Practice Areas

Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett has successfully defended many individuals, government entities, small, mid-sized, and multi-national companies since its inception. Cases run the gamut in terms of subject matter – catastrophic construction site injuries, slips and falls, product liability, fire damage, motor vehicle accidents, defamation, breach of contract, and malicious prosecution.

Most civil cases are resolved prior to trial and many are resolved at mediation. In many cases, our proactive approach results in the early dismissal of our client by the plaintiff.

Our goal in any defense case is always the early extrication of the client from litigation. We have been highly successful in doing that and have been appointed as defense panel counsel for prominent companies.

  • Breach of Contract Defense Verdict (San Francisco County)
  • Malicious prosecution Defense Verdict (Santa Clara County)
  • Product liability – fire at manufacturing plant Defense judgment ( Santa Clara County)
  • Product liability – dental product Defense judgment (Santa Clara County)
  • Product liability – gas industry Dismissal after demurrer (San Joaquin County)


We work hard to obtain just compensation for our clients whether it is a personal injury or a business damages case. The following is a small sample of the results we have achieved for our clients:

Product Liability

Vehicle roll-over
$1.035 million settlement

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrian hit by vehicle – soft tissue injuries
$75,000 settlement
Elderly driver T-boned at intersection
$100,000 settlement
Soft tissue injuries and concussion
$139,000 settlement
Broken arm
$200,000 settlement
Soft tissue injuries and concussion
$280,000 settlement
T-bone at intersection – brain injuries
$1.2 million settlement

Dog Bite

Bitten by pit bull – loss of finger, hand injuries
$225,000 settlement
Bitten by pit bull – facial injuries
$85,000 settlement

Recreational Activities

Gunshot to the eye in hunting accident
$400,000 settlement

Sexual Abuse

Woman sexually abused by employer
$10 million judgment (San Francisco)

Child Molestation

Minor molested by neighbor
$2,000,532.15 judgment (Contra Costa)
Minor molested by neighbor
Confidential settlement

Business Litigation

Breach of contract
Confidential settlement
Identity Theft and business fraud
$500,000 judgment (Contra Costa)
Business fraud and breach of contract
$305,000 judgment (Yolo)

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No Guarantee of Results: The descriptions on this web page are meant only to provide information about the activities and experience of our attorneys. They are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our attorneys; and you should not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you. The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors-including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or attorney.




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