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CBLG Attorney Jenifer Swanson Featured as a Rising Star in San Diego Super Lawyers

2018 – Congratulations to Jenifer L. Swanson for being named a Rising Star in the 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers!


CBLG Attorney Jenifer Swanson Featured in San Diego Lawyer Magazine


May/June 2018 – Jenifer Swanson is an expert real estate attorney, property manager – and vintage race car driver. (The cars are vintage, not Jeni.) So it was natural to feature her in this other  role in the San Diego County Bar Association’s May/June 2018 issue of San Diego Lawyer. Click here to read the fascinating article, and how lessons learned on the track translate into success for her clients.


CBLG Welcomes Real Estate Transactional Expert Jenifer Swanson


May 1, 2018 – Real estate expert Attorney Jenifer Swanson has joined forces with CBLG. Jeni is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker. Jeni specializes on assisting commercial investors and landlords with leasing, purchasing, financing and other transactions. She formerly practiced law in her own firm, Swanson Law Offices, P.C. She will continue to manage properties in her property management firm, Swanson Investment Management Services. Jeni is a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of California Irvine School of Law. She is also a winning vintage race car driver.


CBLG Attorney Returns to Ukraine to Help Children and Law Students


November 2017 – For the fourth time in as many years, CBLG founder and President Duane Horning journeyed to Ukraine. The focus of each trip has been to explore and support a ministry to abused and abandoned children. Ukraine lacks social service resources we take for granted. This private ministry has developed an orphanage, a woman’s rehabilitation home where they may keep their children with them, a team of social workers to intervene in homes where children are at risk, and more. Duane spoke to law students at the American Common Law Center at Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine.


CBLG Wins $1.6 million Summary Judgment and Appellate Victory


September 29, 2017 – CBLG prevailed on its summary judgment motion in Texas state court for $1.6 million for fraud and breaches of promissory notes. The defendants appealed, and the judgment was upheld on appeal.


CBLG Moves into 1898 Victorian House in Golden Hill


August 25, 2017 – After 15 years in downtown high rises, CBLG has moved its offices into a classic Victorian house in Golden Hill, the Rynearson House. Built in 1898, it is in exceptionally well-preserved original condition. The interior is decorated with original carved wood appointments including a stair case, picture rails, and built in cabinets. The five-bedrooms and living
areas are ideal office spaces. Lawn and garden areas create a pleasant park setting, while the court houses and the downtown core are just a $6.00 Uber ride away.
Come see us!


CBLG Wins $3.5 million Trust & Estate Summary Judgment Victory and Settlement


February 29, 2016 – CBLG filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court to set aside a trust amendment that would have disinherited two beneficiaries. The petition alleged the amendment was procured by undue influence over the settlor by another family member. The opposing party filed a motion for summary judgment, which CBLG opposed and was denied. In mediation, the parties agreed effectively to set aside the amendment resulting in a $3.5 million distribution to the two beneficiaries.


CBLG Wins $19.8 million Jury Trial Victory


June 23, 2016 – After a five week trial with 38 witnesses including 12 experts, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of CBLG’s client for $19.8 million. The case included claims of eminent domain of a commercial medical office building, breach of lease and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and governmental conflict of interest. The jury adopted the  opinions of CBLG’s experts, and rejected the opponents’. The opposing party appealed, and the appeal is pending.