Mr. House is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Wage and hour law
Human resources law
Labor and employment
Libel, slander and defamation
Nonprofit and charitable organizations
Small business law
New York, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Columbia University Law School, J.D., 1976
Columbia University, B.A., 1973
Mr. House convinced a federal court jury that the firm's client did not discriminate in favor of Armenian employees in its promotional decisions. Diaz v. County of Los Angeles, U.S. Dist. Ct. Case No. CV10-7329-SVW-RZx.
Mr. House convinced a Superior Court jury that the firm's client did not retaliate against one of its employees for supporting another employee's harassment complaint. Sandoval v. Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC345719.
Mr. House convinced a federal court jury that the firm's client was not liable for religious discrimination after it terminated a social work intern for letting her religious beliefs get in the way of her work responsibilities. Escobar v. Los Angeles County of Department of Children and Family Services, U.S. Dist. Ct. Case No. CV 06-00918-RG.
Mr. House obtained a published decision from the California Court of Appeal that reversed a $450,000 jury verdict against the firm's client. The trial judged misinterpreted the applicable law, and mangled the jury instructions. Brown v. County of Los Angeles, Second Dist. Ct. App. Case No. B229993
Associations and memberships
American Board of Trial Advocates
Cravath Swaine & Moore, Associate
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Deputy commissioner
Ratner House & Murch, Partner
Western State University College of Law, Assistant professor