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…


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…


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…


Las Vegas Office Wins Full Defense Verdict in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Brenda H. Entzminger and Marjan Hajimirzaee successfully defended a large retail store in a civil jury trial in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plaintiff claimed he was injured when he slipped and fell while the retailer was cleaning its premises. Plaintiff demanded $2 million for a total knee replacement, future revision surgeries, and pain and suffering. On…


San Francisco Office Successfully Defends Six-Week Premises Liability Jury Trial where Plaintiff Requested $2.8 Million in Damages Resulted in Only $7,800 Award

Attorneys Robert Phillips and Sara Khan successfully defended a six week premises liability jury trial in the Fresno County Superior Court. Plaintiff sustained injuries to her back when she was struck by merchandise being hauled on a pallet. Plaintiffs presented testimony from five medical experts, including three neurosurgeons, that the incident resulted in serious injuries…


Las Vegas Associate Co-Chairs Creation of First Bi-Lingual Special Edition Nevada Lawyer in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Co-Authors Feature Article

Siria L. Gutiérrez served on the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association committee which spearheaded the September 2013 Special Edition of the Nevada Lawyer in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. She helped co-author the main feature which highlighted the achievements and contributions of Hispanic members of the Nevada Bar. The issue was the first Nevada Lawyer…


San Francisco Office Prevails on a Motion to Strike Punitive Damages in Premises Liability Matter

Robert K. Phillips and Jacqueline K. Oh successfully brought a motion to strike punitive damages against Michigan plaintiffs in a premises liability matter venued in San Francisco Superior Court. Our attorneys effectively argued under California’s choice of law analysis that Michigan had a predominant interest in the application of its law prohibiting punitive damages against…


Las Vegas Office Prevails on Motion for Exclusion Sanctions

The firm won a Motion for Exclusion Sanctions on behalf of its client,  a major retailer. As a result, the Court issued an Order excluding plaintiff’s future medical expenses in excess of $200,000, excluding evidence of permanent disability and excluding from trial plaintiff’s two retained medical experts. As a result of this Order, plaintiff is limited…