Meet The Attorneys

Shalev Amar, Esq. - Founder

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Shalev Amar is the founder and lead attorney of Amar Law Group. Prior to founding Amar Law Group, Mr. Amar was a Managing Partner for twelve years of a consumer law firm that exclusively handled motor vehicle claims on behalf of consumers.  Since 2004 Mr. Amar has successfully litigated and/or settled over 1,500 Lemon Law and breach of warranty claims with motor vehicle and RV manufacturers. Additionally, his current and predecessor law firms have handled over 2,789 Lemon Law cases. 


Although Mr. Amar is  an experienced litigator who has repeatedly defeated manufacturers  in court when necessary, settlement is often preferable to litigating  through trial for both consumers and car or RV companies. To that end, Mr. Amar has developed diplomatic and professional relationships with the  representatives of motor vehicle and RV manufacturers over the years. Ultimately these relationships benefit the consumers that Amar Law Group represents, by aiding in the the speedy and amicable resolution and settlement of their legal claims out  of court, generally within only 2 to 3 months.


Mr. Amar has an outstanding academic background having  graduated Cum Laude from both the University of Arizona (where he  majored in Political Science) and the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Mr. Amar was the Philanthropy Chair of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law  Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Social Fraternity while he attended  the University of Arizona. In Law School, Mr. Amar participated in Junior Law, a program where middle school students are taught debate.


Mr. Amar is licensed in Arizona (State and Federal Bars), The Ninth  Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District- Northern District of  Indiana, United States District Court- Eastern District of Wisconsin.  Since 2004 Mr. Amar has litigated in the area of consumer  protection focusing on Lemon Law, Consumer Fraud and Breach of Warranty  cases. During this time, Mr. Amar arbitrated over fifteen cases through  Court Mandated Arbitration, prevailing in twelve, and was counsel in seven jury trials, prevailing in five.


In his personal life Mr. Amar is an avid reader and audio book fan. He is into self development, meditation, fitness, nutrition, sports, public speaking, and even karaoke (or singing in the shower).

Henry S. Vorderbruggen, Esq.

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Henry Vorderbruggen is a veteran of the United States Navy and graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In the military, he worked as a journalist and earned a number of awards and commendations including the Navy Achievement Medal. In law school, he was selected to the Law Review and Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, participated in student trial teams, and was a member of the Student Veterans Association. Following completion of his degree, he clerked for over a dozen district and county court judges in two counties in the 17th Judicial District of Colorado and is currently admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona and the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. 

Since teaming up with Amar Law Group, Mr. Vorderbruggen has successfully handled numerous cases, demonstrating a knack for communicating between the car company and clients while working to resolve complex issues. 

As a proud father of two, Mr. Vorderbruggen is an active volunteer in the community, coaching youth sports and providing mentorship to local kids. He is a dedicated legal advocate and passionate fighter consumers can rely on. 

Robert Katz, Esq.

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Robert Katz is a California native, raised in the San Fernando Valley.  He played competitive sports at an early age and was part of the junior ice hockey team that won the California State championship, playing at the Fabulous Forum where the Los Angeles Kings originally skated.  Later, he played on a youth hockey team which competed in Vancouver, Canada.  The skills Robert learned through competitive sports provided a sound foundation for solving those problems and challenges he faces every day as a lawyer.

Robert graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1992, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in American Government and International relations.  While in college, he co-founded Equity Earth, a nonprofit recycling company dedicated to reducing the amount of solid waste restaurants send to landfills, and through the circulation of a monthly community newsletter, promoting education for conserving natural resources.

In 1994, Mr. Katz was admitted to Golden Gate University, School of Law.  After his first year, he interned with the Marin County Counsel’s office assisting in the representation of Marin County.  After his second year, Mr. Katz became the only certified law student at the Marin District Attorney’s office permitted to appear in court on behalf of the People of the State of California.  Robert graduated Golden Gate University, School of Law in 1998 and was admitted to the California Bar in 1999, the Nevada Bar in 2001, and the Arizona Bar in 2002.

In 2005, Robert founded The Law Offices of Robert B. Katz & Associates with the main objective of providing his clients with superior legal services.  In 2006, the Firm expanded its offices to Las Vegas, Nevada, and currently encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon.  Mr. Katz uses his extensive legal experience to assist consumers.

Mr. Katz is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, as well as the United States District Court of Nevada.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Nevada Bar Association, the Arizona Bar Association, the Washington Bar Association, the Oregon Bar Association, the Los Angeles Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Defense Research Institute.

Michael J. Goodman, Esq.

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Michael J. Goodman brings extensive trial experience to his duties as an Associate Attorney at Amar Law Group. Prior to joining our Firm, Mr. Goodman served as a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Mr. Goodman began his professional legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona in the Child and Family Protection Division. Mr. Goodman is now applying his extensive litigation experience to fight on behalf of consumers.

Mr. Goodman earned his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and also served as the Vice President of the school’s chapter of the Federalist Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An avid baseball player, Mr. Goodman was a left-handed pitcher for UNLV and a three-year letter winner. In high school, he was the Stars and Stripes’ Pacific Baseball Player of the Year as a Sophomore, and as a Senior was named to the First Team All-State team in Hawaii. Mr. Goodman is admitted to practice before the State of Arizona, Federal District of Arizona and is member The Federalist Society Arizona Lawyer’s Chapter.

Benjamin T. Ybarra, Esq.

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Mr. Ybarra graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2012. He became a member of the Oregon State Bar in 2012 and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. His resume includes experience with the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon Law Center, and judicial clerkships.  Mr. Ybarra clearly explains complex areas of law so his clients will always make an informed decision. This furthers his ultimate purpose in practicing law: helping people. Benjamin is conscientious and works toward achieving his clients' best interests. Big or small, he will take on anyone causing harm to you, your family, or your business.   Mr. Ybarra earned his commission in the U.S. Army and currently serves as a First Lieutenant in the Oregon Army National Guard. He currently lives in Sandy with his wife of 6 years, Nicole.  

Craig W. Drummond, Esq.

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Craig W. Drummond is an experienced Trial Attorney who has tried over 50 jury trials. Mr. Drummond received his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University and is admitted in both Nevada and Missouri to practice law. Additionally, he is admitted to practice in U.S. military courts worldwide, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Drummond is a decorated veteran for service in Iraq and, after being Honorably discharged from the Army, he worked as Trial Attorney with a local Las Vegas law firm where he gained extensive experience in personal injury and civil litigation cases, including numerous mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, short-trials, and District Court jury trials.  

Values Statement

It is Firm policy to call clients about their cases and to take calls from clients whenever possible. Unlike most attorneys, we are happy to talk to you. You are also entitled to be informed about substantial developments in your case with a phone call, not an email.  Another Firm policy is NEVER to charge our clients for out of court representation. Our fees are always sought ONLY FROM THE CAR COMPANY!