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Gregory Scott Mason

Insurance Attorney at Fresno, CA

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
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About Gregory

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Mr. Mason has been practicing law since 1990 with McCormick Barstow, handling a wide variety of civil litigation. Mr. Mason has tried 20 cases to jury verdict. These jury trials included an alleged chromated copper arsenate exposure at a groundwater remediation site, aerially applied chemical drift cases, a wrongful death drowning case, two wrongful death motorcycle cases, and premises liability, automotive liability and general negligence cases. He has defended a judge in a proceeding before the Commission on Judicial Performance of the State of California. He has also tried court trials on insurance bad faith claims and commercial breach of contract claims. He has represented clients in major litigation matters, such as a 450 plaintiff mass toxic tort claim arising out of alleged metam sodium exposure; toxic tort claims, to include exposure to lead fumes, anhydrous ammonia and chlorpyrifos; conventional and organic crop damage and contamination by numerous insecticides and pesticides; complex product liability claims, to include an alleged multi-million dollar loss caused by robotic milking equipment and a wrongful death claim involving aircraft turbine engine failure; in excess of 200 wrongful death claims; quadriplegia and paraplegia claims; brain damage claims; professional errors and omissions matters; and business litigation matters, to include unfair competition and breach of contract.

Mr. Mason is admitted to practice law in the State of California, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Central Districts of California.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Mason is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2005, 2008-2016; Top 100: 2014-2016) for his expertise in the practice of Personal Injury Defense: General.

Professional Associations

Mr. Mason holds the rank if Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and he serves on the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA's Board of Directors (2015 - present).  He is a member of the State Bar of California (Conference of Delegates of California Bar Association, Member, Sergeant-At-Arms Committee 2003-2005); member Board of Directors for the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (2012-2016); Fresno County Bar Association (Fresno County Young Lawyers Association-Member, Board of Directors 1994-1996; Delegate to State Bar of California Conference of Delegates 1995-2000; Member, Board of Directors 2007-2009); and Council on Litigation Management. Mr. Mason is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Location

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP
5 River Park Place East
Fresno, CA, 93720

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • HOULDING FARMS and FORTUNE FARMS v. GROULEFF AVIATION, INC., DON GRAGNANI FARMS and OPC FARMS, INC.
  • Defense Verdict (Houlding – 11-1 (D) negligence, 12-0 (D) trespass; Fortune - 11-1 (D) negligence, 12-0 (D) trespass)
  • FERRER v. KUTZ
  • Defense Verdict (12-0 negligence for plaintiffs; 12-0 Causation for Defendants)
  • POWELL v. MERCK & CO., INC., BAC PRITCHARD, INC. , U.S. FILTER, MONTE HAMAMOTO, BILL CADDEN, TED METZGER
  • Defense Verdict as to Negligence (12-0)

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Joaquin Valley Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
  • Board of Directors (President, 2004-2005)
  • 2002 - Present
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • California Bar Associations
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2009
  • VIP (Volunteer In Parole) Mentors
  • Advisory Board
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations
  • Member, Sergeant-at-Arms Committee
  • 2003 - 2005
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Delegate to State Bar of California Conference of Delegates
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Northern California Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Northern California 100 Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Norhern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • 2008
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Jim Costa, Member of Congress, United States of America
  • 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth
  • Summary of Tort Cases and Legislation
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Thirteenth Annual McCormick, Barstow Insurance Defense Seminar
  • Summary of Tort Cases and Legislation
  • 1992
  • Twelfth annual McCormick, Barstow Legal seminar
  • Handling Claims Files in Third Party Liability Cases
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Gregory
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. His experience, intellect and dedication to his clients' needs is top notch. He is truly an excellent and highly respected attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is an outstanding trial attorney. He has a common sense approach to trying cases and is a natural when it comes to endearing himself to a jury. Greg provides great customer service to his clients and they are always very pleased with the results he provides them."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg shows the utmost professionalism in the litigation arena. This pays off for his clients as he maneuvers cases well with opposing counsel which helps him get great results."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Working and interacting with Greg is a very stimulating and positive experience. He is very knowledgeable, he is extremely personable, he is of the highest character and he is an excellent advocate for all his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this attorney. Mr. Mason is a very bright, tenacious and charismatic litigator. I would feel very secure with Greg as my attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Greg is a terrific combination of talent, intelligence, energy, and effectiveness."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Mason is extremely well respected by fellow attorneys and judges for his trial skills and his ability to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients. His ethics are above reproach. He is the attorney who I would choose to represent me in a serious personal injury case."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Greg is an excellent communicator, highly intelligent and very ethical. He handles himself in a professional matter at all times and focuses on providing the client with the highest level of service."
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Fresno Insurance Lawyer Gregory Scott Mason
Gregory Scott Mason
Insurance Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 33 years