Norman Pine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

Pine Tillett Pine LLP
 | 14156 Magnolia Boulevard, Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 818-379-9710
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Pine Pine Freeman Tillett LLP's predecessor firm, Norman Pine provides dedicated legal services to people in Los Angeles, California, and throughout the state. Mr. Pine's practice is dedicated exclusively to civil appeals, with a focus on employment law, personal injury, entertainment law, business litigation and land use.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Pine earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1975 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). During law school, Mr. Pine participated in the moot court advisory program and he served as the Note and Comments editor for the California Law Review.

With more than 26 years of experience handling civil appeals, Mr. Pine has achieved positive resolutions in a wide range of legal areas. His notable successes include obtaining, through an appeal, a combined fee award of approximately $34.7 million for the trial lawyers who prosecuted a civil rights case against a major financial institution; and defending a $30 million personal injury judgment, a $16 million fraud judgment, a $10 million age discrimination judgment, and multiple other seven-figure judgments. 

Mr. Pine is a certified appellate law specialist through The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. His commitment to maintaining high legal standards has earned him the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and he has been repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America**.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Pine serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Appellate Courts Committee. An author of many legal articles, he also gives presentations on topics relating to appellate issues for several legal organizations, including Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the Los Angeles County Employment Law Section, and many others.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

** The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

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About Norman Pine

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage:!norman-pine/s2ola

Honors and Awards:

  • "in recognition of your continuous dedication to the advancement and protection of employee rights", Joe Posner Award (co-winner with Beverly Pine), California Employment Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Given for the highest achievement in appellate matters on behalf of consumers, employees and/or victims of accidents or defective products., Appellate Lawyer of the Year Award , Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles, 2003
  • Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review, Boalt Hall University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1975
  • 2004 (Inaugural Issue) – 2017 (inclusive), Southern California Super Lawyers – Appellate Law
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Southern California Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • Chosen by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the "Top Employment Lawyers in the State of California" (includes both plaintiff and defendant attorneys) in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Best Lawyers in America (Appellate), 2012-2017.
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2003
  • Joseph Posner Award, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Appellate Law Specialist (State Bar, CBLS) continuously since 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Amicus Curie Brief committee
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Member
  • Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • State Bar of California
  • Central and Eastern District of Arizona
  • Central and Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, LA County Appellate Courts Committee 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, CAOC, CELA, NELA, and CAALA annual conventions
  • Editor , Employment Law Issue of Advocate, monthly magazine of CAALA

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Hertz Corp. v. Friend, et al. (2010) 559 U.S. 77, 130 S.Ct. 1181
  • Salas v Sierra Chemical Co. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 407
  • Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203
  • Roby v. McKesson (2009) 47 Cal.4th 686
  • Green v. State of California (2007) 42 Cal.4th 254
  • Rico v. Mitsubishi (2007) 42 Cal.4th 807
  • MW Erectors v. Neiderhauser Ornamental & Metal Works Co. (2005) 36Cal.4th 412
  • White v. Ultramar (1999) 21 Cal.4th 563
  • Johnson v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 35 Cal.4th 1191
  • Little v. Auto Stiegler, Inc. (2003) 29 Cal.4th 1064
  • Swenson v. County of Los Angeles (1999), formerly published at 75 Cal.App.4th 889
  • Ventura v. ABM Industries, Inc. (2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 258
  • Fuentes v. Autozone, Inc. (2012) 200 Cal.App.4th 1221
  • Hope v. California Youth Authority (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 577
  • McGee v. Tucoemas Federal Credit Union (2007) 153 Cal.App.4th 1351
  • Herr v. Nestle USA (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 779
  • Carpinteria Valley Farms, Ltd. v. County of Santa Barbara 344 F.3d 822, (9th Cir. 2003)
  • Maxwell v. Beverly Enterprises -California, Inc. (1998), previously published at 64 Cal. App.4th 231
  • Haluck v. Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 994
  • Prudential Home Mortgage Co. v. Superior Court (1998) 66 Cal. App.4th 1236
  • Romo v. Y-3 Holdings, Inc. (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 1153
  • Areso v. Carmax, Inc. (2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 996
  • Fitz-Gerald v. SkyWest Airlines, Inc., (2007) 155 Cal.App.4th 411
  • Butler v. The Vons Companies, Inc. (2006) 140 Cal.App.4th 943
  • Boston v. Penny Lane Centers, Inc. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 936
  • Felgenhauer v. Soni (2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 445

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating, continuously since 1994

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA B.A., Summa Cum Laude, received June 1971 Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List (four years) Education Abroad - University of Sussex, England: 1970
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Office Location for Norman Pine

14156 Magnolia Boulevard
Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Phone: 818-379-9710


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Last Updated: 9/20/2017

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