California Jury Verdicts, Settlements and Court Decisions
 

United States of America v. Luis Madrigal-Reyes

Fresno, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

Luis Madrigal-Reyes, 37, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to court documents, the cultivation operation cons... More...
   $0 (10-18-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Dr. Amir Friedman

Los Angeles, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with accepting bribes and kickbacks as part of a conspiracy that unlawfully billed health insurers for compounded medication prescriptions.

Dr. Amir Friedman, 56, pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, and to violate the Travel Act, a federal law that ... More...
   $0 (10-19-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Jose Rosario Segura Balentierra

San Diego, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute on Board a Vessel and Operation of a Semi-Submersible Vessel Without Nationality.

Jose Rosario Segura Balentierra, a Colombian national interdicted by the United States Coast Guard on a semi-submersible vessel containing approximately 2,000 kilograms (4,4000 pounds) of... More...
   $0 (10-15-2021 - CA)

The People v. Henry Simon Cowen, a/k/a "Israel"

San Diego, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder.

Henry Simon Cowen, a/k/a Israel, age 43, was charged with first-degree murder for killing Sabrina Lukosky, age 42, in September 2019.

Lukosky was Cowen's girlfriend. She was strangled to death and had several broken ribs, a punctured lung and a gash on her forehead.

Deputy Dist... More...
   $0 (10-15-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Jacob Blanco

Sacramento, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

Jacob Blanco, 29, of Fresno, was charged in May 2020 for sexual exploitation of a minor and receipt and distribution of material involving sexual exploitation of minors. According to court documents, Blanco’s activities were discovered in Marc... More...
   $0 (10-08-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Araceli Mendoza

San Jose, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy and sex trafficking children.

Araceli Mendoza, 29, of San Jose, conspired with three co-defendants to operate an unlawful prostitution venture in cities throughout the South Bay, including San Jose and Santa Clara. Between September 2014 and January 2016, these four individuals collaborated to sell the se... More...
   $0 (10-08-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Edward Yasushiro Arao

Los Angeles, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with scheming to purchase “off-roster” firearms not available to the general public and then illegally reselling the firearms for profit.

Edward Yasushiro Arao, 51, of Eastvale, was charge with conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing firearms without a license and a substantive count of engaging in an unl... More...
   $0 (10-08-2021 - CA)

Shannen Doherty v. State Farm

Los Angles, CA: Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory.... More...   $6300000 (10-05-2021 - CA)

Demetric Di-az v. Tesla, Inc., et al.

San Francisco, CA: Civil rights lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on job discrmination (race) theories.

Plaintiff claimed that he endured racist abuse working for Tesla. He was hired as a contract worker for Tesla through CitiStaff Solutions, Inc. Testimony during trail showed that colleagues used epithets to denigrate him and other Black workers, told him to “go back ... More...
   $137000000 (10-05-2021 - CA)

SUZANNE SISLEY, M.D.; SCOTTSDALE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, LLC; BATTLEFIELD FOUNDATION, DBA Field to Healed; LORENZO SULLIVAN; KENDRICK SPEAGLE; GARY HESS v. U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION; MERRICK B. GARLAND, Attorney General; ANNE MILGRAM, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration,

San Francisco, CA - Exhaustion / Controlled Substances Act lawyer represented Petitioners with a petition for review of a Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) letter responding to a request that the DEA reschedule marijuana in all of its forms under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).



Stephen Zyszkiewicz, joined by... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

JAMES STEINLE, individually and as heir to Kathryn Steinle, deceased; ELIZABETH SULLIVAN, individually and as heir to Kathryn Steinle, deceased v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, a government entity; JUAN FRANCISCO LOPEZSANCHEZ; ROSS MIRKARIMI

San Francisco, CA - Federal Tort Claims Act / California Tort Law lawyer represented defendant with action alleging that the negligence of a Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) ranger resulted in the
death of their daughter, Kathryn Steinle.



In 2015, Woychowski worked as a law enforcement
ranger for the BLM, wh... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JOSE ANTONIO GONZALEZVALENCIA, AKA Jose Antonio Valencia Gonzalez

San Francisco, CA - Immigration lawyer represented defendant with a illegal reentry after removal charge.



Gonzalez-Valencia, a citizen and native of Mexico, has
been removed from the United States five times since 2000.
His 2001 removal serves as the predicate removal supporting
the § 1326 charge in this... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. LAWRENCE JAMES HALAMEK

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (Count 1) and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct (Count 2) charges.



Lawrence Halamek was tried and convicted on two
counts, arising from Halamek’s tra... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JEREMY RAY WARREN

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy toengage in sex trafficking of a child charge.



In a one-count superseding information, the government
charged Defendant Jeremy Warren with “VIOLATION:
18 U.S.C. § 1594(C) - CONSPIRACY TO ENGAGE IN SEX
TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. PANGANG GROUP COMPANY,LTD.; PANGANG GROUP STEEL VANADIUM & TITANIUM COMPANY, LTD.; PANGANG GROUP TITANIUM INDUSTRY COMPANY, LTD.; PANGANG GROUP INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC & TRADING COMPANY

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a Economic Espionage Act charge.



Defendants-Appellants Pangang Group Company, Ltd.
(“PGC”); Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium
Company, Ltd. (“PGSVTC”); Pangang Group Titanium
Industry Company, Ltd. (“PGTIC”); and Pang... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

RANCHERS CATTLEMEN ACTION LEGAL FUND UNITED STOCKGROWERS OF AMERICA V. THOMAS VILSACK in his Official Capacity as Secretary of Agriculture; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

San Francisco, CA - Agricultural lawyer represented
Plaintiff-Appellant with a summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and state intervenor defendants in an action brought by the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action claim.



The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (“Beef
Act”) imposes a $1 assessment, or ... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JULIO CESAR GOMEZ

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm charges.



Gomez was indicted for various offenses relating to the
sale of methamphetamine and f... More...
   $0 (10-04-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JOHN ERNEST DADE

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence or interstate domestic violence and use of a firearm in relation to a violent crime charge.



In 2002, a grand jury returned a second superseding
indictment charging Dade with eight counts: thr... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. DAVID JOHN TELLES, JR.

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a online enticement of a minor charge.



David John Telles, Jr. appeals from his convictions
following a jury trial for one count each of online enticement
of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C § 2422(b), travel with
intent to engage in il... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

BRYAN MAIE v. MERRICK B. GARLAND, Attorney General

San Francisco, CA - Immigration lawyer represented Petitioner with review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals.



Bryan Maie seeks review of a decision by the Board of
Immigration Appeals (BIA) that he is removable pursuant to
8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(ii) because his two prior
convictions for viol... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

LINDA SISTO v. United States of America

San Francisco, CA - Federal Tort Claim Act/Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act lawyer represented Plaintiffs-Appellants with claiming the doctor at the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation hospital negligently failed to diagnose a disease that led to death.



SCAHC entered into a “self-determination... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

SNOQUALMIE INDIAN TRIBE, a federally recognized Indian tribe on its own behalf and as parens patriae on behalf of its members v. STATE OF WASHINGTON; JAY ROBERT INSLEE, Governor; KELLY SUSEWIND, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Director

San Francisco, CA - Indian Treaty Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with seeking a declaration that it is a signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott and that its reserved off-reservation hunting and gathering rights under the Treaty continue..



The Treaty has been the subject of extensive litigation.
Beca... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

L. B., individually and on behalf of D.B., a minor, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS; DANA BULLCOMING, agent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs sued in his individual capacity

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with a sexual assault charge.



Plaintiff-Appellant L.B., a Northern Cheyenne tribal
member, lived within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in
Lame Deer, Montana. On October 30, 2015, L.B. and her
mother went to a bar outside the Re... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

CLIFFORD B. HUBBARD v. United States of America

San Francisco, CA - Criminal defense lawyer represented Petitioner-Appellant with premeditated murder; felony murder; sodomy; and the commission of indecent, lewd, and lascivious acts with a child under the age of sixteen, charges. He no4w seeks post-conviction DNA testing.



Hubbard was charged with premeditated murder;... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. STEVEN RAY PRIGAN

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a illegally possessing firearms charge.



This case involves Steven Prigan’s sixty-four-month
sentence of imprisonment for illegally possessing firearms
in 2018. To correctly calculate Prigan’s Sentencing
Guidelines range for the 2018 fi... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JAMES MICHAEL BARTLEY

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a
unlawful possession of a firearm charge.



James Michael Bartley was charged with unlawful
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4),
based on his 2011 commitment to an Idaho state hospital after
he was found incompe... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

JAMES STEINLE, individually andas heir to Kathryn Steinle deceased; ELIZABETH SULLIVAN, individually and as heir to Kathryn Steinle, deceased, v. United States of America and CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, a government entity; JUAN FRANCISCO LOPEZSANCHEZ; ROSS MIRKARIMI

San Francisco - Wrongful Death lawyer represented Plaintiffs-Appellants with a Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) action alleging that the negligence of a Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) ranger resulted in the death of their daughter, Kathryn Steinle claim.



Plaintiffs James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan brought... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. MELVYN GEAR

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a
possessing a firearm while “being an alien who had been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa.” charge.



This case comes to us from down under. Melvyn Gear
is a native of Australia who moved to Hawaii in January
2013 ... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. JASON LESLIE JULIANO

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant
with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition (Count 1), and for possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine (Count 2) charges. He now files a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence.


<... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. WILLIAM GREEN

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct charge.



At issue is whether a condition of supervised release that
appellant William Green may not “patronize any place”
where sexually explicit “materials or entertainm... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

LARRY STEVEN WILKINS; JANE B. STANTON v. United States of America

San Francisco - Quiet Title lawyer represented Plaintiffs-Appellants with a Quiet Title Act (QTA) dispute..



Appellants Larry Wilkins and Jane Stanton live along
Robbins Gulch Road near Connor, Montana. The road runs
between Highway 93 and the Bitterroot National Forest,
crossing private property for approx... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. LUKE NOEL WILSON

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant
with a possession and distribution of child pornography charge.



We once again consider the application of the Fourth
Amendment’s warrant requirement to new forms of
communication technology. See, e.g., United States v. Cano,
934 F.3d 1002 (... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. OSE LIZARRARAS-CHACON

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 grams or more of heroin and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin charges.



On November 29, 2011, Jose Lizarraras-Chacon
(“Defendant”) was arrested and later charged ... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

The People v. Juan Antonio Moreno

Riverside, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with three counts of sexual assault and felony firearms possession.

Juan Antonio Moreno, age 51, was charged for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Indio, California home and repeatedly raping her while armed with a rife.... More...
   $0 (09-30-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Ashley Michelle Hill

Fresno, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of heroin resulting in death.

Ashley Michelle Hill, 33, of Coarsegold, was charged for selling heroin that resulted in the overdose death of another Coarsegold resident.

According to court documents, on Aug. 22, 2019, Hill and Georgia Nicole Dean, 38, of Coarsegold, drove to the victim’s residen... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Michael Cazares, a/k/a “Lil Rhino"

San Jose, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.

Michael Cazares, a/k/a Lil Rhino, 30, of Soledad, was a Norteño gang member who participated in a conspiracy to commit violent attacks on other inmates in the Monterey County Jail. H... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Kent R.E. Whitney

Santa Ana, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with mail fraud and filing false tax returns.

Kent R.E. Whitney, 39, formerly of Newport Beach but who currently resides in Northern California, was changed in a two-count information charging him with mail fraud and filing a false federal income tax return.

From September 2014 to April 2019, Whitney s... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Joseph Anthony Martino

San Diego, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with kidnapping and felony possession of a firearm.

Joseph Anthony Martino, age 47, admitted that on April 1, 2019, he held three people hostage at his Lakeside home, pointing loaded guns – including a fully automatic assault rifle - at their heads and threatening them.

This case is part of the Department of J... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - CA)

The People v. Jesse Michael Gomez

San Diego, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jesse Michael Gomez was charged with first-degree murder for killing Office Jonathan "JD" De Guzman in 2026.... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - CA)

Michael Gogue v. James River Insurance Company, et al.

Sacramento, CA: Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contra
ct theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.
... More...
   $1 (08-16-2021 - CA)

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