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Stephen Ball
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

300 N Lake Ave, STE 1000, Pasadena, CA 91101


Stephen C. Ball has successfully represented victims and consumers for almost thirty years in California and federal courts. He has been able to assist in trial those who have had their legal rights compromised by legal negligence or breach of fiduciary duty. His legal malpractice clients have included heirs, corporate board members, injured minors, injured workers, homeowners, those injured in aviation accidents and trust beneficiaries. Mr. Ball received his undergraduate education in biological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and thereafter went into business as a licensed contractor. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1985 was admitted to practice in California that same year. He has also been admitted to practice in federal court since 1987 and in the United States Court of Claims since 1991. Mr. Ball has been involved in a number of benchmark cases, including 43 Superior Court jury trials.

P. Ryan Banafshe
Charter Member
Personal Injury Law

1875 Century Park East, STE 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90067


Ryan prides himself on being a skilled negotiator, an advocate of the people and fights for those who ho have been injured as a result of the negligence of another. Through many years of practice Ryan has earned a reputation for providing aggressive, caring, and high quality representation to his client, Throughout his career he has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Ryan is true believer of the judicial system and takes the responsibility of representing consumers very seriously. Ryan primarily focus on those who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls and other accidents that have caused injuries to his clients. Ryan’s personal involvement insures that each client he represents receives the best representation possible. He has gained a well-deserved reputation for obtaining favorable settlements in cases that other attorneys have deemed unworkable. His success in the personal injury arena is attributable to his superior knowledge of the law and his years of experience negotiating and settling personal injury claims. Ryan received his JD in 2002 and is an active member of the California State Bar, the California State Bar Litigation Section, Consumer Attorneys Association of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Million Dollar Advocate, and Ethical Lawyers of America.

Alan Barbanel
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

1925 CENTURY PARK E, SUITE: 350, Los Angeles, CA 90067


Mr. Barbanel has a practice focusing on insurance coverage and bad faith on behalf of commercial insurers and reinsurers. He has specialized in insurance coverage for the past thirty-two (32) years. Mr. Barbanel?s clients include several foreign and domestic excess and surplus lines insurers and reinsurers for which he handles a wide variety of complex third-party and first-party coverage disputes arising out of professional liability, employment practices liability, directors and officers? liability, commercial general liability, specialty liability, commercial property, homeowners?, and a variety of specialty policies including contingent liability and product recall policies. Mr. Barbanel also has expertise in a wide variety of policy formation issues and insurance fraud. In addition, over the past fifteen (15) years Mr. Barbanel has acted as a claim administrator for a variety professional liability programs for the Lloyd?s, London insurance market. This includes programs for lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate and mortgage brokers, architects and engineers, and miscellaneous professions. In the capacity of a claim administrator Mr. Barbanel has handled in excess of 1,300 professional liability claims in most states in the United States. He earned his B.S. from Northeastern University before attending the University of San Diego, where he earned his J.D.

Case Barnett
Distinguished Lawyer
Personal Injury Law

245 Fischer Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA


After graduating from The University of Santa Clara he went to law school at The University of California Hastings College of the Law. Case's legal career began in 2004 in San Francisco where he worked for a civil litigation firm which specialized in Insurance defense litigation and bankruptcy law. In September of 2005, Case joined the Orange County Public Defender's Office. During his five years at the Public Defender's Office, he represented clients at each of Orange County's criminal courthouses including the Juvenile Justice Center. Case has litigated countless criminal cases including felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence, third strike cases, assault and battery, felony and misdemeanor domestic violence cases, felony drug possession and possession for sale, sex cases including rape, child molestation, sexual assault and indecent exposure, large scale theft cases and attempted murder. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Case went into private practice with his father. His interest in helping injured clients pushed him to transition from criminal defense to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and elder abuse litigation. After 5 years practicing both criminal defense and personal injury cases Case decided to establish an independent law firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims throughout California. In 2015 Case Barnett Law Corporation was founded. Civil litigation now comprises over 90% of the firm's work. Case's experience in front of juries facing seemingly insurmountable odds serves him well in his representation of plaintiffs. His fearless approach to law and his desire to go to trial have earned him the respect of his peers. Case loves trial work and litigation and he has established himself as one of the top litigators in Orange County.

Marsha Barr-Fernandez
Distinguished Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Law

800 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA


Marsha Barr-Fernandez is a partner at Heimberg Barr LLP. Since starting the practice of law in 1999, Marsha has maintained an active practice throughout California, representing consumers who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Marsha has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients, including most recently a $68 million verdict in Fresno which she secured as part of a trial team that includes her partner, Steven Heimberg, as well as Ricardo Echeverria of Shernoff, Bidart, and Echeverria, and Jeff Mitchell of the Mitchell Law Group. Marsha has negotiated hundreds of Medi-Cal and Medicare liens upon settlement of her cases. With her victories and countless successful settlements, Marsha has earned widespread recognition from her peers as one of the premier lawyers in California.