Maurice received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology, and a minor in Government from the University of San Francisco, in 1989. He received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1992. During law school, he was the Comment and Note of the Environmental and International Law Journal. After graduation, Mr. Chenier served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Aguilar, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Chenier was admitted to practice law in California in 1993.
Prior to joining Resnick & Louis, Mr. Chenier worked primarily on civil litigation, trial and appellate matters. Mr. Chenier specializes in civil litigation, public entity defense, and appellate matters.
His areas of practice include municipal litigation, employment litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters, automobile liability, light and heavy rail litigation, municipal entity defense, construction defect litigation, real estate litigation, products liability litigation and appellate matters. Mr. Chenier has over 19 years’ experience representing municipal entities. Mr. Chenier has tried cases involving claims of employment discrimination and harassment, products liability, construction defect and real estate fraud, breach of contract, lemon law, personal injury and municipal liability. Mr. Chenier is a member of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Counsel panel.
Over the years Mr. Chenier has provided quality representation to numerous clients. Representative clients include: the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Amtrak/Metrolink, the State of California (California Science Center), the City of Los Angeles Department of Airports, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Lynwood Planning Commission, the City of Lynwood Redevelopment Agency, the City of Lynwood, the Lynwood Unified School District, the City of Compton, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), General Motors Corporation, Toyota Corporation, Adolf Coors Corporation, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Denny’s Corporation, State Farm Insurance Co., Motorola Inc., and Spelling Entertainment.
Maurice is licensed to practice law in California.