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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

Medallion Film, LLC, v. Loeb & Loeb, LLP 2024 DJDAR 2825

A law firm’s letter responding to a company’s request to avoid litigation and resolve a contractual issue amicably which was not directed to the firm’s client, was not protected activity under the anti-SLAPP statute and could subject the firm to liability for misrepresentation.

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Whitehead v. City of Oakland 2024 DJDAR 1290

Plaintiff’s execution of a release to participate in a bicycle fundraiser which included a provision releasing liability arising out of roadway maintenance and ownership was valid and enforceable because the fundraiser was a nonessential sports activity that did not affect the public interest.

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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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