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.


Once again, Severson trial lawyers have helped our client win the trust and confidence of a California jury. After a two week trial and two days of deliberation, a jury in the San Diego Superior Court rejected the multi-million dollar claims of an elderly widower against our client, a major National Bank. Instead of millions, the jury pointedly awarded Plaintiff… Read More

Severson & Werson earned summary judgment in favor of a TCPA defendant on the ground that manually dialed calls are not actionable under the TCPA. The ruling also entailed the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s FDCPA and intrusion claims finding that the volume of calls at issue did not meet the threshold for relief under either theory. Read More

Severson & Werson earned a stay of proceedings in favor of Wells Fargo in a class action based upon the FCC’s primary jurisdiction to determine the meaning of the phrase “called party” for purposes of the TCPA’s express consent exemption. Read More

Featured in the Daily Journal's Verdicts and Settlements for Motion for Summary Judgment victory for client involving Wrongful Foreclosure/Truth-in-Lending Act claims:  John B. Sullivan and Mary Kate Sullivan represented national banks, based on an alleged wrongful foreclosure proceeding. Read More

Plaintiff was competing in the cycling portion of the Goleta Beach triathlon when he slammed into the back of a car making a right turn at an intersection, sustaining life-threatening injuries in the process.  He argued the Sheriff’s Deputy (a County employee) conducting traffic control at the time was “grossly negligent” in failing to see him and failing to implement… Read More

Joel Halverson and Johanna Berta won a defense verdict on behalf of a registered nurse and her employer in a case alleging medical malpractice and medical battery in the Alameda County Superior Court.  The plaintiff, who was wheelchair-bound since birth with cerebral palsy and admitted to the hospital in the time in question for assessment and management of pain in… Read More

On March 28, 2013, a federal jury in San Francisco handed down a significant defense victory in an important patent lawsuit.  The jury found that no patent infringement had taken place and declared that all patents in suit were invalid. Severson & Werson served as local counsel for the defendant, a prominent electronics company.  A team of attorneys led by… Read More

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