In The Press

In recognition of their accomplishments, Maranga | Morgenstern's attorneys have been featured in numerous media outlets both on a regional and national level. Read about the latest awards, appointments, and honors that have been bestowed upon the firm and its attorneys.

Nov16

2 Attorneys Receive Loyola Civil Justice Program Awards

Robert A. Morgenstern Champions of Justice Award

From left: Loyola Law School Fritz B. Burns Dean Michael Waterstone; Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP senior partner Browne Greene; Cheong Denove Rowell & Bennett founding partner John F. "Jack" Denove; Maranga Morgenstern founding principal Robert A. Morgenstern; Yoka & Smith LLP partner Walter M. Yoka; Loyola's Civil Justice Program Director, John T. Nockleby; and Paul Hastings LLP partner Donna M. Melby.

 

Some 500 attorneys, judges and their guests arrive at the 13th annual Tribute to the Champions of Justice dinner, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The event honored John F. "Jack" Denove, founding partner of Cheong Denove Rowell & Bennett, and Robert A. Morgenstern, founding principal of Maranga Morgenstern APLC.

The Civil Justice Program awards recognize attorneys who advance civil justice through their work in and out of court,

Denove focuses on medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, police misconduct and product liability. Morgenstern defends catastrophic injury clients as well as wrongful deaths in the commercial trucking industry and handles product liability matters. 

Sep21

LA-ABOTA Select Bob Morgenstern as Vice President in 2018 and President of the Chapter in 2019

Thank you to all of the members who voted in the Chapter Elections for 2018.  A special thank you to all the nominees who ran for chapter leadership positions showing their dedication to the Los Angeles Chapter.
 
I am pleased to announce that Bob Morgenstern will be the Vice President in 2018 and President of the Chapter in 2019.
 
The following members were elected to the Executive Committee for three year terms:  Hon. Joe Hilberman (Ret.); Ricardo Echeverria; Michael Schonbuch.
 
The National Board Representatives elected for three year terms are:  Wally Yoka; Hon. Wendell Mortimer, Jr. (Ret); Michael Schonbuch.
  
Thank you for your continued support of the LA Chapter.  Please make sure check the website often for calendar updates – www.la-abota.org, and I look forward to seeing you at the next Chapter Meeting on September 27th.
 
Regards,
Randy Even
President, LA Chapter of ABOTA
Apr30

California Court of Appeal

On April 30, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate Distrtict, Division Three, issued its opinion in the matter of Corenbaum v. Lampkin, holding, among other things, that "evidence of the full amount billed [for past medical services] is . . . inadmissible for the purpose of proving non-economic damages." The decision is the latest -- and most significant -- to interpret the California Supreme Court's decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats, (2011) 52 Cal.4th.541.

Unless the Court of Appeal grants a Petition for Rehearing, or the California Supreme Court grants a Petition for Hearing, it therefore appears that evidence of the full amount billed by a medical provider for past medical services will be inadmissible for virtually any purpose in a personal injury trial, at least within the Second Appellate District.

An amicus brief was filed on behalf of the defense by the Association of California Defense Counsel.

Feb15

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Dear Mr. Morgenstern:

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to testify before the Assembly Judiciary Committee's Informational hearing entitled "The Access to Justice Crisis Facing California Families." your expert knowlege and thoughtful testimony sigificantly helped educate the Legislature about the budget cuts to the courts and the devastating impacts those cuts are having on the public and California's system of justice.

Feb07

New Supreme Court Committee to Recommend State Bar Trustees

New Supreme Court Committee to Recommend State Bar Trustees

SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced today the creation of a seven-member State Bar Trustees Nominating Committee to assist the court in selecting appointees to the State Bar Board of Trustees.

Nov25

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

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San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Woodland Hills attorney Robert Morgenstern has been named president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsels (ASCDC) for 2009. "I've been a member my whole 28-year legal career and I've been on the board about 10 years," Morgenstern said. "During my tenure I'm hoping to stress that we are a Southern California organization, not just a Los Angeles County organization." ASCDC advocates for defense attorneys' interests in Sacramento; provides educational programs for its members; and has an expert-witness bank, where members can find authoritative witnesses on a wide-range of topics. Morgenstern is a partner in the law firm Maranga Morgenstern.

Nov25

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

John F. Peterson addressed the 45th Annual Seminar of the Association discussing "Elder Abuse Litigation: Defense and Damage Control."

Nov25

SuperLawyer Magazine

SuperLawyer Magazine

In 2011, Kenneth Maranga, Robert Morgenstern, and John F. Peterson were recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as being among California's top 5 percent of all attorneys, which reflects a top 5 percent rating by their peers.

Nov25

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Robert A. Morgenstern, who served as Secretary Treasurer in 2006 and President in 2009, has recently been moved into the Chairs of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC).

Nov01

Verdict

Southern California Guy

Verdict

When Bob Morgenstern earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, he enrolled in Southwestern Law School to "give California a try." Thirty years later, the native East Coaster and avid golfer doesn't plan to leave. "Now when I go back East to visit, I'm anxious to come home after three or four days. Living in L.A. I'm the happiest guy in the world. I'm a Southern California guy."