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The Reis Law Firm has obtained a resolution of two separate lawsuits filed by a client in probate and civil court relating to an investment scam.  The firm sued the estate of the scammer, as well as his former wife, for stealing millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors.  The firm successfully obtained recovery of a large portion of the stolen funds on behalf of the client.

The Los Angeles office of The Reis Law Firm has successfully settled a labor and employment dispute on behalf of its client, a nationwide healthcare provider.  The client terminated one of its call center clerks for allegedly hanging up on customers, and the clerk initiated arbitration pursuant to the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.  The Reis Law Firm favorably settled the matter on behalf of the client on confidential terms favorable to the client.

The Reis Law Firm has obtained a domestic violence restraining order on behalf of its client, a single mother who was being abused and financially held hostage by her husband who claimed that if she left him, she would have nothing.  Through savvy maneuvering, the firm successfully obtained court orders that allowed the client to return back to her home in Canada and maintain primary custody of her children.

The Reis Law Firm has successfully defended one of the largest waste management companies in the country against claims brought before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.  Three separate workers filed claims for “serious and willful misconduct,” claiming that they sustained workplace injuries due to gross negligence by the employer.  The firm successfully defended each of the claims, with zero liability on the part of the employer.

The Reis Law Firm has used its expertise in workplace violence restraining orders to obtain a landmark ruling from the Fourth District Court of Appeal.  The ruling allows employers seeking workplace violence restraining orders to introduce all relevant evidence (even hearsay) to support its request.  This is a huge victory for employers, who previously had difficulty introducing sufficient evidence because witnesses were reluctant to testify.  Now, because of the ruling achieved by The Reis Law Firm, employers can introduce relevant hearsay evidence at the injunction hearing (such as second-hand testimony from a manager, or a prior written report) to obtain a workplace violence restraining order.  For full details, please read the ruling obtained by The Reis Law Firm:  http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1587357.html

The nationally-acclaimed Super Lawyers rating service has again, for the third year in a row, named The Reis Law Firm’s founder, Sean Reis, as one of Southern California’s Rising Stars.  This award recognizes Mr. Reis’ high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Reis Law Firm has successfully resolved a hotly contested family law matter on behalf of a mother seeking to prevent her ex spouse from moving away with her child and enrolling him in a new school.  The firm successfully obtained orders requiring the child to remain in the same school where he had been previously enrolled, and not allowing the father to move the child out of the area.

As a testament to its strong reputation in the legal community, The Reis Law Firm was recently hired by a fellow prominent attorney to handle their divorce.  In expert fashion, the firm was able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement which allowed the client’s law practice to continue smoothly, while also allowing the client to maintain significant custodial time with his son and keep the marital residence.

The nationally-acclaimed Super Lawyers rating service has once again named The Reis Law Firm’s founder, Sean Reis, as one of Southern California’s Rising Stars.  This award recognizes Mr. Reis’ high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Reis Law Firm has favorably settled a real estate fraud case for its client, an investor who was duped out of two parcels of land by a sneaky seller.  With just the threat of a lawsuit by The Reis Law Firm, the perpetrator agreed to make full restitution to the client.