Reasons Not To Sign An Arbitration Agreement

What is an arbitration agreement? As a leading civil defense attorney in Orange County, I get asked this question a lot. An arbitration agreement is a written contract in which two or more parties agree to utilize a neutral third party- the arbitrator- to resolve a...

Negotiations and Settlements

Should legal disputes be negotiated and settled before civil litigation commences? Absolutely- so long as the delay in filing the suit or seeking protective orders does not jeopardize the preservation of evidence and/or assets. One of the most useful and economically...

Wrongful Death Case Dismissed

Pham v. Ramirez, et al. (00749808) Attorney for Plaintiff: Larry H. Parker’s Office Attorney for Defendant: Bidari Civil Defense Claim: $5M for Wrongful Death Resolution: Case Dismissed in favor of Defendants This unfortunate wrongful death case arose out of claims...

How to Choose the Right Civil Defense Attorney

By Paymon Z. Bidari at Bidari Civil Defense. Almost nothing is more aggravating to a client than to leave a legal project or case in a lawyer’s hands and then have weeks or even months go by without anything happening. You want a lawyer who will work hard on...

Elements of a Contract

By Paymon Z. Bidari at Bidari Civil Defense. Every valid contract has certain foundational elements. Here is a summary of those elements. If one element is missing, there is NO valid contract. Offer and acceptance Intention to create legal relations Consideration...