Managing Partner Bill Seki Appointed to Selective Service Local Board

Managing Partner Bill Seki was recently appointed by Director of Selective Service in the name the President of the United States to the Selective Service Local Board. This selection is based on recommendations from state…

Plaintiff’s Lack of Credibility Results in Another Successful Defense Verdict

Andrew C. Pongracz and Janet L. Keuper represented six Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in a Los Angeles Superior Court jury trial in which the Plaintiff claimed violation of his civil rights. Plaintiff alleged that,…

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies Use of Force Reasonable

Andrew C. Pongracz and Janet L. Keuper served as counsel for two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies named as defendants in a U.S. District Court case. Plaintiff appeared in the action through the Administrator of…

Plaintiff’s Accusations Deemed Unsubstantiated

Andrew C. Pongracz and Ashlee P. Clark, served as counsel for two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies named as defendants in a U.S. District Court case. Represented by a multinational firm, Plaintiff brought two causes…

Deputies’ Arrest Reasonable

Gilbert M. Nishimura and Kari C. Kadomatsu defended two deputies in a U.S. District Court case involving allegations of Unreasonable Seizure in violation of Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The Defendant Deputies stopped and pulled over…

Two Unanimous Defense Verdicts –One Trial

Unanimous jury verdicts in two joined cases after only a short deliberation. Associates, Janet L. Keuper and Ashlee P. Clark, successfully defended three Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. Two separate sets of plaintiffs brought suit…

Mistrial declared in perjury trial of LAPD officer.

After three weeks of trial and four days of deliberation by the jury, a mistrial was declared in the perjury trial of a Los Angeles Police Department Officer. Partner Bill Seki represented Officer Manuel Ortiz,…

Top 20 Defense Verdict in California

Daily Journal announces Top 20 Defense Verdicts in California for 2011 – Andrew Pongracz and Edwin Rathbun were recognized for their defense verdict in the case of Puckett v. Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Jaquez,…

Defense Jury Verdict

DS v. County of Los Angeles – Lead attorney Andrew Pongracz and partner Ken Watase successfully defended the County of Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department and a detective against allegations of excessive use of force…