Mr. Marshall graduated from California Western School of Law, San Diego, California in 1977. He was admitted to the State Bar of California, and opened his practice, in 1978. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Marshall is a member of the Business Law, Litigation and Real Property Sections of the State Bar of California. He has extensive business, real estate and general civil litigation and trial experience, representing the interests of institutional and individual clients in both State and Federal Court; and has often handled complex, multi-party matters, representing the interests of, among others, large groups of investors in investment fraud litigation. He is also skilled in the handling of business and real estate transactional matters. Mr. Marshall lectures throughout Southern California on real estate brokerage law and practice.
Maria Manning obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at San Diego, and graduated in 2005 from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California in the top twelve percent of her class. She had two children while in law school, passing the bar on her first try, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2005. She joined our Firm in 2009 after four years of practice in San Francisco, where she represented plaintiffs in insurance coverage, tax fraud, personal injury and wrongful death matters. Ms. Manning handles a wide array of real estate and business litigation matters, with a focus on real estate agent and broker defense, commission claims and complex landlord/tenant matters. Ms. Manning prides herself on her excellent client skills. Responsive to their concerns and needs, she stays in close communication in order to keep her clients at ease and informed of the status of their matters. She is efficient, well-organized, and excels at time management, always with an eye toward resolution.
Ms. Wynn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and, for several years thereafter worked as a workers’ compensation insurance adjuster for two major insurance companies. Ms. Wynn then worked for the City of Glendale, California, where she set up, and ran, its workers’ compensation program for a number of years. During her tenure with the City, Ms. Wynn attended law school at Glendale University College of Law, and, upon being admitted to the California Bar in 1978, went to work for Kegel Tobin in Los Angeles. At Kegel Tobin she represented self-insured employers, public entities and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. Thereafter, and until joining our Firm, Ms. Wynn operated her own practice – Law Office of Jerilyn G. Wynn – in the Los Angeles area, where she continued to represent applicants, self-insured employers (including Ralphs Grocery Company and Kaiser Permanente) and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Wynn works along with Mr. Marshall in the Firm’s litigation practice.
We have extensive experience in the following areas:
representing applicants, self-insured employers and insurance carriers
Mr. Marshall is also available as a Mediator.
Real Estate Litigation:
Outside Litigation Counsel to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company since 2002 in wide array of brokerage litigation and transaction matters.
Major Investment Fraud Litigation:
Chief Trial Counsel – prosecution of major investment fraud case in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, involving several hundred investors and tens of millions of dollars in connection with syndication of three-thousand acre ranch in Madera County. Case settled during trial.
Chief Trial Counsel – prosecution of major real estate investment fraud case in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California on behalf of large block of plaintiffs, involving the conversion of millions of dollars of investors’ funds from several dozen real estate projects. Case lasted several years and resulted in recovery of substantial portion of clients’ funds on eve of trial.
Chief Trial Counsel – prosecution of major banking/real estate matter involving American City Bank’s foreclosure of a twenty-four unit, luxury condominium project in Westwood. Trial lasted approximately one and a half months, resulting in a judgment in favor of our client, one of several defendants. Court found, as a matter of fact and law, that our client should be treated as a limited partner, even though he was designated in the operative limited partnership agreement as a general partner.
Business & General Litigation:
Chief Trial Counsel – representation of furniture manufacturing company in major fraud action against eight hardwood lumber distributors throughout the United States for fraudulent sales practices. Settlement totaled approximately $6,000,000.
Representation of investors in various complex fraud actions, untangling sophisticated schemes set up by syndicators, promoters, financial planners, advisors and certified public accountants designed to divest investors of their capital.
Other major clients have included Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company, Southern California Title Company, Mitsui Bank and Sotheby’s International Realty; a small municipal airport; and entertainment clientele (music and television).
In addition, we have acted as counsel to retired California Superior Court Judges.
General Counsel to:
Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for various clients, involving purchase and sale of businesses, including medical practices, factories, automobile dealership and restaurant transactions.