Phyllis Voisenat – California Business and Property Lawyer

Practice/Organization Description

Ms. Voisenat is a litigation and appellate attorney. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. Psychology), and the Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor).

In an aggressively contested appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,including an amicus brief filed by the United States of America in opposition, argued and prevailed on issues establishing for the first time that violation of the automatic stay is a federal tort, and providing that emotional distress damages are therefore available, without expert testimony or nexus to financial loss. See Stinson v. Bi-Rite Supply, Inc. (In re Stinson), 295 B.R. 109,(B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2003) and adopted In re Dawson, 390 F.3d 1139 (9th Cir. 2004)

Bar Admissions

She is admitted to practice in all Courts of the State of California, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Californian and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of California

Honors and Awards

Recent Jury Verdict: $294,000 plus fees & costs, avoided $2,9 million cross claim.

Prevailed in appeal in the 9th Circuit, with the United States in Opposition, that created new federal tort law and was published. " See Stinson v. Bi-Rite Supply, Inc. 295 B.R. 109, 119-20 (B.A.P. 9th Cir.2003)

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
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