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Alan Schonfeld Obtains Another Defense Verdict in Legal Malpractice Jury Trial

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

On April 1, 2014, Alan Schonfeld successfully defended his client in a San Diego Superior Court legal malpractice action.  Alan also obtained a verdict in his client’s favor on his cross-complaint for unpaid fees and costs in the amount of $57,174.  The plaintiff alleged the attorney was negligent in an underlying real estate fraud and breach of contract action that resulted in a $2.2 million verdict against him.  The jury deliberated just three hours before reaching its decision of no negligence after a two week trial. San Diego Superior Court Case No. 37-2012-00095760.


Alan Schonfeld Voted One of San Diego’s Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Alan Schonfeld was voted one of San Diego’s Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine, as published in the March 2013 edition.  Mr. Schonfeld received the rating of “Highest In Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence.”


Alan Schonfeld Keynote Speaker at San Diego Family Law Bar Association’s First Seminar

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

On October 9, 2013 Alan Schonfeld was the guest speaker at the new San Diego Family Law Bar Association’s first seminar.  Mr. Schonfeld spoke about the use of expert witnesses in litigation.


Alan Schonfeld, Corinne Bertsche both Certified by the State Bar as Legal Malpractice Specialists

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

On January 3, 2012, Alan Schonfeld and Corinne Bertsche were each certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Specialists in Legal Malpractice Law.  There are currently only 72 State Bar Certified Specialists in Legal Malpractice Law statewide out of over 175,000 active California attorneys.


Alan Schonfeld Defenses Another Legal Malpractice Trial

Monday, November 28th, 2011

On November 18, 2011, a jury in San Bernardino Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga Division, rendered a defense verdict of no negligence in a legal malpractice case tried by Alan Schonfeld.  The jury deliberated 2.5 hours before reaching its verdict.


Alan Schonfeld Voted A Top Ten Finalist By San Diego Lawyers

Friday, May 27th, 2011

After almost 900 nominations, Alan Schonfeld has been voted by his peers as one of ten Finalists in the “Insurance” Practice Section in the San Diego Daily Transcript Top Lawyer Competition.


Schonfeld Law Obtains Lopsided Settlement After Taking Plaintiff’s Deposition

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

After Alan Schonfeld took his deposition, the plaintiff and his attorney agreed to drop their legal malpratice case and instead pay Mr. Schonfeld’s client the majority of the attorney’s fees and costs he was owed.  San Diego Superior Case.


Alan Schonfeld Again Selected By Peers As A San Diego Super Lawyer for 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Alan Schonfeld has been selected by his peers as a 2011 San Diego Super Lawyer.  Alan was also honored as a San Diego Super Lawyer in 2010 and 2009.


Demurrer Sustained Without Leave To Amend In Legal Malpractice Action In Riverside Superior Court

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Schonfeld Law obtained a judgment of dismissal for its client after the Court sustained its demurrer without leave to amend.  Riverside County Superior Court, Indio Branch.