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Stephen Grebing Speaks at the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Conference

April 11th, 2018

Stephen Grebing was a guest presenter at the 57th Annual California Counsel for the Social Conference event held in San Diego, California on March 23-25, 2018.  Stephen presented on the topic of “First Amendment Issues in High School – Past and Present.”  He was joined in the presentation by fellow ABOTA members Hon. Ronald Frazier and Bryan Reid, Esq.  The audience included civics and social studies teachers from all parts of California.

CCSS is a non-profit professional organization serving both public and private school educators. It represents the leading voice for quality social studies education in California committed to strengthening the teaching and learning of history-social studies through standards-based professional development, resource sharing, and public awareness and advocacy through strategic partnerships at the local, state and national levels.

Steve Grebing and Amy Simonson Obtain Favorable Settlement for First Time Home Buyers in a Failure to Disclose/Concealment Claim Against the Seller

April 10th, 2018

Steve Grebing and Amy Simonson recently obtained a six-figure settlement in favor of first time home-buyer clients resulting from the prosecution of claims for fraud, concealment and failure to disclose the existence of material defects against the seller and its general contractor.  Prior to sale, the seller and its general contractor completely renovated the home and performed significant plumbing, electrical, sewer and foundational repairs.  Shortly after moving in, the new owners discovered significant issues with the home that greatly impacted their use and enjoyment of the property.  The matter was settled on the eve of trial after not having received any settlement offers during the discovery phase.  The owners are now repairing the property.

Steve Grebing Obtains Favorable Settlement for Home Buyer Client in Failure to Disclose/Defect Concealment Claim

April 10th, 2018

Steve Grebing recently obtained a favorable six figure settlement for a home buyer client in a matter involving the seller’s alleged failure to disclose known defects and other material conditions.  The seller had made repairs to the property just before listing it for sale but did not disclose the performance of the repairs in any of the sales documentation or disclosure statements.  The buyer discovered issues with the home shortly after moving in.  After the filing of a complaint and the performance of initial discovery, the matter was settled at mediation, with the home buyer client having obtained funds to restore the property and eliminate the defects.

Steve Grebing is Nominated to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

April 10th, 2018

Steve Grebing has been nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA.  His three-year term will begin in 2018, with his fourth year serving as the president of the organization.

The primary purpose of ABOTA is the preservation of the civil jury trial, but it also helps younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.  Membership in ABOTA is by invitation-only to trial attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional trial skills in at least twenty jury trials, while displaying the highest levels of professionalism, honor, and integrity.

Steve Grebing is Nominated to the International Society of Barristers

April 10th, 2018

Steve Grebing has been invited to join the International Society of Barristers. Steve will be inducted into the Society at its annual conference in London, England on April 16th.  He will join fellow partner Alan Brubaker as a member.

Membership in the International Society of Barristers is extended to advocates of exceptional talent whose qualities including integrity, honor, and collegiality embody the spirit of the true professional.  Membership is by invitation only after rigorous screening process involving lawyers and judges to identify trial lawyers who meet its standards.  The Society nurtures excellence and professionalism in advocacy by its recognition of members’ achievements and providing an opportunity for them, and their spouses and guests, to meet and find renewal of spirit in the company of others who have traveled on a similar road.

Seven Wingert Grebing attorneys named San Diego Super Lawyers®

April 7th, 2018

The 2018 San Diego edition of Super Lawyers® Magazine has once again named Charles Grebing, Alan Brubaker, Robert Juskie and Stephen Grebing to the Super Lawyers® list.  Andrew Servais was also a first-time recipient of the Super Lawyers® designation in the Professional Liability category; Andrew had been a Rising Star since 2015. Charles was also listed in the Professional Liability category. Alan made the list for Business Litigation. Both Charles and Alan have been named Super Lawyers® for the last 12 years. Robert has been on the list since 2010 in the Personal Injury General – Defense category.  Stephen received this designation in the General Litigation category, making the list every year since 2013.

Colin Walshok was named a Rising Star in Personal Injury-Defense for the third year in a row.  Ian Friedman was named a Rising Star in Civil Litigation-Defense for the second year in a row. The Rising Star designation is given to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state who are under 40 years old or in practice for 10 years or less.

Super Lawyers is an exclusive, unbiased rating service of lawyers from business and consumer practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of attorneys in a state may be selected.   Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Kristin C. DeGroot elevated to Firm Administrator

March 8th, 2018

Wingert Grebing is proud to announce that, effective March 1, 2018, Kristin C. DeGroot has been elevated to the position of Firm Administrator.  Kristin will now have primary responsibility for accounts payable/receivable, accounting, human resources and general firm administration.  Kristin previously served as the Firm’s Accounting Manager.

Andrew Servais to Speak with Richard Painter, Former Chief White Ethics Lawyer-George Bush Administration, at 25th Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference

February 13th, 2018

Andrew Servais and Mr. Painter will speak on February 15 at 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. on ethics issues when dealing with governmental agencies and attorney client privilege issues.  For more information please visit: www.fhconference.com.

Andrew Servais and Mallory Holt obtain dismissal and award of more than $84,000 in attorney fees and costs in commercial real estate dispute

January 19th, 2018

A dispute arose over the sale of a commercial property and adjacent lot eventually leading the Plaintiff to sue the LLC holding the property and its manager on an alter-ego theory.   Andrew and Mallory conducted key discovery and then successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of both the LLC and its manager.   The Court then awarded over $84,000 in attorney fees and costs incurred in defending the action and moving to expunge a cloud on the title of the commercial property.  The mater is currently on appeal.

Andrew Servais and Ian Friedman obtain dismissal of a $40 million claim by a public entity against a former city attorney

December 11th, 2017

Wingert Grebing represented a former city attorney for a small municipality against a lawsuit by a public entity asserting claims for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of a written contract.   The complaint alleged the claims were assigned to the public entity by the municipality.

Wingert demurred to the complaint asserting the claims were all based on legal malpractice allegations and could not be assigned.  In response, the public entity sought to amend the complaint to state claims for fraud, theft, conspiracy and intentional interference with contractual relations.

After oral argument, the Court agreed the claims are not assignable and ruled that all potential claims arose out of the alleged legal malpractice.  The Court sustained Wingert’s demurrer without leave to amend and dismissed the lawsuit in its entirety.

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