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Wilke Fleury Ushers Health Plan Client’s Expansion into Texas

Sacramento, Calif., April 30, 2018 – Wilke Fleury’s health care law team has again assisted client Paveljit S. Bindra, MD, MBA, MSc, FACC to form a new health care entity. In 2016, the firm helped Dr. Bindra obtain a Knox‐Keene license to create Imperial Health Plan of California, Inc., one of California’s only full‐service health Read more…..

David Frenznick and George Guthrie Named Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

Wilke Fleury attorneys David Frenznick and George Guthrie have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. David Frenznick is a partner with the firm and handles complex cases involving construction and construction defect. George Guthrie’s practice focuses on litigation involving construction, including complex civil matters encompassing private and public construction disputes. Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Names Two New Partners: Samson R. Elsbernd and Neal C. Lutterman

  As it concludes its 95th year, Wilke Fleury looks to the future with strategic partnership moves. A multi-generational firm, Wilke Fleury elected two new partners this year – Samson R. Elsbernd and Neal C. Lutterman – who complement the firm’s shifting generations of leadership. Walking in the footsteps of their predecessors and colleagues, Samson Read more…..

Wilke Fleury and Attorneys Recognized as ‘Best Law Firm’ and ‘Best Lawyers’ by U.S. News!

Wilke Fleury is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2018 editions of ‘Best Law Firms’ in America and ‘Best Lawyers’ in America. The two award categories reflect excellence in legal service – firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence by clients and peers and Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Helps Client License New Vision Plan

EyeMax Vision Plan, Inc. To Provide Comprehensive Vision Care To Individuals And Groups In California Sacramento Sacramento, CA., July 26, 2017 – Wilke Fleury’s health care law team, led by Michael G. Polis, has assisted its client, EyeMax Vision Plan, Inc., in obtaining a Knox-Keene license, making the plan the State of California’s first new Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Expands With Addition Of New Associate

Sacramento, Calif., July 21, 2017 – Aaron R. Claxton has joined Wilke Fleury as an Associate, expanding the firm’s capacity to serve the needs of clients in the areas of healthcare and corporate law. Previously, Mr. Claxton worked closely with clients at a local insurance brokerage and was a member of the Elder and Health Law Clinic where he Read more…..

2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Wilke Fleury is thrilled to announce our 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! Twelve of our talented attorneys have been honored with the Super Lawyers distinction and an additional four attorneys were honored with the Rising Stars distinction. Super Lawyers® is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal Division. Each year, the research team at Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Partner Trevor Stapleton Quoted in “Fortress of Solvency” by Steven Yoder, Comstocks

“A special-needs trust is a family’s most important tool in making plans to pay for care. Key government benefits like Medi-Cal and SSI are restricted when a person with special needs has assets of more than $2,000. But special-needs trusts are a bucket into which family members and others can deposit an unlimited amount of money Read more…..

And the winners are…

Wilke Fleury congratulates its attorneys on the following prestigious awards!

California Optometric Association Launches Legal Resources Program July 1

A new and exciting COA membership benefit will be available to all COA member doctors of optometry starting July 1, 2016. We are pleased to add a FREE legal resource service as an added value to the many benefits you already receive as a COA member. The benefit entitles COA member optometrists up to one-half Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Helps Paveljit S. Bindra, MD Establish New CA Health Plan, Imperial Health Plan of California, Inc.

Sacramento, Calif., June 1, 2016 – Wilke Fleury’s health care law team has assisted its client to obtain a restricted Knox-Keene license, creating one of California’s only full service health plans formed and entirely owned by a single physician. Imperial Health Plan of California, Inc., was formed by Paveljit S. Bindra, MD, MBA, MSc, FACC Read more…..

Steve Marmaduke named Managing Partner of Wilke Fleury

Wilke Fleury is pleased to announce that Steve Marmaduke has been elected the firm’s Managing Partner beginning January 1, 2016.  Steve joined Wilke Fleury in 1978 and has been a Partner since 1991.  He served a prior term as Managing Partner at Wilke Fleury from 2001-2008 and is pleased to serve a second term at Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

David A. Frenznick and Ernest James Krtil, have been listed in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Read more…..

2015 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Twelve of Wilke Fleury’s attorneys have been listed as 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The firm’s Super Lawyers are Dan Baxter, Philip Birney, Daniel Egan, George Guthrie, Ronald Lamb, Stephen Marmaduke, Thomas Redmon and Robert Tyler. The firm’s Rising Stars are Anthony Eaton, Samson Elsbernd, Bianca Watts and Steve Williamson. Super Lawyers® Read more…..

Welcome Attorney Christine Collins

We are pleased to announce attorney Christine Collins has joined Wilke Fleury. Christine joins the our Healthcare group as an associate and will focus her practice on Knox-Keene Act licensed health care service plans and insurance regulatory matters. Additionally, she will work with licensed professionals and regulated entities, health, life and disability insurers, professional and Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Partner Weighs In On Mold Debate

As an attorney who practices primarily in the construction defect arena, I read Dr. Craner’s commentary1 with particular interest. My practice includes both prosecution as well as defense of owners and developers in residential and commercial property cases, many of which have a “mold” component. Indeed, my deposition of Dr. Bruce Kelman in the Kerruish Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Obtains Licensure for Dental Disability Insurer in Six States

Wilke Fleury successfully obtained licensure for its dental disability insurance client, Premier Access Insurance Company, in six states. Wilke Fleury Partner Michael G. Polis obtained licensure for Premier Access in New York, Kentucky, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The licensure allows Premier Access to operate as a dental insurance company for PPO and indemnity Read more…..

Firm Wins $6 Million For Manufacturing Client In Green Dispute

After a nine week trial in the Federal District Court in Sacramento, a jury unanimously awarded our client, Pacific MDF Products, Inc., $6,670,185. Pacific MDF manufactures home improvement products, such as baseboards and crown moulding, out of fiberboard at its plant in Rocklin, California. The manufacturing process generates a significant amount of sawdust, which must Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Obtains Defense Verdict For Lodi Memorial Hospital

A Sacramento jury deliberated less than three hours before returning a near-unanimous verdict in favor of Lodi Memorial Hospital in a medical negligence action. The two week trial in Sacramento County Superior Court pitted Joan Perry, the widow of Stanley Perry, against the hospital and its staff after her husband died suddenly of a ruptured Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Completes Sale of 125 Acres to the California Tahoe Conservancy

Wilke Fleury recently completed the negotiation and sale of 125 acres of undeveloped land to the California Tahoe Conservancy. The sale is the second largest purchase in the history of the Conservancy. Wilke Fleury Partner Jim Krtil worked closely with the property owners, members of the Barton family, in negotiating acceptable terms for the sale Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Wins Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case

In a three week jury trial involving allegations of medical malpractice, a family practice specialist employed by the Regents of the University of California was successfully defended by Wilke Fleury. The case involved the death of a young man from an aggressive malignant melanoma. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the patient’s son, who Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Obtains Quick Dismissal for Mortgage Lender

Wilke Fleury obtained an order from the San Diego County Superior Court dismissing its client—a large mortgage lender—from a piece of highly contested litigation. In the case, Wilke Fleury’s client was sued by a borrower who was attempting to rescind his home loan nearly three years after the transaction was consummated. After Wilke Fleury’s initial Read more…..

Firm Wins $52,350,000 Award for Owner/Seller of Railroad Station to City of Sacramento

After a lengthy and intense arbitration, Judge William A. Bettinelli found in favor of our client, Thomas Enterprises, Inc. by awarding $52,350,000 as the fair market value of 32 acres of land surrounding the Sacramento Train Depot. Previously, Thomas Enterprises had agreed to sell the acreage to the City of Sacramento, but the parties could Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Wins $12.6 Million Jury Verdict Against CCPOA

On Friday, October 22, a federal jury in Sacramento returned a punitive damages award of over $10,000,000 in a case brought by Wilke Fleury on behalf of plaintiffs Brian Dawe, Gary Harkins, and Flat Iron Mountain Associates. That award was in addition to the same jury’s October 18 award of $2.58 million in compensatory damages. Read more…..

Firm Closes Sixty Million Dollar Deal

On December 31, 2010 the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions group successfully closed the sale of our client’s high-tech manufacturing business to an equity capital fund for cash, debt, and equity consideration of approximately $60,000,000. Much of the management of the business has been retained, and Wilke Fleury continues to provide legal services to the client Read more…..

Firm Wins Defense Verdict in Lengthy Medical Malpractice Trial

Robert F. Tyler of the firm’s litigation department recently prevailed in a major complex medical malpractice case brought against one of the firm’s longstanding clients. The case involved a 48 year old man who was brought into the client’s hospital with a severe brain bleed after falling as the result of an apparent loss of Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Attorneys Once Again Named as “Super Lawyers”

Seven of Wilke Fleury’s attorneys have recently been named either "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" by the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine. Phil Birney, Tom Redmon, Jim Krtil, Ron Lamb, and Dan Egan were named "Super Lawyers." It was Mr. Birney’s sixth year to receive this honor, Mr. Redmon’s fifth year,  and the third year Read more…..