Stephanie Marshall recently accepted an associate attorney position with the firm. She will be working in all the firm’s practice areas. Read more on the Attorneys page.Read more
who recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of the firm’s client, a time-share resort in San Luis Obispo. Local jurors were not convinced that plaintiff’s slip and fall accident was caused by any negligence of the resort. This victory was highlighted in DRI’s The Voice. Click here to read it.Read more
Defense Research Institute (DRI) has appointed Stephen Acker as Vice Chair of its Law Practice Management Committee, effective October 21, 2013. The latest issue of DRI’s It’s Your Business features an article by Acker & Whipple’s Stephen Acker about the “business” of law practice. Click here to read to the article. Click here for the full newsletter.Read more
Colette Magnetta moved on behalf of an event promoter defendant. Plaintiff claimed insufficient crowd control at a concert-like event allowed an unexpected bump which caused him to fall on stairs and incur a brain injury. Defendant asserted that it did not owe a duty to plaintiff for the unforeseeable touching and causation was speculative. The Court granted summary judgment. Stephen Acker and Kelley Harman obtained summary judgment in behalf of a candle manufacturer defendant. The mother of two young boys lit a candle in their room and fell asleep. Soon after, LA Fire Department responded to a fire at the home in which the boys had both perished. LAFD recovered no...Read more
The firm’s managing attorney Jerri Johnson has been accepted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA prides itself on its exclusive membership, by invitation only, to trial lawyers “of high personal character and honorable reputation” who has also met qualifications of significant trial experience.Read more
The law firm of Acker & Whipple maintains a diverse litigation practice representing businesses, professional persons and governmental entities involved in most areas of civil litigation in California state and local federal courts, with an emphasis upon defense of product liability, construction workplace accident, property damage, premises liability, and transportation claims. The firm is rated AV, the highest rating for competence and integrity, by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory.