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Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP is an AV rated law firm that caters to California business. The Firm represents businesses and individuals across a wide spectrum of specialized practice areas. The Firm provides the legal skills, litigation experience and support found in a large firm with a personal approach found only in small firms.
Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP was founded upon the knowledge and background of its lawyers. The Firm's litigators have extensive trial experience, including jury and court trials in both state and federal courts, NASD arbitrations, judicial and non-judicial arbitrations, and alternate dispute resolution. The Firm's transactional attorneys have a breadth of experience in traditional and complex business counseling, real estate matters as well as estate planning.
Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley has again received a First-Tier Ranking in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2013 rankings. U.S. News – Best Lawyers surveys thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyer and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment. The firm was also selected for this honor in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Dick Semerdjian was named to the 2012 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers in the Business Litigation category. This is the sixth straight year Dick has been selected for this honor.
Jim Ballard was named to the 2012 edition of Super Lawyers in the Labor & Employment category. This is the fourth straight year Jim has been selected for this honor.
Kevin Cauley was named to the 2012 edition of Super Lawyers in the Construction Litigation category. This is the third straight year Kevin has been selected for this honor.
John Moot was named to the 2012 edition of Super Lawyers in the Business Litigation category. This is the third straight year John has been selected for this honor.
Dick Semerdjian has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2012 in the practice areas of Litigation – Labor & Employment and Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting in-depth surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The annual publication includes nearly 44,000 attorneys in 124 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dick was also selected for this honor in 2010 and 2011. [read more]
Dick Semerdjian was sworn in as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, on August 7, 2011. Mr. Semerdjian will become Chairman of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in August 2012. The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has forty thousand members throughout the world and promotes the mission of the ABA by uniting plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. [read more]
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