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Products Liability, Civil Rights, Personal Injury

Mr. Schwartz is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates, and emphasizes litigating serious injury cases. He was lead trial counsel in the cases of Acosta v. City and County of San... (more)

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Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Criminal

Larry Cook is a partner of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, where he has been a trial lawyer for 23 years.  Mr. Cook holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell which is the highest rating in... (more)

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Products Liability, Family Law, Toxic Mold & Tort, Aviation, Personal Injury

Mr. Meadows specializes in litigating serious injury cases. He recently acted as co-lead counsel in a toxic tort case which resulted in an $80 million settlement. A graduate of the University of... (more)

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Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights, Elder Law, Personal Injury

Nick Casper received his undergraduate education from the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2001. He attended the University Of San... (more)

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Mr. Seaton specializes in legal writing and appellate practice involving complex legal issues to support the litigation of serious injury, civil rights, and employment discrimination cases.... (more)

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Personal Injury, Discrimination, Civil Rights, Employment, General Practice

Ms. Smith specializes in legal writing involving complex plaintiffs’ litigation in the practice areas of serious personal injury, civil rights, and employment discrimination.  Ms. Smith... (more)

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Employment, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, General Practice

Stan Casper graduated from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He was admitted to the California State and Federal Bars the same year, and to the U. S. Supreme Court in 1977.... (more)

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