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Three Family Law Attorneys from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars Edition 2015

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Three Family Law Attorneys from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars Edition 2015 Congratulations to Partners & Certified Family Law Specialists, Patrick Baghdaserians & Casey Marticorena; and Associate Attorney, Nitasha Khanna From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 | 2:08 pm Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img HerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, announced today that for the second consecutive year, three of its attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list: Partners & Certified Family Law Specialists, Patrick Baghdaserians & Casey Marticorena, and Associate Attorney, Nitasha Khanna.“I am extremely proud of Casey, Patrick and Nitasha on their selection to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2015, particularly because both of my Partners, Casey and Patrick, have made the list; and this year’s selection is also Patrick and Nitasha’s second consecutive Rising Star selection,” said Don Schweitzer, Founder, Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “Our law firm strives to provide clients with the best legal services possible by having a team of attorneys who are at the top of our profession. This distinction validates our commitment to excellence.”Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the Rising Star honor, which is designated for attorneys who have been practicing 10 years or less. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.Patrick Baghdaserians, partner and certified as a family law specialist, was selected to the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2014 and 2015. Mr. Baghdaserians handles cases involving extraordinary high-income earners and is a court-appointed Los Angeles County accredited Minor’s Counsel. He is a member of the Southwestern Alumni Board of Directors; spearheads Southwestern’s annual family law CLE “Signing on the Dotted Line,” and has been a Family Law Mediation Panel volunteer since 2013. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 2004, he entered Southwestern University School of Law where he received extensive courtroom experience externing for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Baghdaserians is fluent in Armenian and a proud member of the Pasadena & Beverly Hills Bar Associations.Casey Marticorena, partner and certified family law specialist, handles various aspects of family law, including child custody disputes, child support, spousal support, division of property and domestic violence. Ms. Marticorena is a Family Law Mediation Panel volunteer, and Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) trustee for the 2015 Board. She attended Southwestern University School of Law where she received a CALI Award for excellence in family law. While at Southwestern, she was an extern for the Target Crimes Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Amy M. Pellman of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division. Ms. Marticorena is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious national honors society and fluent in Spanish.Nitasha Khanna is a family law attorney was also selected in the 2014 and 2015 California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She completed her legal studies at Southwestern University School of Law, where she was recognized as Second Place Writer and Finalist Oralist in the 2008 Intramural Moot Court Competition. While at Southwestern, Ms. Khanna externed in the Major Fraud Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. During her last year, she became a Staff Member of the Southwestern Journal of International Law, where she received a Bluebook Award. She also received a CALI award for excellence in Advanced Legal Writing.The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.About The Law Offices of Donald P. SchweitzerThe Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 includes attorneys and legal support equipped to handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way. www.pasadenalawoffice.com EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Students fast for fair food practices

first_imgMichael Yu | The Observer Junior Tommy Clarke leads a prayer service to begin the hunger strike.“They have not signed on to this fair food program that a whole bunch of other incredibly big fast food chains have bought on to … that ensures better wages, human rights, a lot of awesome things,” he said.In response to Wendy’s not signing on to this fair food program, 19 students at Ohio State fasted for seven days to protest their school’s contract with Wendy’s, which has expanded into a “rolling fast” campaign throughout the country, Clarke said.“Since Wendy’s hasn’t signed on, these students got their administration to promise to cut the contract, but just recently they extended their contract with Wendy’s,” he said. “And so they decided that the best way to protest and make their voices heard was to fast. So they fasted for seven days, they went without food somehow — I don’t know how — and then a whole bunch of other college campuses around the country have been taking up [the cause].”Clarke said the movement is drawing attention to poor labor standards for workers who grow and collect this food.“There are still injustices that are happening out in the fields,” he said. “There are abuses, there’s sexual violence, there’s wage theft — there’s still a lot of problems out there, but we have a chance to make our voices heard and to get justice for a lot of these farm workers.”Over spring break, Clarke traveled to Florida with 10 other students as part of a seminar sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, where he had the opportunity to speak with these workers directly.“We actually got to meet a lot of the farm workers that are actually going out,” he said. “ … We talked to these people and heard some of their stories, and just heard how tough this labor is, how tough this work is, but yet how much pride they have about their work as well as joy of life.”The 19 students who fasted at Ohio State have offered advice to participating students from other universities, Clarke said.“I’m trying to cut down on a lot of my food intake,” he said. “My meals are getting smaller so I can try to shrink my stomach a little bit so I won’t be as hungry, as well as, I’m just trying to eat less to kind of get the feeling of hunger, and so I’ll be a little bit more used to it when it comes. … Obviously safety is of the utmost importance to us, so if anybody is in need of food, absolutely we’re going to try to honor that and support those people.”Clarke said the participants are encouraging community members to become involved by attending a documentary screening about fair labor standards in the Andrews Auditorium on Thursday evening, as well as fasting for a meal on Friday.“If you give up your Friday lunch swipe, we encourage you to still use your lunch swipe if you have it, go in to the grab and go, grab some non-perishable items,” he said. “We’re going to try … to have tables outside on Friday for lunch, and we encourage people if they want to still use their Friday lunch swipe to donate some food that we’ll take to the Northern Indiana Food Bank.”The group’s dedication to this cause is an inspiring demonstration of student power, Clarke said.“The people who are actually fasting are just awesome people and willing to sacrifice their bodies for this cause,” he said. “And I think that says something about how much this means to us and how much it should mean to everyone else, because we’re not going to go silently. We are hungry for justice for farm workers and we’re willing to go hungry to make that point clear.”Tags: fair food, fasting, labor conditions, Ohio State, Wendy’s Lent may be over, but a group of five University students are embarking upon another fast, giving up food for one to two days beginning Wednesday afternoon.The students are fasting as part of a movement to put pressure on Wendy’s to sign a fair food program that ensures participating fast food restaurants and grocery stores pay an extra penny per pound of tomatoes to contribute to fairer wages for farm workers, according to junior Tommy Clarke.last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: Patrick Mahomes’ speech inspires Texas Tech to Final Four win

first_img“It’s great to have Pat out here. All of Lubbock supports him. We have his back and he has our back. Just having him out here is great energy for us and it’s a lot of love out of Pat.”Matt Mooney showing off his accuracy like @PatrickMahomes #FinalFour | @TexasTechMBB pic.twitter.com/70RZm3LmBk— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 7, 2019Senior Norense Odiase added: “[Mahomes] riled us up, got us ready. He was excited. You could see him: blood rushing, veins popping. He was turnt.” March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from Texas Tech’s win over Michigan State Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes delivered a pregame speech that inspired former college Texas Tech to victory in their first ever Final Four appearance at the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.The reigning NFL MVP, who played 32 times for the college before entering the NFL in 2017, was in Minneapolis as the Red Raiders basketball team defeated Michigan State 61-51. Texas Tech’s Chris Beard on playing for national championship: ‘Why not us?’center_img Mahomes promised he would be back again for the clash with Virginia.”Voice gone but will be back by Monday – promise that,” he wrote on Twitter.The 23-year-old had a breakout season for the Chiefs in 2018-19. He threw for 5,097 yards with 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 regular-season games for a Kansas City team that reached the AFC Championship Game. Victory set up a national championship match against Virginia on Monday and the Texas Tech players revealed that they had been lifted by a pregame motivational speech from quarterback Mahomes, who was in the crowd along with Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce.Sophomore Jarrett Culver registered 10 points — including a vital late three-pointer — and said: “When you’ve got the MVP of the NFL talking to you, you kind of get confidence. Related Newslast_img read more

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