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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…..