Professional Services
Christopher M. Adishian, Esq., Founder

Trusted, tech-savvy, creative “quant” generalist, deep experience in high-stakes, executive level employment cases, corporate start-ups, and large scale corporate and real estate matters, former California Supreme Court extern, former Federal Court extern….[Full Bio]

Heather DeFalco, Esq., Contract Legal Staff

Heather joined the Adishian Law Group team in the Spring of 2016. She graduated from the University of Oregon Law School, Order of the Coif. She gradated from Oregon State University with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science. She currently holds an Oregon State Bar License on inactive status. She previously externed for the Oregon Supreme Court and clerked for the Nevada Supreme Court for one year following law school. **Heather is not currently licensed in California.

Richard A. Lense, Esq., Contract Attorney

Richard A. Lense joined the Adishian Law Group team in 2015. Richard has 20 years of civil litigation experience, including serving as lead counsel in the seminal California case, Ortega v Kmart, 26 CA 4th 1200, which he litigated from trial all the way to a victory at the California Supreme Court. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant College, and his Juris Doctor from University of West Los Angeles School of Law. In his free time Richard enjoys basketball and volunteering. He is a Yankees fan.

Patricia E. Parker, Esq., Contract Attorney

Patricia E. Parker joined the Adishian Law Group team in January of 2011. Patricia has thirty years of civil litigation experience with extensive experience in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and law and motion. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently received her Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. In addition to her work as an attorney, Pat served as the President of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation for three years and served another seven years on the Foundation Board. She participated as a PTA board member for eleven years and lobbied the State’s Superintendent of Public Education for education issues. She currently volunteers her time with families of patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. In her spare time, Pat enjoys traveling, reading, socializing with friends, and attending sporting events.

G. David Simmons, Contract Paralegal

David joined the Adishian Law Group team in the Spring of 2016. He graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in Journalism and received a Master of Science in Justice Administration from American University.

The Adishian Law Office Network

We believe our firm has created a powerful configuration of hardware, software and web-tools that optimize the delivery of our professional services for our clients’ benefit. We view our office systems as a competitive advantage that assists our team and benefits our clients by making our professional service delivery more efficient, consistent and effective. We are also a “paperless” office, except where paper is necessary, and have been since we started in 2003. (In a nod to Chris’s alma mater, many network computers are named after Berkeley related landmarks.)

Our Professional Network

All our clients have access to our trusted, professional network, built over the past 20 years, and which continues to grow daily. This includes access to dozens of qualified, competent, trustworthy specialist attorneys at large and small firms in areas such as Personal Bankruptcy, Corporate Bankruptcy, Bicycle Accidents, Criminal Law, Family Law, General Personal Injury, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Internet, Venture Financing, Wills and Trusts. We also have a vast database of service and product providers to assist our clients with their non-legal needs.

Marc C. Phelps, CPA, Controller

Marc joined the Adishian Law Group team as part-time controller in Spring of 2016. Marc is a California CPA.

Erik K. Bleitz, CMO

Erik has served as a project-based marketing consultant at Adishian Law Group since early 2013. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a BA in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. In his free time, Erik enjoys rock climbing, hot yoga, running on the beach, and reading.