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1: With over 20 years of exemplary legal experience and recognition in the legal community, Hafif & Associates, LLP, maintains an established team of attorneys, paralegals, secretarial, legal research support and writing professionals who are readily available to aggressively handle your case. Our law firm represents clients not just in California but nationwide on all types of injury cases whether physical or financial.
2: In 2011, Cynthia D. Hafif has already amassed over $6,000,000 in verdicts and settlements. The former world class figure skater, has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients over her career and has earned a reputation as one of the most feared, yet compassionate lawyers throughout California. She holds some of the largest wrongful termination verdicts, personal injury, and wrongful death verdicts in the Nation. She has been up against some of the largest companies, insurance carriers, defense firms, medical facilities and public entities and has no fear fighting for what is right for her clients. Cynthia Hafif was selected among her peers to be a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, pioneering the new Inland Empire chapter. Ms. Hafif provides continuing legal educational speeches and seminars to other lawyers to assist them in the practice of law and fight for consumer rights. She is also a member of the State Bar of California, member of the United States Figure Skating Association, International Skating Institution, a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and donates her time and resources to various colleges and charitable organizations. Cynthia Hafif supports the awareness and prevention programs through the Brent Shapiro Foundation; The San Bernardino County Law Enforcement Officers; The Option House Crisis Intervention Shelter; The Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Services; the Lighthouse for the Blind; The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Gift of Love Program; The Scholastic Scholarship Fund; Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe ("B.R.A.K.E.S"); and Mother's Against Drunk Driving ("MADD"). | "The Task Ahead of You is Never as Great as the Power Behind You."
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4: Client Testimonials _________________________________ | Melinda S. Bowen, Professor and Women's Soccer Coach Mt. SAC Division of Physical Education "What sets Cindy apart from other lawyers is that she really listens to your story. She is not interested in your money, just to get to the bottom of what you have lost. Cindy takes your case personally and pours all her strengths into getting you the best result possible". Tim Crane "Cindy is an amazing, intelligent lawyer with a beautiful, giving soul. She not only practices and knows the law flawlessly, she truly personally cares about the people she is helping. "It was as though Cindy was an angel sent from heaven, who came to give me hope and win my case. I'm a positive my case wouldn't have been built and wouldn't have been won without her." Richard Robbins, Senior Partner, Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian, LLP "I've referred several clients to her and that's the ultimate compliment. She's a fierce litigator ."
5: Keith Black, MD - World Renown Neurosurgeon, Chair of Neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. "I have worked with many excellent attorneys and large legal firms but the service provided to me by Ms. Hafif is without peer. For legal issues that require razor sharp focus and representation Cynthia Hafif is my attorney of first choice and I would give her my highest recommendation without reservation" Josh Pena - Personal Injury Accident I was involved in a tubing accident out-of-state when I was flipped off the tube and hit the shore. I broke my jaw and was in a lot of pain. I spent nearly a year fighting State Farm, the insurer of the boat, to try and get them to pay for my medical bills. State Farm paid me $1,000.00 and said "no more," claiming that I "Assumed the Risk" and I was responsible for my own accident. Everyone had been drinking which did not make the facts any better. At my wits end, I retained Cynthia Hafif and within 3 months, she settled my case for over 95 times the amount I was offered! She turned the whole case around, did a massive investigation, got witness statements and ultimately had the money in my pocket without having to incur the costs of filing a lawsuit. I would never hesitate to recommend her on any case. She is a fighter who cares! Ethyl Vincent - Private Client "Cynthia Hafif represented my grand daughter as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident where I lost my only son. Through her skill and assertiveness, she ended up turning the case around to where the truth was uncovered, and she obtained a significant settlement where my grand daughter will be taken care of for life. In Cynthia, I found not only a person of character and integrity, but a friend for life."
7: With over 20 years of civil litigation experience, Cynthia D. Hafif has gone to trial and verdict, as well as settled thousands of cases. The next pages provide a few of her most noteworthy cases. Verdicts & Settlements _______________ $87,000,000 $45,000,000 $31,000,000 $17,000,000 $5,972,000 $4,466,532 $2,000,000 $1,815,000 $1,356,000 $1,200,000 $788,000 $580,000 $250,000 $100,000
8: RESULT DATE: May 10, 2011 Aracely Lugo, Fioraliz Lugo, Jessilin Lugo, a minor, and the Estate of Jose Lugo v. Kirkland Enterprises Inc., Advanced Steel Recovery, California Steel Industries, Larry Kirkland (CIV SS 806293) 11-JV_1427 Hon. Frank Gafkowski Jr. San Bernardino Superior SETTLEMENT: $4,466,532 FACTS: On Jan. 24, 2008, Jose H. Lugo, 56, was working in a steel yard owned by defendant California Steel Industries (CSI), a company recognized as one of the largest steel companies in the nation. While Jose was outside of his tractor-trailer monitoring a crane that was loading scrap metal into his trailer, defendant Larry Kirkland, who was backing up his tractor-trailer to have his scrap metal unloaded, ran over Jose. Kirkland Enterprises Inc. (KE) owned the tractor-trailer that Larry Kirkland was driving. It was not equipped with a backup alarm that would have sounded to warn Jose when it was backing up. | Advanced Steel Recovery (ASR) controlled the daily activities in the steel yard and had no policies to guide the truck drivers where to stand while their trucks were being loaded with scrap metal and failed to properly direct traffic during the back-up process. Plaintiffs sued defendants ASR, CSI and KE, and Larry Kirkland for wrongful death and negligence. ASR then brought suit against Peterbilt Motors Company, the manufacturer of the KE tractor-trailer and Charter Sales Company who sold the trailer. ASR contended that Peterbilt and Charter Sales placed a defective tractor-trailer into commerce that did not have a required back-up alarm. CSI brought a cross-complaint against Jose Lugo's employer, A. Rivera Trucking, for implied and express indemnity. INJURIES: Jose Lugo sustained multiple crush fractures to his right leg, and abdomen area. He sustained a distal thigh compression and degloving injury with necrotic tissue (dead tissue and muscle). As a result of the trauma and amputation of his leg up to his abdomen, he died 10 days later of heart failure. | SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS: Plaintiffs demanded $2 million from ASR and $1 million from KE. No formal demand to CSI was made. The co-defendants dismissed the remaining defendants without any contribution to the settlement. RESULT: The case settled for $4,466,532. OTHER INFORMATION: State Compensation Insurance Fund, the insurance carrier for A. Rivera, paid $510,827 for benefits paid to the decedent's family. State Fund filed a complaint-in-intervention seeking reimbursement for the benefits paid and the lien was settled for $150,000. The case went to trial in Aug. 2010, and after three weeks of trial, a defense verdict was reached. The jury found negligence, but did not find causation. Plaintiffs' JNOV and motion for new trial for jury misconduct and providing improper jury instructions was granted. The new trial was to be for damages only. Minor's compromise hearing is set for June 22, 2011. INSURER: Williamsburg National Insurance Company insured KE; Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., insured CSI; Ace Property and Casualty Insurance Company insured ASR. | Daily Journal VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS JUNE 24, 2011
10: RESULT DATE: May 11, 2011 Regina Enriquez, Ernesto Ray Enriquez, a minor v. Doe 11-JV_1408 Hon. Janet M. Frangie San Bernardino Superior TOPIC: Personal Injury SUB TOPIC: Auto v. Auto FURTHER DESCRIPTION: Wrongful Death SETTLEMENT: $250,000 plus ATTORNEY: Plaintiff - Cynthia D. Hafif (Hafif & Associates, LLP, Ontario). Defendant - Ian A. Godburn (Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro & Ash, Woodland Hills). | FACTS: On Feb. 6, 2010, defendant, while driving a company car, was speeding during heavy rain on the Interstate 5 south at Etiwanda Creek. Defendant failed to see Ernesto Enriquez Sr., whose car was stranded on the freeway and collided with him. Ernesto Enriquez Sr. was pronounced dead on the scene. Ernesto Enriquez Jr., nearly two months old at the time, and Regina Enriquez are the decedent's only heirs. Regina Enriquez was going to school to become a respiratory therapist when the incident occurred. SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS: Plaintiffs demanded $250,000 (policy limits). Defendant admitted | liability. RESULT: The case settled for $112,500 (cash) prior to a complaint being filed. A college fund for the minor for five years of college at $20,000 per year. Payments of $110,000 for 20 years for support. A holiday fund paid in December of $1,000 for 18 years. OTHER INFORMATION: INSURER: Allstate Insurance Company. | Daily Journal VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS JUNE 24, 2011
11: Ernesto Jr. at his late father's grave site. The left photo, taken without any prompt, Ernesto gives "kisses" to his daddy.
12: INLAND VALLEY Daily Bulletin | He has been licensed to practice in California for 20 years, according to the Medical State Board. His records show no signs of prior discipline or malpractice judgments. Both Goldman and his attorney did not return calls seeking comment on Friday. Pollack, 40 sued Goldman for malpractice after he performed arthroscopic surgery on her shoulder impingement four years ago. The procedure requires a doctor to make several small incisions in the shoulder areas. A fiber optics camera and small instruments are then used to remove bone and soft tissue through the holes. Pollack, who worked as a hairdresser before the surgery says parts of her shoulder muscles were also mistakenly removed. She says she was unable to use her arm afterward and had to undergo at least four additional surgeries to repair the damage. | She says she drained her saving to pay for it. Her attorney Cynthia D. Hafif said she rarely takes malpractice cases, which are difficult to prove. She believed this case was egregious, however, because of the harm to Pollack and Goldman's refusal to pay the woman anything without taking the case to trial. The jury awarded Pollack the damages at the ends of a nearly a two week trial in Pomona Superior Court. | Lady wins $580,000 in botched surgery By Rod Leveque Staff Writer POMONA - A jury awarded more than $580.000 this week to a woman whose shoulder surgery was botched by a prominent Upland doctor. The jury voted 9 to 3 that Dr. Scott Goldman did not meet basic medical standards when he mistakenly sucked out part of Marisa Pollak's should muscle during a procedure to repair her rotator cuff, according to the Upland woman's attorneys. "He put a huge hold in my shoulder and then sewed me up and tried to pretend it never happened," Pollack said. Goldman runs the Medical Center for Bone and Joint Disorders in the 400 block of North Mountain Avenue in Upland.
13: "Cynthia Hafif may not look like a trial lawyer, but beware, looks can be deceiving. Already amassing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients over her brief 12-year career, she has earned a reputation as one of the most feared lawyers in the Inland Empire...Cynthia Hafif is our Trial Lawyer to watch in the Inland Empire" | METRO Business
14: COURT/DATE: Los Angeles Superior Central/ Oct. 15, 2008. ATTORNEYS: Plaintiff- Cynthia D. Hafif; Stephen H. Cornet (Stephen A. Cornet, APC, Oakland) Defendant- Tod M. Castronovo (Shaver, Korff & Castronovo, LLP, Encino) for civil; Robert L Shapiro (Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs & Shapiro, LLP, Los Angeles) for criminal. FACTS: On August 31, 2007, at 3:15 a.m., Sean Murphy was walking on the sidewalk on Elm Street in Los Angeles, when driver, defendant Jerry Ganz Jr., drove his Mercedes Benz up on to the sidewalk and struck Murphy. Jerry Ganz Jr. fled the scene and continued driving, only pulling over to rest in the area of 1950 Cypress Street. Officers arrested Jerry Ganz Jr. when he was attempting to start the vehicle again. His blood alcohol level was .20 at the time. Sean Murphy died within hours of impact. | The vehicle was owned by a company named Ridge Stone Financial (RSF). It was contended that RSF was set up as a shell to protect the Ganz family funds. Namely, RSF was created in Illinois by Jerry Ganz Jr., with the assistance of his father, Jerry Ganz Sr., where all of the other family businesses, properties and trust were set up and were operating from the same location. It was alleged that Jerry Ganz Sr. set up and controlled RSF as well as there trust; that Ganz Sr. knew or reasonably should have known of Jerry Ganz Jr.s prior criminal background, prior felony DUI convictions, dangerous alcoholic propensities, and recklessness, yet intentionally and entrusted a dangerous weapon to his son, and set up sham entities all operating out of the same business locations, in an attempt to shield them from liability. | DAMAGES: Sean Murphy provided financial and emotional support to his elderly mother. At the time of the incident, he was still living at home with his mother. RESULTS: The insurance policy on the vehicle was $250,000, yet a settlement was reached for $750,000 above the policy, for a total of $1 million against Jerry Ganz Jr. only. The Ganz family also donated an additional $500,000 to a treatment facility in Los Angeles, in memory of Sean Murphy for the care and treatment of elderly skid row veterans. | Daily Journal VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
15: Facts: In February 2000, plaintiff T.C. 24, a film producer was driving his BMW east on Santa Monica Freeway at 2:15 a.m. Spotty rain was falling at the time. Upon encountering pooling water, T.C. lost control of his car and skidded off the road into a highway barrier. His car subsequently bounced off the barrier across the highway, flipping over and coming to a rest in the lanes of oncoming traffic. At that point, T.C. began to walk around the car when he was struck by Carlos Herrera and owned by Teodoro Herrera. T.C was rendered a quadriplegic. T.C. claimed that a mis-sized tire on his car created steering difficulty, and was on e of the factors in causing him to lose control of the car on the wet road. | He claimed that International Auto Body, SRECO, Bagge and Son, and Globe Tire Company were all negligent in either replacing the bad tire on his car with a tire which was slightly larger than the other three. The tire companies settled prior to trial. T.C. claimed that Carlos Herrera was intoxicated at the time of the accident, which increased his reaction time considerable. Herrera tested with a .18 blood alcohol level after the accident. T.C. claimed the state and department of transportation were as follows: negligent design, improper drainage, improper barrier design. Defendants argued that T.C., who had one drink prior to driving, was negligent and contributed to the accident. | Injuries: T.C., 24 suffered head injuries in the accident, resulting in brain damage and quadriplegia. Settlement: $17 Million | Southern California Verdict Search $17,000,000 ________________________________________________________
16: San Diego County Superior Court Marmol v. Adela Corporation, No. 725267 , Central. Raymond F. Zventina Jury Trial. 18 days. Verdict:/Judgment $5,972,000 Facts/Contentions: According to plaintiff: Plaintiff claimed that defendant's negligence caused plaintiff to be thrown from dinghy that crashed into an anchored yacht. The plaintiff was Raul Marmol, the 36 year old crew member. The defendant was Adela Corporation, a Florida Corporation. | The incident occurred when Plaintiff was an employee of the Adela Corporation who was acting as a crew member delivering a 175-foot schooner yacht entitled the "Adela" from San Diego to Fiji. The crew members, including plaintiff, decided to go ashore utilizing a Zodiac dinghy. The first mate was driving the dinghy at night without any form of illumination when it crashed into an anchored yacht, the "Winxy." Upon impact, plaintiff was thrown from the Zodiac and hit his head and should on the "Winxy." Plaintiff alleged that defendant was negligent in failing to watch or keep a | proper lookout for fixed objects or anchored vessels and for traveling at an unsafe speed. Defendant contended that it was responsible and that its officer signed a statement to that effect. Defendant, however, disputed that it was negligent. Defendant argued that there was no objective evidence by way of MRI, EEG, or CT scans to support a finding of brain damage and contended that plaintiff was a malingerer and a faker. | TRIALS DIGEST THE COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE FOR CALIFORNIA CIVIL TRIAL RESULTS NOVEMBER 13, 2000 Vol. No. 35 TD 33-64 _______________________________________________________________________ Verdict of $5,972,000 for Crew Member injured when thrown from dinghy that crashes into yacht
17: Jury awards man $1.2 Million A Yorba Linda man who fell from a second-floor apartment balcony, breaking both elbows after a railing gave way, was awarded $1.2 million by an Orange County jury, his attorney said. Brandon McDermott, 29, was helping a friend move, when the accident occurred at an Orange apartment owned by Bert and Taeko Abley of San Clemente, attorney Cynthia Hafif said. The Abley's contended that they were unaware of the railings condition. Their attorney Charles Kittrell declined to comment. | THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER | Hafif said the verdict Monday was unanimous, but the jury found 20 percent negligence on behalf of McDermott. The apartment building was built in 1954, and the Abley's bought it 10 years later. - City News Service
18: Government: Sanitation districts' payments to families will total $5 million to $10 million, attorney says. By Chris Knap The Orange County Register The county's public sewer agency has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle wrongful death claims by the families of two construction workers burned to death in a Huntington Beach sewage plant in 1994. Claremont attorney, Cynthia D. Hafif said Lacey Miller, who was 11 when her father, Robin Miller, was killed will receive a $2.5 million annuity that will pay her an estimated $25 million over her lifetime. | Hafif said the Orange County Sanitation Districts also has agreed to settle Andy Charles Patterson and Jackie J. Venezio, the father and mother of victim Charles J. Patterson, and with Dorothy Holm, the wife of Richard Holm, who was also burned in the accident and died of cancer several months later. Hafif said the settlement will cost the sewer agency between $5 and $10 million. Donald McIntyre, the agency's general manager, confirmed Tuesday that its board of directors has approved a settlement but declined to discuss the details. "I recommended the settlement. I thought it was more certain than a jury decision," said McIntyre. | Miller and Patterson were killed, and Holm was badly burned, when a flash fire engulfed a sewage channel where they were replacing a vale. According to a 1994 report by the state Division of Occupational Safety and Heath, operators failed to shut down an oxygen plant that has filled the channel with explosive gas. State officials cited the sanitation agency for four serious violation of worker safety. "The main thing the (families) had to live with is: "Why did they let this happen?" Hafif said. "Two employees had measured the oxygen atmosphere at 6 a.m. They knew it was 97 percent oxygen and they still allowed them to go down there. | Metro The Orange County Register Sewer agency settles lawsuits over fatal fire
19: Premises Liability: "...In San Diego they lost because there was no notice. However, Cynthia Hafif tried a defective railing case against Charles Kittrell in Santa Ana. The defense was the same... no notice. Only this time, the gun was loaded, and the verdict was a resounding $1,200,000." | THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TOPICS OF INTEREST
20: Facts: Plaintiff a 26 year old painter, was ordered by Deft to paint at the top of a 30 foot scaffolding set up inside a building at his employer's direction. The scaffolding contained a lower set of permanent scaffolding about 20 feet high. A wooden plank floor was placed on top. Then a smaller set of movable scaffolding about ten feet high, was placed on the plank floor. Plaintiff fell while descending from the top portion of the scaffolding, rolled off the edge of the wooden plank floor and feel another 20 feet to the floor below. The scaffolding did not contain railings, was not tied down with a safety net, and was not secured in any way. | Plaintiffs: The Defendant's failure to warn or properly supervise that the scaffolding was dangerous by Defendant general contractors Parks/Edwards; that the general contractors Parks/Edwards Theatres had control and supervised the entire job site and the subcontractors; that the subcontractors City, Plastering and C.A. Hoffman Construction were the owners of the subject scaffolding. Defendants: The Defendants contention was that the Plaintiff was comparatively negligent and that his damages were not as extreme because he could still drive an automobile. | Special Damages: $127,000 Settlement: $1.815 Million Resolved: >10 months Judge: Richard Aronson Court: Superior Court of Orange County, Santa Ana | Confidential Report for Attorneys Reporting Southern California Jury Verdicts & Settlements Since 1963 Vol. 36 No. 1 ________________________________________________________________________________________
21: SETTLEMENT - BOATING ACCIDENT - $100,000 Josh Pena, Although the insurance carrier's original offer was a mere $1,000, Hafif vigilantly attacked the insurance carriers claims of comparative negligence and received over 95 times the original offer.
22: WESTMINSTER DIGEST "A Whistleblower Gets Fired and Gets Even." | ATTORNEY: Cynthia D. Hafif VERDICT: $788,000 FACTS: Plaintiff, a 46 year old laboratory manager for Defendant, was locked out of his office on May 12, 1994, the day after his attorneys faxed a letter stating Plaintiff was reporting to the DA and Cal-OSHA certain illegal activities and a "cover-up" of the deaths of three individuals who died in a fire on the Defendant's premises. Plaintiff alleged that he discovered the cause of the fire was an oxygen enriched atmosphere resulting from Defendant's negligence. PLaintiff was fired in October 1994. Defendant alleged that he was fired for sexual harassment charges. | Plaintiff claimed he discovered that the cause of a deadly dire on Defendant's premises was an oxygen enriched atmosphere resulting from Defendant's negligence, but Defendant told Plaintiff to make a false report placing liability onto Decedent's employer and to cover up Defendant's negligence. Defendant created false sexual harassment charges against him and formally terminated him. Plaintiffs employment was in violation of public policy for whistle blowing. Defendant trumped up charges of sexual harassment against him in an attempt to justify its reason for his lockout. Plaintiff's expert testified that Plaintiff would suffer economic damages into the future for approximately one year. | Defendant argued that the Plaintiff never established the cause of the fire and that it was outside of expertise as a chemist to do so. Several other employees of Defendant believed the cause of the fire to be an oxygen enriched environment and disputed the Plaintiff's contention that he alone was asserting oxygen as the cause of the fire. Plaintiff requested a work related stress leave, and five days later Plaintiff wanted to return to work, but was refused. Plaintiff was told he was fired for sexual harassment, not whistle blowing.
23: Daily Journal VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS | Verdict: $1,356,000 Case/Number: United States of America, ex rel. Mary Begole v. Ingrid Trenkle, M.D. Judge: Hon. Virginia Phillips Attorneys: Plaintiff: Cynthia D. Hafif (Hafif & Associates, LLP). Defendant: David Laigaie, Mark A. Wachlin (Dilworth, Paxson LLP) Jeffrey Lurner (Jeffrey Lurner, APC) Facts: Dr. Mary Begole filed a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act (FCA) against Dr. Ingrid Trenkle, alleging that Trenkle knowingly falsified medical records and submitted fraudulent claims in connection with treatments provided to Trenkle's patients. Begole was subsequently fired. | Jury Trial: 6 days Result: A 1.3 Million verdict was rendered in favor of the government and Begole, which consisted of $186,000 for the FCA claim; $900,000 for Begole's wrongful termination claim; and $270,000 for breach of contract.
24: 2011 SETTLEMENT - CONTRACT DISPUTE - $31,000,000 After enduring over three weeks of trial, Hafif's litigation tactics led to a $31,000,000 settlement between partners on a tangled contract dispute involving multiple properties and real estate across California and Arizona. SETTLEMENT - BREACH OF CONTRACT FOR LYLE PARKS - $87,000,000 Cynthia Hafif was retained by one of the most reputable and largest general contractors in Southern California, Lyle Parks Jr Construction (“LPJ”) to pursue a breach of contract case against an owner/developer after LPJ constructed an $87,000,000 shopping center in San Diego County but was not fully paid. Despite having to fend off defense allegations by the Orange County based firm Ratan & Tucker of delay damages, cost overruns, and construction defects, there was no mercy to the defense. Stop notices and mechanics liens were placed on owners property and week long consecutive depositions were taken of key players, which ultimately resulted in a settlement and payment. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, the owner of Lyle Parks, Inc., Tim Mayeda, was pleased with the result. | Financial Injuries "Our law firm represents clients not just in California but nationwide on all types of injury cases whether physical or financial."
25: "After numerous attempts to collect payment from my clients, with no avail, I had almost given up on my case. I retained Hafif & Associates, who with in a few short months, got me my money, interest owed, and my attorneys fees. Now I say - Don't give up, just give it to Hafif & Associates!" - Kurt Vonhatten, dba KVH Design Group "I own a construction company with nearly 175 employees. I would have been unable to make payroll and continue with the high overhead had it not been for Hafif's expertise, in combination with their strong litigation skills in obtaining quick settlements and payoffs of the monies owed on certain projects. They are quite feared in the construction industry and I am just glad they are on my side." - Herron Construction, Inc. - Framing Sub-Contractor, one of the largest in Southern California, building Cabazon; Crossroads; and most large shopping centers and strip malls "I have known Cynthia Hafif for over ten years, and have extensive experience with a number of law firms, both in her field of specialty and outside of it. Over the course of our professional relationship, her representation of me and my family’s interests has been, without exception, outstanding in terms of beneficial outcome and professional management of my interests. Moreover, the degree to which Ms. Hafif demonstrates, not only her knowledge of the law and the case at hand, but her empathy for her clients, sets her vastly apart from any other experience I’ve had. I would wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Hafif to anyone desirous of achieving exceptional legal work that produces highly successful results from a passionate and dedicated staff." - Patrick Crane, owner of SRECO Flexible, Inc. | Client Testimonials Financial Injuries
26: "After the loss of my husband and father of my child, I felt like no one could be there for me. Hafif & Associates aren't just attorneys, they are friends for life. - Private Client "I will most definitely recommend Hafif & Associates to my family and friends; I could not have had such a wonderful and most caring group of people, who are truly sincere about taking care of their clients." - Errol & Glenda "When a local police department wrote an incorrect report about my daughters car accident, it permitted a drunk drive to a make a claim against my insurance. Hafif & Associates, diligently fought the drunk drivers insurance, launched an investigation at the police department, received a supplemental report, and with in no time, prevailed for my daughter." - Tony Uy "After being involved in a somewhat serious accident, I thought I could go it alone and the insurance company of the car that hit me would take responsibility for my damage and pay. I fought the insurance company for over 15 months and got nowhere. Cynthia Hafif came highly recommended and within months after I retained her, she not only settled my case, but got me a favorable result. I could not have asked for anything better." - Private Client - 2010 | Client Testimonials From the Heart