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Peters and Winnett are named
Consumer Attorneys of the Year


Photo of Consumer Attorney of the Year 2018 winners Craig Peters on the left and David Winnett on the right

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 17, 2018) – Craig M. Peters of Altair Law in San Francisco and David L. Winnett of The Veen Firm in San Francisco are Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2018 Consumer Attorneys of the Year for holding Mazda accountable for a defective seatback design that left a California woman a partial paraplegic. Taylor Rayfield of Greene Broillet & Wheeler in Santa Monica was also honored Saturday night as CAOC’s Street Fighter of the Year for winning a settlement that compensated more than two dozen victims of a high school wrestling coach who was hired despite being a known sexual predator. Read more


February 19, 2019
Bill seeks to protect the
elderly during wildfires

As the flames spread during the 2017 Wine Country wildfires, more than 20 elderly residents of a Santa Rosa care home were abandoned by staff. These frail seniors only survived because of heroic rescuers. SB 314 puts care homes on notice: Don't abandon seniors in emergencies. Read more 

January 10, 2019
A good start on courts
budget, but more needed

Consumer Attorneys of California leaders applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom's first proposed state budget blueprint, in particular extra funding to modernize court operations. But they also urged more trial court funding to ensure justice isn't delayed. Read more

December 3, 2018
#MeToo bill vetoed by
Brown is reintroduced
Backed by Consumer Attorneys of California, Assembly Members Eloise Gomez Reyes and Laura Friedman have reintroduced a bill that would offer better protection against workplace sexual harassment and assault. Read more


(2/1/2018) Daniel Rodriguez secures justice with a Kern County jury verdict in favor of a 7-year-old girl molested by a school district computer lab technician during an after-school program. READ HERE   
(1/24/2019) John Kristensen scores a victory in an age-bias case against Tinder, the dating app that had charged 230,000 users over the age of 29 a higher fee than younger patrons. READ HERE  


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