201602.08
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Candice Mullings Williams has been promoted to Partner

Congratulations to Candice Mullings Williams, who has been promoted to Partner at the firm. Ms. Williams joined the firm in 2007. She specializes in civil litigation defense, with a focus on high exposure personal injury matters. Ms. Williams consistently obtains favorable trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of her Fortune 500 clients. Ms. Williams is…

201601.15
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Associate Anna Gehriger has been selected as an “Outstanding Volunteer” for 2015 by the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center

Congratulations to Anna C. Gehriger who has been selected as an “Outstanding Volunteer” for 2015 by the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center, and will be honored at a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on March 9, 2016 at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Anna will receive a certificate and thanks from the evening’s guest…

201510.10
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Employment Attorneys Prevail Before the United States Supreme Court

In October 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied plaintiff’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari of a successful motion for summary judgment which San Francisco partner Gregory Spallas and associate Anna Gehriger had won in December 2012, on behalf of a large commercial employer. The 2012 summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the…

201408.30
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San Francisco Office Obtains Dismissal in Personal Injury/Construction Accident Case Against Clients Based on Privette/Hooker Doctrine and Avoids Plaintiff’s Seven-Figure Damage Allegations

Robert K. Phillips and Ryan Gille successfully obtained a dismissal of a personal injury/construction accident case against PSA’s clients. The plaintiff sought general and special damages in the seven figure range for work-related injuries received after a concrete pump hose whipped and struck him, allegedly resulting in traumatic brain injury and permanent disability. Our attorneys filed…

201408.15
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Staffer Simon Ho Testifies at State Capitol

Congratulations to staffer Simon Ho, who testifies at State Capitol before the California Senate’s Informational Hearing by the Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders, chaired by Senator Darrell Steinberg, on August 5, 2014 about vocational training and employment for individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders: challenges and solutions. The firm is very proud to…

201406.14
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CLE – True Grit and Growth Mindset: Secrets of Success for Women

San Francisco associate Anna Gehriger facilitated working group sessions of practical scenarios faced by young female attorneys as part of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s ‘True Grit Project’ and BASF’s ‘No Glass Ceiling Initiative’ at the “True Grit and Growth Mindset: Secrets of Success for Women” program which provided Elimination of Bias in…

201406.01
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San Francisco Office Obtains Defense Verdict in Six Figure Personal Injury Suit

Jessica Stuart Pliner along with national counsel for a home appliance manufacturer obtained a defense verdict in a products liability case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the client manufacturer and retailer and against the plaintiffs who sued for burn…