Edward O. Morales

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Education

California State University, Northridge – BS
University of Southern California Gould School of Law – JD

Court Admissions

California

Mr. Morales serves his clients with passion, energy and dedication.  Mr. Morales has forged strong relationships with his clients because he places his clients’ objectives of all else.

Practice & Experience

Mr. Morales is a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and the Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP).

Since being admitted to the practice of law, Mr. Morales has focused on complex commercial litigation involving real estate.  Mr. Morales has represented and defended large financial institutions as well as business ventures and has assisted them in recovering multi-million dollars in judgments or settlements against recalcitrant borrowers and guarantors, partners in breach of their duties and other third-parties asserting claims against Mr. Morales’ clients.

When these cases resulted in judgments, Mr. Morales led the enforcement of his clients’ judgments, successfully recovering payment through strategic and aggressive judgment enforcement.

Mr. Morales’ current work includes litigation arising out of multi-million purchases of real estate and real estate related contracts.  Mr. Morales is currently representing investment funds, real property managers, investors and financial institutions.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Morales has gained extensive experience in virtually every aspect of litigation.  Mr. Morales has successfully argued dispositive motions for his clients, served as lead associate in arbitration and written numerous appellate briefs.

Mr. Morales also finds time to contribute to his community through pro bono and volunteer work.  In one pro bono matter, he successfully defended two U.S. citizen minors in a custody battle involving their estranged foreign based family members attempt to take custody of the minors under the Hague Convention.  After a complex five day trial, through Mr. Morales’ efforts, the U.S. citizen minors were allowed to remain with their local family members.

In his spare time, Mr. Morales volunteers at the Puppy Nursery at Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar, California.

Honors

Rising Star 2015 to the Present