LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, a Los Angeles-based business litigation, professional liability and business transactions law firm, has named Gina A. Leago as a new litigation partner. Mark A. Graf has joined as special counsel and David D. Yang is now a firm associate.

Leago's practice emphasis is business litigation, professional liability, employment disputes and personal injury actions including products liability and medical malpractice. Besides litigating cases, Leago serves as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Prior to joining Parker Shumaker Mills in 2005, Leago was a senior attorney with La Follette Johnson De Haas Fesler & Ames.

"We are pleased Gina has become a partner at the firm. Her passion for trial work is unsurpassed,” says David P. Parker, one of the firm's founding partners.

Mark Graf has more than 30 years of experience in California and Illinois courts. He recently spent 18 years at Sedgwick LLP. Previously, he worked with several Parker Shumaker Mills attorneys while at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. As special counsel, Graf will continue to concentrate his practice on professional malpractice, business and commercial litigation and insurance bad faith analysis and litigation.

"We are happy to be working with Mark again," says Parker. "He brings a wealth of litigation and insurance coverage experience to the firm."

Joining Parker Shumaker Mills as an associate is David Yang. Yang, who is fluent in Korean, focuses his practice on business litigation, legal malpractice and professional liability.

Parker Shumaker Mills has been representing international, national and local clients for nearly two decades in litigation, professional liability and business matters. Partners David Parker and William K. Mills are Certified Specialists in Legal Malpractice by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Clients range from individuals, families and professionals to Fortune 500 corporations. For more information, go to www.psmlawyers.com or call 213-622-4441.