For over 30 years, Attorney Diane L. Mancinelli, has practiced law and litigated cases in the State of California. In 1992, she founded the Law Offices of Diane L. Mancinelli, which later became Mentis Law Group, PLC, a consumer law firm specializing in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy; wage and hour cases; personal injury including auto accidents, slip and fall and dog bites; employment actions such as sexual harassment and discrimination; commercial and civil matters including but not limited to civil litigation, contract preparation and review, business formations such as incorporation and LLC; collection matters; issues regarding contracts and interpretation; and trust and estates (estate planning).
Mentis Law Mission:
Our mission is to restore creditworthiness for Southern Californians through comprehensive bankruptcy service.
Areas of Practice:
- Bankruptcy for the individual and Small Business Owner – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
- Wage and Hour cases for the Employee including overtime, independent contractors and exempt and non-exempt issues.
- Personal injury including auto accidents, slip and falls and dog bites. She has obtained settlements and awards for her clients in the millions of dollars.
Creditor’s rights for the business owner and the individual for whom we will locate assets, discuss asset bankruptcy exemptions available to the creditor, avoid violating the Fair Debt Collection Act, advise about levying cost, including levying fees and storage, to name a few.
- Business Formations such as incorporations, INC; limited liability corporations, LLC; professional law corporations, PLC; joint ventures, and partnerships.
- Adminstrative hearings such as the Employment Development Department, Labor Board and OSHA.
Litigation regarding business matters such as dissolutions and disputes; corporate matters such as director, stockholder, partner disputes; commercial and civil matters such as notes, guaranties, security agreements, tortuous interference with contracts, to name just a few. Contract preparation and review in business, corporate, commercial and civil matters.
Construction disputes and Contractor law such as Mechanic’s Liens, Surety matters, Bond claims, Collection issues, Change order, delay, and disruption claims, for example.
Collections of debt for the Business Owner by evaluating a debt and the contract binding it for potential recovery, filing a lawsuit if necessary, discovery, law and motion to final judgment.
Defense of Employment Actions such as those involving breach of contract, labor matters, non-compete and trade secrets agreements, defamation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment claims against the employer or claimant’s co-workers and more.
Company Legal Plans – Diane Mancinelli is an attorney listed with the Hyatt Legal Plan, the Arag Group and the Caldwell Plan. These plans are provided by employers to employees as a benefit. We are proud to provide service to employees from companies such as FedEx, UCI, Rockwell and Allergan, to name just a few.