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Dean Reeves

 

 

 

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Mr. Reeves graduated, cum laude, from California State University, Northridge, in 1987, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Thereafter, in 1990, Mr. Reeves received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law Center. While at U.S.C., Mr. Reeves served as a member on the Computer Law and Major Tax Planning Journals.  Mr. Reeves also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge David V. Kenyon at the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Reeves was admitted to the California bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court (various districts) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Reeves has also served on the Board of Managers for the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA since 1995.

Since 1990, Mr. Reeves has represented individuals and businesses  in state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitration proceedings, and before various administrative agencies.

“Victories”

In a court trial before the Orange County Superior Court, Mr. Reeves obtained a judgment in favor of his client, a pest control operator, in a case arising from the purchase and sale of a single family home, where the buyer had sued seeking damages for a number of alleged defects, including termite damage, in the home that the buyer claimed were not disclosed prior to purchase.

After defeating a motion for summary adjudication, Mr. Reeves successfully defended the lower court’s decision on appeal.  Mr. Reeves represented a business owner that had sold his business, but took the business back through a strict foreclosure process after the buyer had defaulted on payment obligations to the owner.  The bank that had loaned money to the buyer sought to impose these loan obligations on the owner when he foreclosed on the business.  The Court of Appeals upheld the denial of the bank’s summary adjudication motion, finding that the strict foreclosure process undertaken by the owner pursuant to the Commercial Code, extinguished the debt held by the bank, and that the owner did not re-take possession of his business “subject to” these subordinate liens.

Representing doctors who were tenants in a medical office building, Mr. Reeves prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a case arising from personal injuries sustained by one on the doctor’s patients in the common area of the building.  The court found that the doctors’ owed no duty to maintain or control the common areas and thus were not liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.

In a wrongful death case, Mr. Reeves represented a private ambulance company that arrived on the scene where the decedent had collapsed while playing volleyball.  The emergency personal from the ambulance company were unable to revive the decedent with their defibulator due to batteries that were not charged.  The city fire department, who arrived later, were also unable to revive the decedent.  In its motion for summary judgment the ambulance company argued that prior to contact, it did not owe a duty of care to the decedent.  The court agreed and the motion for summary judgment was granted.