Staci M. Tomita utilizes exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail to provide quality services to her clients.
Ms. Tomita litigates complex business disputes, with a focus on commercial real estate and finance. She has represented a broad range of clients, including national lenders, borrowers, guarantors, commercial landlords and tenants, investment and venture capital firms, developers, and contractors, in a wide range of matters, including breach of lease, breach of guaranty, violation of restrictive covenants and easements, unlawful detainer, quiet title, adverse possession, waste, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud, and judicial foreclosures.
Before joining Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP, Ms. Tomita litigated commercial disputes at DLA Piper LLP (US). She also has experience advocating for the educational rights of underprivileged youth and assisting individuals in poverty obtain governmental benefits.
Ms. Tomita earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, with High Honors in legal writing, research and advocacy. At USC, Ms. Tomita participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors program and was President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Ms. Tomita earned her B.A. in Sociology and Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, with High Distinction (magna cum laude) and membership in Phi Betta Kappa.
Ms. Tomita is a Governor on the Board of the Japanese American Bar Association. She also co-authored the article entitled “Boilerplate Breakdown”, which was published in the January 2015 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer Link to Article