Easton M. Broome
Easton Broome is a litigation associate with Matheny, Sears, Linkert & Jaime, LLP, who began with the firm in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Broome practiced in the area of civil litigation defense. His experience includes school district defense work, medical malpractice, personal injury lawsuits involving alleged “Power Press” machines, cases involving the California Tort Claims Act, products liability, and civil harassment and workplace violence restraining orders.
Mr. Broome graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 2016 where he worked as an extern for a Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California. Mr. Broome was also a member of the Mock Trial team at McGeorge, a research assistant for Professor Jarrod Wong (Contracts) and a teaching assistant for Professor Larry Levine (Torts). He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at University of California, Berkeley in 2006.
Mr. Broome was born and raised in Monterey, California. He enjoys playing golf, hiking, and songwriting.
- As second-chair trial counsel, obtained defense verdict for school district where workers’ compensation was the plaintiff’s exclusive remedy. Plaintiff, a volunteer at a school spelling bee, was injured while performing her volunteer duties. In 1968, the school district’s governing board adopted a resolution declaring volunteers injured in the course and scope of their volunteer duties to qualify as “employees” for purposes of workers’ compensation (Labor Code section 3364.5). The defense established that the resolution applied to bar plaintiff’s civil action.
- Assisted with defense of a school district at trial with admitted liability in a multi-plaintiff inappropriate touching case. Plaintiff’s demand at trial was $45 million and the jury verdict against the district was $1.135 million.
- Prepared motions for summary judgment in survivor and personal injury actions that led to plaintiffs dismissing cases against defendant clients.