Recent News

HSR Attorneys Obtain Court Order Preventing Oakland From Removing Homeless Camp

HSR attorney Joshua Piovia-Scott, working with the members of a clean and sober homeless encampment of women and children, obtained a court order preventing the City of Oakland from removing the homeless encampment until at least November 26, 2018, when a decision will be made as to whether the City is violating their constitutional rights. HSR is arguing that the recent Ninth Circuit decision in Martin v. Boise, 902 F. 3d 1031, in which the court held that a statute that imposes criminal sanctions against homeless people for sleeping outdoors violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment when there are insufficient shelter beds to house these individuals, applies to this situation.

HSR Attorneys Represent LAUSD Assistant General Counsel in Successful Retaliation Suit Against the District

A jury in the Los Angeles County Superior Court found that the Los Angeles Unified School District retaliated against lawyer Jesus Melendez for raising concerns about the District's discriminatory practices against Latinos in promotion decisions at the District's Office of General Counsel. On October 22, 2018, the Superior Court entered judgment for Mr. Melendez in the amount of $210,833, in addition to his attorneys' fees and costs, which are estimated at over $1,000,000. Dan Stormer and Caitlan McLoon of Hadsell Stormer Renick and attorney Toni Jaramilla of Toni J. Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, represented Melendez.

HSR Attorneys Are Best Lawyers in the 2019 Southern California Peer Review. Two partners are selected as Individual Lawyers of the Year

In the Los Angeles area, Dan Stormer was chosen as Lawyer of the Year in the Employment Law-Individual category and Cornelia Dai was chosen as Lawyer of the Year in the Litigation-Labor and Employment category.

Counties Settle Lawsuit with Hiscock Family in Yuba County Jail Death

HSR attorneys Lori Rifkin and Dan Stormer represented the family of Bertram Hiscock who died in Yuba County Jail, January 29, 2017. Bertram and Yuba Counties settled the case for $1 million -- each county to pay $500,000.

HSR Seeks a Temporary Restraining Order Against Phoenix Police in Advance of Possible Trump Visit

On Tuesday, September 18, HSR and co-counsel filed for a temporary restraining order ("TRO") against the City of Phoenix and Phoenix police. Based on the City's denial of any wrongdoing following the police's violent attacks on peaceful protesters during an August 22, 2017 Trump rally in Phoenix, this police violence will be repeated if and when Trump holds another rally in Phoenix unless the court issues a TRO.

Kudos to HSR's Rising Star Attorneys

It's our great pleasure to announce that HSR partner Cindy Panuco and associate attorneys Nancy Hanna and Brian Olney have been chosen as Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars for 2018!