Monday October 26th 2020

Joshua N. Levine

Partner

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Professional Background and Accomplishments

Mr. Levine has extensive experience successfully representing clients in all stages of the litigation process, including jury and court trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.  Mr. Levine has represented public entities and businesses in a wide variety of complex cases, including claims involving environmental contamination, breach of contract, construction, unfair competition, and business torts. Over his career, he has represented manufacturing companies in contract, toxic tort, CERCLA, RCRA and unfair competition claims; municipalities in trespass, inverse condemnation, and Clean Water Act claims; environmental remediation and investigation companies in negligence and indemnification claims; service companies in trade secret, employment, professional malpractice, and Cartwright Act claims; technology companies in business interference and contractual claims; real estate brokerages in commission disputes and negligence claims; property owners in environmental claims and CEQA disputes; consulting companies in misrepresentation and unfair competition claims; and import/export companies in breach of contract and product liability claims.

Mr. Levine specializes in the use of motion practice to narrow litigation issues before trial. For instance, Mr. Levine has successfully prepared and argued motions for summary judgment and adjudication resulting in the dismissal of numerous complaints and claims, including a class action complaint alleging improper escheatment practices against an aerospace client, an interference with contract complaint against an information technology client, a multi-million dollar stock option claim against a manufacturer client, a loss of profits claim against an environmental consultant client, and an inverse condemnation claim against a municipality.  Mr. Levine also has significant experience in successfully preparing and arguing motions brought under California anti-SLAPP statutes.

Mr. Levine has substantial experience in representing clients in jury and court trials. As example, Mr. Levine was part of the trial team that obtained a $24.2 million jury verdict for their client in a complex healthcare contractual dispute -- the seventh largest jury verdict in California in that year.  He has also obtained a $3.6 million CERCLA award after a hotly contested court trial in United States District Court.  Additionally, Mr. Levine has significant experience arguing appeals in front of state and federal appellate courts.

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Areas Of Practice

  • Environmental Litigation and Compliance
    • Soil and Groundwater Contamination
    • Clean Water Act and Stormwater
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Litigation
    • Complex Contract Disputes
    • Real Property Disputes
  • Tort Litigation
    • Personal Injury
  • Appellate

Awards and Distinctions

  • Commendation from the City of Lancaster for "demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy" 2013
  • "Award of Meritorious Service" from CAOC 2006
  • Named "Southern California Rising Star" multiple years by Los Angeles Magazine (2005-2008)

Reported Opinions

  • Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square LLC, 724 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Pentair Thermal Mgmt., LLC v. Rowe Indus., Inc., No. 06-CV-07164 NC, 2013 WL 1320422, (N.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2013)
  • Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Cambridge Integrated Servs. Grp., Inc., 171 Cal. App. 4th 35 (2009)
  • Roosevelt Irrigation Dist. v. Salt River Project Agric. Improvement & Power Dist., No. 210CV00290DAEBGM, 2017 WL 2721439 (D. Ariz. Mar.

Education

  • Cornell University, BS, with honors, Public Affairs Management 1991
  • University of California School of Law, Los Angeles, JD 1994
  • Board Member, Moot Court Honors Program

Admissions and Memberships

  • The State Bar of California 1994
  • The State Bar of Arizona 1995
  • United States District Court 1994
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1996
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