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About RJ Molligan:
The Law Office of RJ Molligan is a law firm specializing in civil litigation and conflict resolution. RJ (short for “Rene Juliette”) has practiced law for 25 years. In 1989, RJ began her career as an insurance defense attorney for a “Big Law” firm and left after ten years to start a private practice specializing in personal injury, medical and legal malpractice and business/contract matters.
RJ received mediation training and certification at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Since 2001, RJ has volunteered her time as an approved mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts and is trusted by both sides to mediate a wide variety of civil disputes.
In addition to having a law degree from Loyola Law School, RJ earned a Master of Arts degree and graduated with honors in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. As a result of her training in psychology, RJ is unusually adept at facilitating resolution of conflict while respecting the dignity of all those involved in the peacemaking process.
RJ is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and volunteers as an instructor of trial advocacy for ABOTA’s trial school. She is an expert in civil litigation as well as the rules of evidence and has published peer-reviewed articles directly relevant to her practice including “Eyewitness Testimony – Don’t Believe Everything They See,” Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, September 2009; and “Relevance of Evidence,” Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, December/January 2001-2002.
RJ’s article, “Assessing the Risks and Rewards of a Solo Career,” was published in the Los Angeles Lawyer, The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, “Survival Guide for New Attorneys in California,” Fall 2011: http://www.lacba.org/Files/LAL/Vol34No12/SurvivalGuide15.pdf.
For the past ten years, RJ has volunteered her time presenting legal education seminars to bar associations and medical associations throughout the United States and Mexico on substance abuse, mental illness and bias in the legal profession.
RJ appeared on national television in connection with her advocacy of LGBT equality in 2008.
In 2012 Loyola Law School’s Outlaw Association awarded RJ the “Alumnus of the Year Award” in connection with her civil rights advocacy.