Damien Holcomb resolves Complex Business Litigation and Trusts, Estates and Probate Litigation against aggressive opponents, both in and out of the courtroom. He provides clients with individual attention, patiently investing time to ensure they understand the process at every juncture and how potential outcomes may affect them legally. Through careful and focused discovery, Mr. Holcomb develops sound, reasonable settlement offers based on logical economics. When the opposition fails to settle, Mr. Holcomb aggressively pursues the desired result, in trial and on appeal.
Mr. Holcomb’s noteworthy business litigation successes include a jury verdict in client’s favor, after a one-month trial, for a manufacturer of military tactical gear against an employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract after the employee stole and used confidential information to open competing manufacturer; dismissal in summary judgment of a professional liability case against an Am Law 100 law firm; and, after lengthy negotiations and without expensive litigation, resolution of a deadlock between two equal-partner business owners lacking a buy-sell agreement or other means to resolve disputes.
In recent Trusts, Estates and Probate matters, Mr. Holcomb obtained a temporary conservatorship in Riverside over a high net worth individual suffering from dementia to prevent him from continuing to give substantial gifts of real and personal property to his predatory caregiver, and from marrying her as planned; settled a will contest favorably for beneficiary after the estate’s executor claimed she had procured the beneficiary designation by fraud; and, successfully represented one co-trustee in litigation against his sibling and co-trustee for claims of unduly influencing their parent to include her as a joint account holder on bank accounts and subsequently looting the accounts.