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Procopio Expands with Addition of Three Sullivan Hill Attorneys

San Diego, CA – Three attorneys from Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel have joined the San Diego office of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. They bring with them significant experience and expertise in the areas of family law, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

“We are delighted to welcome this exceptional group of attorneys to the firm,” said Thomas W. Turner, Jr., Procopio’s managing partner. “All three are accomplished litigators with outstanding reputations in the legal community.”

Lionel “Chip” P. Hernholm, Jr. has joined Procopio as senior counsel. Mr. Hernholm practices primarily in the area of family law, with special emphasis in matters involving complex property characterization, income attribution and tracing issues. He has an extensive background in both business litigation and family law matters, and has represented clients in proceedings throughout California and in Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and New York. Mr. Hernholm earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1968 and received his J.D. from the California Western School of Law in 1975. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hernholm served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972.

S. Todd Neal also joins the firm as senior counsel. Mr. Neal focuses his practice on complex business litigation matters and the defense of white collar criminal cases. An experienced trial lawyer with more than twenty-five jury trials, Mr. Neal's experience includes courtroom victories on both the plaintiff and defense side of civil cases as well as acquittals in federal criminal cases. He recently obtained a victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for movie director John McTiernan, of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October, relating to alleged wiretapping activity by Hollywood investigator Anthony Pellicano. Mr. Neal earned a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 1990 and received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1994.

David M. Zachry has joined Procopio as an associate. Mr. Zachry focuses his practice on family law, including complex property characterization, income attribution and tracing issues. He is particularly knowledgeable in handling domestic breach of fiduciary duty claims. Mr. Zachry earned a B.A. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004 and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego School of Business Administration in 2006.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of climate change; construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; family law; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; trusts, estates and probate; and white collar criminal defense. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.