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The Lincoln Lawyer Goes PI: Criminal Law Issues in Personal Injury Litigation
Thursday, May 22nd • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

The program will discuss scenarios and strategies for handling a civil litigant with past or present criminal issues. The Panel will focus on using the 5th Amendment and the impact of a prior criminal record on the Plaintiff's subsequent or concurrent civil case. Additionally, strategies to minimize or use the criminal aspects of the civil case to the parties' respective advantage will be addressed. Finally, the Panel will discuss issues related to lawsuits brought by incarcerated Plaintiffs.

CLE Credit: 1 Hour | Tuition: $100

Dmitry Gorin, Eisner Gorin LLP
 
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Dmitry Gorin is a licensed attorney, who has been involved in criminal trial work and pretrial litigation since 1994. Before becoming partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, Mr. Gorin was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles Courts for more than ten years. As a criminal trial prosecutor, Mr. Gorin specialized in complex trial work including gang murder trials, sex crimes, major narcotics cases, and white collar crimes. He received numerous awards for successful trial work from the Association of District Attorneys and the U.S. Postal Inspector.

Mr. Gorin’s expertise in criminal defense is further demonstrated in his experience with high-profile cases. Many of his prior jury trials have been profiled on television and in the newspapers, including the L.A. Times, Daily News, ABC, NBC, and Court TV. Recently, he provided legal commentary on Court TV’s North Mission Road.

Mr. Gorin is also an adjunct law professor, teaching at Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as at the UCLA Speech and Communications Department. His instruction and expertise relate to constitutional rights (Miranda Rights and Unlawful Searches), jury trials, alternative sentencings, and drug rehabilitation.

Mr. Gorin has also been selected as an author by the California State Bar, Continuing Educaiton of the Bar Program (CEB). He has written and published in CEB’s California Criminal Law, Procedure, and Practice, a leading reference manual for criminal practitioners throughout California. His multiple publications relate to Grand Jury Investigations and Indictments.

 
 
Francis Ryu, Ryu Law Firm
 
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Francis Ryu is a former president of the California State Bar’s Young Lawyers’ Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Barristers. He has served on several State Bar committees, including the Insurance Disclosure Task Force, Civility Task Force, Diversity in the Profession Task Force, and Access to Legal Services Task Force. His board memberships have included the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Public Counsel and Los Angeles Athletic Club. His commitment to ongoing professional education includes teaching general business law at bar association gatherings and leading frequent seminars on U.S. business fundamentals to Asian business professionals.

 
 
Gerald S. Ohn, Law Offices of Gerlad S. Ohn, APC
 
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Gerald S. Ohn is an attorney with significant experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of litigation, including class actions, on behalf of individuals, businesses, corporations, and governmental entities in state and federal courts.

Mr. Ohn is a trial lawyer who has successfully conducted jury trials against major law firms. Mr. Ohn has also made winning oral arguments in appellate court. Accordingly, Mr. Ohn is well versed in all phases of litigation from inception through verdict and appeal.

In 2013, Gerald S. Ohn received the highest available rating of 10.0 and was described as “Superb” by the lawyer rating website Avvo.com.

In 2012 and 2013, Gerald S. Ohn was selected as a Rising Star by the Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. This recognition is also published in Los Angeles magazine. This distinction is given to only a very small percentage of California’s attorneys each year. Attorneys are only considered for selection if they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement across numerous indicators. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

In 2012, Mr. Ohn was included in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Directory of Asian Pacific American Partners and Senior Attorneys in Major US Law Firms (the “NAPABA Partners Directory”). The NAPABA Partners Directory is the most comprehensive resource of its kind for some of the best lawyers practicing in the best law firms in the country.

In 2012, Gerald S. Ohn was admitted to The Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association in recognition of Mr. Ohn’s outstanding dedication to the legal profession.

 
 
 
 
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