Mr. DeMaria has handled the litigation of insurance defense, public entity and school defense, employment defense, university defense, personal injury defense, products liability, civil rights defense, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, property damage, chemical damages, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bite cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases, automobile medical payment provision disputes, first and third party insurance coverage disputes, arson cases, public entity cases, and crop damage cases, as well as contract disputes, indemnity cases, construction defect cases, environmental damage cases, mold allegations, subrogation cases, special investigation unit cases, and third party fraud cases, since arriving at McCormick Barstow in 1995.
Mr. DeMaria has successfully defended cases in California’s state and federal courts in jurisdictions and venues throughout the state. Mr. DeMaria has won many jury and bench trials in several California courts, and has also conducted binding arbitrations in venues throughout California. Several of Mr. DeMaria’s jury verdicts have been reported in jury verdict publications and internet sites.
He has taken and defended literally hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, accident reconstructionists, construction and safety engineers, bio mechanical engineers and contractors, to name just a few. Mr. DeMaria has conducted literally hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.
Mr. DeMaria has represented clients in Colorado’s state and federal courts. In the Colorado case of Todd v. Ross, Mr. DeMaria successfully defended his client to an eventual court-ordered dismissal.
Licensed since 1995
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|Fresno County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Heart Association||Board Member||N/A|
|Northern California Fraud Investigator’s Association||Member||N/A|
|Bullard Cal Ripkin Youth Baseball||President, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Institute for Paralegal Education||Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation||2009|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of California - Davis||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|PRIMA||Are Witness Statements Discoverable?||2010|
|Annual PARMA Conference||Off Campus Activities - Risks Presented, Managing Students and Staff||2010|
|Annual PARMA Conference||California Public Records Requests - What’s Protected?||2010|
|PARMA Annual Conference||Civil Litigation, Investigation and Discovery: Protecting Your Investigative Materials||2009|
|PRIMA National Conference||Preparing the Claims for Litigation: What is Evidence, What is Privileged and Other Strategies to Maximize the Chance for Success||2008|
|National Business Institute||Winning Your First Civil Trial||2008|
|PARMA Annual Conference||Handling Litigation Claims in Court||2007|
|NCFIA||Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial||2007|
|National Business Institute||Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients||2007|
|Combined Claims||Teaming Up For Education||2007|
|PARMA Annual Conference||Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial||2006|
|National Business Institute||The Definitive Guide To Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in California||2006|