202401.04
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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…

202312.18
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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…

202311.13
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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…

202306.09
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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…

202304.26
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Day of Service – San Francisco Food Bank Event

Phillips Spallas & Angstadt Day of Service: We want to thank our team for their volunteer work at the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank event. By 11:00 a.m. 672 bags of food were distributed to the community. Associate Attorney Sam Rosario led the effort, organizing the event for the firm. “Today, more than ever, I am…

202302.14
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Los Angeles Attorney Sandra Block has been elevated to Partner

Sandra L. Block joined the firm in 2019 as a litigation defense attorney with extensive knowledge and experience. Ms. Block quickly emerged as a team leader in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. She leads a team of savvy defense attorneys to defend against all kinds of claims for clients in state and…

202302.14
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Attorney Matthew Gardner rises to Partner in Los Angeles office

Matthew A. Gardner joined the firm in 2018 as an experienced litigation defense attorney having defended clients that ranged from large corporations to single individuals. Mr. Gardner quickly became a leader in the Los Angeles office. He leads a talented group of defense attorneys to navigate challenging cases across numerous practice areas in state and…

202212.01
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Los Angeles Attorneys Prevail in California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

Attorneys Michael R. Halvorsen and Sandra L. Block prevailed in an appeal brought by a neighbor homeowner challenging the issuance of conditional use permit and certificate of occupancy to a residential townhouse project on the ground that the development constituted a nuisance and was inconsistent with city zoning. The neighbor sought monetary damages and demolition…