Makarem & Associates

11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2440
Los Angeles, CA 90025, United States

Contact: Ronald Makarem, APLC

Lawyer-Client Talks Relating to Mediation Cannot Be Used to Prove Malpractice Claim

Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct examines the recent SCOCA decision in Cassel v. Supreme Court (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson LLP) and the issue of confidentiality in mediation with regards to legal malpractice…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Professional Malpractice

CA Supreme Court Excludes Attorney-Client Communications Made For Purposes Of Mediation

The California Supreme Court released its decision in Cassel v. Superior Court. The Court has deemed attorney-client privileged communications “made for the purposes of mediation” inadmissible at a subsequent legal malpractice…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Professional Malpractice

Court Weighs Mediation Confidentiality in Legal Malpractice Cases

Some state Supreme Court justices appear troubled that lawyers can use the state's mediation confidentiality law to escape being sued for malpractice…more
| Professional Malpractice

Legal Malpractice and Mediation Confidentiality

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether attorneys can use the concept of mediation confidentiality to prevent talks with clients from later being used against them in a legal malpractice case…more
| Professional Malpractice

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Eli Lilly for its Drug Zyprexa

Makarem & Associates files lawsuit charging drug manufacturer Eli Lilly with wrongful death of 20-year-old Cody Tadai who was prescribed Zyprexa®, a prescription drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The case…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Products Liability

Lawyer in the Hot Seat:Taking th Deposition of Attorney-Defendant in a Legal Malpractice Action

Peter Kunstler, an attorney at our firm, explains how the defendant (an attorney) in a legal malpractice action approaches the deposition as both party and lawyer - and how this can work to your advantage as attorney to the…more
| Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

A Granada Hills Nursing Home Is Charged With Wrongful Death, Negligence & Fraud

This article, published on Business Wire, describes a suit brought against Casitas Care Center Nursing Home by the family of Mr. Klaus Warme, represented by Makarem & Associates…more
| Family Law, Health, Professional Malpractice

Breakdowns of attorney-client relationships: Pleading (and avoiding) the breach of fiduciary duty claim

This article will explore the pleading of a breach of fiduciary duty claim to accompany a cause of action for legal malpractice…more
| Civil Procedure

Protecting Consumer Trust in Attorneys: Handling the Legal Malpractic Claim

This article will address how a consumer attorney should evaluate whether to take a legal malpractice case, the basic law surrounding litigation of the case, and the importance of consumer attorneys in rebuilding confidence in…more
| Consumer Protection, Professional Malpractice

Skadden Arps Pays $2.6 Million for Legal Malpractice Settlement

Dr. Morry Waksberg, a Beverly Hills ophthamologist, sues one of the nation's most prominent law firms for ruining his career, damaging his reputation and delaying his collection of millions of dollars…more
| Professional Malpractice

Dos and don'ts of retainer agreements: You can't do It on a handshake

Co-written by one of our former attorneys, Jamie Greene, the purpose of this article is to provide the reader with some "how-to" tips on drafting retainer agreements to ensure that the fee contract you use is not only legally…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Insurance Bad Faith and Disability Settlement for $2.15 Million

Description of Settlement…more
| Insurance, Personal Injury
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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