About Us

Philip W. Boesch, Jr.

Mr. Boesch is the founder of the Boesch Law Group. After joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher following law school, Mr. Boesch founded Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa & Towle, and then in 2000, he founded the Boesch Law Group. The Boesch Law Group is known for its highly selective and personal attention to a diverse range of individual and business clients.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Boesch has a long history of winning and closing complex litigation disputes. He was and is the lead trial counsel for Anna Nicole Smith in winning the $475 million judgment named the “Number One Judgment in the U.S.” by US Lawyers Weekly. He won the largest wrongful death judgment for non-economic loss in California history; obtained the dismissal of a key defendant in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case; prevailed for The Wall Street Journal against all major oil companies in the leading case for public access to court files; won the widely reported case for Gary Coleman; prevailed as lead counsel in the McMartin Pre-School civil case; successfully defended the Los Angeles Times in well-publicized defamation and privacy cases, and Mr. Boesch was president of Heal the Bay during its action as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that created the multi-billion dollar Hyperion sewage treatment plant. At the request of the California Judges Association, he has authored three editions of the Judge’s Handbook for Media Access to the Courts; and he was retained by twenty-six of the twenty-seven television news anchorpersons in Los Angeles in the first and leading case permitting cameras in the courtroom.

Larry R. Jackson

Mr. Jackson specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, automobile accidents, health insurance, and defective product litigation. Boasting more than twenty years of trial experience in a national environment, Mr. Jackson has successfully represented numerous consumers and plaintiffs in trial and settlement with his superior problem-solving ability and negotiation skills, as well as his expertise in all phases of litigation, including State and Federal Trial Rules and Rules of Evidence.

Education: Indiana University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude 1986); Indiana Law Review, Staff Member & Associate Editor; Indiana School of Law Moot Court Competition, International Law; Princeton Theological Seminary (Social Ethics, Theology, magna cum laude 1982); Ball State University (B.A., Business Management, 1979)

Experience: Attorney & Owner, Jackson Law Firm, LLC (2004-2013); Partner, Price, Jackson & Waicukauski (1993-2004); Partner, Baker & Jackson (1987-1993).

Benjamin C. Johnson

Mr. Johnson specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secrets, entertainment, trust and estate litigation and partnership and business litigation, as well as, the representation of businesses both as general counsel and as litigation counsel.

Education: Brigham Young University (B.A. English, 1996); Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J. D., cum laude, 2001); Brigham Young University Law Review, Senior Editor; Chairperson, Student Bar Association

Experience: Senior Counsel, the Boesch Law Group since 2003; Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, LLP, Los Angeles

Annie Ksadzhikyan

Ms. Ksadzhikyan specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, intellectual property, estate litigation, and business litigation. Ms. Ksadzhikyan represents individuals and businesses in cases involving negligence, personal injury, fraud, breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, and unfair business practices.

Education: University of West Los Angeles (J.D.); California State University Northridge (B.A)

Experience: Associate Attorney, the Boesch Law Group since 2011

Michelle Leigh Wodynski

(Formerly Michelle Vizurraga)

Michelle is recognized as a leading trial lawyer and has earned a reputation as an
aggressive and successful advocate in a variety of complex commercial, intellectual
property and sports/entertainment matters. She also regularly counsels clients on the
transactional side of these matters and serves as outside general counsel for a number of

Education: Southern Methodist University (B.A. Political Science); Loyola University/Rome, Italy (Art History, Political Science); Columbus School of Law/Catholic University (J.D., cum laude); Catholic University Law Review.

Experience: Senior Counsel, Boesch Law Group since 2006; Jones Day Los Angeles; McDermott, Will & Emery Washington D.C.; law clerk, Honorable Judith Retchin, D.C. Superior Court; litigation support, Banner & Witcoff, Washington, D.C.; Dallas City Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas.

Cynthia E. Fruchtman

Ms. Fruchtman is a highly successful and seasoned civil litigator, with extensive experience handling complex Business Litigation cases, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate Litigation.

Education: Northwestern University (B.A. 1979); IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. 1986)

Experience: Founder/Principal The Law Offices of Cynthia E. Fruchtman, 1997 to present; Partner, Richman, Lawrence, Mann, Greene, Chizever. Ms. Fruchtman is Of Counsel, Boesch Law Group.

John Staser

John Staser has focused his practice on civil litigation with an extensive background in securing favorable outcomes involving trusts, estates, fiduciary litigation, will and trust contest, conservatorship proceedings, actions involving claims of incapacity, undue influence, fraud and elder abuse, and the administration of trust and estates.

Mr. Staser has utilized his substantial skills in written and oral advocacy in law and motion practice, court presentations and all phases of trial preparation, in personal injury and contract matters as well as in a variety of matters involving trusts and estates.

Education: University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.; Member and Editor, San Diego Law Review; Awards for Academic Excellence in Mergers & Acquisitions and Advanced Issues in Climate and Energy Law); Pepperdine University (B.A. Magna Cum Laude)

Experience: Associate Attorney, the Boesch Law Group (Spring 2015 – Present); Associate Attorney, Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace LLP (Fall 2013 – Spring 2015); Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Major Frauds Unit (Spring 2013)

Mark Abdou

Mr. Abdou specializes in representing public and private companies with an emphasis on complex business and securities strategies, assisting emerging growth companies, technology, commercial real estate, bankruptcy law, medical manufacturing, and the entertainment and gaming industries. Mr. Abdou regularly negotiates and assists companies in various stages of financing, business formation, corporate governance and, more broadly, assists emerging growth companies as outside general counsel and as a business advisory consultant/strategist.

Education: University of Santa Monica (M.A., Spiritual Psychology, 2010); University of California, Berkley (J.D., 1999); University of Southern California (B.A., Biological Sciences, 1996).

Experience: Founder and Managing Partner, Libertas Law Group (2009 to present); General Counsel and Senior Vice President, GTX Corporation (2008-2009); Partner, Richard & Patel, LLP Los Angeles (2003-2008); Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2001-2003). Mr. Abdou is Of Counsel, Boesch Law Group.

Jessica Olmon

Ms. Olmon specializes in corporate law and transactions with an emphasis on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, corporate structuring, and the entertainment industry. Ms. Olmon also regularly serves as general counsel and as a transactional consultant for a number of businesses.

Education: University of California, Los Angeles (Third-Year Law Student); UCLA Journal on International Law and Foreign Affairs; Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.); Ohio State Law Journal; Moot Court Jessup Competition Justice; Ohio University (B.B.A., Finance and International Business)

Experience: Founder and Attorney, Vero Law Group Los Angeles (2011-present); Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP Los Angeles (2006-2011). Ms. Olmon is Of Counsel, the Boesch Law Group.

Romaine Oliver-Paschal

Ms. Oliver-Paschal has over 25 years experience in direct dealing with client needs and communications, discovery, Court filings, case management, document preparation, and all phases of litigation and contract work.

Education: Slippery Rock University, (B.S. Education/English 1975);
Indiana University (1978)

Experience: Director/Legal Assistant, the Boesch Law Group since 2000; Legal Assistant, Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa & Towle; Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant to Sr. Partner & Founder, Raoul Magaña, Magaña, Cathcart, McCarthy & Pierry; Office Manager/Assistant to Counsel, Attorneys Office Management, Inc.; Assistant Director, Allegheny Community College Child Development Center; Administrator/Facilitator, Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, PA; Site Manager/Instructional Supervisor, Allegheny Opportunities Industrialization Center

Amy Nashon Hanun

Ms. Hanun is an experienced litigation specialist with highly advanced technical skills and more than 14 years of litigation experience, including, case management, investigation, case evaluation, document drafting, preparation of witnesses and experts, database and document management, preparation of and responses to motions and discovery, legal research, damages studies and mediation and trial preparation and assistance.

Ms. Hanun’s work has included extensive experience in civil and business litigation, estate litigation, wrongful death, products liability, insurance defense and plaintiff’s litigation, with key contributions to case management, discovery and trial preparation. Ms. Hanun is a persistent and thorough investigator and is excellent at developing a rapport with clients, witnesses and colleagues alike. She is tri-lingual, with an expertise in second language acquisition. She is also an accomplished martial artist.

Ms. Hanun is currently enrolled in the Accelerated Program at Pepperdine School of Law, where she has been granted the Dean’s Merit Scholarship.

Education: University of Alaska, Anchorage (B.A. cum laude); Pepperdine School of Law (class of 2017)

Experience: Paralegal / Litigation Specialist for the Boesch Law Group since 2010; Paralegal, Jackson Jenkins & Renstrom (2008-2010); Paralegal, K&L Gates (2008); Paralegal, Lynch & Blum (2001-2007)

Michelle M. Garcia

Ms. Garcia is a highly skilled civil litigation paralegal with over 15 years experience working both plaintiff and defense cases from evaluation of potential cases, to commencement of suit, discovery, settlement, trial, post-trial, and appeals. Her skills include case investigation, extensive case law research, comprehensive knowledge of Code of Civil Procedure in both State and District courts, including Rules of Court, drafting of discovery, motions, pleadings, and trial preparation. Her areas of expertise include business litigation, personal injury, products and premises liability. Additionally, Ms. Garcia assists with client development, marketing and business relations for the Boesch Law Group.

Education: California State University, Northridge (B.S. in Criminal Justice); Los Angeles Mission College (Paralegal Studies)

Experience: Ms. Garcia has assisted in trial victory wins for clients such as KB Homes, Live Nation, County of Los Angeles, including County Hospitals, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Police Department, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Kaiser Permanente, The Dentist Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, and Allstate Insurance Company.

Andre Gagne

Mr. Gagne is an ABA certified paralegal with an emphasis in civil litigation. He is experienced in trial preparation, case management, document drafting, database and document management, legal research, filings in state and federal courts, preparation and serving of subpoenas, and discovery. Mr. Gagne’s experience in litigation includes cases involving personal injury, professional negligence (specifically in medical and legal malpractice litigation), auto accidents, workers’ compensation and other employment claims.

Education: California State University Los Angeles (Paralegal Studies, 2009); Azusa Pacific University (B.A., English, 2008)

Experience: Paralegal, Yee & Belilove, LLP (2011-2013); Paralegal, Law Offices of Robert E. Canny (2010-2011); Paralegal, Peterson & Bradford, LLP (2005-2010)

Yana Sletten

Ms. Sletten is a full charge bookkeeper at The Boesch Law Group. She has been doing bookkeeping for small businesses since 2006. “Working with numbers just came naturally to me. I love having everything in balance.” Ms. Sletten is handling the full cycle of the accounting needs of The Boesch Law Group, including preparation of financial statements and maintenance of accurate records of financial activities of the firm.

Education: University of Wisconsin River Falls (B.S. in Economics, 2002)

Experience: Full Charge Bookkeeper/Office Manager, Guzior Armbrecht Maher (2006 – 2012); Legal Assistant, Saliterman & Sifferman (2003 – 2006)

Steven Valencia

Mr. Valencia is a legal assistant and has over six years experience working in a law firm. Mr. Valencia creates and prepares client documents for attorney review, handles administrative duties as well as billing and maintenance of all files.

Education: California State University, Long Beach (B.A. in Communication Studies, 2006)

Experience: File Clerk/Office Assistant for an insurance defense firm from 2007-2013.

Danielle E. Montero

Ms. Montero is a Legal Assistant experienced in legal research and an expert in historical research. Prior to joining the Boesch Law Group, she served as a law clerk in Washington, D.C.

Education: University of California Santa Cruz (B.A. in European History, 2013)

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