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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

Oh v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Assn. of America (2020) 53 Cal.App.5th 71

Civil Procedure – Landowner owed no duty to decedent because it had no knowledge of dangerousness of product, which was stored in drums that did not disclose it was hazardous

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Storm v. The Standard Fire Insurance Co. (2DCA/4)

Policy language that each party will pay expenses it incurs in arbitration and bear expenses of arbitrator equally did not preclude recovery under Code of Civil Procedure Section 998

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Abdulkadhim v. Wu (July 23, 2020, No. B298091) Cal.App. LEXIS 757

The Court determined that the sudden emergency doctrine applies to the emergency the party that is alleged to have been negligent faced, and it excuses that party’s behavior due to the emergency.

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