Nevada Office Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Las Vegas associate Ryan Kerbow obtained summary judgment in favor of retailer Sam’s Club in a premises liability case. Plaintiff claimed special damages in excess of $1.4 million as a result of a slip and fall on a spill in a checkout lane. Summary judgment was granted as plaintiff was unable to rebut Sam’s Club’s…


San Francisco Office Successfully Compels Arbitration in a Case that Received National Media Attention

Partner Elisa R. Marcaletti successfully moved to compel arbitration in a nationally-recognized case on behalf of the firm’s client, a wedding photography/videography company based in Chicago, Illinois, that does business in over twenty states. Plaintiff, a San Francisco bride whose wedding video was leaked online by a third party unbeknownst to the firm’s client, appealed…


San Francisco Office Successfully Defends Multi-Million Dollar Auto Claim

San Francisco attorneys Robert K. Phillips and Kaa Bao Yang successfully defended an auto dealer in a two-week motor vehicle jury trial in Monterey County Superior Court involving catastrophic injuries and claims of permanent disability. Plaintiff called five doctors to testify and three liability experts. Plaintiff asked the jury to award 3.5 million dollars.


Las Vegas Office Obtains Dismissal Sanctions in Premises Liability Action 

Brenda Entzminger and Betsy Jefferis obtained a dismissal with prejudice in a personal injury case against the retailer, Wal-Mart.  Plaintiff sought general and special damages in the seven-figure range for a slip and fall matter. The dismissal was for Plaintiff’s prior violations of court orders which led the magistrate judge to recommend dismissal sanctions for Plaintiff’s…


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…


Associate Anna Gehriger has been selected as an “Outstanding Volunteer” for 2015

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…


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…