Roland Henry v. Alcove Investments
Represented an indigent and disabled African-American senior citizen, as pro bono trial and appellate counsel, in a state court action against certain mortgage loan brokers who attempted to foreclose on his home based upon fraudulently altered documents. Took and defended dozens of depositions. Interfaced with local and federal regulatory officials and prosecutors. Briefed and argued successful opposition to appeal by mortgage loan broker of favorable trial court ruling declining to compel arbitration on grounds of fraud, resulting in an important published decision by the California Court of Appeal, Roland Henry v. Alcove Investments, Inc., 233 Cal. App. 3d 94 (1991). "Second chair" trial attorney injury trial resulting in $1.7 million verdict.