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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

Ramirez v. Avon Products, Inc. (2023) Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. 20STCV22671 Case No. JCCP 4674

A declaration from a PMQ or corporate representative is still held to the same rules of evidence as a lay witness in assessing a declaration attached to an MSJ.

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Cole v. Superior Court of San Diego County No. D081299, 2022 WL 17999483 (Cal Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2022)

Since summary judgement motion was electronically filed and served 107 days or more before trial, it was timely, and the moving parties were entitled to a hearing on the motion.

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McCullar v. SMC Contracting, Inc. (2022) 83 Cal. App. 5th 1005

Subcontractor retained responsibility for its employee’s workplace injury even though the general contractor created the hazard.

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