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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.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 20%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Employment: 20%

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McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

Five River Park Place East
Fresno, CA, 93720

999 18th Street
Ste. 3000
Denver, CO, 80202



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Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2010 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Heart AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Northern California Fraud Investigator’s AssociationMemberN/A
Bullard Cal Ripkin Youth BaseballPresident, Board of DirectorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Institute for Paralegal EducationCountdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - DavisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PRIMAAre Witness Statements Discoverable?2010
Annual PARMA ConferenceOff Campus Activities - Risks Presented, Managing Students and Staff2010
Annual PARMA ConferenceCalifornia Public Records Requests - What’s Protected?2010
PARMA Annual ConferenceCivil Litigation, Investigation and Discovery: Protecting Your Investigative Materials2009
PRIMA National ConferencePreparing the Claims for Litigation: What is Evidence, What is Privileged and Other Strategies to Maximize the Chance for Success2008
National Business InstituteWinning Your First Civil Trial2008
PARMA Annual ConferenceHandling Litigation Claims in Court2007
NCFIAAnatomy 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 Trial2007
National Business InstituteObtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients2007
Combined ClaimsTeaming Up For Education2007
PARMA Annual ConferenceAnatomy 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 Trial2006
National Business InstituteThe Definitive Guide To Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in California2006