Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz, Hogan & Martin

Litigation Attorneys in Los Angeles
Accessible, Thoughtful and Effective

We are experienced attorneys who are passionate about litigation and committed to high quality service. We have a broad-based litigation practice rivaling the biggest and best law firms in Southern California

As our client, you get the best of both worlds – the skill and sophistication of a large law firm with the flexibility and responsiveness of a small, specialty firm. Our senior attorneys have over 200 combined years of experience covering virtually every type of litigation and dispute in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations.

Litigation: Our Track Record

Your Case. Our Strategy. Problem Solved.

Business Litigation

Won jury verdict of $3 million, increased to $4.2 million with interest, in breach of contract action for attorney-client for over 20 years’ legal fees due from his former client; successfully defended the judgment on appeal. MORE

Employment Litigation

Expediently defended a national retail chain against former employee’s allegations of sexual orientation and race discrimination. MORE

Trust, Estate Probate

Negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for plaintiff in a breach of trust claim relating to mismanagement of a $40 million estate. MORE

Intellectual Property

After one-month jury trial, achieved a verdict in client’s favor for claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract against a former employee. MORE

Real Estate Litigation

Defended shopping center developer against former secured lender’s claim for $1.5 million “exit” fee after client refinanced loan. MORE

Professional & Fiduciary Liability

Successfully defended an Am Law 100 law firm against allegations it had assisted a trustee in the breach of fiduciary duties. MORE

Insurance Litigation

While trial judge in a personal injury action kept jury’s verdict under seal, engineered a three-way, multi-million dollar settlement between an insurer, driver (defendant) and injured passenger (plaintiff) for the insurer to pay for damages caused by defendant. MORE


Represented physician in trial and on appeal in a case involving fair hearing issues in hospital peer review hearings in El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, 56 Cal.4th 976 (2013).  MORE

ADA Defense

Defended shopping center developer against former secured lender’s claim for $1.5 million “exit” fee after client refinanced loan.  MORE

Corporate & Partnership Disputes

Avoided expensive litigation by negotiating a settlement to resolve a longstanding deadlock between two equal business partners who lacked a buy-sell agreement.  MORE

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Lurie Zepeda: Press and Media

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