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.


Severson & Werson attorneys Joseph W. Guzzetta and Laszlo Ladi prevailed in a trial of multiple claims of violation of the California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights in a three-week jury trial in San Mateo County Superior Court. Mr. Guzzetta and Mr. Ladi represented a major national bank in a trial of claims that the bank, acting as loan servicer, had… Read More

Financial services attorney Andrew Noble delivered back-to-back victories to residential mortgage servicers at recent trials. On February 6, 2018, a jury reached a verdict for the servicer in a trial at the U.S. District Court for Northern California where the borrower alleged the servicer had mishandled a series of monthly payments. Three weeks to the date earlier, a Jefferson County,… Read More

Represented a mortgage banking client that funded a loan, but due to escrow company’s malfeasance, the loan was not secured by the real property as it should have been. Mr. Campbell filed an action and obtained a judgment for the lender establishing an equitable lien in the amount of the loan, with priority over the competing lien. Read More

After our client foreclosed but then rescinded the foreclosure, Mr. Campbell obtained summary judgment in a case in which the plaintiff alleged that our client had admitted it foreclosed in error, improperly revoked a loan modification offer, and violated foreclosure procedure. He then defeated plaintiff’s motion for new trial, and later successfully defended a subsequent lawsuit after our client eventually… Read More

Defended bank in a complicated multi-party case alleging the bank had violated first a restraining order and later an injunction, resulting in serious personal injuries and other damages. Through a carefully planned sequence of pre-trial motions, Mr. Campbell successfully narrowed the case by eliminating numerous claims and adverse parties, culminating in successful judgment for our bank client at a bench… Read More

After property owners obtained a state court judgment quieting title and eliminating our client’s million-dollar deed of trust, without notice to our client, Mr. Campbell filed a lawsuit and obtained a judgment in federal court re-establishing the lien and voiding the prior state court judgment. Read More

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