Address: 15910 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1600 Encino Plaza, Encino, CA 91436
Lawyer Firm: Baron & Budd, P.C.
|Areas of Practice||Consumer Financial Issues, Environmental Cases, Class Actions, Deceptive Advertising, Water Contamination|
Roland Tellis co-manages Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on complex, high-profile litigation, including consumer class actions, business torts, environmental contamination cases, securities fraud matters, entertainment cases, and real estate disputes.
Tellis has represented clients in numerous jury trials, including several multi-million dollar business disputes. Tellis has become a leader in representing plaintiffs in multi-district class action litigation and has become a formidable force in protecting consumer rights.
In 2005, Tellis received commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his assistance in the successful prosecution of a $120 million securities Ponzi scheme perpetrated by foreign currency traders. Tellis also represented the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered vegetable seeds in its prosecution of a misappropriation of trade secrets claim against competing scientists. Tellis represented the owner of a commercial real estate portfolio valued at $1 billion in a lawsuit claiming hundreds of millions due under an alleged oral partnership agreement. And, Tellis successfully defeated an action by a union president and three board members against the Screen Actors’ Guild and 41 other members of its national board.
Tellis is class counsel in several complex class action cases, including cases in the financial services sector, the automobile industry and the food and beverage group.
Tellis served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tellis is Co-Chair of the Settlement Panel of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Tellis is a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and is Chair of a Program entitled “Taking and Defending Depositions.” He was recognized by as a “Rising Star” from 2004-2007 (Thompson Reuters) and a “Super Lawyer” from 2008-2012 (Thompson Reuters).
Tellis earned a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1996 and a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992.
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