Proving Emotional Distress at Trial Demystified



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September 14, 2022
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About the Program

There is no limit on the amount a jury may award for emotional damages. Therefore, emphasizing your client?s emotional damages is critical to maximizing recovery in employment cases. For many attorneys, proving emotional distress at trial is challenging as it’s not taught in law school and it is not easily calculable like economic damages. The panelists will demystify proving emotional distress at trial with tried and tested examples.

Meet the Speakers
Silvia Luna


Luna Legal Firm

Silvia E. Luna is the founder of Luna Legal Firm. Ms. Luna earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2016.  While attending law school part-time, Ms. Luna worked as a paralegal at a labor union law firm in Los Angeles.  She also served as a law clerk at several non-profit organizations, including Public Counsel, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights.

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Joseph M. Lovretovich


Signature Resolution

Joe Lovretovich brings over 46 years of experience in employment law, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death; legal malpractice, education law, school bullying, and disability insurance law.

Mr. Lovretovich’s career began in insurance defense at Stein & Stein and then took his experience to Goldstone and Steed when he became a partner managing business litigation and multi-state product liability litigation.

While predominantly managing an insurance defense practice as a partner at Goldstone & Lovretovich and later Lovretovich & Karen, he also handled substantial defense employment law matters.  His firm of 12 lawyers handled all types of insurance defense matters including predominantly premises liability and employment defense matters.  He regularly handled cases for Lloyds of London in third-party defense and first-party insurance coverage work.

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Ji-In Houck


The Houck Firm

Ji-In Lee Houck is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. She represents people not corporate interests. Client-focused and results-driven, Ji-In is a problem solver and a tireless advocate for her clients.

Currently, most of her practice is focused on representing employees. Throughout her career, Ji-In has litigated employment claims both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Ji-In’s experience representing both employees and employers has given her a unique perspective and insight into all aspects of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases

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Sandra C. Muñoz


Law Offices of Sandra Muñoz

Sandra has over 20 years of experience representing workers in employment civil rights disputes. Her focus is on cases that involve employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as wage and hour disputes.

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