About Us

The attorneys at Schonbuch Hallissy LLP are “Real.Trial.Lawyers.” Our slogan signifies that we try cases all the time. Our lawyers regularly employ courtroom strategy to select the best jurors for the particular case, and present the testimony and evidence in a powerful yet understandable manner. This distinguishes our lawyers from most civil litigators that are adept at working up a case and law-and-motion, but rarely, if ever, present a case before a jury. 

We have tried hundreds of cases, and are often retained at the eve of trial as “parachute counsel” to handle the trial after settlement talks break down.

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Our attorneys are among the most experienced, talented and respected trial lawyers in California, and are always responsive to our clients’ needs and goals. Our attorneys are leaders and members in every major bar organization in California and nationwide, including the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), the ASCDC Women in the Law Committee, the LACBA President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, and the Jack Daniels Trial School, founded by our former partner, Jack Daniels.


Schonbuch Hallissy LLP has a rich history in California spanning decades. Schonbuch Hallissy LLP began in 1982 as Daniels, Baratta & Fine LLP, which became Daniels, Fine, Israel & Schonbuch LLP, and then Daniels, Fine, Israel, Schonbuch & Lebovits LLP. Our core group of partners has remained the bedrock of the firm, with the shared philosophy of vigorous representation combined with civility. We are also committed to providing an equal opportunity platform for our lawyers and staff to thrive.