Kolar & Associates participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Kolar & Associates is recognized as one of California’s premiere business and commercial litigation law firms. Serving all of California Elizabeth L.
Kolar, the owner of the law firm has represented automobile dealerships exclusively throughout California for nearly 14 years. Since opening Kolar & Associates in 2001, the firm’s emphasis has been focused on the defense of issues which automobile dealerships face on a daily basis both pre-litigation and litigation. The firm has defended automobile dealerships against all types of claims including
lemon law claims, fraud and breach of contract, violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Business Practices Claims, violation of contract disclosure laws, advertising violations, class action law suits, complex litigation, employment/wage and hour issues, wrongful termination and discrimination, Automotive Repair Act, Automobile Sales Finance Acts, Vehicle Leasing Act, small claims actions, collections of judgments, premises liability and products liability.
Kolar & Associates participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Ms. Vittorio received a B.S. degree in Political Science with a specialization in Business & Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1994. In 1997, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. Ms. Vittorio was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2001. Ms. Vittorio has over 20 years of legal experience where the majority of her legal career (17+ years) has been spent practicing in the insurance defense arena.
Ms. Vittorio has handled civil litigation matters in both State and Federal Court jurisdictions in the areas of Complex Business Litigation, Credit Union and Banking Law, Surety Law, Lemon Law, Real Property Law, Construction Defect Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment Law and Bankruptcy Law (Ms. Vittorio served as an extern for the Honorable Lisa Hill Fenning of the United States Bankruptcy Court and represented Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees).
Ms. Vittorio also served as Fred Loya Insurance Company’s Senior Managing Attorney for their California office where she oversaw staff counsel’s office for this automobile insurance carrier’s California based office and represented insureds in their defense of personal injury lawsuits (bodily injury and property damage) arising out of motor vehicle accidents.
In over 20 years of litigating cases, Ms. Vittorio has handled 200+ depositions, and has gained significant experience in the effective use of law and motion, and alternative dispute resolution methods including mediations, settlement conferences and arbitrations.
Born in Argentina, Ms. Vittorio is fluent in Spanish (reading, writing and translating) and has translated national educational websites for Safe Routes to School National Partnership. She has also been a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 2008.
Ms. Vittorio served as an Adjunct Law Professor for her alma mater Whittier Law School where she taught Employment Law in 2015 and 2016, and most recently served as an Adjunct Law Professor for Purdue Global University in 2018 where she taught Employment Discrimination to law students.
When not practicing law, Ms. Vittorio enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, traveling going to the theater and music concerts.
Kolar & Associates is participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure again on September 23rd in Newport Beach. Please join our team Boobie Defenders as we rock the race!!
Hope to see you there!
Tami S. Crosby joined Kolar & Associates as Senior Counsel in 2017. She brings almost 30 years of litigation experience to the firm and has had a successful career representing Plaintiffs in medical malpractice and product liability cases, handling the defense of personal injury, product liability, and premises liability cases for municipalities and other governmental agencies including The Orange County Transit Authority, The Orange County Sanitation District and The Orange County Water District, as well as defending financial institutions in a variety of cases, including commercial and lending transactions. She has successfully tried a number of cases to verdict and has participated in more than 300 arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences.
Ms. Crosby has served as a Judge Pro Tem handling mandatory settlement conferences for the Court. She has argued dozens of appeals before the Court of Appeal, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Crosby obtained her BA (Political Science with a minor in Sports Medicine) from Chapman University and her JD from Western State University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in all districts within the State of California and in all California Bankruptcy Courts. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association. In her spare time, Ms. Crosby enjoys skiing and spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Crosby is a life-time Orange County resident.
Kolar & Associates would like to welcome its newest associate Kianna C. Parviz to the firm!
Mr. Runge received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where he majored in Political Science and triple minored in Business, Cinema and Spanish. He received his law degree from Chapman University (J.D. 2013), where he received an emphasis certificate in contractual and entertainment law. Mr. Runge worked as a law clerk for Kolar & Associates after his first year of law school, and remained with the firm as a law clerk until being admitted to the California Bar in 2013. He is now an associate for the firm and admitted to practice in all California State courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court (Central and Northern Districts).
Mr. Runge is a member of the Orange County and Los Angeles Bar Associations. In his spare time, he enjoys creative writing and spending time with friends and family.
Kolar & Associates is going to rock the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on September 28th in Newport Beach. Please join WALKERS FOR KNOCKERS in rockin’ the race!!
Hope to see you there!
Kolar & Associates welcomes its newest associate Brook Changala to the firm!
Kolar & Associates is proud to annouce that it will be participating in the Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure for its third consecutive year! Our team - Kolars Walkers for Knockers - will be in the 9:45 a.m. race in Newport Beach!! Look for us!!
Please join our team, KOLARS WALKERS FOR KNOCKERS in the fight for a cure by visiting our webpage at www.komenoc.org/race/walkersforknockers
The Law Offices of Kolar & Associates is very pleased to announce that Elizabeth L. Kolar has been honored with induction into the membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization comprising those attorneys who have achieved the most elite status among Trial attorneys. Membership is offered by invitation only and is awarded to a select group of uniquely experienced attorneys who have extensive and verifiable Jury Trial experience.
Elizabeth has tried approximately 40 jury trials, over 500 court trials and numerous arbitrations in the areas of products liability, employment, warranty, consumer fraud defense, premises liability, vehicle liability and other areas with a greater than 95% favorable outcome. She has represented top Fortune 100 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits to favorable verdict decisions.
THE LAW OFFICES OF KOLAR & ASSOCIATES CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AS ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S PREMIERE BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAW FIRMS
In Santa Ana on November 19, 2011, Kolar & Associates celebrated its 10 year anniversary as one of California’s premier business and commercial litigation law firms.
Elizabeth Kolar began the firm in 2001. She started a firm that was initially centered around the defense of California based automotive dealerships. The clientele quickly grew to encompass a variety of private and commercial businesses. Kolar & Associates stands firm on its inherent value of putting its clients first. Kolar & Associates takes pride in recognizing each client’s individualized needs and strives to provide the utmost in professional and reliable legal services.
Since beginning her career nearly 20 years ago, Ms. Kolar has tried over 50 jury trials, over 500 court trials and numerous arbitrations in the areas of products liability, employment, warranty, consumer fraud defense, premises liability, vehicle liability and other areas with a greater than 98% favorable outcome. She has represented top Fortune 100 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits to favorable verdict decisions. In February of 2010 Elizabeth was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Our 10 year anniversary gives us the opportunity to reflect and be grateful for the opportunity to represent our dealerships. The public perception of dealerships and businesses in general, is often times negative in nature. However, over the years, our firm has had great success in defending dealerships and other corporate clients at trial on a variety of claims including consumer fraud claims. There have even been instances where we have recovered attorneys’ fees and costs on behalf of our clients against consumers based upon our experience and thorough understanding of the law.
As the industry changes, Kolar & Associates pursues new advancements in technology and stays abreast on legal changes in its field. Kolar & Associates’ attorneys and staff make every effort to creatively organize the day to day operations of the firm so that it can offer the most efficient and reliable service to its clients. As an example, it currently utilizes a service that helps it advise its clients of any legal actions filed against them. This gives the firm a unique opportunity to aggressively defend its clients from the first onset of a suit giving clients the peace of mind knowing that their rights are protected.
As it continues on its race of successes, Kolar & Associates would like to thank all its clients. A special thanks to our charter clients who have been with us from the very beginning. We cannot thank them enough for the years of support and trust they have given our firm. We look forward to many more years of partnership and success.
Kolar & Associates is known for its outstanding defense of automotive dealerships. The firm also provides services to clients in business transactions/litigation, employment/labor law, general liability, governmental torts, insurance defense and coverage, personal injury, premises liability and products liability. For more information, visit www.kolarandassociates.com.
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