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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2016 – Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard E. Zelonka, Jr., a nationally regarded litigator with over a decade of trial experience, takes the lead at the Georgia office as Managing Partner. Richard has handled complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States. “I am thrilled to be joining Wood Smith Henning & Berman. WSHB’s sterling reputation, coupled with its national footprint, is especially attractive. That, coupled with the Firm’s passionate dedication […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Nationally celebrated trial lawyer Michael Coffey will speak on “Controlling Labor Law Outcomes, Mitigation of Damages, Experts, and Strategy” at the CLM National Construction Conference. Coffey, Managing Partner of WSHB’s New York and Connecticut offices, is slated to present on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. CLM’s National Construction Claims Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Labor law issues are squarely on the radar for those involved in the construction industry in New York. This panel is an advanced discussion of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Brenda Radmacher, Partner at Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, will be speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Radmacher, CLM’s 2016 Outside Counsel of the Year, will be presenting on the hot issue “Exploitation of Settlement Agreement and Release Exceptions.” The presentation will take place Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. Joining Radmacher on the panel are national thought leaders on this issue: Caryn Siebert with Knight Insurance Group, and Steve Lokus from […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2016 – Acclaimed trial lawyer Victoria Ersoff, a partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, is speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Ersoff, whose innovative case handling has yielded an unbroken string of defense verdicts for clients involving complex issues of law, will discuss the emerging issues with the Millennial on the construction site, with insurance claims, and on the jury. “All sectors of the American economy are impacted by the Millennial generation, and construction litigation is […]


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Los Angeles, CA(Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2016 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office at One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, 36th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103. Elizabeth Chalik, a highly regarded litigator with more than 15 years of trial experience, takes the lead at the Philadelphia office as Managing Partner. Chalik has focused her practice on products liability, casualty, toxic tort and transportation litigation. “It is fitting that as we celebrate WSHB’s 19th year, we are opening our 19th office,” said Daniel Berman, Firm Chairman and Co-founder. “With […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2016 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP (WSHB) was ranked #4 in the United States by American Lawyer in its annual Diversity Scorecard Survey. WSHB rose from 7th place last year to 4th place this year in the annual AmLaw Diversity Survey, considered the “gold standard” for rankings that ranks firms according to a score based on their combined percentage of minority lawyers and minority partners in U.S. offices. “Historically, law has not been among the most diverse of professions,” said partner Domingo Tan, Chair of WSHB’s Recruiting Committee. “This trend […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2016 – One of the nation’s top law firms for female lawyers is also one of the best in the country for minority attorneys. Legal publication Law360 honored Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP with another top ranking. The “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” survey ranked the top 100 law firms in the nation based on firm minority representation at the partner and non-partner levels as well as its total number of minority attorneys. Law firms on this list have made “headway in shaking up a stubbornly bleak picture of diversity […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire)April 27, 2016 – Constance Endelicato, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman’s Los Angeles office, was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” list for 2016. The list, published in both of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, recognizes California attorneys with “excellent lawyering and leadership skills among women attorneys in California” and legal work making a significant impact. The Daily Journal was impressed that Endelicato is unbeaten in the courtroom. According to the feature, “You might say Endelicato is batting 1,000. After 60 trials over more than […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a national law firm with 18 offices nationwide, announces attorney Kelly Waters will join its New Jersey office as partner effective immediately. Waters brings more than 20 years of litigation expertise defending product liability, general liability and commercial matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Waters also serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Township of Union, New Jersey. Waters has defended major manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles, pharmaceuticals and […]


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WSHB’s commitment to diversity to be celebrated at DRI conference in October Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2014 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP has been selected to receive the DRI’s Law Firm Diversity Award at the 2014 DRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, October 23, 2014. DRI is the nation’s leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Each year, DRI’s Annual Professional Achievement and Service Awards celebrate and honor outstanding performance by law firms and individuals. “This award demonstrates a significant commitment to diversity,” said J. Michael Weston, DRI President, in […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2014 – In a highly publicized medical practice case, stemming from a 2009 hospitalization of an 89-year-old at St. John’s Health Center, a jury of 12 reached a unanimous verdict on behalf of the hospital, finding no negligence. In the original complaint, filed in 2010, causes of action were also brought for elder abuse and general negligence. After years of litigation, the matter proceeded to a two-week trial in the West District Superior Court located in Santa Monica. “This is an important win for Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman,” said WSH&B partner […]


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