Case Results


Bertoli v. City of Sebastopol, Caltrans, et al.
15 year old girl against neighboring private property owners and engineering consultants to City of Sebastopol for negligence when she suffered traumatic brain injury from dangerous condition of public crosswalk hidden by untrimmed oak trees and lack of warning signs.


Wallace v. Wu
Discrimination and wrongful eviction suit by disabled tenants against landlord attempting to harass them to move by, among other actions, generating false complaint to City that tenants’ prescribed emotional support dog “Nemo” was “vicious and dangerous”, subjecting Nemo to destruction.


Chang v. Paul
Bicyclist commuting on Market Street at Octavia Street suffered head and face injuries when struck by vehicle illegally turning onto Highway 101.


Misippo v. United States
Settlement of war veteran’s medical malpractice claims against V.A. for failure to timely diagnose foot injury.


Baldanzi v. Bocce Café
Settlement for restaurant patron suffering grade three tear of shoulder and ankle injury when slipped and fell on unmaintained, muddy and poorly lit entrance walkway.

Federal multi-district copyright and trademark infringement

Sued and settled with 1000 defendants across U.S. on behalf of Lyon’s Partnership (owner of characters “Barney” “BJ” and “Baby Bop”) for unlicensed use of costumes and character likenesses.

Landmark Published Appellate Decision

Bertoli v. City of Sebastopol
Public Records Act: Reversal of Sonoma County trial court award of $45,000.00 sanctions against family seeking city disclosure of City emails about dangerous condition of public property stored on private computers of city officials because such emails ruled to be public records.

Landmark Published Appellate Decision

Wallace v. McCubbin (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 1169
Anti-SLAPP statute: Appeal reconciling numerous prior case decisions to clarify the second prong of the anti-SLAPP statute.