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2009 through 2017 - Southern California Super Lawyer

Thomas C. Zaret has been named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine every year from 2009 through 2017. Only 5% of attorneys are selected for this honor. The selection process involves an extensive peer recognition system with independent research and a blue ribbon panel review.
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2017 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney’s Convention in Las Vegas (The Largest Legal Convention in the Country)

Presentation Topic: Ethical Issues Surrounding Retainers, Referral Fees and Managing Trust Accounts

"As a co-presenter with Tom at the CAALA 2017 annual meeting MCLE on legal ethics, I found Tom's presentation on retainers, liens and client trust accounts to be succinct, accurate and entertaining. I hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future, either as CLE presenters or on a joint client matter."

--Ellen A. Pansky, Esq.
Pansky, Markle Ham LLP
Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist
The State Bar of Legal Specialization

"Thank you for your incredible presentation on retainers and fee-sharing agreements at this year's CAALA convention. You did a superlative job and the materials you provided for the participants were not only informative, but will be incredibly useful in their practices."

--Daniel T. Pierson, Esq.
Board of Governors
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
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2017 - The Advocate Magazine's February Issue--Article by Mr. Zaret

The article "Handling Retainers, Referral Fees and Managing Client Trust Accounts" provides guidelines and samples for these important and practical matters. (Click to read article)
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2017 - Plaintiff -- The Magazine for Northern California Plaintiff's Attorneys--Article by Mr. Zaret

The article "It All Starts With Your Retainer Agreement" is a primer for plaintiff's attorneys regarding their retainer agreements. (Click to read article)
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2016 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney’s Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Ethical Issues Surrounding Retainers, Referral Fees and Managing Trust Accounts

"I attended Tom's lecture on the topic of Ethical Issues Surrounding Retainers, Referral Fees and Managing Trust Accounts at the latest trial lawyer's convention. His lecture was informative, professional and thorough. I use his material and advice in my everyday practice and I intend to attend his future lectures on various legal topics."

--Tal Rubin, Esq.
Board of Governors
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
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2015 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney’s Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Lien Management: From Intake to Settlement

"Tom is the person I call whenever I have any questions about liens, which is a complicated topic. When I heard that he was speaking on that topic at the CAALA convention, attending his seminar was a no-brainer (and not just for me, but for hundreds of other lawyers). Thanks again for your insight, Tom!"

--Daniel Zohar
Board of Governors
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
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2015 - The Advocate Magazine's July Issue - Article by Mr. Zaret

The article entitled "Medical Liens: Dealing With Bias and Character Issues at Trial" gives strategies on dealing with medical lien issues raised by the defense at trial. (Click to read article)
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2014 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney’s Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Dealing with Medical Liens at Trial

"It is a challenge to inform, instruct and entertain a room full of lawyers. Tom Zaret met the challenge and then some at the 2014 Consumer Attorneys Las Vegas Convention. Tom’s presentation was one of the most creative and informative I have seen. Tom offered real-life practical solutions to dealing with significant jury trial issues while keeping the audience of approximately 300 lawyers quite entertained. Well done Tom, keep it up."

--Harrison W. Sommer, Esq., Mediator, Judicate West
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2014 - UCLA School of Law Guest Lecturer

Course 426 Transition to Small and Mid-Sized Practice. Mr. Zaret lectured on the legal requirements of the client trust account.
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2014 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles - Banking, Budgeting and Financing

Mr. Zaret was a panelist discussing the practical methods of running a solo law office.
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2013 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney's Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Lien on Me -- A Primer in Handling Liens

"I was extremely impressed by the creativity and compelling clarity of your 2013 CAALA presentation to the plaintiff's bar in Las Vegas this year. Your ability to captivate the attention of a room full of almost 200 other trial lawyers, while still driving home your points regarding a complex subject, was a fitting testimonial to your outstanding courtroom skills. It's no wonder that you get such excellent results for your clients on a routine basis."

--Eugene C. Moscovitch, Mediator, Judicate West
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2011 - The Advocate Magazine's October Issue - Article by Mr. Zaret

The article entitled "Professional Pitfalls Posed by Statutory and Contractual Liens" gives strategies to avoid lien and reimbursement issues between attorney and client -- and the malpractice cases that can arise from them. (Click to read article)
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2010 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney's Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Ethical Issues Surrounding Trusts, Liens and Collateral Sources

"Tom Zaret's presentation at the 2010 CAALA Convention was one of the best I have seen in the twenty years I have been attending the convention. Tom was entertaining, concise, informative and extremely creative." (Click to read article)

--Douglas J. Schiffer, Schiffer Mediation
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2006 - The Advocate Magazine's April Issue - Article by Mr. Zaret and Judge Thomas I. McKnew

The article entitled "Life with Nishihama: Getting Medical Specials" points out the anomaly between Nishihama v. City and County of San Francisco, which says that a plaintiff is entitled to the insurance contract rate versus the full billing and the well established and longstanding collateral source rule. The article provides a guide on how to handle a request by the defense for a Nishihama reduction. (Click to read article)
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2005 - Lecturer - Consumer Attorney's Convention in Las Vegas

Presentation Topic: Life with Nishihama: Getting Medical Specials

"Mr. Zaret was on a panel with some of Southern California's top trial lawyers at the 2005 Consumer Attorney's Convention in Las Vegas. He stole the show! His presentation was very clever and educational. His skill in connecting with and winning over the audience (of about 200-300 people) is the same skill that is used to win over a jury. I was very impressed."

--Hon. Burton S. Katz

"Tom Zaret's presentation at the 2005 CAALA Las Vegas Convention was one of the best I have seen. He took a mundane topic and made it very entertaining through an out of the box and creative approach. In addition to being humorous it was quite informative. Great job Tom."

--Browne Greene, Esq.

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1995 - Los Angeles Daily Journal - Profile

The Los Angeles Daily Journal, in an article about Mr. Zaret, stated "He specializes in turning tough cases into winners."

The Hon. Richard Neidorf of the Los Angeles Superior Court, West District, called Zaret "the magician," referring to a case Zaret tried in his own courtroom where Zaret was able to procure a verdict of approximately $80,000.00 with low medical damages. Judge Neidorf stated that "Zaret won the first plaintiff's verdict in my court"...in about eighteen months.

Erwin Sobel Esq. described Zaret as "a very talented trial lawyer...He's got a great ability to persuade juries." Sobel characterized Zaret as an "aggressive but very honest" litigator. Abram Zukor of Zukor & Nelson described Zaret as "smart, hard working," and "fun to work with." Abram Zukor noted that "the most important thing is that he gets excellent results for his client." (Click to read article)
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