Litigation

Represented hospitals in Sacramento, Central Valley and Sierra foothills in medical malpractice actions.

Defend employers in employment litigation.

Defended businesses in products liability actions.

Represented parties engaged in civil litigation.

Defense of public entities in tort actions.

Represented medical group in business dissolution dispute through successful mediated resolution.

Represented subcontractor in five multi-project construction collection actions against large residential developer and its lenders, in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Represented restaurant owner/cross-complainant and obtained verdict for client after three week court trial, including an award of delay damages, in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Represented numerous subcontractors in construction defect litigation.

Represent creditors in bankruptcy including filing proofs of claim, motions for relief from the automatic stay and objections to discharge.

Elder abuse litigation including financial abuse.

Represents creditors in bankruptcy court.

Represents creditors in white-collar criminal actions including restitution orders.

Extensive experience in pre-judgment and post-judgment creditor remedies.

Represents small to large employers and public entities in employment litigation matters including sexual harassment, disability discrimination and accommodation, age and sex discrimination, pregnancy and medical leave, wage claims, and whistleblower retaliation.

Provides advice and counsel to employers relating to employment policies and other employment-related concerns.

Represents employers in audits and other administrative proceedings involving employees including proper classification of workers as individual contractors and employees.

Represented residential developer in 46 home construction defect litigation, obtained favorable settlement through mediation.

Trial experience in contract, real property and business disputes.

Represents hospitals, insurers, and physicians in medical malpractice litigation.

State Court and Supreme Court Appeals in business, medical malpractice, elder abuse and real property matters.

Represent intended parents, surrogates and egg donors in all aspects of surrogacy, from contract negotiation and drafting to obtaining the parentage judgment.

Represents family members in elder abuse claims. 

Successfully defended a large regional pest control company in a jury trial in Sacramento County involving allegedly negligent termite inspections and unfair competition.

Represented defendant manufacturer of a tractor trailer, and obtained defense verdict after three month jury trial with multimillion dollar exposure, in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Successfully defeated class certification in a multimillion-dollar unfair competition and false advertising case in Contra Costa County, including appeal.

Represented a hospital in a libel action and obtained a defense verdict after a two week jury trial, in Merced County Superior Court.

Represented a large scale tomato grower in class action arbitration and obtained favorable settlement for grower.

Represents small to large employers in employment litigation matters including sexual orientation, harassment, disability discrimination and accommodation, age and sex discrimination, pregnancy and medical leave, wage claims and whistleblower retaliation.