During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News, Publications & Events

Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in California: A Two-Part Webinar Series Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/179572384837 Part 1: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations Date: November 10, 2021 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost : $50 Approved for two hours MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit. Panelists: Branden Butler, Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, DFEH… Read More

Severson & Werson is proud to announce Orange County Managing Partner, Genevieve Walser-Jolly has been appointed to a 4-year term as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee, after which time she will assume a 2-year position in the role as Chairperson of the Subcommittee.  Congratulations to Ms. Walser-Jolly… Read More

Webinar Information Date: July 27, 2021 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET Speakers:  Laszlo Ladi, Esq. and J. Owen Campbell, Esq. Program Summary: We have all known that the 2020 and 2021 hiatus in mortgage litigation could not last. The question is how to plan for, respond to and resolve the likely pandemic of litigation to come. Some of issues that will… Read More

Under the March 2020 CARES Act, borrowers with federally-backed mortgage loans were able to request a 180-day forbearance on their loan payments if the borrower attested to a COVID-related hardship. That 180-day period could be extended for an additional 180-days upon the borrower’s request. In February 2021, the FHA, FHFA, USDA and VA announced that they were extending their forbearance… Read More

Jury Trials & Consumer Financial Services Cases Date July 22, 2021 Time 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT Speakers Mark D. Lonergan, Esq. and Mark I. Wraight, Esq. Program Summary What strategies do trial lawyers use in selectingjurors and presenting the bank’s case at trial in order to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome? Mark Lonergan and Mark Wraight… Read More

Considering a motion to dismiss and an alleged violation of the CCPA, Judge Carney from the Central District of California ruled on April 21, 2021 that: Medical information or protected health information, as defined by the statute, includes information related to an individual’s healthcare “[t]hat identifies the individual” or “to which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information… Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 14, 2021 ATTORNEY SHARON COLLIER ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY San Francisco, CA -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Sharon Collier of the law firm Severson & Werson, has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed… Read More

In a 9-0 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Facebook and with what defendants have been arguing for years: that equipment that lacks capacity to generate random or sequential numbers to be called, and merely dials set lists of numbers, is not regulated autodialer equipment under the TCPA. This case resolved a split among circuit courts, rejecting the… Read More

Severson & Werson attorneys Scott Hyman and Laszlo Ladi (along with Paul Soter from the Law Offices of Paul Soter) co-authored an article in the Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly, one of the nation’s preeminent publications on consumer financial services legal developments, on California’s new debt collection licensing scheme and “mini-CFPB” legislation and their impact on those collecting consumer… Read More

Severson & Werson congratulates Joel Halverson as the new Chair of the Firm’s Construction Practice Group. Mr. Halverson is an experienced trial lawyer and transactional counselor committed to servicing the design, construction, real estate, and insurance communities. He is adept at resolving clients’ legal problems and guarding them against losses. With over 25 years of practice primarily focused on the… Read More

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