During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News, Publications & Events

Rebecca Saelao and Megan Kelly from Severson’s San Francisco office and Scott Hyman and Rochelle Smith from Severson’s Orange County office attended the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee’s Winter Conference from January 6-9, 2018 in Park City, Utah. On January 7th, the Committee honored the passing of the Firm’s founder, James Werson, in 2017. Orange County Member-in-Charge, Scott… Read More

In this Article, Severson partners Rebecca Saelao and Scott Hyman discuss the effect of a class action plaintiff’s dismissal of claims or damages at the instruction of class counsel in order to conform their individual claim to the claims of the putative class and, purportedly, to better their chances for class certification. 2017 Claim Trimming Article Read More

Some design-professionals regularly secure limitations of liability to their own great benefit as well as that of their insurers. Some despair that it is impossible and almost never try to establish any limits or boundaries. The very good news is that limitations of liability are real and valuable. More importantly, there are many roads to limiting liability beyond a generic… Read More

On paper, professional ethics seem simple – just do the right thing. But in the real world ethics can become very complicated for design and construction professionals competing for business and serving competing clients. Frequently, the "conscience clauses" of many new contracts only compound the challenges. Join David Ericksen on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 1:30 pm Eastern time as… Read More

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