Lee A. Sherman, Partner


Mr. Sherman is a founding partner of the firm working out of its Orange County and Fresno offices. He serves as a co-chair of the firm’s complex litigation and employment departments and also lends his expertise to its dealership and hospitality industry practice groups. His practice focuses on labor and employment law, class action litigation, entertainment law, non-profit and religious institution litigation and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has served as general counsel for numerous clients, served on various boards of directors and conducted a variety of continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. As a highly successful trial lawyer, Mr. Sherman has both Federal court and State court jury trial experience including class action matters. He has been sought out by clients around the country and admitted pro hac vice on their behalf in several State and Federal courts. Mr. Sherman was born and raised in Southern California and when he is not in court or the office, he can usually be found somewhere around a baseball or softball diamond coaching, playing or taking in a game.

J.D., Western State University College of Law

B.A., University of California at Irvine

California State Bar, 1994; United States District Court, Central District of California; United States District Court, Northern District of California; United States District Court, Southern District of California; United States District Court, Eastern District of California; United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and United States Supreme Court. Various additional Pro Hac Vice admissions including United States District Court, Western District of Washington; United States District Court for Southern District of Florida and United States District Court of Minnesota

Perez v. RadioShack, 386 F. Supp. 2d 979;

Perez v. RadioShack, 552 F. Supp. 2d 731.

Rodriguez v. Crown Toyota, 2003 WL 1901336 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. Apr 15, 2003), summary judgment and award of costs in favor of defendant upheld on appeal;
Anguiano v. Raphael’s Party Rentals, Dismissal in favor of client;
Harley Davidson of Santa Barbara v. Harley Davidson of Glendale, Summary Judgment in favor of client;
Maestas v. Safety West, Summary Judgment in favor of client;
Harris v. Los Altos Apartments, Dismissal and judgment of costs in favor of clients;
Pimentel v. Chaparral Motor Sports, Dismissal of client;
McDaniel v. Cooper, Dismissal of client;
Rhoades v. Ghost Rider Custom Cycles, Dismissal by Plaintiff with Motion for Summary Judgment pending and Motion to Dismiss granted on second claim;
Seabin v. Phillips, Motion to Dismiss granted at trial;
In re HP Truck-drivers, Defense verdict at binding arbitration in favor of client;
Vaiuso v. MD Associates, Defense award at binding arbitration in favor of client;
Belazi v. RadioShack, $29.9 million in favor of class;
Perez/Goldman/Lloredo v. RadioShack, $8.8 million in favor of classes;
Robison v. WFS, 3 million in favor of class;
Hooks v. Forcier, 5.1 million;
Garcia v. Benson Fence Company, $1.5 million;
Greditzer v. Infogenesis, $950,000 in favor of class;
Koch v. Olympic Boat Centers, $825,000 in favor of class;
Breazier v. The Body Shop, $500,000 in favor of class.

Corporate Secretary for Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation; Corporate Secretary for Christ Catholic Cathedral Facilities Corporation; FLSA wage and hour training video for employers produced by AMI Coastal Training; multiple seminars for various insurance companies on employment law; wage and hour; and consumer law topics; Bridgeport Continuing Education seminar CLE seminar on Class Action.
California Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel