Law firms must take steps to protect private client data, by Simone McCormick
Think Again - Making the Most of Defense Attorneys' Fee Awards, by Adam M. Koss and Heather A. Barnes
Three steps to protecting your online reputation, by Jason E. Fellner and Caitlin T. DiMaggio
Duty and the Design Professional, by Kimberly A. Shields
Validity of Arbitration Agreements Under California Law, by Simone McCormick and Jennifer J. Karpinski
Basic Steps Businesses Should Take To Protect Valuable Data, by Simone McCormick and James F. Monagle
Notable Legal Issues, by Arthur V. Pearson and Janet L. Everson
Emerging Topics in Legal Malpractice Defense, by Thomas J. D'Amato and Kimberly A. Shields
A defensive approach to mitigating malpractice claims, by Jason E. Fellner, Peter L. Weber and Josh P. Davis, Daily Journal, May 23, 2014
In the event of a data security breach... by Jason E. Fellner and Allen Kuo, Daily Journal, Jan. 16, 2014
Anti-SLAPP in the Employment Investigation Context by Simone McCormick Daily Journal, October 22, 2013
Lessons Learned from Penn State and Rutgers: General Counsel Internal Investigations by William A. Muñoz, In-House Defense Quarterly
Now Hiring: 3 Keys for New Attorneys to Find Success in a Difficult Job Market by Jason E. Fellner, The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin
Follow Your (Ethical) Gut: Insured-Attorney's Ethical Duties to Plaintiff-Clients Trump Insurer's Ability to Deny Coverage by Willam A. Muñoz and Brittany Y. Ng
Can juries award prejudgment interest in malpractice suits? by Harlan Watkins and Nicholas C. Larson, The Daily Journal, March 8, 2013
Bury your exposure: malpractice claims and estate planning by Jason E. Fellner and Allen Kuo
Malicious prosecution decision gets it right, then gets it wrong by James A. Murphy, Harlan B. Watkins and Erik P. Weiss, The Daily Journal, February 11, 2013
Maximizing infringement damages by James F. Monagle, The Recorder, October 22, 2012
Hope You Enjoyed Your Visit to California, You May Need to Stay Longer than Expected: Statute of Limitations Period for Malpractice Claims Inapplicable to Nonresident Attorneys, by Arthur J. Harris and Nicholas C. Larson
Wading through Actual Injury and the Discovery Rule in the Wake of Shifren v. Spiro, by Timothy J. Halloran and Jonathan M. Blute
Dealing with Data Breach by Matthew A. Cebrian and Brittany W. Yang, The Recorder, August 13, 2012
Legal Ease: 4 Steps Design Professionals can take to Manage and Minimize Risk in Green and Sustainable Building Projects by Kimberly A. Shields in Environmental Design & Construction
Samsung's conduct spurs adverse jury instruction by Matthew A. Cebrian and Brittany W. Yang, The Daily Journal, August 2, 2012
Avoid the Noid: An Employer's Guiide to Drafting Social Media Policies, by Matthew A. Cebrian and Kimberly A. Shields, Bloomberg's BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report
Patent reform: death knell for litigation? by Timothy J. Halloran, Peter L. Weber and Allen Kuo, The Recorder, June 11, 2012
Elder Abuse tack-ons ineffective due to lacking enforcement by Simone McCormick and Bart Flood, The Daily Journal, June 6, 2012
The Far Reaching Trust Fund Recovery Penalties by Janet L. Everson and Matthew A. Cebrian
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Terminating The Relationship With Your Client by Jason J. Galek
Practice Tips in Audit Representation by Karen Neville
Inside the box: observations of an attorney serving as a juror by Jeff C. Hsu, The Daily Journal, May 17, 2012
Are Your Clients Playing with Pandora's Box? by Matthew A. Cebrian and Kimberly A. Shields
Please Submit Your Resume, References and Facebook Login by Matthew A. Cebrian, Law360.com, April 10, 2012
Aaron McClellan, James Monagle and Tanis Kelly prevailed in reversing a $30 million default judgment against a client of the firm on appeal. Published Fourth District decision.
Don't end up in the worst chair in the room by Timothy Halloran and Karen Stromeyer
Supreme Court ruled in favor of US Airways; Amicus Curiae by William Muñoz
Timothy Halloran and Jason E. Feller prevailed on appeal before the California Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the Marin County Superior Court trial court's order granting nonsuit in favor of defendants during trial in a legal malpractice action.
The Lawyers' Litigation Privilege by Robert W. Lucas
Avoiding Potential Pitfalls in Joint Defense Agreements by Thomas J. D'Amato and Tanis L. Kelly
Please Jurors, Check Your iPhone with the Bailiff by Thomas J. D'Amato and Adam M. Koss
Security Guard Company Prevails on Summary Judgment
A Kern County judge dismissed a wrongful death action brought against a security company. The case arose from the fatal shooting at a concert in May of 2007.
Michael Bradley has been elected and installed as the 2011 President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been elected to CAL-ABOTA, the statewide governing body of ABOTA. Senior Shareholder William S. Kronenberg was recently inducted as an associate member of ABOTA, bringing Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney’s total membership in ABOTA to seven. We believe that this is the highest number of active trial lawyers in ABOTA from any one firm in California.
Legal Malpractice Update: California Supreme Court Rules that Attorney-Client Communication For the Purpose of Mediation is Inadmissible Evidence in Legal Malpractice Cases.
William Muñoz was asked by the Air Transport Association, an organization whose members consist of the 9 largest commercial air carriers in the United States, to write an amicus brief on behalf of Petitioner US Airways in the matter of Seabright Insurance Company v. US Airways, Case Number S182508, pending before the California Supreme Court.
Robert Lucas successfully represented Defendants in an appeal before the Court of Appeal of the State of California Third Appellate District.
Take a Deep Breath: With Planning, Landlords can be Assured Their Property Investments Don’t Disappear in a Cloud of Smoke
Attorney’s Motion for Nonsuit Granted and Successful Verdict on Cross-Complaint for Fees After opening statements in a jury trial case venued in Marin County, Timothy J. Halloran and Jason E. Fellner, who represented the defendants/cross-complainant, filed a motion for nonsuit against all of the causes of action asserted by Plaintiff, including legal malpractice and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Court of Appeal Affirms Ruling - Mark Perelman and Matthew Cebrian prevailed on appeal before the California First District Court of Appeal in an employment and fraud action.
Persuasiveness Prevails - Arthur Pearson and Karen Neville successfully persuaded the IRS to abate a $480,000 late payment penalty assessed against a fashion designer, manufacturer and retailer of women's clothing.
Lawyers Representing Law Firms | A Special Report - Lawyers are hungry—too hungry, perhaps. The scramble to find new business can land the unwary fighting malpractice claims.
And the Defense Wins William Muñoz prevailed on appeal before the California Third District Court of Appeal wherein the court affirmed the trial court's order granting Mr. Muñoz’s client a nonsuit in a legal malpractice action.
Defending Accountants in Elder Care/Elder Abuse Litigation Subject: Tax Law by Arthur V. Pearson
Abusive Tax Shelters by Arthur V. Pearson and Kristen McCulloch