BP Law Group, LLP/Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP– Garner Huge Victory against Bryan Cave and Bluefire Ethanol

Irvine, CA (July 11, 2013)

As a crowning achievement, BP Law Group, LLP and its newly formed affiliate firm Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP have emerged triumphant for its clients in Spiers v. Bluefire Ethanol. The firm represented two minority shareholders in the complex securities litigation case against the publicly-traded ethanol corporation and its officers and directors. The BP Law litigation team successfully prosecuted their client’s breach of contract and declaratory relief claims. This dramatically increased their clients’ holdings in the company and preserved their “full ratchet” anti-dilution protection rights. Read more

Criminal Defense Veterans Join WHB

Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner to its Criminal Law division.

Christopher L. Palmer, a University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni, is the first of the two additions to the WHB team. Christopher brings extensive legal experience consisting of mediation, family law, mortgage banking/real estate litigation, and criminal defense. He gained early trial experience while in the office of the prosecuting attorney. He served as a division chief over the drug task force and the division tasked with the responsibility of evaluating and prosecuting cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence. During his 28 years of practice, he has tried numerous cases from the perspective of prosecution and defense and before the state and federal bar.

Additionally, Christopher is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; American Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; William Overton and Henry Woods Inns of Court.

Christopher has also served on the Judicial Nominations Committee and on the Board for the Pulaski County Bar Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of the State Public Defender Commission, a position that he was appointed to by the governor, and also recently received a second appointment to serve as a member of the Jail Standards Review Committee.

With the addition of Christopher L. Palmer, WHB continues to rapidly grow and expand into numerous areas of practice.

WHB Merger Results in a Powerful Addition to its Insurance Defense Division

Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce its acquisition of Stafford & Associates, resulting in the addition of Timothy J. Stafford, who will be heading the Insurance Defense division.

Timothy is highly experienced and seasoned in numerous areas insurance defense, including personal injury, medical malpractice, employment/wrongful termination/discrimination, premises liability, governmental tort liability, “bad faith” insurance, and general liability.

After graduating from Southwestern School of Law, Timothy joined Beam and DiCaro as a civil trial litigator and represented defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, employment and labor law, general liability, insurance “bad faith” defense, construction defect litigation, and premises liability.

In 1980, Timothy became a partner in Beam, DiCaro, D’Antony & Stafford where he handled complex multi-party litigation in governmental tort liability. He also practiced in employment/wrongful termination/discrimination cases, insurance “bad faith”, premises liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice defense, hospital malpractice, hospital medical staff privilege liability, product liability, general auto liability, land subsidence and construction defect litigation.

Timothy later founded Stafford & Associates in Santa Ana, California, where he continued his insurance defense practice until he joined WHB. Timothy brings unmatched trial experience and wisdom, which has resulted in consideration for judicial appointment.

WHB Goes to D.C.

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce that Claude W. Roxborough will be a Managing Partner in its Washington D.C. office.

A graduate of Columbia University and Columbia University School of Law, Claude is a highly experienced corporate and securities law attorney.

Claude has represented large financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, sponsors in large infrastructure and real estate developments, private investment funds, small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations and private individuals.

Corporate governance, shareholder rights, director duties are some of the many areas that Claude has focused on throughout his career. Additionally, Claude has advised both public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, reorganization, and executive compensation matters.

In terms of regulatory work, Claude has advised clients under the Securities Act of 1933, the Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and rules promulgated under Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Prior to joining WHB, Claude worked as a structured finance and securities lawyer for Thacher Proffitt & Wood, a general corporate attorney for Miles & Stockbridge, and as Vice President of a regulatory consulting firm focused on service compliance and back office needs for investment funds, fund of funds and broker dealers