Henry H. Oh

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Education

University of California, Berkley – BS, Civil Engineering
University of California, Berkley – MS, Structural Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law – JD – Order of the Coif

Court Admissions

California

Henry H. Oh is one of the founding partners of Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP.  Mr. Oh is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to being admitted to practice law in California, Mr. Oh is a licensed California civil engineer and a licensed California structural engineer.  Before becoming an attorney, he served as a building official and plan check engineer with the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and an assistant civil engineer and quality control engineer with the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  Mr. Oh’s background as a licensed civil engineer and structural engineer gives him a unique perspective and advantage in representing clients in complex construction development and defect matters.

Practice

In addition to representing clients in high-stake-complex construction development and defect matters, Mr. Oh has represented clients in litigation and arbitration involving contract disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, successor liability, fraudulent transfers, foreclosures, lease disputes, real property restrictions, covenants, and easements, civil rights, copyrights, mechanic’s lien disputes, class actions, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

A significant part of Mr. Oh’s practice includes handling of appellate matters. In 2012, Mr. Oh successfully briefed and argued in the Supreme Court of the State of Washington to overturn an opinion of the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington reverting the land use designation of the client’s property from “urban” to “agricultural.”

Notable Published Decisions:

  • Clark County v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Bd., 177 Wash. 2d 136, 298 P.3d 704 (2013) (reversing an opinion of the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington reverting the land use designation of client’s property from “urban” to “agricultural.”)
  • Haneline Pacific Properties, LLC v. May, 167 Cal. App. 4th 311 (2008) (order dismissing client’s lawsuit under the California anti-SLAPP statute reversed).
  • Fontana Empire Center, LLC v. City of Fontana, 307 F.3d 987 (9th Cir. 2002) (order dismissing client’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine reversed).
  • In re Crow Winthrop Operating Partnership, 241 F.3d 1121 (9th Cir. 2001) (order invalidating ipso facto clause invoked against client affirmed).
  • Byers v. Cathcart, 57 Cal. App. 4th 805 (1997) (antiharassment injunction entered against client under Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 527.6 reversed).