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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 three 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

Chambers v. Crown Asset Management (2021) DJDAR 11747

The Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal reminds litigants to follow the sine qua non of the Evidence Code, particularly with respect to the “business records exception” to the hearsay rule.

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Valenzuela v. City of Anaheim, 6 F.4th 1098 (2021)

Plaintiff alleging police brutality in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 may seek “loss of life damages” even though Code of Civil Procedure § 377.34 prohibits recovery for a decedent’s loss of life.

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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (2021) __ Cal.App.5th ___

Trial court that “vigorously examined” expert as to rational basis for “methodology” used to opine on reasonable value of medical care, and subsequently excluded portions of the expert’s testimony, properly carried out “gatekeeper” role under Sargon.

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