We defend clients in a variety of personal injury matters, including:
Premises Liability Claims: accidents at construction sites and other premises, including trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall claims
Vehicle accidents: auto, trucking, motorcycle and bicycle accidents
Contamination Claims: food poisoning claims
Business Torts: defamation, trade libel, copyright and trademark infringement.
Expedited Jury Trials: The Why, When and How of the New California LawEffective January 1, 2011, California has enacted statutes for Expedited Jury Trials (EJT). Sharon Hightower, assistant managing partner of Ericksen Arbuthnot's San Jose office, has prepared a seminar to explain this new statute to attorneys, clients and insurance carriers. She will explain what types of cases are best suited for EJT and how cases are selected for this alternative trial option. Her presentation includes the following topics:
For more information about EJT, see
"California Offers a New Trial Option."
Personal Injury Case Documentation and Development of Best PracticesSeveral practice group members speak on documenting complaints of food-borne illnesses, documenting circumstances of in-house injuries, and developing best practices for maintaining safe work environments. Sharon Hightower, Assistant Managing Partner of the San Jose office, has written "The Challenge to Hanif Deductions Continues." To read the entire article, visit the News section of the site.