Henry H. Oh
Henry H. Oh
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
Henry H. Oh is one of the founding partners of Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP.
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.
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 2021, Mr. Oh successfully briefed and argued in the Supreme Court of the State of Utah on an “issue of first impression” to affirm a decision of the lower court awarding attorneys’ fees to the client based on the doctrine of judicial admissions. 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.”
Southern California Super Lawyer in 2019-2021
Rising Star in 2006
Notable Published Decisions:
1600 Barberry Lane 8 LLC v. Cottonwood Residential OP LP, 493 P.3d 580, 2021 UT 15 (2021) (order awarding contractual attorneys’ fees to non-contracting party client under the doctrine of judicial admissions affirmed).
Redondo Beach Waterfront, LLC v. City of Redondo Beach, 51 Cal. App. 5th 982 (2020) (order decreeing that client obtained statutory vested rights regarding a waterfront development project against the city affirmed).
1600 Barberry Lane 8 LLC v. Cottonwood Residential OP LP, 449 P.3d 949, 2019 UT App 146 (2019) (order granting clients’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss claims for breach fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract asserted against client affirmed), cert. denied.
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).