Hausman & Sosa, LLP is a civil litigation firm of highly qualified and experienced attorneys.

The members of Hausman & Sosa, LLP bring together a broad range of legal expertise within the areas of suretyship, construction law and employment law.

A Highly Qualified Team You Can Trust

The members of Hausman & Sosa, LLP bring together a broad range of legal expertise within the areas of suretyship, construction law and employment law. These specialties include the full scope of litigation skills, including mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.

The firm, while specializing in trial practice, recognizes that litigation can be an expensive dispute resolution process and therefore works with the client in seeking alternative procedures when appropriate.

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Our Attorneys:

Jeffrey M. Hausman

Partner

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Mr. Hausman specializes in the areas of employment law and suretyship. He has personally conducted numerous trials, including high profile jury trials. He has successfully defended many employment discrimination cases.

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Carlos E. Sosa

Partner

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Mr. Sosa has extensive and diversified experience in the areas of legal malpractice defense, real estate and suretyship. He advises insurance companies and sureties, as well as developers and contractors.

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Larry D. Stratton

Senior Associate

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Mr. Stratton has been an invaluable associate of the firm since 1989. He currently specializes in employment law and general business litigation, and lends considerable experience to the firm’s appellate practice.

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Vincent McGowan

Senior Associate

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Mr. McGowan joined the firm in 1999 after several years of practice as a civil litigator. He has extensive experience in personal injury litigation including medical malpractice.

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John M. Pagan

Senior Associate

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Mr. Pagan joined the firm in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pagan was assistant chief counsel and vice-president of claims for Surety Company of the Pacific and has extensive experience with various forms of surety construction bonds.

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Lisa Grigg

Associate

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Ms. Grigg was admitted to the California Bar in 1999 and has almost a decade of experience in labor and employment law, she has experience in negotiating MOU contracts.

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Barbara D’Abusco

Of Counsel

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Ms. D’Abusco has 30+ years of Law Enforcement experience as a sworn member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Ani Kasparian Barsamian

Associate

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Ms. Barsamian was admitted to the California Bar in 2017. Prior to being admitted to the Bar, she was involved for over 10 years with the structured settlement industry.

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Ivan B. Perkins

Of Counsel

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Mr. Perkins was admitted to the California Bar in 2008 and has over seven years experience litigating labor and employment matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.

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Our Practice

suretyship

Suretyship

Claims and litigation involving all types of bonds, including license and permit, payment and performance, fidelity, subdivision and miscellaneous bonds.

construction

Construction

Complex litigation, as well as simple contract disputes. Mechanic's liens, stop notices and related collection remedies.

real estate

Real Estate

Litigation arising from commercial, industrial and residential disputes.

employment

Employment

Advising public and private sector employers, preparation of employment agreements, litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation

estates and will

Estate Planning

Specializing in preparing specialized legal documents including wills, trusts, and "living wills."

arbitration

Mediation & Arbitration

The firm places great emphasis on alternative dispute resolution techniques.

business law

Business Litigation

Litigation involving business disputes and contractual disputes, contract interpretation and formation of business contracts.

court trial

Trials

All members and associates possess a high level of trial skills based on firsthand courtroom experience.

appeal

Appeals

Members of the firm have participated in many cases which have set judicial precedent. Some of these are listed here.

News & Articles

LA County Sheriff’s Department Award

Presented to: Jeffrey M. Hausman. In recognition for the successful verdict of the Penelope Armstrong vs. County of Los Angeles lawsuit.

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Recent Public Employment Decisions

White v. County of Los Angeles. LACERA Refuses to “Play Ball”. The Superior Court dismissed Hudson’s lawsuit, but . . . Court of Appeal: REVERSED

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Worker claimed retaliation for taking medical leave: plaintiff

On June 29, 2009, plaintiff Marie Brown, 56, was discharged from her job as a Human Services Aide of Department of Children and Family Services.

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County denied retaliating against complaining employee

Plaintiff Jesse Dampier, 42, claimed that starting in 1999, supervisors and co-workers operated a conspiracy to use racial slurs.

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