Theodore V. Kreps

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental, Toxic Tort, and Habitability
  • Intellectual Property

Professional Background

Mr. Kreps is an experienced litigator who practices in both state and federal courts in diverse areas of the law, including business litigation, construction defect, environmental, employment, and intellectual property. Mr. Kreps also handles cases before the Court of Appeals, including the published decision Wager v. Mirzayance (1998) 67 Cal. App. 4th 1187, which has been cited by treatises and practice guides as clarifying attorney's obligations under the State Bar's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. In addition to handling litigation matters, Mr. Kreps regularly advises clients regarding California employment law, premises liability, landlord-tenant issues, and trade-mark and trade dress infringement issues.

Mr. Kreps began his legal career with O'Melveny & Myers, where he handled a large caseload of commercial litigation matters including multi-jurisdictional federal actions. Mr. Kreps then focused his practice on insurance matters at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, litigating matters involving allegations of bad faith. Thereafter, Mr. Kreps established his own practice where he continued to litigate business related disputes, and gained experience in legal and medical malpractice, probate litigation, and elder law.

Education

  • American University, BA Philosophy, 1986
  • Minors in Computer Science & Religion
  • Southwestern University School of Law, JD, 1989
  • Chief Note and Comment Editor, Southwestern University Law Review, 1988-1989
  • Moot Court Honors Program, 1987-1989
  • Dean's Honor List, 1986-1987

Admissions and Memberships

  • The State Bar of California, 1989
  • United States District Court, 1989
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Temporary Judge Program, volunteer
  • Trial Advocacy Project, Los Angeles City Attorneys Office, volunteer
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • AIDS Legal Services Project
  • Domestic Violence Project
  • Culver City Landlord-Tenant Mediation Board, Tenant Representative and Chair