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About Our Firm

Alan Schonfeld began practicing law at Ault, Deuprey, Jones & Gorman, one of the significant insurance defense firms in Southern California from 1978 to 1997. The firm earned an outstanding professional and ethical reputation, and several of its partners went on to become Superior Court Judges.  Ault, Davis & Schonfeld was formed in 1997 and consisted primarily of the professional liability and commercial litigation group of Ault, Deuprey.

Schonfeld Law was formed in 2008 by the  professional liabilty and commercial litigation group of Ault, Davis & Schonfeld. Alan Schonfeld continues to represent clients in virtually all areas of commercial litigation and professional liability defense, with particular expertise and experience in attorney errors and omissions.

The firm has extensive trial and appellate experience. Alan Schonfeld has tried over 20 jury trials, including 14 legal malpractice jury trials and several real estate licensee jury trials. He has also represented individuals in major catastrophic personal injury/products liability jury trials against international motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors. In addition to his trial and litigation experience, Mr. Schonfeld has extensive appellate experience. Among his published appellate decisions are two important cases in the legal malpractice area:

  • Wiley v. County of San Diego (1998) 19 Cal.4th 532 (plaintiff in legal malpractice action arising out of underlying criminal matter must prove actual innocence to satisfy causation element)
  • Gordon v. Law Offices of Aguirre & Meyer (1999) 70 Cal.App.4th 972 (equitable tolling doctrine does not apply to legal malpractice statute of limitations).

Schonfeld Law represents businesses, families and individuals. The firm handles matters throughout California, with an emphasis on San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.