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  1. Wrongful Death: 40%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%

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Janssen Malloy LLP

730 5th Street
Eureka, CA, 95501-1102


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2011
Winner, 2011 Trial Lawyer of the YearPublic Justice Foundation2011
Consumer Attorney of the YearConsumer Attorneys of California2011
Residents' Rights Hero, 2010California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)2010
Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum LaudeBoston College1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJanssen Malloy LLP2002 - Present
PartnerZwerdling & Crowley, LLP1990 - 2002
Associate AttorneyRael & Young1982 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kneeland Volunteer Fire Dept.Captain, Firefighter2005 - Present
Legal Services of Northern CaliforniaPro Bono Attorney- Civil Clinic1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present
Humboldt County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member1982 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2003 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fitzhugh v. Granada Healthcare, LLCObtained Large Confidential Settlement
Lavendar V. Skilled Health$677 million jury verdict
Maxner V. Finch Transportation$1,000,000 policy limit recovery
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Publication nameTitleDate
Forum Magazine (Consumer Attorneys of California)Jury to nursing home industry: understaffing is unacceptable2010
Forum Magazine- CAOCWhen Fluffy Becomes White Fang2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLaw DegreeJD - Juris Doctor1981
Boston CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual ConferenceUnforced Errors and Self-Inflicted Wounds in Long-Term Care Litigation: Plaintiff Counsel Perspective2012
CANHR Elder Law ConferenceNursing Home Litigation2010
Annual Elder Law ConferenceBinding Arbitration/Nursing Home Admission Agreements2008