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David R. Sugden

**Breaking News: Trial Lawyer of the Year** Since 2003, The Trial Attorneys has identified the top litigation and trial lawyers across the country. Each June The Trial Attorneys selects just one leading attorney in each state to appear in its directory. This past June, The Trial Attorneys selected Dave Sugden as its sole recommended attorney for California for 2023/2024. Click here for more. Dave Sugden is a business trial lawyer. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) and...
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James Alan Spear

James A. Spear obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and graduated from Pepperdine University with a double major in Business Administration and Economics. Mr. Spear’s practice focuses on business and employment litigation, specializing in defending employers against wage and hour claims, employee misclassification, wrongful termination, meal and rest break claims, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Spear enjoyed a successful career as…

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Joshua G. Simon

Joshua G. Simon obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. His practice involves a broad range of complex business litigation, with an emphasis on employment matters, shareholder disputes, environmental law, and consumer class actions. He is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, having prevailed in state and federal courts throughout California. Super Lawyers has awarded Mr. Simon Southern California Rising Star for the maximum number of years possible. Mr. Simon…

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Chris Scheithauer

Chris C. Scheithauer represents clients on civil litigation matters, with a focus on employment class action litigation and advice, as well as employee benefit litigation and counseling under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Chris’ employment practice involves representing employers in defending individual and class action claims pertaining to wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination and harassment (under California and federal law), wrongful termination, breach of employment contract, unfair…

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L. Lisa Sandoval

Lisa Sandoval focuses her practice on high-stakes complex civil litigation. Ms. Sandoval has secured favorable judgments and settlements in all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts. Her clients entrust her with a wide variety of cases, including all matters of intellectual property—copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation—complex commercial disputes, employment and labor law litigation, and class actions. She also counsels clients to achieve their goals before any litigation commences…

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Aaron L. Renfro

For the fourth consecutive year, Aaron Renfro has been selected to the Super Lawyers List—a distinction recognizing the top five percent of attorneys nationwide. RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS $9 million dollar jury verdict in a business dispute involving breach of contract and defamation claims Appellate victory at 9th Circuit Court of Appeal—reversed 9th Circuit precedent to limit the number of statutory damages awards a copyright owner may be awarded for infringement of a single…

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Michael S. Orr

Michael S. Orr graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Communications Minor. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1998 where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy. Mr. Orr joined Call & Jensen in June of 2009 after working several years at boutique law firms litigating environmental, construction, insurance, business, and professional responsibility matters….

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Michael Y. Lu

Michael Lu represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as before arbitral tribunals and government agencies. His practice focuses on class action defense, breach of contract disputes, complex labor and employment matters, and unfair competition and antitrust cases on behalf of a diverse array of leading corporations. He has extensive experience handling all aspects of the civil litigation process, from drafting winning…

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Scott R. Hatch

Scott R. Hatch is a shareholder with Call & Jensen. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School in 2005. He was an Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation, President of the Yale Entertainment and Sports Law Association, and participated in the Morris Tyler Moot Court competition. Mr. Hatch received his B.S. in Political Science and B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from the University of Utah in 2002….

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Melinda Evans

At Call & Jensen, Melinda Evans has had a diverse litigation practice defending various intellectual property, employment, real estate, and civil rights cases, including several class actions. Much of her recent cases and consulting work have been in the areas of fashion copyright, wage and hour disputes, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the course of her litigation work, Ms. Evans has taken the lead on numerous appeals and post-trial motions,…

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