Year in Review: Key Issues & Trends from 2022

January 2023

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Clients and Colleagues:

From all of us at Gray·Duffy, we hope your 2023 is off to a great start. Last year marked a significant change for the firm as I took over the Managing Partner role, and I’m proud to say we’re still standing, although at a new location! In case you missed it, our Encino office moved to 21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 1950, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

We were thrilled to close out the year with a huge win for our client Eurocon Group Inc., a Los Angeles-based construction company. Following a three-week jury trial, Partner Michelle MacDonald and I secured a 12-0 defense jury verdict in a $2.3 million subrogation claim brought by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Learn more.

In continuing with our mission of keeping clients apprised of issues that impact their businesses, we also published numerous articles; a sample follows below.

The firm was privileged to be recognized for an eighth consecutive year as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the category of Insurance Law, and maintained our Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of you for your ongoing relationship with Gray·Duffy. We wish you success and good health in 2023 and beyond.

– Michael Eisenbaum, Managing Partner


The Role of the Independent Mediator

The arena of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) has become filled with neutrals both large and small who provide an invaluable service to the litigation community and the overtaxed court system. Many “independent” neutrals, not affiliated with institutional providers such as AAA and JAMS, offer competitive and oftentimes more cost-effective alternatives within the framework of traditional ADR. In his Daily Journal article, Partner Richard Williams examines the potential benefits of independent mediators.

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Stephan Mihalovits Joins as an Associate

We are pleased to welcome Stephan Mihalovits, who is an experienced trial lawyer, having spent most of his career defending personal injury lawsuits throughout California. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, construction defect and public entity defense matters. 

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Stephan Mihalovits

Erin Tenner and Tim Thornton Selected as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers

Partners Erin Tenner and Tim Thornton have once again been selected for inclusion on the Southern California Super Lawyers 2023 list. This marks Erin’s second year being recognized for her work in Business/Corporate matters and Tim’s twelfth year being ranked in the area of Insurance Coverage.  

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Nathan Lee to Speak at ABA TIPS 31st Annual ICLC Mid-Year Program

Partner Nathan Lee is presenting “Leased, Shared and Temporary Employment Issues in Liability Policies” at the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 31st Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program in Phoenix, AZ on February 24th. Gray·Duffy is serving as a Gold Sponsor of the conference.

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These articles are necessarily general in nature and do not substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.

Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.