Trials

The firm has tried over 130 cases involving catastrophic injury, routine auto and trucking accidents, premises liability, trespass to trees, wrongful death, property damage, mold, and construction defect. Below please find a sampling of recent trial outcomes.

  • LUTHER W. HORTON

    Avilez v. Smith

    McCulloch v. Chevron Verdict: Defense

    Hrissikopoulos v. Szeglia

    Brown v. Rogers Shell

    Gutterud v. Uniglobe Signature Verdict: Defense

    Cooke v. Prince

    Gustafson v. Marshall  Verdict: Defense

    Walker v. Bennett

    Thweatt v. Nordstrom

    Cruz v. Cox (Trial I)

    Cruz v. Cox (Trial II) Verdict: Defense

    Alsalek v. Intercal Medical Verdict: Defense

    Holley v. Leo=s Lakeside Pharmacy

    Reed v. Files

    Mercado v. Bennett Verdict: Defense

    Mirander v. Simonides Verdict: Defense

    Boheman v. Moffitt

    LaCroce v. Oceana Unocal  Outcome: Obtained Dismissal for Cost Waiver on Day Before Trial was to Start

    Meyer v. San Diego County Estates Verdict: Defense

    Heath v. Del Mar Plaza Note: 85% comparative on plaintiff

    Lindsey v. Broadway

    Floyd v. Villegas Verdict: Defense

    Melehy v. Golden Egg Omlet

    Muelberger v. Miller=s Carpet Care Verdict: Defense

    Jones v. Lang

    Charlton v. Radisson

    Goral v. Pro-Scape Verdict: Defense

    Roy v. Kyle

    Schott v. Broadway

    Bandfield v. Coronado Shores

    Wickstrom v. Broadway Verdict: Defense

    Hunter v. Citation

    Beltran v. Bigley

    Aguilar v. Perez - Defense verdict

    Barney v. JC Penney (Lifetouch Portrait Studio) Verdict: Defense

    Spear v. Lifetouch

    Frey v. Miller Carpet

    Tarin v. Aaron

    Burland v. Jackson

    Abbott v. Saba

    Prowse v. Golf Course Inns of America Verdict: Defense

    Tuff Toy (GEIC)

    Jackson v. Freeberg Verdict: Defense

    Klaus v. ABCO

    Ibarra v. Broadway

    Wright v. Legal Aid Society, Inc. Verdict: Defense

    Jones v. General Motors Corporation Verdict: Defense

    Kuski v. Nexus Development Verdict: Defense

    Soria v. Broadway Verdict: Defense

    Edler v. State Farm

    Houska v. Broadway

    Clubb v. Doherty

    Lundin v. General Motors

    Yancey v. Engs

    Norman v. Sims

    Lindsey v. Felix

    I-Go Van & Storage v. SDG&E

    Manning v. Mullin  Verdict: Defense

    Palmer v. General Motors Corp. Verdict: Defense

    Palisades Garden v. General Motors Corp. Verdict: Defense

    Morrison v. Caterpillar Tractor Company Verdict: Defense

    Shire v. Caterpillar Tractor Company Verdict: Defense

    Balelo v. General Motors Corp. Verdict: Defense

    Allport v. Reed Irrigation Systems

    Baker v. Arco

    Scott v. Lange

    Baker v. Broadway

    Moore v. Lindsey

    Robertson v. Jobst Institute

    Martinez v. Superior Wholesale Tires

    Anderson v. A-I

    Lechuga v. Clippinger

    Doering v. Arnquist

    Ybarra v. Pan Western Verdict: Defense

    Smith v. Taco Bell

    Ritchey v. WWST

    Lawson v. Armstrong

    Davis v. Pacific Aqua

    Geurkink v. British Bus

    Karkouti v. Sukay

    Sasano v. Irving

  • KIMBERLY S. OBERRECHT

    Sedrak Gumrikyan, et al. vs. Juno Park (2019) Verdict: $250,000 (Plaintiff rejected C.C.P. §998 Settlement Offer of $475,000 Prior to Trial)

    The Estate of Jeff Green vs. Lighthouse Treatment Center, et al. (2019) Verdict: $2,535,000 (apportioned) – Defense verdict for Therapist. 65% against drug rehab.

    John C. Bohren v. America Tour, Inc., et al. Verdict: Defense

    Lester Camacho v. Brentwood Holdings Partners, LLC (2018) Verdict: $450,000 (Plaintiff rejected an offer of $900,000 prior to trial)

    Stephen Handrop v. Sigifredo Romero-Acosta dba Chachos Transport, et al. (2017)_ Verdict: Defense

    Clara Almand v. Camille Mouchawar, et al. (2017) Verdict: $65,574.05 (Plaintiff rejected a C.C.P. §998 Settlement Offer of $100,000 prior to trial)

    Andrew Pankey, et al. v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., et al. (2017) Verdict: Defense

    Pimientos Selectos, S.A. de C.V. v. Poly AG Corp., et al. (2016) Verdict: $2,224,259.19

    Thomas D. Remillard v. Martin P. Holguin, et al. (2016) Verdict: $797,647.24

    Estate of Pablo Padilla Ayala, et al. v. Southern California Edison Company, et al. (2015) Verdict: Defense (following granting of Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict)

    Cordova Associates, Inc. v. Daniel P. Nore, et al. (2015) Verdict: Defense

    Ma Guadalupe Olvera Olvera, et al. v. Enrique Castillo Ruiz, et al. (2015) Verdict: $0

    Juan Vigil v. Jesus Gonzalez Escalante (2014) Verdict: Defense

    Stacey Rippey v. George Onwumere, et al. (2014) Verdict: Defense

    Sergio Reveles, et al. v. Griffin Patrick O=Neal, et al. (2013) Verdict: $5,000

    Craig P. Bond, et al. v. Htrans, Inc., et al. (2013) Verdict: Defense (Phase I - Liability).

    Margie Becerra v. Jesus Martinez Gaeta, et al. (2013) Verdict: Defense

    Linda Hopkins v. Perfect Smile Dental Ceramics (2012) Verdict: Defense (Phase I - Statute of Limitations)

    Prakash Sheth, et al. v. Schneider National Carriers, Inc., et al. (2012) Verdict: Defense.

    Axel Ahmed Soezeri v. Rene Juarez, Jr. (2011) Verdict: $4,017.50

    Nancy and Chris Redgate v. Ronald Steven Long, et al. (2011) Note: Plaintiff demanded $17.9 million at trial Verdict: $4,900

    Martha Moreno Castro v. Miguel Salcedo (2011) Verdict: $9,442.97

    William Escareno, Jr. v. Monica Hernandez et al. (2011) Verdict: Defense.

    Juan Macias v. Robert London (2010) Verdict: Defense

    Tyler Dewey v. Amin Davari (2009) Note: Plaintiff=s demand at trial was $50,000 Verdict: $21,507.60

    Sonia Graciano v. Saul Ayala, et al. (2009) Note: Plaintiff=s demand at trial was $9 million Verdict: $2,195,000

    Honor v. Odyssey Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. (2009) Verdict: Defense

    Cora Jean Radogna v. Westfield Corporation, Inc., et al. (2009) Note: Plaintiff=s Pre-Trial Demand was $1.8 million Verdict: $119,077.20

    Lee Tartre, et al. v. City of Poway, et al. (2009) Verdict: Defense

    Mekenas v. Terzyan (2008) Note: Plaintiff=s Pre-Trial Demand was $1 million Verdict: $46,482.64

    Piccone v. Galaviz (2008) Verdict: Defense

    Atkins v. Hamilton (2007) Note: Plaintiff rejected C.C.P. ' 998 Settlement Offer of $30,001 prior to trial Verdict: $18,038.45

    Lopez v. VanMeter (2007) Note: Plaintiff rejected C.C.P. '998 Settlement Offer of $10,000 prior to trial Verdict: $8,000

    Mickelson v. Estevez (2007) Verdict: $19,816.87

    Najman v. Hawkins (2007) Verdict: Defense

    Hedquist v. McKay (2007) Verdict: Defense

    Soltani v. Adesa Corporation (2007) Verdict: $90,000

    Palmer v. Villegas, et al (2007) Note: Plaintiff Rejected C.C.P. ' 998 Settlement Officer of $40,001 Prior to Trial Verdict: $19,584.80

    Kashani v. J.C. Penney (2006) Verdict: Defense

    Nunez v. Black Dog Farms (2005) Verdict: Defense

    Lopez v. Fevisa Transport (2005) Verdict: Defense

    Crain v. Gomez (2004) Verdict: Defense

    Waller v. Becker / High Valley Trucking (2004) Verdict: Defense

    Dorcely v. Hisham Francis / Clairemont Shell Service (2003) Verdict: $175,000

    Doll-Bush v. J.C. Penney, Inc. (2003) Verdict: $4,500

    Agee v. JC Penney Company, Inc. (2002) Verdict: Defense

  • CHERYL A. KIRKPATRICK

    Abdoush v. Fresh Choice Market (2016) Verdict: Defense

    Kinne v. Vaudry (2015) Verdict: Defense

    Baker v. McElyea (2014) Verdict: $12,600 to be reduced by $20,000 settlement of another party.

    Torres/Tellez v. Centex/Direct Construction Company (2012) Outcome: Client dismissed in exchange for waiver of costs just before closing statements in Week 6 of trial.

    Esparza v. Centex/Padilla Construction Company (2012) Outcome: Nonsuit Granted.

    Glenn Allen Mastron and Sandra Mastron v. Gas >n Go Inc. d/b/a Cook=s Corner (2010) Verdict: Defense

    Patricia Faux v. Pacific Maintenance Services, Inc. (May 2010) Verdict: Defense

    Claudette France v. Richard Talt and Airwest Air Conditioning and Heating Inc. (2010) Verdict: $5,000 reduced to $0 after credit for co-defendant=s settlement

    Esmaiel Jassim v. Village Builders (January 2009) Result: Settled on 8th day of trial for $10,000

    Mellor v. Chow (2007) Verdict: Defense

    Amy Christian v. Electra Cruises, Inc. (1999) Verdict: Defense

    Bishop v. Marblehead (1998) Result: Settled for $10,000 after jury selection

    Aliabadi v. Sunset Property Services (1997) Verdict: $6,144

  • RICHARD H. MARTHA

    Jamal Yusef Ali v. Robert De’Laurentis (2019) Verdict: Defense.

    Dazmira Khachikyan, et al. vs. Stocker Garden Homeowners Association (2019) Verdict: Defense.

    Robert M. Jaffe, et al. v. Robert Bradshaw (2014) Verdict: Defense

    James Donato, et al. v. Ecco Lofts HOA, et al. (2012) Verdict: Defense

    Mario E. Melendez v. David C. Sanborn, et al. (2008) Note: C.C.P. '998 Settlement Offer was $10,000 prior to trial Verdict: $9,898.89, Plaintiff to pay costs

    Gerald Woods, et al. v. Neptune Terrace Condominium Association, et al. (2004) Verdict: Defense

  • ERIN E. SCHROEDER

    Veronica Godinez v. La Salsa Chilena, et al. (2018) Verdict: $3,863,830 (stipulation to pay past medicals in the amount of $250,000)

    Dazmira Khachikyan, et al. v. Stocker Garden Homeowners Association (2019) Verdict: Defense

    Jamal Yusef Ali v. Robert De’Laurentis (2019) Verdict: Defense.

  • MICHAEL D. MARCHESINI

    Regino Rubio-Leyva v. Claudio Guillermo Gutierrez Salazar (2017) Verdict: Defense

    Crown Pacific Group v. Ferguson Enterprises (2017) Verdict: Defense

    Erin Blakemore v. Akizumi Ohgi (2016) Verdict: $8,100

    Aris Pepes v. Redhawk Hand Car Wash (2016) Verdict: Defense

    Joseph Battaglia and Susan Reese v. Christopher Arnicar (2015) Verdict: $341,167

    Juan Camacho v. Jimetta Moore (2015) Verdict: $224,200

    Axel Brown Pedersen v. 855 Portland, LP (2015) Verdict: Defense

    Dennis Keith Kennedy v. Angela Melodee Jellison (2011) Verdict: Defense


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