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EricMorrisEric C. Morris, Esq.
Partner

Attorney Eric C. Morris, provides representation and legal counsel in matters pertaining to Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Class Action, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Family Law and Qui Tam False Claims Act. Prior to joining Southern California Lawyers Group, PC, Mr. Morris worked for law firms Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, PLC;   Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson, & Haluck, LLP;   and Somach Simmons & Dunn, LLP.    Mr. Morris has litigated disputes from inception through discovery, pre-trial proceedings,  jury  trial,  arbitration and appeals.  During his years of practice, Mr. Morris assisted in successful litigation resolution of multiple complex-litigation, multi-party disputes on behalf of national developers.  Mr. Morris successfully argued and won a plaintiff judgment in the United States Federal Court, Eighth Circuit, against the Environmental Protection Agency, requiring the revision of the Lead NAAQS Emission Standard to protect public health.  Mr. Morris is admitted to practice before all state courts in California; the Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of the U.S. District Court, California.

Eric C. Morris obtained his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, where he was Board Editor of the Washington University Law Review.    Mr. Morris obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Prior to pursuing his legal endeavors, Mr. Morris served as a Congressional Page for the Speaker of the House of the United States Congress and Mr. Morris worked as a financial compliance auditor for the State of California, Bureau of State Audits.  He is an active member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Legal Services Program, and Walk Now. During his downtime, Mr. Morris enjoys distance running, hiking, sailing and travel.

Eric C. Morris’ Publications include:

  • Moladina v. Naimi (2018) 2018 WL 357436 (Cal.Rptr.3d) (Cal. Ct. App. 2018).
  • Simpson v. Zhang (2017) 2017 WL 1101750 (Cal.Rptr.3d) (Cal. Ct. App. 2017).
  • Graciela Herrera v. City of Los Angeles Police Dept. (2016) 2016 WL 10706717 (C.D. Cal.) (2:16-cv-02719-DSF).
  • Robert Duh v. City of Beaumont Police Dept. (2017) (C.D. Cal.) (5:17-cv-00831-JGB).
  • Keivon Young v. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. (2015) (C.D. Cal.) (5:15-cv-01102-JGB).
  • A.M.J. v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. (2015) 2015 WL 4648126 (C.D. Cal.)
  • Merrill v. Action Educational Services, Inc. (2013) 2013 WL 5486733 (Cal.Rptr.3d.) (Cal. Ct. App. 2013).
  • United States of America v. B & H Education (2013) (C.D. Cal.) (2:13-cv-05256-RGK).
  • Gallegos v. San Bernardino County Sheriffs Dept. (2013) (C.D. Cal.) (5:13-cv-00042-TJH)
  • Sandoval v. B & H Education, Inc. (2012) 2012 WL 4097288 (Cal.Super.).
  • Marble v. American International Group, Inc. (2011) 2011 WL 6441738 (Cal. Super.).
  • Abigail Real v. Countrywide Home Loans (2009) 2009 WL 249800 (S.D. Cal.).
  • United Van Lines, LLC and Mayflower v. Edwards, (2008) 2008 WL 2817574 (E.D. Cal.).
  • United Van Lines, LLC v. Besch, (2008) 2008 WL 4066203 (N.D. Cal.).
  • Phillips v. Mayflower Transit LLC, (2008) 2008 WL 5043374 (Cal. Superior).
  • Missouri Environment v. Leavitt and  E.P.A., (2004) 2004 WL 5608625 (E.D. Mo.) .
  • Relicensing Oroville Dam, 14 CAL. WATER L. & POL’Y RPTR 306 (2004).
  • Threats Loom to New Melones Water, 14 CAL. WATER L. & POL’Y RPTR 340 (2004).

 

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John Graham, Esq.
Partner

Attorney John Graham provides legal representation and counsel in matters pertaining to complex business litigation, corporate securities, mergers & acquisitions, land use, CEQA, distressed assets and real estate law.  Mr. Graham has over 18 years experience structuring multi-party, complex corporate transactions, single asset purchases, workouts, M&A transactions, due diligence review, blue sky, SEC, FINRA noticing, reporting, and compliance requirements.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Graham has held the positions of In House Counsel and senior management for several top private and publicly held companies including William Lyon Homes, Beazer Homes, Lennar, Rialto Capital, Greystone & Co., where he was responsible for the successful acquisition, financing, repositioning, development or stabilization of over $2 Billion in real estate and corporate assets nationally.  Mr. Graham was successful in re-positioning several large AD&C portfolios for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), assisting in placing residential, commercial, and industrial real estate assets back into the marketplace as well as structuring and managing the successful workout of numerous lender/creditor agreements, trustee foreclosures, and bank failures.

Mr. Graham is uniquely qualified to act as an advocate and counselor for his clients.  On behalf of a national developer, Mr. Graham negotiated and secured 2,200 surplus acres in Florida from Cargill, a multinational food company and successfully subdivided and re developed the surplus asset, into business parks and an active adult retirement community.  His involvement secured a four times equity multiple and ROIs exceeding 52% for capital partners.

Mr. Graham obtained his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, Marshal School of Business.  Mr. Graham is admitted to practice by the State of Washington and is registered in House Counsel by the State of California.   Mr. Graham is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

 

 

 

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