A partner in the firm since 1980, Mr. Cummings is a trial lawyer, whose practice emphasizes real estate, eminent domain and business litigation. He also regularly counsels clients on all types of real estate negotiations and transactions including issues related to purchase and sale, leases, title, deeds of trust, liens, foreclosures, broker commissions, construction disputes and boundary disputes. Mr. Cummings was part of a team responsible for the review and overhaul of all real estate transaction forms used by a major brokerage and property management firm located in Los Angeles. Mr. Cummings has served as a guest speaker for the Appraisal Institute and the International Right of Way Association’s Annual Valuation Seminar.
Mr. Cummings obtained his juris doctor, cum laude, from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1974 and was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. Mr. Cummings was admitted to the California State Bar in 1974. In addition to the California State Bar, Mr. Cummings is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Cummings is currently a member of both the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Associations.
Mr. Cummings is a former member and chair of the Civil Service Commission for the City of San Gabriel. He has also served on a number of educational and charitable boards including the Board of Directors for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and the San Gabriel Mission High School and Elementary School Board. Mr. Cummings has had a long term relationship with Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. He was a member of its Advisory Board for nine years and its Board of Directors for eight years.
Mr. Cummings is rated AV-Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell.