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Vlad Ghenciu

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

SP Law Group, A Professional Corporation
1644 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-435-1669
Fax: 800-886-8186
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Romanian
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Vlad Ghenciu, an attorney with SP Law Group, A Professional Corporation, located in Los Angeles, California, has over eight years of experience practicing law. He focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and criminal defense matters, including car crashes, construction site accidents, defective products, nursing home abuse, auto-pedestrian accidents, trip & slip and falls.

Fighting aggressively for the rights of his clients, Mr. Ghenciu has a long record of obtaining numerous successful verdicts and settlements on their behalf. He understands the impact of being injured as a result of someone else’s negligent and careless actions.  Mr. Ghenciu is a zealous advocate for his clients’ rights. 

Graduating cum laude, Mr. Ghenciu has a Bachelor of Science degree in international politics from the Georgetown University's, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While in law school, Mr. Ghenciu served as a certified law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, where he tried a felony criminal jury trial to verdict.

Mr. Ghenciu completed a training program at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’s (CAALA) Plaintiff Trial Academy (PTA), a civil jury trial advocacy training clinic. He also completed a criminal jury trial advocacy program held by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office’s, the "Academy of Justice.”

Mr. Ghenciu’s work experience includes serving as an intern for a prominent U.S. Senator who was at that time, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is admitted to practice throughout the state of California. Active in his community, Mr. Ghenciu serves as president of The Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chapter, since July 2019.

Mr. Ghenciu is a member of The State Bar of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and was a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC). Recognized for his remarkable legal work, Mr. Ghenciu has an “Excellent” rating by Avvo.

Mr. Ghenciu has two published verdicts with Verdict Search, Kashani, et al v. The Dominguez Firm, et al. Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No.: 19STCV27237, and Keonnii Ashman v. Fred Weiss, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No.: BC710203.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Vlad Ghenciu

First Admitted: 2013, California

Transactions

  • While in private practice, I have counselled clients on contract drafting and corporate formation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles. This non-profit organization was founded in September 2019 and is part of the New York based, Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1990 by attorney Mark Meyer

Educational Background

  • I graduated from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, cum laude (in three years), in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service.  My major was International Politics. I interned for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in the spring of 2005, while he was Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. I completed law school at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, earning a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in December 2012, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • I became a licensed member of the State Bar of California on December 4, 2013.  My State Bar number is 292127. I am a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and organization that I was a member while I was in law school and until I became a insurance defense attorney at Allstate Insurance Company. I rejoined CAALA in October 2018 when I went back to the plaintiffs' litigation. From around June 2017 to September 2018 I was a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, ASCDC, while I was staff counsel at the Law Offices of Gregory J. Lucett, staff counsel to Allstate Insurance Company in Glendale, California, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Plaintiffs' Trial Academy (PTA) 6 week intensive civil trial advocacy program taught for former CAAALA president Mike Arias and 2019 president of the California Consumer Attorneys Association. Other presenting attorneys were Gary Dordick, Krista Ramey, Carl Douglas, Arash Homampour, and Bob Simon, 2019
  • Academy of Justice, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, 6 week intensive, invitation only, government funding trial advocacy program taught by then Assistant Senior City Attorney Sue Frauens. Topics were jury selection, opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, closing argument, evidentiary objections, 402 hearings, and ethics. Class was moderated by senior Los Angeles City Attorneys, 2016

Representative Clients

  • I have represented mostly plaintiffs in personal injury cases, specifically car accidents and trip and fall/slip and fall accidents. In 2019, I obtained for Brittany Jones, a victim of a head on car accident collision a jury verdict with costs that was over four times the last offer of the insurance company that insured the Defendant, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Kashani, et al v. The Dominguez Firm, et al. Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No.: 19STCV27237, Civil Bench Trial, verdict of $21,576.00 on lien of, $32,455.00 In 2017, plaintiff Isaac Kashani, D.D.S., a dentist, and his practice, Lasting Impressions Spa, agreed to provide Akay Shiraze dental services on a lien because of Shiraze's personal injury lawsuit. Shiraze subsequently signed for the lien and value of services in 2017. The Dominguez Law Firm represented Shiraze in Shiraze's personal injury case, which was litigated. Shiraze subsequently obtained an award. However, Kashani and his practice claimed that the prior lien was not paid. Kashani and the operator of Lasting Impressions Spa, Isaac Kahen Kashani, D.D.S., a Professional Dental Corp., sued Shiraze; the Dominguez Law Firm; and the law firm's operator, The Dominguez Law Group P.C. Kashani and his practice alleged that the defendants' actions constituted a breach of contract. The Dominguez Law Group settled out of the case, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial against Shiraze only. Plaintiffs' counsel contended that Shiraze underwent dental work at Kashani's dental office, but then refused to pay for the work done. Counsel noted that Kashani and the practice had records of when Shiraze came into the office and what work was done each time. Counsel also contended that it took weeks to complete Shiraze's dental work. Shiraze, appearing pro se, initially claimed that no work was done by Kashani. He later claimed that he was not satisfied with the work that was done.  , 2021
  • Tried as first chair, with no second chair to jury verdict disputed liability, plaintiff’s motor vehicle accident case, February 2022: Def: Offer 10 days before trial: $30,000.00, for 2 ½ years offer was $10,000.00.  Jury Verdict: $74,684.00 in Spring Street Courthouse, Judge Stephen Moloney, presiding.  Carrier: Mercury Insurance.  Keonnii Ashman v. Fred Weiss, LASC BC710203, 2022
  • $70,000.00 settlement for an injured employee of a airline company against a third party airline at LAX airport, 2017
  • Brittany Jones v. Amirhessam Hemmat, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC672804 Co-first chaired 3 day jury trial in before the Honorable Judge Gabriela Freixes in Chatsworth, California Last Offer from carrier: $25,000.00 Final Judgment Award after 3 day jury trial with costs award $106,000.00, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • Dentist claimed his practice was owed unpaid lienType: Decision-PlaintiffAmount: $21,576 State: CaliforniaVenue: Los Angeles CountyCourt: Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CACase Type:  Contracts - Breach of ContractCase Name: Isaac Kashani, D.D.S., an Individual; and Isaac Kahen Kashani, D.D.S., a Professional Dental Corporation, doing business as Lasting Impressions Spa v. Akay Shiraze, an Individual; the Dominguez Law Firm; and The Dominguez Law Group P.C., a California Corporation, No. 19STCV27237 Date: June 01, 2021 Plaintiff(s):  Isaac Kashani, D.D.S. (Male, 0 Years)  Isaac Kahen Kashani, D.D.S., a Professional Dental Corporation, doing business as Lasting Impressions Spa (, 0 Years) PlaintiffAttorney(s):  Vlad R. Ghenciu; V|R Ghenciu Attorney At Law; Los Angeles CA for Isaac Kashani, D.D.S., Isaac Kahen Kashani, D.D.S., a Professional Dental Corporation, doing business as Lasting Impressions Spa Defendant(s):  Akay Shiraze  the Dominguez Law Group The Dominguez Law Group, P.C. DefenseAttorney(s):  None reported for The Dominguez Law Group, P.C., the Dominguez Law Group Akay Shiraze; pro se for Akay Shiraze Facts: In 2017, plaintiff Isaac Kashani, D.D.S., a dentist, and his practice, Lasting Impressions Spa, agreed to provide Akay Shiraze dental services on a lien because of Shiraze's personal injury lawsuit. Shiraze subsequently signed for the lien and value of services in 2017. The Dominguez Law Firm represented Shiraze in Shiraze's personal injury case, which was litigated. Shiraze subsequently obtained an award. However, Kashani and his practice claimed that the prior lien was not paid. Kashani and the operator of Lasting Impressions Spa, Isaac Kahen Kashani, D.D.S., a Professional Dental Corp., sued Shiraze; the Dominguez Law Firm; and the law firm's operator, The Dominguez Law Group P.C. Kashani and his practice alleged that the defendants' actions constituted a breach of contract. The Dominguez Law Group settled out of the case, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial against Shiraze only. Plaintiffs' counsel contended that Shiraze underwent dental work at Kashani's dental office, but then refused to pay for the work done. Counsel noted that Kashani and the practice had records of when Shiraze came into the office and what work was done each time. Counsel also contended that it took weeks to complete Shiraze's dental work. Shiraze, appearing pro se, initially claimed that no work was done by Kashani. He later claimed that he was not satisfied with the work that was done. Injury: Kashani and his practice claimed that they were owed for the work done on Shiraze. The plaintiffs sought recovery for the unpaid lien. Result: Judge Armen Tamzarian rendered a mixed decision. He found that Shiraze was liable to Kashani's dental practice, but was not liable to Kashani, the individual. Tamzarian determined that the dental corporation's damages totaled $15,500. He also awarded the dental practice costs of the suit in the amount of $2,691.62 and prejudgment interest as of June 1, 2021, in the amount of $2,901.50. Thus, Kashani, individually, recovered nothing from Shiraze, but the dental practice's recovery totaled $21,093.12., Published Verdict From Verdict Search, Verdict Search, 2022

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Rights Law
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Office Location for Vlad Ghenciu

1644 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-435-1669

Fax: 800-886-8186

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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