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Attorney NORMA PEDROZA CHAVEZ

Location
835 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA  90017-2656
T: 213.489.4411
F: 213.489.4332

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Practice Groups
Construction - Co-Chair
Employment
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Real Estate

Admitted to Practice
– U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.A., Wellesley College

Languages
Spanish
Italian

NORMA P. CHAVEZ, Partner

Norma is a partner and shareholder. Her practice includes employment law, real estate litigation, construction litigation, high exposure personal injury matters and property damage matters, construction site accidents, premises liability and toxic torts. She is the Co-chair of the firmís Construction practice group.

She has represented real estate professionals in various types of litigation. She has also represented general contractors and sub-contractors in complex construction litigation involving multi-tract residential developments and single family homes. She has represented high level executives in cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and federal computer fraud.

Among the cases she has tried include:

Construction

  • Successfully defended a multi-million dollar construction defect/mold case and recovered $100,000 in costs for our client.

Employment

  • Obtained a dismissal of a FEHA complaint at the administrative level for a race discrimination claim made by a temporary employee against a credit check.

Personal Injury

  • While defending a case arising out of a freeway accident that took the life of a truck driver, the jury awarded $300,000 to the surviving wife and two minor children. The plaintiffs' attorney had asked the jury for $500,000.

Professional Liability

  • Succeeded in having cases dismissed against three separate appraiser clients, without incurring any discovery costs.

Real Estate

  • Negotiated a settlement for a title company in a multi-million dollar suit. The settlement was well within the malpractice limits and settled under the policy limits with enough left over to defend and settle various other claims.

Norma is currently a member of the Latina Business Women's Association and is on the founding committee for the Wellesley College Hispanic Networking Association. She is also on the Board of Directors for the East Los Angeles YMCA Weingart Center.

She has five children, including two sets of twins. She dedicates her spare time to her children and their various activities. Norma speaks fluent Italian and Spanish and enjoys traveling with her family, particularly Europe. She also enjoys gourmet cooking, baking, collecting wine and walking.