Adrianos M. Facchetti

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Attorney Adrianos Facchetti is a highly experienced civil litigator who is dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge of law and technology to serve the ever-changing needs of his clients. Below is a brief summary of his areas of practice and services.

Defamation, Libel, and Slander Cases

Whether you have been defamed on the Internet or elsewhere, or whether you are a defendant facing a defamation lawsuit, Mr. Facchetti has the experience and skill to counsel you through your matter with the confidence and experience clients seek. He has successfully handled defamation lawsuits for both plaintiff and defendants.

Anti-SLAPP Motions & Appeals

SLAPP is an acronym that stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. A SLAPP is a lawsuit that chills the exercise of free speech. In response to a disturbing increase in the number of these types of suits, in 1992, the California legislature enacted Code of Civil Procedure 425.16 (the anti-SLAPP statute) to create a procedural mechanism (anti-SLAPP Motion) by which courts could dispose of such meritless lawsuits at an early stage of litigation. Since the anti-SLAPP statute was enacted, there have been over 350 California Appellate and Supreme Court decisions interpreting its provisions. The law on this subject is constantly changing and few attorneys have substantial experience with anti-SLAPP Motions. Because this area of law is complex and is constantly changing, it is a malpractice trap for unwary attorneys. Therefore, it is important to hire an attorney with substantial experience in this area representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Facchetti has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the anti-SLAPP context. He has also written extensively on the subject and is contacted daily by potential clients and attorneys alike seeking his advice on this complex and challenging area of law.

Mr. Facchetti offers the following services in regard to anti-SLAPP motions:

Evaluation of complaints to determine whether they are subject to an anti-SLAPP prior to filing
Review and Draft complaints in order to avoid the application of the anti-SLAPP statute
Representation of plaintiff and cross-complainants in opposing anti-SLAPP motions (hourly rate only)
Representation of defendants in support of anti-SLAPP motions (modified contingent fee arrangements available in certain circumstances)
Making and opposing Discovery motions (under the anti-SLAPP statute)
Making and opposing Fee motions (under the anti-SLAPP statute)
Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in appeals
Enforcement/collection of SLAPP fees

Other Civil Litigation Matters

Mr. Facchetti also handles a variety of other civil litigation matters, including real estate litigation, business litigation, partnership disputes, breach of contract, and more.
Bar Admissions

California State Bar, June 2006, United States District Court, Central, 2006

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law,

    J.D. UCLA, B.A. History

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Professional Associations & Memberships

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Italian American Lawyer’s Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Glendale Bar Association, Burbank Bar Association
Honors and Awards

President, Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Fraternity)

Who’s Who in American Law (2011-2012)
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