Senior Partner, Supervising Trial Attorney, Callahan & Blaine
WHY: Top SoCal lawyer, is expert in insurance, having resolved more than 1,000 disputes during his career and giving 30 speeches or seminars annually on the subject.
RECENT: Represents paraplegic Geoffrey E. Johnson, who alleges the theft of $4M by his former attorney Michael Avenatti.
NOTABLE: Born in Czechoslovakia; USC grad with degrees in philosophy, English and history; graduated second from USC law school in 1990; was professional golfer for several years; has six children.
FUN FACTS: Favorite TV show, the Masters Golf Tournament; favorite book, “Atlas Shrugged” and band Led Zeppelin.