In Memoriam for Partner Bruce E. Sample (1965-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce that our partner and dear friend, Bruce Sample, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Bruce joined the DAR family shortly after graduating from Southwestern University School of Law, where he attended on a full academic scholarship, was a member of the Law Review and graduated with … Continue reading In Memoriam for Partner Bruce E. Sample (1965-2018)

Brydon Asked to Speak to Top Trial Lawyers

On April 20, 2018, Northern California Managing Partner John R. Brydon was a featured speaker at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 13th Renaissance Symposium on the topic of “20th Century Trial Lawyer Challenges With 21st Century Juries – A Defense Trial Lawyer’s Perspective”.  The Symposium, being held in San Francisco, is a gathering of members … Continue reading Brydon Asked to Speak to Top Trial Lawyers

Continued Expansion in Northern California

Our Northern California presence has now expanded to 15 attorneys and is moving its office to 601 California Street effective April 1, 2018.  The firm has also opened an office in Sacramento, led by partner Steven A. Block, and Jennifer Rasmussen has joined its San Francisco office as a partner. With the additions of Block … Continue reading Continued Expansion in Northern California

Demler Adds Two Veteran ABOTA Trial Lawyers

New partners Steven Block and Brian Buddell have joined the firm as seasoned trial lawyers and are members in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Steve is heading up the firm’s newly opened Sacramento Office, where he has been practicing for nearly 40 years as an active trial lawyer and later as a … Continue reading Demler Adds Two Veteran ABOTA Trial Lawyers

Jury Finds No Discrimination

Partner Jim Lemieux completed a 3‑week jury trial involving a tenant, Ruth Alvizures, who claimed she was being wrongfully evicted by her landlord, Molly Johnson, on religious discrimination grounds and, specifically, in retaliation for the tenant’s refusal to attend bible study meetings at the onsite managers’ apartment. Both Alvizures and her neighbor claim they attended these … Continue reading Jury Finds No Discrimination

Defense Verdict on Admitted Liability

We are pleased to congratulate Tim Lippert on his defense verdict in Johnson v. Morales, an admitted liability car accident case, following a 5-day jury trial in Van Nuys. Our client, Yannett Morales, made an unsafe lane change and struck plaintiff’s pick-up truck.  Plaintiff, 69, had a prior cervical spine fusion and multiple prior knee … Continue reading Defense Verdict on Admitted Liability

John Brydon Presentation on Use of Experts in Insurance Bad Faith Cases

On January 13, 2016, our San Francisco office’s managing partner, John Brydon, joined two other San Francisco lawyers to discuss the use of experts in bad faith cases.  The program was sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Topics included locating and preparing bad faith experts; admissible scope of their testimony; how to present … Continue reading John Brydon Presentation on Use of Experts in Insurance Bad Faith Cases

“Bad Faith Delay” Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

San Francisco Managing Partner John Brydon obtained a 12-0 defense verdict in a Napa County bad faith trial. Plaintiff Brenda Woods and her husband Carlos Rodriguez sued Mid-Century (a Farmers Company) over alleged delay in paying underinsured motorist policy benefits. San Francisco attorney Stephen Purtill claimed that Mid-Century should have immediately tendered the full amount … Continue reading “Bad Faith Delay” Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

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