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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

Nicoletti v. Kest (2023) 97 Cal.App.5th 140 Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8, California

Apartment complex owner did not owe a duty to injured woman since running rainwater on a concrete driveway was an obvious dangerous condition.

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Garner v. BNSF Railway Co. 2023 DJDAR 211

In a FELA action, exclusion of causation expert testimony regarding diesel exhaust exposure and a specific type of cancer on the grounds that it was unsupported by any specific study due to a lack of scientific research in the area was improper.

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Andrea Vargas, et al., v. Yolanda Gallizzi 2023 DJDAR 10311

Where the trial court had authenticated records at a pretrial hearing, yet defendant still denied numerous requests for admission, plaintiff was entitled to attorney fees and costs.

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