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.


Successful prosecution and defense of multiple individual patent cases for pioneering semiconductor and security system firms nationwide. Mr. Kenney has successfully brought a trial lawyer’s skills to firms embroiled in IP litigation for over 30 years. Read More

Complete defense of one of the largest State Bar prosecutions in California history, involving numerous real estate finance transactions nationwide over a period of 10 years. This was followed by successful resolution of follow-on civil malpractice litigation. Severson & Werson is California’s preeminent firm in the defense of professionals. Read More

Mr. Kenney has led trial teams in a successful defense of some of the largest auto finance cases ever tried in the U.S. These include obtaining a $40MM jury verdict against a failed auto dealer group and defending massive contract breach and lender liability claims in numerous suits throughout the U.S. Read More

Mr. Kenney has successfully defended financial institutions in scores of class actions resolved well short of trial nationwide. But few counsel have actually tried these cases to conclusion. Among his trial victories in class cases was the complete defense judgment, after a mixed jury and bench trial, of a nationwide class-action challenging automobile lease finance practices of one of the… Read More

Obtained unanimous Los Angeles jury verdict for leading Bank in commercial finance trial involving multiple low income housing projects - obtaining judgment in excess of $4.1 million including 100% of attorney fees requested by the client, and defeating multi-million dollar fraud and lender liability cross claims by failed Developer. Read More

Pro bono representation of the largely immigrant workforce at Texas border garment factory – forcing extensive safety improvements and winning significant individual damage awards. At all times, Mr. Kenney devotes a considerable portion of his workload to pro bono cases. Read More

Prosecution, investigation and 90% recovery of losses for a leading banking firm in a massive fraudulent origination scheme involving officers of the company - including resolution of related officers and directors insurance claims and wrongful termination litigation. Read More

Mr. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major loan servicer in a Court trial involving claims for violation of California’s unfair competition law in San Mateo County Superior Court; Mr. Guzzetta obtained a complete victory for the client when the Court granted his motion for non-suit. Read More

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