Attorneys

Chetna Vora

Summary

Chetna Vora is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience in a variety of areas, including consumer financial services, business, employment, insurance bad faith and real estate litigation. Ms. Vora has successfully defended banks and mortgage lenders in numerous lawsuits, including mortgage origination claims involving the defense of the Truth-In-Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settling Procedures Act (RESPA), and predatory lending claims; and mortgage servicing claims, involving the defense of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), wrongful foreclosure and wrongful eviction cases. In addition, Ms. Vora has represented and advised employers on discrimination and harassment matters, and handled numerous real estate cases and disputes.

Ms. Vora has handled a range of cases through all phases of litigation, from the initial complaint up to trial, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Ms. Vora has appeared and argued in state, federal and bankruptcy courts on hundreds of law and motion matters, successfully opposing preliminary injunctions and achieving early dismissals of complaints against mortgage lender and servicer clients.

Ms. Vora is admitted to practice law in California, as well as in all California Federal District Courts and the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District.

Education

Ms. Vora obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was an oralist at the Jessup International Moot Court, and was a founding member of the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  Ms. Vora also received a diploma from the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris, France.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fullerton.

Professional Activities

Ms. Vora is a member of the California State Bar Association.

Representative Matters

  • Won numerous mortgage fraud cases in state and federal courts via demurrers, motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and motions for summary judgment.
  • Obtained dismissal of a mortgage fraud claim involving a $5 million dollar property after winning a motion to remand an adversary proceeding in the US Bankruptcy Court.
  • Achieved a six-figure settlement in a stalemate commercial dispute for an oil company.
  • Successfully prosecuted a complaint for waste against a borrower.