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Areas of Practice

Harassment

“Harassment” in the employment context has been defined by the California Supreme Court as “conduct outside the scope of necessary job performance, conduct presumably engaged in for personal gratification, because of meanness or bigotry, or for other personal motives.” Reno v. Baird (1998) 18 Cal.4th 640, 645, 76 Cal.Rptr.2d 499, 502. Mr. DesJardins has tried to verdict several cases which were primarily based on harassment in the workplace. Mr. DesJardins has represented victims of harassment as well as persons accused of harassment. It takes a lot of energy and passion to properly represent a client in a harassment lawsuit. Emotions run high in harassment cases, so the parties and attorneys need to be prepared for the “long, hard run.” Our experience, knowledge and intensity in handling such matters has resulted in winning verdicts, as well as many favorable settlements.

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Personal Injury

Mr. DesJardins has represented hundreds of people who have suffered severe injuries or lost loved ones as the result of the negligence of others. These cases have ranged from auto accidents to sophisticated product designs which caused serious injury and/or death. More than 25 years worth of experience in such cases has proven to be the most valuable asset in evaluating, strategizing and prosecuting such matters. Through persistence, persuasiveness and passionate representation, we have reached results which have literally changed the lives of our clients. In order to get the attention that is deserved from the insurance companies who hold the purse strings to the monies that fund the settlements, we know “what to do and how to do it.” Our clients have been glad to have us “in their corner.”

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Real Estate

The real estate boom and bust has generated a myriad of different real estate related claims. Mr. DesJardins has represented persons and businesses in property ownership disputes, lot line disputes, construction project problems, real estate financing issues, damage claims and many other types of real property related issues. The firm has litigated, mediated and arbitrated all colors and flavors of real estate disputes. We have worked on an hourly basis on such cases, as well as handled them on a contingency fee basis.

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Discrimination

Discrimination based on sex, age, religion, race, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, and disability is a particularly “hot” topic in the law. The effects of discriminatory actions on members of the public are potentially devastating. It can be equally devastating to be wrongly accused of discriminatory conduct. The firm has experience representing both victims of discrimination and victims of untruthful persons falsely accusing others of discrimination. Mr. DesJardins has tried several discrimination cases to verdict and achieved favorable judgments. The firm is committed to the process of exposing the truth about these types of actions and making certain that the law is properly applied for a just result. The firm also advises people and employers on discrimination related issues.

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Employment Law

The firm has a great deal of experience representing clients on employment law related matters. We have represented both employees and employers on matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of employment agreements, violations of public policy, compensation and wage disputes, labor code violations, worker’s compensation claims, hiring and firing policies and various related matters. We also provide advice to employees and employers on the same topics. Mr. DesJardins has tried numerous employment related matters to a jury and negotiated many favorable settlements of disputed cases. We know the laws governing the employer/employee relationship and are well equipped to assist clients to achieve a just and favorable result.

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Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is the use of the court system to resolve disputes between persons, businesses and government agencies and entities. Participants in civil litigation are either “suing” or “being sued.” There are thousands and thousands of rules that regulate the litigation process. Inexperience can be disastrous in the litigation world. Michael DesJardins has been a civil litigator for more than twenty five years and has handled literally thousands of cases, in both state and federal courts. The personnel at the firm know all the remedies available and the most effective and efficient ways to get the job done. We have developed a network of highly skilled experts and consultants who have assisted us in many technical, financial and scientific aspects of the cases which we have handled over the years. Our specialized and extensive knowledge, coupled with a network of successful experts, developed over a period of many years, has been extremely valuable in helping us to reach many favorable and efficient resolutions to our clients’ legal challenges.

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Breach of Contract

“A deal is a deal” and, as a party to a contract, you are entitled to “get what you bargained for.” If you are not getting what you bargained for because the other party to the contract is not performing as agreed, you need to know your rights and legal options. Experience counts. The firm has more than twenty five years of experience in both advising clients on their rights and remedies and representing them in the litigation that often accompanies a breach of contract. Sometimes a letter or series of letters is all that it takes to resolve the problem. Sometimes breach of contract cases result in full blown trials. Other cases may reach a resolution during the litigation process, through mediation or as the result of an arbitration. Whether in arbitration, mediation, or litigation, it is necessary to know what to expect and know the processes and procedures that should be used to bring about a most efficient and effective result.

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Business Disputes

Businesses need good, solid, effective and efficient legal representation. The business world is becoming increasingly complicated as the number and breadth of various laws, rules and regulations continue to grow. The court system is the ultimate arbiter of disputes between businesses, government agencies, and the public. The business without effective legal representation simply will not survive for long. We provide the full spectrum of legal services to businesses, from start up to winding down, and everything in between. Mr. DesJardins has also represented feuding co-owners in business dissolution disputes. If they are not handled with the utmost expertise, these types of matters can devastate an otherwise successful business. When one’s livelihood is at stake, the utmost in legal knowledge and expertise is crucial to achieve a successful result. The firm provides all of that.

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Immigration

Immigration goes hand in hand with employment. Foreign trained workers can be a valuable asset to a business. They have proven especially valuable in such fields as health care, technology, agriculture and many professional practices. Mr. DesJardins and Mr. Edwin Panganiban have collaborated to provide effective and quick immigration law solutions to persons and businesses in need of those services. In the immigration field, if results cannot be obtained reasonably quickly, those results may have little value to the client who needs them. We are committed to efficient action and thorough follow up. We never lose sight of our clients’ ultimate needs.

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We invite you to call any of our Southern California offices at 714-265-2100 or send us an e-mail now to schedule an appointment for a free and completely confidential consultation with an experienced Southern California Immigration attorney.
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Collections/Enforcement of Judgements

Collections involves the legal process of turning a claim or judgment into “cash in hand.” The fact that a judgment has been signed by the judge does not guarantee that the defendant will actually pay the judgment. The law of collections/enforcement of judgments involves the utilization of various procedures of the courts and local sheriff’s offices to locate and seize the assets of the defendants against whom the judgment was rendered. Those assets are sold and the proceeds applied to satisfy the judgment. The procedures include a variety of procedures including levies, debtor’s examinations, third party charging orders, judgment liens on real and personal property and wage garnishments. Our firm has collected monies in situations when previous lawyers had long since given up trying.

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We invite you to call one of our Southern California offices at 714-265-2100 or send us an e-mail now to schedule an appointment for a free and completely confidential consultation with an experienced Southern California Personal Injury attorney.
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