James Han     Belinda Lin     William Ocken    Julie Chopourian    Dina Adham    Jason Howell

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James S. Han, Managing Attorney

James focuses his practice in civil litigation and counsels clients in the areas of general liability, personal injury, public entity representation, construction defect, real property, and other related matters. He delivers value, quality work product, and aggressive representation for his clients in achieving the best possible outcomes in the most cost-effective way.  This value focused approach to resolving legal matters remains the hallmark of his practice.

Throughout his legal career, James worked as an insurance defense attorney in general liability, personal injury, public entity, and construction defect,.

In general liability and personal injury matters, he represents clients in motor vehicle accidents (personal and commercial), landlord tenant issues (commercial and residential), mold injury claims, and premises liability.

In defense of public entities, James represents cities, school districts, and public agencies involving real property, personal injury, and other general liability matters.

In construction defect litigation, James represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involving custom and tract homes, commercial projects, multi-residential, and mixed used developments.

He practices in state and federal courts both in the prosecution and defense of matters. He also advises and counsels his clients in contract interpretation and drafting, risk management, and protection of legal rights.

James was admitted in 2001 to practice in California. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy from the California State University at Fullerton. He was recognized for his academic achievements during law school where he received honors for his written brief in Appellate Advocacy and was invited to participate as an instructor in the Advocacy Program. He graduated with honors in his undergraduate studies. He is also admitted in the  Central and Eastern District Courts of California.

Education

J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 2001

B.A., Political Science, Minor in Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

Other Languages

• Korean


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Belinda Lin, Co-Managing Attorney

Belinda focuses her practice in civil litigation and counsels clients in the areas of personal injury, general liability, and public entity representation both in the prosecution and defense of matters. She consistently delivers favorable outcomes for her clients in an expeditious and resourceful manner.

From her experience at a large international law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe with a global presence to a mid-sized local law firm, Porter Scott with a regional presence, Belinda developed her passion and directed her focus toward the area of practice she currently emphasizes – personal injury, general liability, and public entity representation matters.

To gain a different perspective toward a balanced approach to advocate for her clients’ interests, Belinda also worked as an insurance claims handler where she was quickly and progressively promoted to handle high exposure claims given her legal background and mental aptitude.

She handled bodily injury claims involving personal motor vehicles, semis and tractor trailers, buses, and waste management trucks, and highly sensitive and often publicized public entity defense matters for the Regents of the University of California.

Belinda’s background gives her the ability to achieve the best possible results for her clients.  Her fundamental understanding of the claims process and civil litigation provides a solid framework for her to evaluate and advocate her clients’  interests with a logical approach in an efficient and cost effective manner.

She was admitted to practice in California in 1999. During law school, Belinda was awarded the American Jurisprudence award. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a double major earning a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology.

Education

J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1999

B.A., Anthropology and Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Other Languages

• Mandarin


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William C. Ocken, Senior Counsel

Bill concentrates his practice in civil litigation related to construction defect, general liability, personal injury, public entity representation, employment, subrogation and professional liability matters. He also has experience in appellate law and motion practice both in state and federal courts.

Bill typically represents contractors, business owners, professionals, cities, public agencies, and law enforcement in liability matters.

He has extensive experience in insurance claims having worked as a claims handler in complex construction defect and general liability cases for twenty years before obtaining his license to practice law.

Bill was admitted to practice law in California in 1994 earning his J.D. from Lincoln Law School in 1992. He earned his B.A. in Government with a Minor in Anthropology from Sacramento State University. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern, Northern and Central District Courts.

Education

• J.D., Lincoln Law School, 1992

• B.A., Government, Minor in Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento


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Julie M. Chopourian, Senior Counsel

Julie’s practice focuses on representing a large array of clients from individuals to large corporations. Prior to working with Han Law Firm, she was a partner at Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP, and before that Sieving & Momjian LLP, specializing in civil litigation, construction litigation, tort litigation, contract and business litigation, bankruptcy and collection matters.

She has vast experience in complex litigation matters and has litigated matters in virtually every court in California.  She is an aggressive litigator who is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients.  She prides herself in making her client’s objectives her main priority.

Julie was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1998.  She obtained her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from California State University at Fresno.

Education

J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1998

B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Fresno


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Dina A. Adham, Senior Counsel

Dina’s practice focuses on representing a diverse mix of clients, from individuals to large corporations.  Her practice area includes employment, personal injury, contracts, and entertainment law, among others.

Dina has been practicing law for almost two decades in various legal industries. She started as an associate with Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, working in their litigation department and preparing and arguing appellate briefs before the California Court of Appeal. Thereafter, she  worked with Warner Bros. Television and New Line Cinema in their legal department where she oversaw all aspects of production related to NEXT Entertainment reality shows, drafted agreements with various production members and negotiated and drafted participant contracts, and other production-related documents.  With her diverse experience, Dina has vast experience and knowledge to contribute to our team.

Dina graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School where she was a finalist for the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition for her written brief.

Education

• J.D., Boston College Law School, 1999

• B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara


 

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Jason M. Howell, Litigation Attorney

Jason focuses his practice on the litigation of complex civil disputes, specifically in all areas of construction, transportation, product liability, toxic tort, and casualty and general liability.  His experience includes the representation of public entities, real estate developers and contractors, Fortune 500 companies, local businesses and individuals.  He strives to provide his clients with consistent counsel and zealous advocacy, with a focus on the results that matter.

Prior to joining the Han Law Firm, Jason was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where he tried a wide array of criminal cases and obtained vast experience litigating cases before judges and juries.  His experience also includes litigating civil matters in both California and New York.  He graduated from Fordham Law School in New York and the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree in Political Science.

Education

• J.D., Fordham Law School, 2009

• B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles