Congratulations to Matthew Guichard for being elected to the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. To find out who else is on the Board of Directors, click here: http://www.walnut-creek.com/walnut-creek-about-the-chamber2/board-of-directors
Here’s some additional information regardng our Davis office. There are three attorneys/firms sharing office space at 355 2nd Street, Suite B. They are Will Portello, Heather Tattershall and Kira Wattenburg. Will Portello grew up in Davis, graduated from UC Davis, attended law school at the University of Oregon, and is a member of both the California and Oregon state bars. He has been practicing law since 1993. He has been with Guichard Teng & Portello since 1997. We have… had an office here in Davis since 2004, and have other offices in Walnut Creek, Willows and San Francisco. We handle civil litigation and trial advocacy, including the representation of injured parties in personal injury matters, as well as the victims of sexual abuse. In addition, we represent employees in wage-hour disputes. Our additional practice areas include business litigation and insurance … Continue reading
Congratulations to Matthew Guichard for being recognized by Lawyers of Distinction!
We have joined the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. You can find us here: http://www.walnut-creek.com/walnut-creek-business-directory2 If you live in the Walnut Creek area and need legal services, please keep us in mind. We are a top notch law firm and get great results for our clients. We can help you get the best result possible.
For a number of years, I have served as the hearing officer in Coroner’s Inquests in Contra Costa County and a few other Northern California counties. I am often asked to explain the process. In doing so, more often I discuss what it is not, rather than what a Coroner’s Inquest actually entails. In most counties in California, the elected sheriff is also the elected coroner. That is the case in Contra Costa County, where a Coroner’s Inquest is held in all cases involving a death related in any way to law enforcement. That means when an inmate in county jail dies in his sleep of natural causes, we have an Inquest. When a death involves a police shooting, a fatal car chase, a suicide witnessed by law enforcement, a fight with officers resulting in a death, a Coroner’s Inquest is … Continue reading
Yes, I am back with another Civil Jury Verdicts column. No, I did not move out of town. There just have not been sufficient reports for me to prepare a Civil Jury Verdicts column. I now have some reports so here goes. Brian C. (a minor) v. Contra Costa Health Services involved one of the bigger jury awards in Contra Costa recent history. The Honorable Steven Austin presided. Two Plaintiffs firms took the lead. Michael E. Gatto of Rains Lucia Stern, PC, was co-lead together with Eustace de Saint Phalle of the Veen Firm. Alison M. Karp of the Veen firm assisted the lead lawyers. W. David Walker of Craddick, Candland & Conti represented Defendants. Factually, the case involved a medical malpractice claim involving alleged negligent management of a twin pregnancy, which resulted in the death of one twin and … Continue reading
Not a pleasant topic if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, but you may need our help. Guichard, Teng & Portello has successfully represented victims of sexual abuse and has received substantial civil monetary judgments on behalf of our clients. Below is an article you might find interesting. http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/28/69875.htm