La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames
La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames

La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames

1 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

865 South Figueroa Street, 31st Floor | Los Angeles | CA | 90017

Phone: 213-426-3600 | Fax: 213-426-3650

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La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames Reviews

- Reviewed on January 29, 2021

Advice to law firm management: Act like leaders, run your firm like a business not like a frat house or day care. Establish a merit based bonus and raise structure to give better incentives for peak performers to stay and grow with firm. Eliminate many long-term employees who participate in harassment, bullying and creating hostile work environment for others and are not disciplined because of seniority or because they report to shareholders. Mentor associates better and require them to bring in business. Spend more time training professional and support staff and improve firm’s weak technology infrastructure.

Pros: No structure so employees create own hours.

Cons: Unethical attorneys, unskilled staff, toxic work environment. Poor pay, no room for advancement, Managing Shareholders are ineffective leaders and mentors, in exciting legal work. Firm is having serious financial issues, so won’t be in business long.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Chris Wend the firm’s managing partner is very poor leader with no strategic planning skills. He and several other partners are unethical, over-bill clients and play favorites based on employees personal loyalty rather than excellent performance. Arthur Zitsow is a nasty and toxic human being who can’t keep support staff and creates a hostile work environment.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Location

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time


La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames proudly celebrated its 50th year as a preeminent defense trial law firm, specializing in the legal representation of the medical and insurance industries in 2015. Founded by John T. La Follette and Daren T. Johnson, the Firm began practice in Los Angeles in 1965. Since its inception, the Firm has grown with offices now throughout the State of California. The Firm's lawyers have consistently been recognized by their peers and the industry as among the most experienced, trusted and finest trial lawyers in the state.

Practice Areas

La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex
  • Multi District Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Directors And Officers Liability
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • General Tort Litigation
  • Healthcare Law
  • Healthcare Organization Peer Review
  • Hospital And Medical Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Board Representation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Agency
  • Transportation Law

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