Parents of Danville boy who drowned during swim class settle with school district

By Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, February 10, 2020

Troubling details emerge as De La Salle grad’s fraternity hazing death case settles

By Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 2019

Family of barista and UC Berkeley student sues Uber, driver over deadly San Francisco crash

By Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 2019

Calif. teen drowned in school pool as teacher stared at cell phone, new lawsuit alleges

By Nancy Dillon, NY Daily News, November 29, 2018

Lawsuit: Danville teacher appears to be looking at cell phone when student drowned in high school swim class

By Matthias Gafni, The Mercury News, November 27, 2018

Danville teen who drowned in high school pool had been treading water in conditioning drill, suit claims

By Matthias Gafni, East Bay Times, October 5, 2018

San Ramon Valley High freshman’s death in pool not suicide; ruled an accident and episode caught on video

By Matthias Gafni, The Mercury News, June 6, 2018

Woman awarded $5.6 million after East Bay elevator fixed 'with zip ties' fails

By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE, December 19, 2017

Jury awards Dublin woman $5.6 million after Seeno company’s Walnut Creek elevator fails

By Matthias Gafni, East Bay Times, December 14, 2017

Oakland Jury Awards $13.7 million, Holding Accountable Two Trucking Companies in an Accident that Killed 3 People

By Larry Bodine, The National Trial Lawyers, Oct 16, 2015

Ceres officers secretly recorded female co-workers, lawsuit says

By Kevin Valine, The Modesto Bee, May 13, 2015

Family of East Bay foster teen files wrongful death claim against caregivers

By Karen de Sá, Contra Costa Times, May 4, 2015

Attorney Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

By Dennis J. Maggi, American College of Trial Lawyers, March 2015

Antioch charter school to pay student $250,000 over alleged duct-tape incident

By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, February 2, 2015

Martinez women sue boss, company after being secretly filmed in Papa Murphy's bathroom

By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times, June 17, 2014

Claim filed in Richmond teacher molestation case; South Bay Boy Scout connections probed

By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times, May 09, 2014

Concord: Nine alleged victims file lawsuits in Mt. Diablo teacher abuse case

By Matthias Gafni and Theresa Harrington Staff writers Contra Costa Times, February 11, 2014

Lafayette: Man claims broom led to him being shot by police

By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, September 26, 2013

Mt. Diablo Unified School District: 2006 internal report found 'potential child abuse' by teacher; district failed to report

By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, September 25, 2013

Sports supplement designer has history of risky products

Alison Young, USA Today, July 25, 2013

Family wants damages for dog killed by cop

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, September 26, 2012 – A Vallejo family filed a legal

San Jose jury found a Gilroy officer was negligent when he fatally wounded a man

Howard Mintz, Mercury News, April 3, 2012

Concord settles with male cop who sided with women

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, February 24, 2011

Firefighter widow gets millions in settlement

San Francisco Chronicle: February 9, 2011

$4.6 million settlement in Contra Costa County's 'worst fire fighting tragedy'

Contra Costa Times: February 8, 2011

Concord to pay $150,000 to settle police officer's discrimination lawsuit

Paul Thissen, Berkeley Voice, Bay Area News Group, Mercury News: January 25, 2011

Concord to pay $750,000 in Settlement with Former Police Officer

By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Thursday, November 10, 2010

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have all been named 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers

This is the 7th straight year that CMSC attorneys have been named as Northern California Super Lawyers.

As sexual harassment lawsuits pile up, Concord prepares for court fight

By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Friday, April 23, 2010

Stabbing Victim Challenges Prison's Immunity from Liability for Attack

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Court Rules that Walnut Creek Parents Can Sue County Health Worker Over Son's Suicide

By Malaika Fraley, Contra Costa Times, Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cop Sues Concord, Claiming Sexual Harassment

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Female officer sues Concord Police Department for sexual harassment

By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Posted: 08/10/2009

Hayward Cops' 'Sexual Conquests' Prove Costly

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Thursday, June 11, 2009

Women Police Officers Settle Hayward Harassment Suit

Eric Kurhi The Daily Review, Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Deal reached in sexual-harassment case

By Brian Hamlin,, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sonoma County to pay $1.75 million for shooting of mentally ill teen

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contra Costa firefighter's widow sues

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Thursday, August 21, 2008

Firefighter's family sues alarm company

Contra Costa Times, Matthias Gafni, August 19, 2008

Stabbed girl's family sues over parole gaffe Clerical errors led to attacker's release, says suit against state

Anastasia Ustinova, Chronicle Staff Writer, March 28, 2008

Family of Santa Cruz man who died in jail settles with county for $3 million

Jennifer Squires – Santa Cruz Sentinel staff writer, March 1, 2008

Family of Sebastopol 16-year-old killed by deputies files suit

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, January 9, 2008

Workers File Suit Against Attorney

Sara Stroud, Times-Herald (Vallejo, CA), October 19, 2007

Family files claim in slaying of boy, 16, by lawmen

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, August 25, 2007

Parents Sue after Son Dies in Fall from Roof

Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, July 14, 2007

Family of Benicia Man Killed in Apparent Jet-Ski Accident Files Lawsuit

Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, March 8, 2007

Marin to Pay $1 Million to Family of Man Who Died after Being Arrested

Nancy Isles Nation, Marin Independent Journal, September 14, 2006

Marin County to Pay Nearly $1 Million to End Suit

Peter Fimrite, SF Chronicle, September 14, 2006

Family Settles for $1.8 Million in Peeler Shooting

Ulysses Torassa, SF Chronicle, November 30, 2005

San Mateo County Strip-Search Case a Class-Action

Bob Egelko, SF Chronicle, November 2, 2005

6 Ex-Lesher Center Workers Settle Suit

Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, October 25, 2005

Plaintiffs' Lawyers Plan To Stun TASER With Their Failure-To-Warn Suits

National Litigation Bureau’s, Products Liability Law & Litigation Report, June 2, 2005

Taser Sued Over 'Non-Lethal' Claim

Alan Gathright, SF Chronicle, March 1, 2005

Strip-Search Claims Spur Immediate Outcry - Women's Lawsuits Inspire Calls for Reform

Elizabeth Fernandez, SF Chronicle, September 6, 2003

$500,000 Settlement in Killing by Cops/Mentally Ill Man had Waved Knife at Police in Theater

Jaxon Van Derbeken, SF Chronicle, June 5, 2003

Get Ready, Get Set, Litigate

Michael Meadows, The Recorder, March 1, 2003