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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

Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC (No. S253677)

The California Supreme Court struck down an employer’s policy of rounding meal period punches. The Court further held noncompliant meal periods results in a rebuttable presumption of liability against the employer at the summary judgment stage.

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Pulliam v. HNL Automotive (2021) 2DCA/5 No. B293435

Attorney’s fee award upheld without apportionment based on causes of action because defendants failed to show Plaintiff’s unsuccessful causes of action warranted apportionment.

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Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College Dist. (59 Cal.App.5th 82)

The Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff must prove that a reasonable accommodation was available at the time an interactive process should have been held by their employer.

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