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Firm Managing Partner Matt Jaime has been elected President by Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The American Board of Trial Advocates, known as ABOTA, is an invitation only organization of the finest lawyers and judges in America. ABOTA is an organization of attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned great distinction at trial. ABOTA was created in 1958 to defend and preserve the rights granted to all Americans by the 7th Amendment to the Constitution, particularly the right to trial by jury. The Firm applauds Mr. Jaime for his much deserved election.


On February 2, 2019 at Del Paso Country Club, Firm Partner Rick Linkert was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Recognized as the highest honor a California trial lawyer can receive, it is awarded annually to a recipient exhibiting the best traits of a trial lawyer – excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career and a reputation for civility, ethics and fair play.  The Firm applauds Mr. Linkert for his much deserved selection.


Joseph received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Joseph is a trial attorney and appellate advocate with over 35 years of experience. He is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Joseph will practice in the areas of Catastrophic Injury Cases, Complex Litigation, Public Entity Defense.