Litigation

Unfortunately, disputes and disagreements are a fact of every day life: contracts are breached, people are injured and rights are violated. Often these disputes cannot be resolved without the help of an attorney. Regardless of whether you are dealing with a lawsuit, arbitration or mediation—or simply trying to resolve a dispute before a lawsuit is filed—the quality of your legal representation may be one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of your case.

Attorney Stephen Hodge is a highly qualified and experienced litigator, with over 14 years of experience, including bench and jury trials in state and federal courts. He is one of a select group of attorneys who has represented a client before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hodge's experience spans the range of commercial and civil litigation, from simple disputes to cases involving complex questions of law. He has also represented clients in numerous arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

NOTABLE CASES

  • Abraham v. Hyundai Electronics America, Inc., Orange County Superior Court No. 778959, a discrimination claim under the Unruh Act, wherein Mr. Hodge's client was awarded approximately $14.7 million in damages.

  • Nutmeg Securities, Ltd. v. McGladrey & Pullen, 92 Cal. App. 4th 1435 (2001), an appellate decision in which Mr. Hodge successfully argued for an expansion of existing limitations on auditor liability for negligent misrepresentations to third parties.

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