Associate Attorneys

Richard Coombs

Richard Coombs is a full time Associate Attorney at Hoffman and Pomerantz, LLP. Richard has been working with Hoffman and Pomerantz, LLP since the mid 1990’s.

Richard has practiced nearly all aspects of real estate law, including title issues; escrow issues and requirements; broker issues; regulatory requirements for escrow companies, real estate agents and brokers, homeowners’ associations, and lenders; foreclosures by both lenders and homeowners’ associations; purchase and sale transactions and litigation; and disputes between landlords and tenants.  He has handled thousands of eviction matters and, at one time, was handling 200 evictions per month throughout California.

Richard was the Chair of the Real Estate Law Section of the OCBA in 1982 and was Chair of the OCBA Client Relations Committee for four years.  He is the author of The Lawsuit Handbook published in 1990.  He has taught various continuing legal education classes.

Richard has lived his entire life in Southern California.  Richard enjoys skiing and golfing.  He tries to fill his time with the families of his four adult children and his eleven grandchildren.


California State Bar 1976

Admitted to all Federal District Courts in California, and

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.


Western State University, College of Law, J.D., 1976

California State University, Fullerton, B.A. in Psychology, 1971

Professional affiliations and memberships

Orange County Bar Association (“OCBA”)

Donna Seyedi

Donna Seyedi is a full time Associate Attorney at Hoffman and Pomerantz, LLP. Donna has been with Hoffman and Pomerantz, LLP since January 2011.

Prior to working for HP, Donna served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Ramona Sees and the Honorable Judge William Willet. She also clerked at the City Attorney and District Attorney’s office. While at the City Attorney’s office, Donna was in charge of handling misdemeanor DUI and drug possession cases for the city of Torrance. She quickly realized she was bitten by the courtroom bug, which then lead her to her clerkship at the DA’s office. While at the DA’s office, Donna served as a preliminary hearing clerk for the prestigious VIP (Victim Impact Program) unit. Through hard work, dedication and what she calls luck, she was able to co-chair jury trials against alleged murderers, child molesters, and rapists.

In her spare time Donna loves to bake vegan desserts (she has been a vegetarian for 25 years), scour farmers markets and spend time with her kids. She is unapologetically obsessed with her mom and working out, both which she claims keeps her sane.

She loves everything about her job and actually looks forward to going to court every day. A great day for Donna means working hard and getting results, something she learned from her “work dad” Gary Hoffman.  Although Donna grew up in the real estate business, she credits Hoffman and Pomerantz, LLP with her love for the business.


California State Bar June 1, 2010


Southwestern Law School, CA; Juris Doctorate, 2009

University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2005


Environmental Law Association

Animal Law Association

Woman’s Law Association

California Bar