October 13, 2009
Popular NASCAR Sprint Cup and off-road racing competitor Robby Gordon made a recent pit stop in Costa Mesa to attend a private reception for more than 100 guests outside of the Anton Blvd. offices of Rutan & Tucker LLP, California?s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County. Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale?s South Coast Plaza catered the luncheon event. Firm partner Steve Nichols, who has successfully represented Gordon in several legal matters, arranged the visit. Recently, Nichols was named one of the state?
October 1, 2009
This corrects an earlier version of this story. Authorities seized a local firm’s records, and at least one employee faces arrest after Costa Mesa detectives and Orange County district attorney fraud investigators served an Anton Boulevard business with a search warrant Wednesday. Authorities searched Dinh & Associates PC, at 575 Anton Blvd., across the street from South Coast Plaza. Detectives and prosecuting investigators carried out boxes of files and electronics Wednesday morning as potential evidence in their criminal investigation.
May 12, 2009
FISHER & PHILLIPS WINS 2009 BURTON AWARD FOR BEST LAW FIRM NEWSLETTER Firm’s Labor Letter Takes Top Honors IRVINE, Calif. (April 22, 2009) – A newsletter produced by the law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP is the Burton Award recipient for Best Law Firm Newsletter in 2009. The firm’s Labor Letter earned top honors in the newsletter category, which is awarded in conjunction with the Association of Legal Administrators.
August 5, 2008
There are two new potential candidates who could face off with incumbent Councilman Steve Rosansky in November. Attorney Michael Alti of the law firm Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh, which is the same law firm that represents Concerned Citizens of Newport Beach, pulled papers this week to consider a bid for City Council. Alti did not comment on any potential issues regarding the city or Rosansky, but said he was thinking about running due to a perceived disconnect between the City Council and the citizens.
September 26, 2007
Minyard Morris, a Newport Beach law firm, will be honored this week for its service on behalf of disadvantaged clients, officials from the State Bar of California announced Tuesday. The firm was named as one of seven recipients of the 2007 President’s Pro Bono Service Award, finishing first in the small law firm category. Minyard Morris, which has 15 lawyers in its office, has a history of providing service at the Public Law Center in Santa Ana, representing low-income residents in cases regarding child custody, domestic violence and more.
September 18, 2007
Orange County Supervisors are set to hold a closed-door discussion today on choosing a law firm to pursue a challenge to retroactive benefits granted to sheriff’s deputies. Supervisor John Moorlach, who represents Newport-Mesa, suggested in July the retroactive benefit may be unconstitutional and the full board agreed to look into it. Supervisors were expected to make a final decision today on whether to pursue the matter in court, but that discussion has been postponed.
June 30, 2007
The Costa Mesa law firm of Snell and Wilmer L.L.P. recently received a Community Cornerstone Award for outstanding charitable contributions from Orange County United Way. The firm raised $137,971 for the local chapter, and made a foundation gift of more than $100,000 that will provide tuition scholarships for low-income children to attend local United Way day care centers. Orange County United Way's annual Campaign Celebration event was June 19 at the Balboa Pavilion. Snell and Wilmer partner Timothy Kay said in a written statement, "Snell and Wilmer is pleased to play an active role in the organization's results-driven campaigns and are proud to be associated with other corporate and individual United Way supporters throughout our community."
May 14, 2007
Newport Beach-based Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara announced this month it opened its newest office in Berkeley, which will serve clients in Northern and Central California. Construction, waste management, real estate and insurance professionals to the north can now call on the help of the transaction and litigation services firm. Body Design hires three new experts Massage therapist Renee Yanez and Pilates instructors Jennifer Parra and Robyn Yamanaka recently joined the team at Body Design, a women's athletic and wellness center in Newport Beach.
January 3, 2007
A senior partner in Klein & Wilson, a law firm robbed at gunpoint last week, said Tuesday the office will increase security. Meanwhile, police are hunting for the two suspected robbers. Attorney Gerald Klein said that while robbery was a rare occurrence for a law firm, the hold-up showed just how easy it would be for someone with a grudge to walk in and do something violent. "We're not really afraid of street crime," Klein said. "But it shows that any goofball could walk in there.