New California Discovery Law

The California Senate recently passed a new law, Senate Bill 235, which significantly changes the landscape of civil discovery in California for all cases filed on or after January 1, 2024. The law mandates that parties provide initial disclosures similar to the common discovery tools we are already accustomed to, but on a much broader…


San Francisco Attorneys Win Motion to Dismiss Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit

Congratulations to Partner Elisa Marcaletti and Associate George M. Morris for a recent win in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, after a favorable outcome on a FRCP 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss.  Plaintiff alleged sexual misconduct by her peers in violation of human trafficking laws under the TVPRA.  She alleged…


Partner Robert Phillips Makes Presentation at 2024 CLM Conference

Partner Robert Phillips made a presentation, “ABC’s of Defending Spinal Injury Claims” at this year’s annual CLM Claims Unleashed 2024 (April 2 – 4) conference in San Francisco. Mr. Phillips’ presentation covered topics that included the medical basics of spinal injury, common treatments, studies attorneys should know about, defenses to back injury claims, what medical…


Los Angeles Office Motion of Summary Judgement Victory

Attorneys Sandra Block and Christina Newell recently secured a summary judgment for our client in a case brought in Orange County Superior Court. Plaintiff slipped in client’s home while working as a housekeeper and sustained injuries as a result of her fall. Plaintiff alleged excess pet waste in the property was a dangerous condition due…


San Francisco Office Serves Meals and Toys for Glide

We want to celebrate and thank our incredible Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt team who volunteered for service at Glide this year. Glide is dedicated to serving the San Francisco Tenderloin community (and beyond) with food every day of the year, and helps bring joy to children during the holiday season. Our team spent the day…


Attorney Michael Zimmerman Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment

We want to congratulate Associate Attorney Michael Zimmerman for prevailing on a Motion for Summary Judgement. In a case in which the plaintiff was injured while opening an allegedly defective gate at a horse stable, Michael successfully argued to the court that an equine release extended to activities beyond just horse riding. Michael argued that…


San Francisco Attorney George M. Morris presents on Dog Bite Law in CA

We are proud to continue our Senior Associates Presents Series.  We want to thank George M. Morris for his recent presentation, giving an overview of Dog Bite Law in California. In our latest offering in our Senior Associate Presents Series, George provided insight into the history of the law surrounding dog bites and owner liability…


Associates attend San Francisco La Raza Lawyer Association’s Noche de Gala

San Francisco Associate Christina Quinonez and Summer Associate Gueverly Mendez attended the San Francisco La Raza Lawyer Association’s Noche de Gala this month, celebrating diversity and equity with the Association. With over 400 attendees, this was a great opportunity for our team to network with law students, attorneys, judges, and community organizers, all coming together…