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Innovative & Successful Trial Attorneys

At Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP we take pride in our reputation as innovative and successful trial attorneys with decades of litigation experience. We are trial attorneys who actually try cases. The two named partners have been elected as members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and many of our other attorneys have first-chaired their own trials. We have earned a statewide reputation for 

effective defense strategies that produce favorable resolutions, including dispositive motion and favorable settlements. If a case has to be tried, we are fully prepared to take the case to a jury-even on short notice and are proud of our track record.

Defending Catastrophic Exposure Cases Throughout California

We take pride in being a boutique trial firm capable of defending catastrophic exposure cases in a variety of scenarios that include personal injuries, products liability, transportation and trucking, premises liability, wildfire litigation, public entity (dangerous condition and sexual abuse), major construction defect cases, and employment litigation. Our ability to hold down damages using innovative litigation resolution strategies, effective dispositive motions, and trial spans the last 40 years. We are also proud of our record of defense verdicts in difficult cases.

Cases of Interest

3 Stonedeggs, Inc. et al. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board et al. 2024 DJDAR 3986

The Commercial Traveler Rule provides that employees whose work entails travel receive an extension to workers’ compensation coverage to the travel itself and to other aspects of the trip reasonably necessary for the sustenance, comfort and safety of the employee.

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George Byers v. Superior Court of Contra Costa County (2024 DJDAR 3844)

When a party seeks attorneys fees as damages caused by an insurer’s breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing under Brandt v. Superior Court (1985) 37 Cal.3d 813, 819, it impliedly waives the attorney-client privilege as to attorney fees documents provided in support.

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Masimo Corporation v. The Vanderpool Law Firm (2024) 2024 DJDAR 3754

A law firm can run, but can’t hide, from sanctions for discovery misuse.

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