Exceptional Backgrounds Drive Exceptional Results

Two principals with 45 years of experience in law, finance, and accounting driving exceptional results. We help plaintiffs achieve optimal results because we previously practiced at large defense firms on both trial and appellate matters and know their playbook.

Joel Liberson

Joel Liberson

  • Federal Court Law Clerk (Ninth Circuit)
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Sidley & Austin
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Merrill Lynch


Joel Liberson at the Supreme court, leading the fight against discrimination in bank lending practices.

Howard Liberson

Howard Liberson

  • Federal Court Law Clerk (District Court)
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Skadden Arps
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Credit Suisse First Boston

Current Cases

Trial & Appellate Resources (TAR) is currently representing the City of Miami, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Miami Gardens in discriminatory lending cases pursuant to the Fair Housing Act against major financial institutions. TAR is co-counsel in the cases against Wells Fargo and Bank of America that were argued on behalf of the City of Miami before the United States Supreme Court on November 8, 2016 (detailed information regarding this case is available at http://unfairbanklending.com)


  • Affirmance of a $42 million product liability judgment before the Second Circuit
  • Settled $12 million breach of contract case during trial
  • Affirmance of a $6 million premises liability judgment before the Ninth Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Financial Litigation – Mortgages, Investments, Banking
  • Appeals – Draft Briefs, Oral Argument
  • Consumer Rights – Fraud, Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices
  • Business Disputes – Contracts, Partnership and Corporate Disputes