March 2018 Artak Paskevichyan Joins Our Sacramento Office

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We are pleased to announce that Artak Paskevichyan has joined our Sacramento Office as an Associate. Artak received his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, in 2015. In May 2016, he was admitted to the California State bar. Artak will primarily focus on civil litigation practice emphasizing automobile personal injury defense, premise liability defense, medical malpractice defense, general and tort liability defense, and professional negligence liability defense.

Ray Gates Successfully Defends Clark County Dentist

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In November 2017, Ray Gates obtained a directed verdict in favor of a general dentist after plaintiff failed to prove their allegations of negligent dental treatment. The case was tried in the Eight Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tony Lauria and Brian Rosenthal Obtain a Defense Verdict

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In June 2017, Tony Lauria and Brian Rosenthal successfully defended a pain management physician in a medical malpractice matter in the Sutter County Superior Court in Yuba City, California. The case involved paraplegia following placement of intrathecal catheter. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.

Tony Lauria and Robert Smith Receive a Defense Verdict

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In December 2016, Tony Lauria and Robert Smith defended a physician and physician’s assistant in an alleged opioid medication overdose death. The matter was tried in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Pahrump, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.

Ray Gates Obtains Directed Verdict of Dismissal of USAA Insured

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In August 2016, Ray Gates defended at trial an owner and driver of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleged significant injuries as a result of this accident. Ray learned prior to trial that plaintiff had been involved in several other accidents and slip and falls resulting in other lawsuits both prior to and after the subject accident, none of which were disclosed by plaintiff in pre-trial discovery or in trial testimony. Ray was able to provide documentation to the court of these prior lawsuits and injuries, proved that plaintiff had committed perjury, and ultimately obtained a directed verdict of dismissal by the court after plaintiff’s case in chief. The court also referred the plaintiff for criminal prosecution. The case was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.