Civil Litigation

Former President Trump’s lawyers filed a motion in federal Court seeking the appointment of a “special master” to inspect the records seized from Mar-a-Lago by the FBI on August 8, 2022. This blog will address what a special master is, the legal standard for the appointment, and the likelihood that a special master will be appointed by the federal Judge

Partners Elise Sanguinetti and Jamie Goldstein settled a childhood sexual abuse case against a school for seven figures.
A student at a southern California high school was sexually abused by her teacher when she was just 16 years old. The teacher had a history of misconduct involving other students, including students at this school in particular. The school failed to

Senior Associates Craig Momita and Mike Arias settled a class action case against a duly organized California and Delaware corporation for unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices for seven figures.
An employee residing in the State of California failed to be reimbursed for employee expenses while employed by the above-mentioned corporations. The corporations were required to reimburse employees for expenses

ASWT Founding Partner Mike Arias has been honored in three different areas of litigation in the 29th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. The categories are: employment law; mass tort litigation / class actions; and personal injury litigation. 
This is the third consecutive year Mr. Arias is named a Best Lawyer marking yet another excellent achievement. 
Through numerous years of

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers required their employees to work remotely to comply with state mandates and ensure their employees’ and customers’ health and safety. That resulted in a shift in attitudes about work-from-home policies.

What began as a necessity has shifted to a preference. A majority of employees believe that significant portions of their job functions can be