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The firm is pleased to announce that Rhonda L. Woo has joined the firm as senior counsel.  Ms. Woo is an experienced litigator who has defended a variety of clients, including manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and premises owners involving claims of exposure to asbestos and benzene.  Ms. Woo will continue to practice in the areas of toxic tort and public entity defense.


We would like to congratulate our client, Eaton Corporation, as well as our partners, Shawn M. Ridley and Jane B. Yee, on their recent defense verdict, following a four-week trial, in the matter of Norman Estes v. The Okonite Company, Inc., et al, Solano County Superior Court Case No. FCS048117.


Shawn Ridley recently authored the article "Workers Comp Subrogation", published in the August 2013, California Lawyer.


 In January 2017, Shawn Ridley obtained summary judgment based on design immunity on behalf of a public entity which was sued for dangerous condition of public property in a multi-million dollar personal injury case.


Todd Master spoke at the California Joint Powers Authority Conference in South Lake Tahoe, September 2013 on the topic of management of large loss tort claims.


Todd Master presented a seminar on the California Government Claims Act to the Association of Bay Area Governments and its member organizations on February 14, 2013 in Oakland, CA.