Partner, O'Hagan Meyer
Laura S. Flynn is a trial attorney with over 25 years’ experience representing clients in civil litigation, including employment, general commercial liability, and civil rights matters. She has obtained defense verdicts in wrongful termination cases venued in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Ms. Flynn has defended clients in personal injury cases involving complex medical issues, including convincing a Marin jury the plaintiff did not suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and persuading a San Luis Obispo jury to reject a diagnosis of Lumbar Facet Syndrome. She has negotiated favorable settlements in multiple catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Ms. Flynn also defends businesses and property owners who are sued for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal Fair Housing Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Disabled Persons Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act.
Managing Partner SF Office, Maranga Morgenstern
Chris was admitted to the California bar in 1984. He has been the managing partner of Maranga Morgenstern's San Francisco office since 2002. His practice focuses upon the defense of wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has tried cases in both northern and southern California, and is a member of ABOTA (The American Board of Trial Advocates). Chris recently tried a case in Sacramento and obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an international trucking company against a plaintiff who suffered severe leg and ankle fractures when he collided with defendant's truck while on a motorized pallet rider.
Partner, Rouda Feder Tietjen and McGuinn
Mr. Feder is a partner of Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn in San Francisco. John specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including products liability, medical malpractice, elder abuse, public entity liability, trucking, and bicycle litigation. Mr. Feder was the 2007 President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. John was a finalist for the 2006 CAOC Consumer Attorney of The Year award, a finalist for the 2007 San Francisco Trial Lawyer of The Year Award, and a finalist for the 2010 CAOC Consumer Attorney of The Year award. Mr. Feder has lectured on trial advocacy for more than 30 years. John has written and lectured extensively in the personal injury field for CAOC, SFTLA, and the State of California CEB. Mr. Feder served as President for CAOC in 2014. As part of the top five percent lawyers in the state, Mr. Feder has been included in the California Super Lawyers list every year since 2005. Mr. Feder was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America.
Shareholder, Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger
Owing to his many achievements in the courtroom, Rich is an invited member of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country: The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, where he served as President for the San Francisco Chapter during its 50th Anniversary year. He has recently chaired and/or presented at various Masters In Trial programs and other programs for ABOTA.
His outstanding skills and presence in the courtroom have made him one of the most highly respected trial lawyers in California:
At various times he has held or shared the record for the largest verdict in particular case types in San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties.
Most recently, in August of 2018, his client received one of the largest personal injury verdicts in San Luis Obispo County history.
Eleven of his many jury verdicts have been for at least a million dollars and most have been for multiple millions, including eight figures.
In the past 5 years alone, Rich has achieved results, either through verdict or settlement, that total more than $250,000,000, including more than 35 million and multi-million dollar recoveries.