Colleen is the Chair of the Casualty, Education and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Colleen’s practice includes the defense of clients in negligence, other tort and contract-based claims such as premises liability, products liability, motor vehicle and general negligence. Colleen has conducted seminars for insurance carriers concerning the latest local court procedures and practices within the Los Angeles County court system, and on the current judicial “hell hole” jurisdictions around the country, and regularly provides advice and insight to them on these issues.
Colleen also regularly defends credit unions and other financial institutions in various matters, including class actions for alleged statutory violations. Further, Colleen has also published articles on the subject matter of elder abuse and mandatory reporting of elder abuse by financial institutions.
Colleen’s practice further includes the representation of management interests in various aspects of employment law including wage and hour, wrongful discharge and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. She regularly counsels employers on various employment issues, conducts anti-harassment training and has participated in seminars for clients on the subject of recent developments in new statutory and case law on employment issues.
She is an experienced trial attorney, having obtained numerous verdicts and judgments in favor of her client in employment, contract and negligence-based actions. She also has more than 30 years’ experience in arbitrations and mediations in her areas of practice and has argued before several of the California appellate courts.
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Colleen’s representative experience includes but is not limited to the following:
Recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal as one of southern California’s top “Women of Influence” attorneys