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“Class Counsel displayed skills beyond those that might be expected of attorneys of comparable expertise or experience.”

- Honorable Jeffrey Hamilton, Jr.

 

“The stipulated class has been adequately represented by competent class counsel from the law firm of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.”

- Honorable Nancy W. Stock

 

“Class counsel has extensive experience in class action matters.”

- Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez

 

“If You Feel You’re Being Cheated By You’re Current Or Former  Employer This Is Law Firm For You. I Submitted An Email Too There Website  And Within A Few Short Hours I Got A Response… Its Nice To Know In Theses Troubling Times There’s A Law Firm Like Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik That Will Stick Up For The Rights Of The Blue Collar Worker. Thanks Again ”

 

- David LaRue

 

“My experience dealing with Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik was fantastic. They understood the nature of my complaint, they had experience in dealing with similar cases and were extremely helpful and quick to respond throughout the process. I would not have wanted to go through this without having someone like AJ Bhowmik on my side.”

 

- Former Client DWalsh

 

“When I first emailed Blumenthal, Nordrehaug and Bhowmik, I did not expect a response that same day… They have been extremely responsive to my complaint and is moving forward in a timely manner.”

 

- Former Client MartinH

 

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Norman B. Blumenthal

Managing Partner

Selected as the one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California in 2014

 

Background: Born in Washington D.C.

Bar Admissions:  California (1976)  & Illinois (1973)

Areas of Practice: Class Action Lawsuits, Wage & Hour, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classifications, California Labor Laws, Securities Litigation, Consumer Litigation, Unfair Business Practices 

Background Information

Norman was born in Washington, D.C. on January 31, 1948. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1970 and then proceeded to earn his J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago in 1973. He was admitted to the Bar in Illinois in 1973 and in California in 1976.

In 1973 and until 1975, Norman was a Law Clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Moran, while serving on the Illinois Court of Appeals. He has been an instructor of Oil and Gas Law at the California Western School of Law in 1981 and the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983. Norman served as President and Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Petroleum Club Inc. in 1985 to1986. In addition, he held the position of the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Brumark Corporation from 1980 to 1987.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1970

Representative Clients

In Re Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Litigation, 2010 WL 4180530 (D.Kan. 2010); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 248 (9th Cir. 2010); In Re Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Litigation, 2010 WL 3833034 (D.Kan. 2010); Keshishzadeh v. Gallagher, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46805 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Steroid Hormone Product Cases, 181 Cal. App. 4th 145 (2010); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20521 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Weston v. FedEx Office & Print Servs., 707 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2010 WL 3171121 (D. Nev. 2010); Reynolds v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 332 Fed.Appx. 397 (2009); Owen v. Macy’s, Inc., 175 Cal. App. 4th 462 (2009); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29503 (D. Nev. 2009); Picus v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 256 F.R.D. 651 (D. Nev. 2009); Tull v. Stewart Title of Cal., Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14171 (S.D. Cal. 2009); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26544 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17118 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Wise v. Cubic Def. Applications, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11225 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Gabisan v. Pelican Prods., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1391 (S.D. Cal. 2009); YOSHI v. FEDEX, 2009 U.S. Dist. Ct. Pleadings 812138 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2009); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. 630 F. Supp. 2d 1222 (S.D. Cal. 2009); In re Pet Food Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL Docket No. 1850 (All Cases), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94603 (D.N.J. 2008); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 514 F.3d 1001 (9th Cir. 2008); REYNOLDS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., 2008 U.S. 9th Cir. Briefs 55114 (9th Cir. May 21, 2008); Bova v. Washington Mut. Bank 2008 WL 4791833 (S.D. Cal 2008); Delmare v. Sungard Higher Educ., Inc. 2008 WL 2227531 S.D.Cal. (2008); Gruender v. First American Title Co., 2008 WL 2936823 (Cal. Superior 2008); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. Nat’l Marine Fisheries Serv., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102380 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Louie v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78314 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60344 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27365 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Puentes v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., 160 Cal. App. 4th 638 (2008); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 251 F.R.D. 514 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38889 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Schiff Food Products Co. v. Perez 2007 WL 4510156 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2007); In re Tobacco Cases II, 41 Cal. 4th 1257 (2007); PCO, Inc. v. Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP, 150 Cal. App. 4th 384 (2007); Hall v. County of Los Angeles, 148 Cal. App. 4th 318 (2007); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57766 (S.D. Cal. 2007); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 247 F.R.D. 598 (S.D. Cal. 2007); Reynov v. ADP Claims Servs. Group, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94332 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Rocker v. KPMG LLP, 122 Nev. 1185 (2006); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 421 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (S.D. Cal. 2006); Meco v. Novaspes, Inc., 2006 WL 93245 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2006); Connel vs. Sun Microsystems, Inc. 2006 WL 4088315 (2006); Curry v. CTB McGraw-Hill, LLC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5920; 97 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 1888; 37 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2390 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Coshow v. City of Escondido, 132 Cal. App. 4th 687 (2005); In re Tobacco Cases II, 20 Cal.Rptr.3d 693 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2004); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 117 Cal. App. 4th 380 (2004); Rezec v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., 116 Cal. App. 4th 135 (2004); Briseno v. American Sav. Bank, 2004 WL 5561659 (Cal.Superior 2004); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 105 Cal.App. 4th 398 (2003); Gibson v. World Savings & Loan Asso., 103 Cal. App. 4th 1291 (2003); Delaney v. Warner-Lambert Co., 2003 WL 1548691 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2003); Olszewski v. Scripps Health, 30 Cal. 4th 798 (2003); In re Vesta Ins. Group Securities Litigation 2002 WL 34248002 (N.D. Ala. 2002); Gibson v. World Savings & Loan Assn., 128 Cal.Rptr.2d 19 (Cal. App. 4th 2002); McMeans v. Scripps Health, Inc., 100 Cal. App. 4th 507 (2002); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 100 Cal. App. 4th 431 (2002); Badillo v. Am. Tobacco Co., 202 F.R.D. 261 (D. Nev. 2001); Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 24 Cal. 4th 906 (2001); Ramos v. Countrywide Home Loans, 82 Cal.App. 4th 615 (2000); Tevssier v. City of San Diego, 81 Cal.App. 4th 685 (2000); Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 70 Cal. App. 4th 299 (1999); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 75 Cal. App. 4th 445 (1999); Norwest Mortgage, Inc. v. Superior Court, 72 Cal.App.4th 214 (1999); Kensington Capital Mgal. v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist LEXIS 385; Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P90, 411 (1999 C.D. Cal.); Lister v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 384; Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P90, 409 (C.D Cal. 1999); Hildago v. Diversified Transp. Sya, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3207 (9th Cir. 1998); Daniels v. Philip Morris, 18 F.Supp 2d 1110, 1998 WL 564708 (S.D. Cal.1998).

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Oil and Gas Law, California Western School of Law, 1981
  • Instructor, Oil and Gas Law, University of San Diego School of Law, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Moran, while serving on the Illinois Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1973 - 1975
  • San Diego Petroleum Club Inc., President, Board
  • San Diego Petroleum Club Inc., Chairman, Board, 1985 - 1986
  • Brumark Corporation, Chief Operating Officer, 1980 - 1987
  • Brumark Corporation, General Counsel, 1980 - 1987

 

One of California’s Most Experienced Class Action Attorneys

Norman is a California class action pioneer. For over two decades, he has been representing employees and consumers in California in class action lawsuits for the purpose of handling the next great case to champion justice in a world where business at the extremes takes unfair advantage of employees and consumers. In total, Norman has obtained over $1.3 Billion on behalf of employees and consumers. More importantly, he has ushered in good public policy for the benefit of all Californians everywhere. 

As a result of Jordan v. Cal. DMV, on June 8, 2000, the California Governor signed two bills passed by the Legislature, which found and declared that approximately 1,700,000 vehicle owners paid a an unconstitutional smog impact fee imposed by California on out of state vehicles. This amounted to a $500 million in unconstitutional smog impact fees imposed on drivers. After interest, Norman helped settle this case for over $650 million dollars. Norman enabled over 1.7 million people get refunds for a smog impact fee that was unconstitutional.