Firm Overview

Providing Effective Advocacy Since 1990

If you or a loved one has been harmed in any way, there is one thing you can be certain of: the wrongdoer will have a lawyer. You should have one too.

You need someone in your corner, and our law firm is prepared to evaluate your case and let you know if we can help. We know we can't undo the harm that has occurred. What we can do is put our experience to work in order to help you and your family make the best out of a bad situation.

At Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to seeing that you get compensation and justice for the wrongs you have suffered.

More About Our History and Our Team

Our law firm was founded in 1990. We quickly established a reputation for zealous, effective advocacy representing people in high profile employment law, civil rights law and personal injury law cases.

One of the first in a long line of precedent setting cases handled by our law firm was Mogilefsky v. Silver Pictures, which was the first published California decision to recognize that same-sex harassment violated the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

We also represented the family of Terrence Williams, a mentally ill young man shot and killed by the Hawthorne Police. Through our vigorous representation we obtained $1 million on behalf of his mother, Loretta Brown.

In 1992, we added Michael D. Seplow, a lawyer previously with Blanc, Williams, Johnston & Kronstadt. In 1995, Wilmer J. Harris, an attorney previously with the Law Offices of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., joined the firm. Mr. Harris was recently appointed the State Bar of California's chair of the labor and employment executive committee.

In 1999, prominent Los Angeles attorney Paul L. Hoffman became a partner. Prior to joining, Mr. Hoffman served as legal director for the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, where he was lead counsel on numerous landmark cases, including:

  • United States v. Alvarez-Machain
  • Coalition Against Police Abuse v. Board of Police Commissioners (the police-spying cases)

He has helped our law firm earn a positive reputation for our national civil rights and international human rights work, one of our firm's many accomplishments. In 2010, Mr. Hoffman was nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by The American Association for Justice.

The firm is proud to have all four of its partners named to Southern California Super Lawyers.

We have grown to a team of 10 attorneys supported by an experienced staff of legal professionals. Our attorneys have been recognized in many ways, including being listed by peers and Super Lawyers magazine for professional achievements and commitment to professional excellence.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

Call us at 310-396-0731 or send us an e-mail. We handle most employment law, civil rights law and personal injury law cases on a contingency fee basis. We will fight to hold employers, corporations and the government accountable for your injury or harm.