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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

Samantha B. v. Aurora Vista Del Mar, LLC (2022) 77 Cal.App.5th 85

A plaintiff’s damages for professional negligence are not reduced under MICRA if the court finds reckless neglect of a dependent adult under the Elder Abuse Act; If an employer- defendant recklessly or maliciously operates their place of business, a reasonable jury could find that the defendant is more responsible for an injury than an intentional tortfeasor; Under respondent superior, an employer may be liable to a plaintiff for the sexual misconduct of its employee if the circumstances of the employees job description makes the sexual misconduct a foreseeable hazard.

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Brown v. El Dorado Union High School Dist. (2022) 76 Cal.App.5th 1003

An executed and express assumption of risk by a high school football player and his guardian relieves a school district from liability for alleged negligence during a football game.

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State of California v. Superior Court of Ventura County (Paniagua) (2022) DJDAR 4115

Where the circumstances are sufficiently “similar,” unredacted traffic accident investigative reports may be ordered to be disclosed to party with “a proper interest” in the identifying data contained in the reports.

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