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Roy Jimenez, Partner

Roy Jimenez, a partner at TLD Law since 2006, has over 23 years of experience in business and real estate litigation. Mr. Jimenez has extensive experience in resolving or litigating large, small, and complex business disputes involving:

  • Collections
  • Breach of contract
  • Unfair competition
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Ownership & partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Purchase and sale disputes Unfair business practices
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Other business torts

He is successful in economically and favorably settling real estate disputes affecting title, transfer, and use of real property, and in lending issues. In this capacity he works with agents, buyers, sellers, lenders and escrow officers. Real estate matters he handles include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Broker and lender misrepresentations
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Construction defect
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Mechanics liens
  • Mortgage lender disputes and wrongful foreclosure
  • Ownership and partnership disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Purchase and sale disputes
  • Quiet title actions
  • Real estate fraud
  • Slander of title
  • Unfair business practices

Mr. Jimenez consults and provides general counsel services to financial institutions medical practices, entertainment, retail, distribution, manufacturing and national packaging and packaging-related businesses.  Mr. Jimenez is rated “AV Preeminent” by his peers through Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating that can be achieved, and is only obtained by 10% of attorneys.

Mr. Jimenez enjoys the competitive and fast-paced nature of civil litigation. He strives to reach successful results in the most cost-efficient manner for each client.

What sets Mr. Jimenez apart is his ability to simplify complex matters as well as to relate with the jury.  He uses common themes, anecdotes and visual aids to show key points in his arguments.  He appeals to the common sense of the jurors and poses poignant questions for them to consider instead of lecturing or bombarding the jurors with concepts of law.  He also maintains a positive attitude throughout the trial toward opposing counsel, co-counsel, witnesses and court staff, so the jurors like and trust him when it comes time to present his closing arguments.

Some representative cases include:

  • Lead trial counsel representing Plaintiff physician in a breach of contract dispute between partners. Jury found there was indeed a contract, that Defendant breached it along with the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and his fiduciary duties to our client. Defendant’s cross-complaint was denied in its entirety. Our client was awarded a total verdict of $1,057,737.00.
  • Lead trial counsel representing physician against medical partners for breach of partnership agreement and breach of fiduciary duty. Jury found partners wrongfully dissolved business and failed to pay income earned by client;
  • Lead trial counsel representing real property owner for claims of breach of contract, fraud and quiet title against business partner.  Jury found business partner committed fraud and awarded title of real property to client;
  • Lead trial counsel defending against claims of undue influence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty regarding real estate and financial asset management. Jury verdict was in favor of defense and found no liability against client;
  • Lead trial counsel representing credit card processing company against CRM vendor for misappropriation of trade secrets and unjust enrichment.  Jury found vendor took client’s proprietary information to start a competing business and awarded a multi-million dollar verdict;
  • Lead trial counsel representing telecommunication manufacturer against telecommunication distributor for claims of breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation concerning the sale of a business.  Jury awarded verdict in favor of client resulting in rescission of the sale transaction and general and consequential damages to make client whole;
  • Lead trial counsel representing property owner against seller of property for failure to disclose material defects;
  • Second chair trial counsel representing manufacturer against long time employee for embezzling funds from company.  Jury awarded general and punitive damages against former employee;
  • Lead trial counsel defending against claims between manufacturer and distributor of breach of contract, conversion and request for punitive damages.  Jury awarded nominal damages against client, no punitive damages and substantially less than what was offered in settlement;
  • Lead counsel negotiating favorable settlement for buyer of real estate against seller and broker for failure to disclose material defects in the remodeling and permitting of the subject property;
  • Lead counsel negotiating favorable settlement in favor of property owner regarding property line dispute and trespass claims;
  • Lead trial counsel defending property management company for claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.  Jury found in favor of client and awarded no damages to plaintiff property owner;
  • Lead counsel in favorably negotiating claims of trademark infringement by manufacturer against client in tobacco industry;
  • Lead counsel favorably litigating and settling real estate dispute for quiet title and partition between multiple siblings;

Mr. Jimenez works out of all of the firm’s 4 offices including Long Beach, Irvine, Beverly Hills, and Downey, CA.

A native of Southern California, Mr. Jimenez is a member of the:

State Bar of California | Los Angeles County Bar Association | Beverly Hills Bar Association | Mexican American Bar Association |  LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

He is a member of the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, and a member of the Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He has acted in leadership roles in these various organizations and others.

In 2019 Mr. Jimenez was installed to the Board of Trustees of the LA County Bar Association (LACBA). LACBA has close to 20,000 members and provides countless services to the legal and non-legal community in LA County.

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RECOGNITION & AWARDS

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals
  • Distinguished Service Award, Kiwanis of Downey
  • Hixon Fellow, Kiwanis International
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Past Co-President, LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Former President, Kiwanis Club of Downey
  • Board Member, Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs Board
  • Member, Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
  • Member, Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Trustee, Southeast District Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Pepperdine University (B.A., 1994)
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 1997)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, 1997
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