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In re Parsley

Wed 5th Mar 2008, Case Successes

Steven Jay Katzman, co-lead counsel for the United States Trustee Program, was recognized for his legal work by the United States Bankruptcy Court in a published decision: “The Court would also note that the discovery conducted by the UST, and its examination of witnesses at the show cause hearings, has been very thorough and skillful…The Court greatly respects the UST’s work in this case.” More Info →

United States v. Sanchez

Tue 5th Feb 2008, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller successfully argued the wrongful denial of defendant’s new trial motion (based on evidence that the government informant committed perjury during trial). The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded for further proceedings. On remand, without an evidentiary hearing, the District Court again denied the new trial motion. Mr. Miller appealed the second denial, and the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded with instructions for the District Court to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the credibility …

Rinella v. Stabile

Sun 29th Jul 2007, Case Successes

After a two week trial, a jury awarded our client $1.7 million verdict in legal malpractice case. More Info →

Girgis v. Gonzales

Fri 27th Jul 2007, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller, working pro bono through the Ninth Circuit mediation program, was able to have his client’s deportation vacated and removal proceedings reopened so his client (an asylum seeker) could seek adjustment of status before DHS. In April 2012, Mr. Girgis became a U.S. citizen. Case No.04-73631 (9th Cir. 2007)

United States v. Lenz, et al.

Wed 11th Jul 2007, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Christi McGowan secured a mistrial in the Peregrine Systems financial-fraud trial after jury deadlocked over all counts for all four defendants. Representing a former Peregrine Systems executive, Mr. Bienert successfully argued that federal prosecutors failed to show that his client, Gary Lenz, intentionally joined in the corporate conspiracy to defraud investors. More Info → More Info →

In Re San Diego Diocese Bankruptcy

Sat 21st Apr 2007, Case Successes

Steven Jay Katzman extensively examined Bishop Robert Brom of the San Diego Diocese in relation the Diocese bankruptcy, assets and liabilities. Read about the examination at: More Info on Robert Brom → More Info on God Inc. →

In Re: Lloyd Myles Rucker

Fri 22nd Sep 2006, Case Successes

After a 4 day evidentiary hearing, the Court Disallowed Retirement Accounts To Shield Assets From Collection and concluded that the Pension Plan and 40l(k) Plans were not set up and funded primarily for retirement purposes, but rather to improperly shield and hide assets to frustrate Movant’s efforts to collect on the Judgment. Read Judge John E. Ryan’s decision. More Info →

United States v. Nielson/Meyers

Fri 12th May 2006, Case Successes

Based on the efforts of Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Christi McGowan, District Court reconsidered and then lowered criminal restitution order from $4 million to $490,000. Read the Order →

United States v. Lazar

Sat 27th Nov 2004, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. won a favorable result for his client, Lazar, who pled guilty in the Milberg Weiss case in which the government alleged a kickback scheme involving class-action lawsuits.

Caliendo v. Warden

Mon 5th Apr 2004, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller secured a reversal for three-strike defendant serving life sentence. The Ninth Circuit concluded “that Caliendo must be released or granted a new trial.” Habeas relief was granted and Caliendo was released. Read the Opinion →