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News & Thought Leadership

Family Law Attorney Jocelyn Russo Obtains a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Favorable Child Custody Orders for Her Client

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP is proud to announce Associate Jocelyn Russo zealously represented their client in a domestic violence matter, resulting in the issuance of a restraining order and favorable custody orders for BWB&O’s client. BWB&O’s client was stalked and harassed by her Husband for several years. The perpetrator denied all allegations and […]

Congratulations Bryan Stofferahn, August Hotchkin, and Eileen Gaisford on Their Promotion to Partner!

Bryan Stofferahn has been with BWB&O’s Oakland office since 2016 and has been practicing law since 2002. Mr. Stofferahn focuses his practice on insurance defense matters and was lead counsel on the Millennium Tower construction defect case in San Francisco, which was the largest construction defect action in the country. Outside of work, Bryan is […]

Arizona Office Prevails on Statutory Expert Defense!

BWB&O’s Arizona office’s Managing Partner John Belanger and Associate Terry Straughn strategically utilized Arizona Revised Statute section 12-2602’s statutory expert certificate/preliminary affidavit requirements to successfully defend a lawsuit for its contractor client. Specifically, Plaintiff failed to file the requisite certificate and preliminary expert affidavit stating how the contractor fell below the standard of care and how that conduct caused […]

BWB&O’s Arizona Office Prevails on Purchaser Dwelling Act Defense…Twice!

BWB&O’s Arizona office recently utilized the statutory Purchaser Dwelling Act (“PDA”) to successfully defend a lawsuit against the firm’s general contractor client.  In the case, Managing Partner John Belanger and Associate Terry Straughn twice prevailed on motions to dismiss, the second of which resulted in a complete dismissal.  In September 2018, the Court granted the first motion, which argued […]

Family Law Practice Expands to Las Vegas

  BWB&O is excited to announce our Family Law practice has expanded from California to our Las Vegas, Nevada office! The firm would also like to welcome Lianna Urfalyan to the team! Lianna Urfalyan handles family law matters involving paternity, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, domestic abuse, and the characterization and distribution […]

Partner Anthony Garasi and Associate Elizabeth Dean Successfully Argue a Defense Judgment in Las Vegas

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP was retained to defend a Las Vegas gentleman’s club in regard to an alleged assault and battery that took place between staff and a patron. Plaintiff claimed he was held down by three of the club’s security guards while another guard punched him in the face multiple times. To make matters more complex, by […]

Court of Appeal to Take BWB&O’s Write Petition on Plaintiffs’ Attempt to Radically Expand Employer Liability

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s client is being sued by invitees to an employee’s home arising from the employee’s son’s PTSD-driven shooting. Plaintiffs, in an attempt to drastically expand an employer’s duty when an employee works from home, contend that an employer must both ensure an employee’s home is safe for invitees regardless of whether the […]

Formal Opinion No. 2020-203: How a lawyer is to handle access to client confidential information and anticipation of potential security issues.

Recently, the California Bar Association (“CBA”) published Formal Opinion No. 2020-203[1] concerning a lawyer’s ethical obligations with respect to unauthorized access to electronically stored client information.  The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the growing trend of storing and maintaining data and information online so that employees and clients can access the data from […]

Arizona Office Logs Trial Victory Before a Live Jury

Congratulations to Arizona Partner Adam Campbell for successfully trying a business dispute over a limited liability company’s distribution of assets during its wind-up. This case was the first live civil jury trial in Pinal County Superior Court since the resumption of jury trials under Arizona’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Plaintiffs claimed that our clients, a company and two of […]

Successful RRA Motion for Summary Judgment

Congratulations to Partner Tyler D. Offenhauser and Senior Associate Kenneth L. Mariboho, II, for successfully arguing a Motion for Summary Judgment which extricated their client, a General Contractor, from a $2.8 Million Construction Defect lawsuit. In this matter, Plaintiff hired a General Contractor to build a 9,000+ square foot, hillside mansion in Malibu, California, that […]