Courtroom Confidential

The Right Stuff Series: A Litigator with Integrity

Courtroom Confidential’s “The Right Stuff Series” is a 5-part series dedicated to helping you to find the lawyer with the right stuff for your case by examining 5 of the most important characteristics of a great lawyer! Co-hosted by Daniel Crespo and Michael D’Andrea, litigation partners at the premier law firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, in this episode you learn the lesson of why it’s important that you hire a lawyer with integrity.

Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales you will learn why you want a lawyer who is prepared to ‘go to mattresses for you’ and can do it while maintaining respect for others and themselves. At the end of the day, integrity is at its core, the single most important quality of a great lawyer.

About the Partners: Daniel A. Crespo is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in its Los Angeles office, directing his focus is on complex civil litigation matters including personal injury cases, habitability cases, construction defect cases, as well as business litigation.

Michael D’Andrea is a partner based in the Los Angeles office of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. He is a litigator and trial attorney. His focus is in personal injury litigation, consumer product litigation, commercial product litigation, premises liability matters, environmental matters and toxic tort litigation. He was also recently named as a Rising Star via Super Lawyer Magazine in 2021.

This series is proudly brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. To learn more, visit PeteFowler.com.

The Right Stuff Series: To Have or Not to Have an Aggressive Litigator

Courtroom Confidential’s “The Right Stuff Series” is a 5-part series dedicated to helping you to find the lawyer with the right stuff for your case by examining 5 of the most important characteristics of a great lawyer! Co-hosted by Daniel Crespo and Michael D’Andrea, litigation partners at the premier law firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, in this episode you learn the pros and cons of hiring an overly aggressive litigator. This series is sponsored by Pete Fowler Construction.

Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales you will learn why an in-your-face, aggressive attorney is not always the most effective litigator. There is a time and place to be demanding and assertive, and a shrewd litigator will know when and where that is and will do it with a specific strategy in mind to win the client’s case.

About the Partners: Daniel A. Crespo is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in its Los Angeles office, directing his focus is on complex civil litigation matters including personal injury cases, habitability cases, construction defect cases, as well as business litigation.

Michael D’Andrea is a partner based in the Los Angeles office of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. He is a litigator and trial attorney. His focus is in personal injury litigation, consumer product litigation, commercial product litigation, premises liability matters, environmental matters and toxic tort litigation. He was also recently named as a Rising Star via Super Lawyer Magazine in 2021.

This series is proudly brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. To learn more, visit PeteFowler.com.

The Right Stuff Series: The Experienced Negotiator

Courtroom Confidential’s “The Right Stuff Series” is a 5-part series dedicated to helping you to find the lawyer with the right stuff for your case by examining 5 of the most important characteristics of a great lawyer! Co-hosted by Daniel Crespo and Michael D’Andrea, litigation partners at the premier law firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, in this episode you learn the lesson of why it’s important that you hire a lawyer who is an experienced negotiator.

Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales, you will learn why the best litigator is a skilled negotiator.
The reality is most cases do not go to trial within one week after the case is filed like on television. Taking a case from date of file to trial can be long drive down litigation lane, which is why a vast majority of them settle long before trial. Having a lawyer who is an adept, savvy, and strategic negotiator can make all the difference for the outcome in your case.

About the Partners: Daniel A. Crespo is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in its Los Angeles office, directing his focus is on complex civil litigation matters including personal injury cases, habitability cases, construction defect cases, as well as business litigation.

Michael D’Andrea is a partner based in the Los Angeles office of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. He is a litigator and trial attorney. His focus is in personal injury litigation, consumer product litigation, commercial product litigation, premises liability matters, environmental matters and toxic tort litigation. He was also recently named as a Rising Star via Super Lawyer Magazine in 2021.

This series is proudly brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. To learn more, visit PeteFowler.com.

The Right Stuff Series: The Effective Communicator

Courtroom Confidential’s “The Right Stuff Series” is a 5-part series that is dedicated to helping you to find the lawyer with the right stuff for your case by examining 5 of the most important characteristics of a great lawyer! Co-hosted by Daniel Crespo and Michael D’Andrea, litigation partners at the premier law firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, in this episode you will learn the lesson of why it’s important that you hire a lawyer who is an effective communicator.

Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales you will learn why the best lawyer is one who communicates with the client regularly, candidly, and earnestly. Having efficient and effective correspondence with the client and all parties involved can help advance investigation at critical times, be essential during discovery and negotiation phases, and to foster a more positive relationship with the client.

About the Partners: Daniel A. Crespo is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in its Los Angeles office, directing his focus is on complex civil litigation matters including personal injury cases, habitability cases, construction defect cases, as well as business litigation.

Michael D’Andrea is a partner based in the Los Angeles office of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. He is a litigator and trial attorney. His focus is in personal injury litigation, consumer product litigation, commercial product litigation, premises liability matters, environmental matters and toxic tort litigation. He was also recently named as a Rising Star via Super Lawyer Magazine in 2021.

This series is proudly brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. To learn more, visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep. 28 Until Court Do Us Part Series: Domestic Violence – What it is & How to Protect Yourself

Domestic violence is a serious topic and almost every family law attorney, unfortunately, has had a client who has been a victim of it. Domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse as it can also manifest from harassment and emotional abuse. Due to the complexities and strong emotions involved in these types of cases, it is wise to have an experienced and compassionate attorney who can manage the case from the Temporary Restraining Order stage through trial. This is why Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you the lesson on: Helping victims of domestic violence.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing all types of individuals in complex family law matters, including domestic violence cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. Pete Fowler Construction’s experts translate technical jargon into plain-English anyone can understand. Lawyers and insurers need to understand nuanced, technical building issues and costs to make smart decisions and solve the problem. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep. 27 Until Court Do Us Part Series: Marry Wise with a Premarital Agreement

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! That adage could not ring more true than with the divorce process. One way to better navigate through the muddy waters of divorce and best protect your assets is to have a strong premarital agreement from the outset. This is why Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you the lesson: How to marry wise and divorce with less hassle with a detailed premarital agreement that meets your needs.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction. Pete Fowler Construction has expert consultants with the experience and knowledge you need to feel confident on construction defect cases, property and injury claims, contract disputes, and everything in between. Visit Petefowler.com to see their list of experts so you can find informed solutions to your construction problems.

Ep. 26 Until Court Do Us Part Series: This is…Virtual Divorce Court

While COVID-19 caused courts to close their doors in early 2020, it didn’t slow down the pace of couples wanting a divorce! However, in the wake of the pandemic, a new courtroom experience has emerged – virtual divorce court. You may be wondering what virtual court looks like, how clients and attorneys manage and prepare for it, the pros and cons of online trials, what to wear, and if any of the court procedures have changed as a result. One thing is certain; decorum and respect for the court must be maintained. The good news is there is no need to worry! In this episode, Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you from their lessons learned in virtual divorce court!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers find solutions to their expensive problems. They translate the technical speak of building design, engineering, estimating, and construction into plain-English everyone can understand and use to make smart decisions. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep. 25 Until Court Do Us Part Series: Managing Child Custody in the Era of COVID

For better or for worse, parents are at home with their kids more now than ever due to COVID-19. Your current parenting plan may not be the best plan for your child/children in light of the pandemic. There are a multitude of considerations that parents and courts are finding need to be reviewed due to the novel coronavirus, such as whether the change giving rise to need for a change are temporary or long term, mental health of the child, and stability and continuity within the home. There are so many lessons that attorneys and clients are having to learn as the pandemic carries on. Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you the lesson on: Managing child custody in era of COVID.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. Pete Fowler Construction’s experts translate technical jargon into plain-English anyone can understand. Lawyers and insurers need to understand nuanced, technical building issues and costs to make smart decisions and solve the problem. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep 24: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Managing Spousal & Child Support in the Era of COVID

It seemed as if the world had stopped spinning in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic became a serious global health threat. No one knew the tremendous financial impact it would have on the lives of so many, resulting in the loss or reduction of income for those who pay support. The impact of which has affected the ability for some to meet their spousal and child support obligations and for others receiving support to make ends meet. There are many lessons to be learned regarding support such as how to deal with a reduction in income during the pandemic and why the reduction may be a basis to modify support. In this episode, Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara share tips on how to manage spousal and child support in the era of COVID-19.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
This series is brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers find solutions to their expensive problems. They translate the technical speak of building design, engineering, estimating, and construction into plain-English everyone can understand and use to make smart decisions. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep 23: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Don’t Fake it Until you Don’t Make it…Get an Attorney

Have you ever had a friend whose fiancé(é) presented the other with a last-minute yet big prenuptial agreement during a romantic weekend as if it were a small thing to check off the wedding to-do list? In this episode you will hear the fateful stories of people who tried to do more than just file forms on their own, but rather tried to negotiate a prenuptial agreement on their own or to settle a high-stakes divorce without the involvement of their attorneys.

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to teach you the lesson: Don’t Fake it Until you Don’t Make it…Get an Attorney

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

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