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The Face of Civility

The Face of Civility

If Lisa Damiani looks familiar, chances are that it’s not because she’s on the cover of this magazine. In recent weeks, Damiani has been thrust into the national spotlight as the attorney representing the family of James Holmes. Holmes has been charged with the movie theater killings in Aurora, Colorado, which left 12 dead and […]

Music to His Ears Peer Recognition for Doing What He Loves Is the Sweet Sound of Success for James F. Holtz

Music to His Ears Peer Recognition for Doing What He Loves Is the Sweet Sound of Success for James F. Holtz

James F. Holtz, Founding Partner of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz APC can still remember the day he learned that he’d been awarded Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating in California, more than fifteen years ago. “This meant that my peers valued me,” he explains. For Holtz, who’d been with his firm since 1983, this recognition […]

40+ Years of Family Law and an Infinite Future in ESI Keep James Hennenhoefer Fulfilled and Fascinated with the Legal Field

40+ Years of Family Law and an Infinite Future in ESI Keep James Hennenhoefer Fulfilled and Fascinated with the Legal Field

James Hennenhoefer, one of San Diego’s most well-recognized family law attorneys, is the first to admit that I “did not choose my area of expertise, it chose me.” In his case, that’s not merely a catchy cliché. As a junior officer in the Navy, Hennenhoefer initially planned a career in federal prosecution. “I was assigned […]

Immigration INNOVATION

Immigration INNOVATION

“A lot of law involves fighting over money—whether it’s [a party seeking] compensation, a breach of contract, or even in family matters. Immigration law has little to do with fighting over money. It’s more about keeping families united or helping people get into and stay in the United States so that they can live the […]

My Night with a Few Multimillion-Dollar Rainmakers

My Night with a Few Multimillion-Dollar Rainmakers

Well — it wasn’t exactly a night, but I know I have your attention now! In the last few months, I have had conversations with four multimillion-dollar rainmakers from firms of various sizes. They ranged in age from 50-65. I mention their ages because several times, they reminded me that nothing happened to them overnight, […]

Where Have You Gone Flat?

Where Have You Gone Flat?

Here’s a brain teaser for you. How is it possible to add … a lot … to an already very full plate and wind up feeling less burdened and more energized as a result? Here’s a hint.  It depends on what you’re adding. We hear and read a lot about living a joyful life and […]

Survey Finds Slow Adoption of Alternative Fee Arrangements for Legal Services

Survey Finds Slow Adoption of Alternative Fee Arrangements for Legal Services

This just in from ALM: In spite of all the buzz, an increase in the use of AFAs is proving to be much more gradual than forecast in aftermath of 2008-2010 recession. [See the chart below for the reasons behind the slow adoption of AFAs.] According to results from a new survey conducted by ALM […]

Winning New Business with Legal Process Improvement

Winning New Business with Legal Process Improvement

When a potential client asks why they should do business with your firm, do you struggle for an answer more substantive than, “because we’re really good lawyers?” Clients increasingly want to see the “why” that sets your firm apart — and Legal Process Improvement (LPI) can help provide the answer. LPI helps you understand, and […]

All Roads Lead to San Diego

All Roads Lead to San Diego

Adryenn Cantor’s expertise in litigation and mediation of family law has led her from city to city, and finally back home, complete with a map for the future of family law, in cooperative divorce. AV® Martindale-Hubble-rated attorney Adryenn Cantor is no stranger to San Diego, nor to the California State Bar, particularly the California Family […]

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

NCRC’s  Land Use & Environmental Mediation Group, With A Combined 150+ Years Of Expertise, Is California’s First Mediation Group Dedicated To Resolving Environmental, Land Use, Energy And Public Policy Issues. Land use and environmental disputes can be complex and contentious. They pit preservation of the natural environment against new housing for a growing population. Or […]

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