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RMKB'S RICHARD CHARNLEY ELECTED TO THE PRESTIGIOUS AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES

5/12/2011

LOS ANGELES – May 12, 2011 – The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has inducted Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley (RMKB) Partner Richard Charnley as a member into its Los Angeles Chapter.  Charnley is the seventh attorney from RMKB to be elected into the prestigious association, which is by nomination only and is restricted to trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation with a high number of qualifying jury trials. 
"On behalf of the firm, I congratulate Richard on this achievement," said Rick Wilson, firmwide managing partner.  "Membership in ABOTA signifies that a lawyer has not only shown courage and skill in taking matters to trial but, perhaps more importantly, that he or she has earned the highest respect of peers, adversaries and judges along the way.  This induction supports what clients, colleagues and peers alike have long known about Richard: he is a tenacious leader, a fearless advocate and a skilled professional." 
A member of RMKB’s Entertainment Practice Group, Charnley has practiced law for 33 years and is widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in Hollywood.  He has counseled a long list of celebrities, television networks, movie studios, producers, insurers and other public figures in a range of large scale, highly complex intellectual property, advertising, financing and real estate disputes.  Regularly sought out for his legal commentary, Charnley has appeared on such programs as Larry King Live, The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, among others.
Charnley received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law (1976) and his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine (1970).  He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Southern California (1986).

About the American Board of Trial Advocates
 Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges.  ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Membership is by nomination only and includes only trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation that meet the needed number of qualifying trials.  For additional information, visit the organization’s Web site at: www.abota.org.

About Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
Based in Redwood City, Calif. and with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., Los Angeles, New York and Boston, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley conducts a multi-service practice offering litigation and transactional services to domestic and international businesses and individuals.  The firm's practice areas include appellate; corporate and business litigation; banking and consumer credit; construction; real estate; employment; entertainment; environmental; professional liability; intellectual property; insurance coverage, bad faith and regulatory matters; fidelity and surety; product liability; and asset protection, estate planning and tax.  For more information, visit www.rmkb.com.