A. Victor Antola retired from the partnership in November 2005. For more than 25 years, Mr. Antola was an active litigator in State and Federal courts and arbitrations. He personally handled hundreds of matters to and, in many cases, through, trial and appeal. Mr. Antola's practice concentrated in the areas of construction disputes (developers, general contractors, suppliers and engineers), securities litigation, partnership disputes, attorney professional liability and contract and tort claims. Mr. Antola litigated in the areas of communications, retail shopping, mobile home parks, investment management, forest products, electronics, insurance, construction, real estate management and securities. He also has had extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.
Active in the attorney professional liability insurance arena for a number of years, Mr. Antola helped form a mutual insurance company for approximately twenty national law firms. He is a founding board member of the Bermuda Insurance Company.
At the time of his retirement, Mr. Antola was a member of the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations, and was admitted to practice in the California State and Federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Antola was employed as a Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk, US District Court, Central District of California during 1969 and 1970.