James G. Bohm

Bar Standing

Mr. Bohm is admitted to the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Washington, the United States District Court (Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California), the United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court.


EDUCATION

Mr. Bohm is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1984), and of Pepperdine University, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and was Class Salutatorian, in 1987. While at Pepperdine, he was the California Survey Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review (1986-87) and the recipient of the West Publishing Company's Award for Highest Scholastic Average for the 1984-85 academic year. Mr. Bohm also received several American Jurisprudence Awards in the areas of Contracts, Constitutional Law, Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy, Remedies, and Criminal Procedure.

Area of Practice

Mr. Bohm enjoys extensive experience in both insurance law and business litigation and has represented Fortune 500 companies in various complex business litigation involving claims related to the acquisition of companies, contract disputes, and wrongful termination claims. He has represented numerous companies in coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. Additional areas of focus include substantial trial experience in business related matters.

Mr. Bohm has substantial experience in Construction defect litigation, business litigation and insurance law. He has represented developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals in construction defect litigation. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in various complex business litigation ranging from contract disputes to claims relating to divestiture of assets. He has represented both companies and insurers in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters. He has extensive trial experience with a proven track record.

Trial Experience

Mr. Bohm possesses a broad range of extensive trial experience in major cases. Some examples of Mr. Bohm's verdicts and awards obtained on behalf of his clients have included:

Bar Activities & Legal Associations

MR. BOHM IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (ABOTA).

Mr. Bohm has served on the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Bar Foundation (1996 to 2003). He is a member of Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter (2001 to present), also holding the following offices: Treasurer (2004-2005), Vice-President (2006), President (2007 to 2008). Mr. Bohm is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California, where he has served on the Resolutions Committee, and as Section Head for the Section on Civil Procedure.

Education

Mr. Bohm is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1984), and of Pepperdine University, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and was Class Salutatorian, in 1987. While at Pepperdine, he was the California Survey Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review (1986-87) and the recipient of the West Publishing Company's Award for Highest Scholastic Average for the 1984-85 academic year. Mr. Bohm also received several American Jurisprudence Awards in the areas of Contracts, Constitutional Law, Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy, Remedies, and Criminal Procedure.

Work Experience

Mr. Bohm has been practicing law since 1987. Prior to forming Bohm Wildish, LLP he was the administrative partner of the Costa Mesa office of Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, LLP (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP), where he represented numerous insurance clients. He also has substantial experience directly representing corporations in non-insurance, business-related matters and experience defending directors and officers in securities litigation. Mr. Bohm has represented ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PureGro, SPI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Union Oil Company of California, Unocal, BMW of North America, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Company, Nature's Best, Tosco Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company and Contessa Foods, among others.

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Sherry Graybehl D'Antony

Partner

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Certified Specialist

Areas of Practice

Family Law: Ms. Graybehl D’Antony is experienced in all facets of family law from commencement of the action to trial. Her areas of practice include, but are not limited to: child custody, guardianship, child and spousal support, property division, domestic violence, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic partnership, and same-sex marriage dissolution.

Employment Law: Ms. Graybehl D’Antony is experienced in the area of management law. She represents both employers and employees in all forms of employment disputes, including but not limited to: advising employers on Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) Law, the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Kin Care Leave, California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”); issues of exempt and non-exempt status and the duties and liabilities associated therewith; representing employers in administrative hearings before the California Labor Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), Employment Development Department (“EDD”), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”); preparation of Employee Handbooks; performing investigations of sexual harassment claims; advising companies on Human Resource issues and how to avoid litigation; and lawsuits involving discrimination based upon disability, age, gender, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage claims and associated torts.

Alternative Methods

Ms. Graybehl D’Antony is experienced in mediation and collaborative law which resolves matters short of court intervention. This method maintains the parties' privacy and minimizes the conflict between the parties. This is an effective alternative to the highly contested litigation involved in the adversarial process.

Trial Experience

Ms. Graybehl D’Antony has a broad range of trial experience ranging from short cause matters to multiple week trials.

Family Law: Her Family Law litigation experience includes, but is not limited to: custody, visitation, move-away, child support, spousal support, property division (including issues dealing with evaluating businesses and real property), domestic violence, restraining orders, and custody issues for same-sex couples.

Examples of Ms. Graybehl D’Antony’s verdicts and awards obtained in Employment and Civil Litigation:

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Work Experience & Personal History

Ms. Graybehl D'Antony has been practicing law since 1989. Prior to joining the law firm of Bohm Wildish, LLP, she was a partner at the law firm of D'Antony, Doyle & Moore. Prior to that, Ms. Graybehl D'Antony was at the law firm of Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo for nine-and-a-half years where she handled all matters relating to family law and employment law.

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Personal Achievements

Ms. Graybehl D’Antony completed over 14 marathons and 4 half marathons.

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Daniel R. Wildish

Partner

Mr. Wildish joined Bohm Wildish, LLP in 2013. Mr. Wildish practices in the areas of real estate and business litigation, focusing on all major areas of real estate litigation, contract law, tort, construction litigation, defense, environmental litigation, title insurance, escrow law, and boundary disputes. His clients include real estate developers, brokers, and agents, as well as escrow and title companies, community groups, homeowner associations, and contractors. Wildish has substantial trial and litigation experience, having tried many complex, cutting-edge real estate and business trials, including multiple jury trials, court trials, and judicial arbitrations. In addition, he has extensive experience in all aspects of appellate practice.

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Charitable Interests & Community Service

Dan Wildish is a current member of the Orange County Republican Committe. In addition, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors for two years at the non-profit organization Consumer Credit Counselors of Orange County. He has also served on various non-profit boards for various churches.

Special Notes

Dan Wildish participated in a coordinated action culminating in the United States Supreme Court decision of "De la Cuesta vs. Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association." He has taught courses in real estate law and served as the chairman of the Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, for two years.


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Jennifer A. Tollast

Paralegal

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Work Experience: Ms. Tollast has over 5 years of experience in the field of Family Law. She began her career with a prominent sole practitioner. There, she garnered the skills and knowledge that led her to work for one of the most recognized Family Law firms in Orange County. Ms. Tollast assists in all levels of litigation from court filings to trial preparation.


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Annie Ventocilla

Partner

Annie Ventocilla Won is a senior associate in Bohm Wildish's Litigation Department. Her areas of practice include all forms of business disputes, real estate matters and general commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Won graduated from UCLA in 2002, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Ms. Won received her Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and became a member of the State Bar of California in 2007.

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Joanne Freeman

Joanne Freeman is an associate in Bohm Wildish's Litigation Department. Areas of practice include: employment law, insurance law, business disputes, ERISA, trust litigation, and appellate law.

Ms. Freeman graduated from the University of California, Davis, school of law, and is a member of both the California and Arizona Bars.

Charles Smith

Associate

Charles H. Smith joined Bohm Wildish LLP as a Senior Associate in January 2017. Mr. Smith, a graduate of Loyola Law School (J.D., 1985) and Pepperdine University School of Law (LL.M., 2006), has practiced civil and appellate litigation for over 30 years. Since 2001, he has taught business law and ethics courses as a full-time Lecturer (Business Law) at California State University, Fullerton.


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Cynthia Beek

Associate

Ms. Beek is an associate in Bohm Wildish's litigation department. Ms. Beek's practice areas include: general liability, trust litigation, business disputes, construction defect, and personal injury. Ms. Beek also has experience in corporate law, including business entity formation.

Ms. Beek received her Bachelor's Degree from Hofstra University in New York and her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School. Ms. Beek joined Bohm Wildish in January of 2017.

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