Elise, who focuses mostly on personal injury and wrongful death cases, authored the article, “How to Take a Tough Slip and Fall Case and Get Big Results.” The article highlights the difficulties that may arise when litigating a tough premise liability case and draws reference from a recent case she handled herself against a major fast food restaurant chain.
This is the first time Elise has been published in the Advocate and Plaintiff magazine. For a complete list of Elise’s past published articles, visit our website and take a look at her attorney profile page.
The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Convention is just around the corner. Every year, consumer attorneys all throughout California gather in San Francisco to participate in legal workshops, seminars, listen to keynote speakers, and attend a list of networking events.
Khorrami, LLP founder, Shawn Khorrami is among the list of attorneys speaking at this year’s CAOC Convention. Shawn will be speaking on the class action panel and discussing the guidelines for finding and keeping a good class action case. Other keynote speakers at the convention include California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris and partners from Santa Monica based law firm, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP.
During the four-day long convention, guests can attend all kinds of networking events and receptions. Khorrami, LLP will be co-sponsoring the annual PINK & RED Reception. The reception will take place the first night and benefits the CAOC’s Women’s Caucus division. Other events include the Annual Installation and Awards Dinner which will be headlined by Wynonna Judd.
The convention will be held on November 8-11, 2012, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
See you there!
Elise Sanguinetti, managing attorney at Khorrami, LLP in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been recognized with this year’s Women Leaders in Law award by The Recorder publication. The annual award recognizes forty women in law who have shown creativity and effort in networking and building professional relationships that create opportunities for themselves and their organizations.
Since beginning her career fifteen years ago, Elise has built her professional network by joining various trade organizations, attending numerous industry events, and holding leadership positions with different committees. Mixing old school networking approaches with new, Elise takes the time to make new contacts and follows up with personal notes she sends out herself or through LinkedIn, where she currently has 500+ connections.
Other recipients of the this year’s award include Google’s corporate counsel, Priya Sanger, Eva Davis, partner at top-tier law firm Kirkland & Ellis, and 38 other accomplished women.
The Recorder, a San Francisco based publication, will publish a special section in their October 29, 2012 issue highlighting each of this year’s honorees and recognize them at a reception to be held in San Francisco on Friday, November 2, 2012.
This past Sunday, Khorrami, LLP participated in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, a fundraising event hosted every year in West Hollywood, CA to help raise funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and other organizations who provide lifesaving services to those living with HIV/AIDS.
Prior to the actual walkathon, Team Khorrami helped by fundraising and collecting donations. As a team, we helped raised $4,470.00 and contributed to the grand total raised of $2,912,209.
A big thank-you to all who participated in this year’s AIDS Walk and also, to those who made generous donations in support of our team.
See you next year, AIDS Walk LA!
Over the weekend, Khorrami, LLP launched its newly designed website. The new website allows current clients to update their contact information, request case status updates, and submit a W-9 form all through the “Clients Corner” page. Potential clients are able to view our practice areas and current active cases, and request a consultation for legal assistance with a potential case. The website is easy to navigate and packed with useful information.
In addition to the new website, the firm has also started a new blog. “Plaintiffs Advocate” is the firm’s fourth blog and will discuss legal matters like personal injury, medical and legal malpractice, police misconduct, premises liability, and other areas of law the firm currently practices. For more information on the blog or to sign up to receive notifications when new blogs are up, visit the blog here.