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Mr. House is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Appellate practice
  • Arbitration
  • Business litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Civil practice
  • Civil rights
  • Class actions
  • Discrimination
  • Education law
  • Employment contracts
  • Wage and hour law
  • Government
  • Human resources law
  • Labor and employment
  • Libel, slander and defamation
  • Litigation
  • Nonprofit and charitable organizations
  • Police misconduct
  • Privacy law
  • School law
  • Sexual harassment
  • Small business law
Admitted
  • New York, 1977
  • California, 1988
  • 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
Education
  • Columbia University Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1973
Representative cases
  • 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
Experience
  • 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
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Of counsel