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.

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Founded in 1972, the Academy is the nation's oldest lawyers' organization dedicated to appellate practice. Its members are California lawyers with substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. The Academy has over 100 members, all of whom have been in practice for at least 10 years, have served… Read More

David Ericksen was cited and quoted in the article No Guarantees (PE Magazine, March 2012) as an authority on design law and green issues. In particular, PE Magazine referenced Mr. Ericksen’s guidance to the design professionals in the face of over-hyped expectations and corresponding ambiguities in the design of sustainable projects. PE Magazine is published monthly by the National Society… Read More

The California Business and Professions Code forbids “any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice.”1 This sounds simple enough, but these nine words, known colloquially as the “unfair competition law” or “UCL,” are the tip of a very large and unwieldy iceberg in our state.  The Increasing Unfairness of the Unfair Competition Law in California Article Read More

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts. Academy membership is open only to a person who possesses a reputation for recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible for membership, a nominee's practice must have focused substantially… Read More

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