Bird Marella Secures Mistrial in Defense of Backpage.com Executive

In an abrupt end to a trial expected to last three months, Bird Marella won a mistrial in the highly-publicized Backpage.com federal jury trial. On September 14, 2021, U.S. District Judge Brnovich granted the defense motion that the prosecutors had presented irrelevant and inflammatory testimony in violation of her prior ...

Bird Marella Obtains Dismissal of a Legal Malpractice Claim Against a National Law Firm

On September 10, 2021, Bird Marella principals Paul Chan and Sharon Mayer obtained a complete dismissal in arbitration of a legal malpractice case against a national law firm.    The claimant had alleged that the firm had a conflict of interest and was negligent in representing him in an underlying action involving his ownership of a national restaurant franchise. The underlying action settled at mediation with ...

Bird Marella Secures Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Against Embattled Developer Mohamed Hadid

Bird Marella prevailed in the highly-publicized trial against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid regarding the hillside mansion in Bel Air he illegally constructed. After years of hard-fought litigation, Bird Marella obtained orders to fully demolish the home (after first securing partial demolition), won a multimillion-dollar award in damages at trial, and defeated Hadid’s ...

Bird Marella Wins Complete Victory in $100M JAMS Arbitration for California Bank

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow and Kate Shin successfully defended a prominent California-based bank in a JAMS arbitration case, defeating $100 million in alleged liabilities. The plaintiffs had alleged various fraud and contract claims and sought compensatory and punitive damages. After a three-week arbitration and multiple rounds of briefing, the ...

Bird Marella Showcases Top-Tier Legal Talent with 19 Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®

Bird Marella is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by U.S. News. Nearly half of the firm’s entire roster of attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys in their respective areas of expertise.   The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition)  Terry W. Bird  ...

Bird Marella Protects Client’s Constitutional Rights in the U.S. Private Vaults Debacle

Bird Marella achieved a significant victory against the U.S. Government, protecting a client’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights. This matter represents just one of the victims in the highly-publicized U.S. Private Vaults seizure, where government agents seized hundreds of safe deposit boxes from customers of a private vault service.   Since the raid in March 2021, Bird Marella has sought to prevent the government from interfering with the property rights of box holders for whom ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Timothy B. Yoo Named in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List”

For a fourth consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation has named Bird Marella principals Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Timothy B. Yoo to its “40 & Under Hot List.” The list recognizes litigation attorneys, 40 years old (or younger), who are regarded as the nation’s most accomplished legal practitioners.    Age aside, Benchmark Litigation uses this opportunity to highlight ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk Honored as Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk will be honored as the Next Generation Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association (CCBA). She will be awarded at the organization’s 53rd Annual Installation Banquet Awards Ceremony held on September 2, 2021.   Out of over four thousand attorneys in Century City, Van Dyk is recognized for “not only as being among the most accomplished ...