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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

Kaanaana v. Barrett Business Services, Inc. (2021) 11 Cal.5th 158

The prevailing wage protections for public works are expanded to cover not only workers engaged in construction-related activities, as was historically the case, but also belt sorters at a recycling facility.

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Morgan v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. (2021) 2DCA/1

Punitive damage award reversed because Plaintiff failed to establish that someone responsible for Defendant’s corporate policy had the requisite state of mind to support such an award

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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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