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Articles

  1. Los Angeles Daily Journal, California Law Business section, October 25, 1993; "A Winning Strategy for Resolving Fee Disputes."
  2. California Manufacturers Association Sacramento Report member newsletter, November 15, 1993; "Are Your Legal Fees Too High?"
  3. Risk Management magazine, May 1996; "Demystifying Legal Bill Audits."
  4. Apartment Age magazine, Apartment Owners of Greater Los Angeles, June 1994; "Taking the Surprises Out of Hiring an Attorney."
  5. Managing Litigation Costs newsletter, IOMA, August 1994; "Trust But Verify: Use Compliance Audits to Enforce Billing Guidelines."
  6. Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 29, 1994; "Corporate Clients Deserve `Due Process' in Fee Auditing."
  7. Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 19, 1998; "Pay Master."
  8. Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 9, 1998; "Fee Fights: Mediating Cumis Counsel Disputes" (uncredited co-author with Richard Chernick, Esq.).
  9. Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 29, 2000; "Fee for All."
  10. Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 27, 2006; "Suits Over Legal Fees" (co-author).
  11. Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 19, 2007; "Approaching Fee Arbitration" (co-author).
  12. Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 2, 2007; "Hard Money" (co-author).
  13. Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 1, 2007; "Avoiding Fee Traps" (co-author).
  14. Century City Lawyer magazine, March 2007; "Think Ahead About An Attorney's Fee Award" (co-author).
  15. Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 15, 2007; "Trying to Be Reasonable" (co-author).
  16. Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 22, 2007; "Billing Guidelines."
  17. Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 18, 2007; "Salvaging Payment."
  18. Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 24, 2007; "Calibrating Staffing."
  19. Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 1, 2007; "Delegating Duty."
  20. Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 19, 2007; "Cross-Examined Confessional" (humor).
  21. Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 12, 2007; "Branding Power."
  22. Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 19, 2008; "Auditing the Auditors."
  23. Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 2, 2008; "Clients as Gatekeepers."
  24. Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 14, 2008; "Fee-Falling."
  25. Orange County Lawyer magazine, April 2008; "Attorney Conferencing Clashes."
  26. Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 19, 2008; "Proving Good Judgment, Efficiency Is Key to Obtaining a Fee Award."
  27. Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 9, 2008; "Lean, Mean Class Action Fees."
  28. Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 22, 2009; "California Firms Make Strides Toward More Efficient Billing."
  29. Corporate Counsel Magazine, August 1, 2012; "Getting The Maximum Litigation Bang For Your Buck."
  30. Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Report, Northern California chapter, summer 2014; "Fee Awards: Fee-Shifting Cases Versus Attorney's Fees As Damages."
  31. Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 12, 2015; "You Gotta Show Why Fees Are Reasonable."
  32. Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 19, 2015; "Did Your Client Consent to Your Fees?"
  33. Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 26, 2016; "Fighting to Show That Attorney Fees Are Reasonable."
  34. Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 13, 2017; "Resolve Large Fee Disputes Effectively" (co-author).
  35. Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 14, 2017; " Some Fee Fights Simply Mean More Litigation."

Instructional Materials

  1. myLawCoach weblog (online training and advice for individual, consumer, self-employed, and small business clients on how to negotiate and deal with their attorneys in all the business aspects of their attorney-client relationships).
  2. "How to Manage and Negotiate Fees With Your Attorney"™ (client training kit containing "book-on-tape" audio program, with printed cost-control checklists and worksheets).
  3. "Legal Fee Reasonableness at Trial in California" (1st edition 2014).

Product Reviews

  1. "Shopping for Legal Services (New Kit Available)," Today's Insurance Woman, September/October 1994, published by National Association of Insurance Women.

  2. "Natural Born Billers and How to Control Them," Business Insurance, June 5, 1995.