Reema Abboud’s practice primarily focuses on employment and general liability matters. Reema handles all aspects of pre-trial litigation including pre-trial motion work, discovery, taking and defending depositions.
Prior to joining Walsworth, Reema worked as an associate attorney at a firm in Orange County primarily practicing criminal defense and employment litigation. Handling a range of criminal cases from misdemeanors and felonies afforded her extensive courtroom experience. Reema’s employment litigation practice focused on wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination matters where she represented both employees and employers. She handled matters from inception through successful resolution and acted as second-chair in the event the matters went to trial.
Reema is fluent in Arabic.
- Prevailed on summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court in favor of a tour provider and bus driver in a matter involving a tourist’s fall in the Grand Canyon area. The alleged injuries were orthopedic and traumatic brain injury and associated medical bills exceeded $900,000.00. In granting the motion, the court agreed that the plaintiff’s complaint was barred under both the “open and obvious” and “assumption of risk” doctrines.
- Reyes v. Flaum – Successful result after an eight-day jury trial in an automobile accident case that resulted in an award against client that was substantially less than the client’s last offer to the plaintiff.
- Secured a final binding arbitration award in an employment matter dismissing plaintiffs’ case in its entirety for failure to prosecute. Produced records established that defense counsel made at least nine requests for the Notice of Claim before filing defendant’s motion to dismiss.
While in law school, Reema was the Middle Eastern Law Student Association Treasurer and was the recipient of both the Dean’s Diversity Scholarship and the Academic Merit Scholarship. She was in the Pro Bono Honors Society from 2011 – 2014, and was an Oral Advocate on the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team from 2012 – 2014.
Reema also gained litigation and courtroom experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge James J. Di Cesare, Orange County Superior Court, a law clerk for the Federal Public Defender’s Office of Orange County, and The Public Law Center.
Reema graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Journalism. During her time in undergrad, she was the Long Beach Bar Association Honoree in 2010 and received the Distinguished Diplomat Award of the Model United Nations Far West Conference the same year. She was ranked 3rd overall in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association Regional Competition in 2009.
In her free time, Reema enjoys travelling with her husband, hot yoga and volunteering with her church.