Partner James R. Moss Appointed to Utah State Charter School Board
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 19, 2017 – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Moss, one of the firm’s partners, has been appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to the Utah State Charter School Board.
In 2017, 71,494 students attended Utah’s 127 charter schools. As the largest authorizer in Utah, authorizing over 90% of charter schools in the state, the State Charter School Board works hard to enhance the charter school movement in Utah. Their mission is to provide for positive student outcomes by authorizing, overseeing, and elevating successful public charter schools through a rigorous approval process, effective oversight, and meaningful collaboration.
James R. Moss, Jr. is the managing partner of Payne & Fears LLP's Salt Lake City office, and continues to work extensively with California clients from the firm's Irvine office. He represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, class actions, and trade secret litigation. He has obtained summary judgment or trial victories in numerous employment law cases. Jim also serves on the Education Committee of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Five Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
IRVINE, Calif., August 15, 2017 – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s partners were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. In addition, Daniel Livingston was recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate in Orange County.
The Best Lawyers in America® is the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Payne & Fears LLP partners were recognized in the categories listed below:
Daniel F. Fears
Daniel M. Livingston
James L. Payne
Eric C. Sohlgren
J. Kelby Van Patten
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14 Payne & Fears LLP Attorneys Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Irvine, Calif. – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that nine partners, Jeffrey K. Brown, Daniel F. Fears, Daniel M. Livingston, James R. Moss, Jr., Benjamin A. Nix, James L. Payne, Eric C. Sohlgren, Scott S. Thomas, and Thomas L. Vincent, have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. Among the nine, Daniel F. Fears has been named in the Top 50: 2017 Orange County Super Lawyers.
In addition, Andrew K. Haeffele, Rhianna S. Hughes, Robert T. Matsuishi, Alejandro G. Ruiz, and Scott O. Luskin were named to the Southern California Rising Stars 2017 list.
Super Lawyers and Southern California Rising Stars conduct a thorough multi-phase process that includes nominations, independent research evaluations of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
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Relocation of Las Vegas Office
Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce it has relocated its Las Vegas office to the following address effective April 3, 2017:
6385 S Rainbow Blvd
Payne & Fears Supports Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony for Nevada Supreme Court Building
Gregory King, Managing Partner of Payne & Fears’ Las Vegas office, attended the opening ceremony and dedication for the newly built Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Courthouse. We were a proud sponsor of the dedication and participants were able to tour the new building after the ribbon cutting. The Nevada Supreme Court Building is located at 408 East Clark Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Payne & Fears LLP Announces New Partners for 2017
Distinguished business, employment, and insurance law firm, Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys based at the firm's Irvine, California office - Andrew K. Haeffele and Ray E. Boggess - have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2017.
Three Payne & Fears Attorneys Speaking in CEB "Employment Law Practice: Year in Review"
Payne & Fears has three attorneys speaking in the Continuing Education of the Bar series on "Employment Law Practice: Year in Review" in various cities throughout California.
January 22nd: Eric Sohlgren will moderate and Amy Patton will speak on the Los Angeles panel, and Rod Sorensen will moderate the Sacramento panel
January 29th: Rod Sorensen will moderate the San Francisco panel
For more information on these programs, please visit: https://ceb.com/employment-law-practice-2016-year-in-review
Partner Eric Sohlgren Will Be Speaking at the HR Prescriptions Legal Update on 1/29
Partner Eric Sohlgren will be speaking at the January 29th HR Prescriptions Legal Update taking place at the Mission Viejo Country Club. Eric will join Terri Olson and Maggie Hattan of HR Prescriptions by adding a "legal touch" to the new employment regulations and hot topics for 2016 being discussed.
Payne & Fears Recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2017 Best Law Firms List
Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce the firm was recently recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in Orange County for Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, Employment Law and Labor Law.
Amy Patton Presents at the Annual CEB Basics Conference
On September 16, 2016, Payne & Fears partner Amy Patton presented at the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Annual Conference. Patton spoke on the following topics:
• Performance Problems and Litigation Avoidance
Patton is a partner in the firm’s Employment Law Group. She represents employers in state and federal courts in a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation and wage and hour violations. Patton handles both single-plaintiff litigation and class actions in state and federal court and has appeared before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Patton served as the 2016 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.
CEB is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. To access the conference materials please visit https://ceb.com/the-basics-employment-law.