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News April 23, 2018

VLA&S utilizes favorable provisions of the Insurance Code to resolve Underinsured Motorist case

VLA&S attorneys recently obtained a favorable result for our client in an Underinsured Motorist Claim (UIM).  We were able to resolve the matter at Mediation, which occurred shortly before the UIM Arbitration was to commence.  The settlement resolved all claims, including those alleging Bad Faith against the insurance carrier.   This claim is a reminder […]

Announcement April 20, 2018

Partner Jennifer Thomas recently moderated a panel at the Women of Themis Advocates Group conference in Los Angeles

Jennifer Thomas recently moderated a panel at the Women of Themis Advocates Group conference in Los Angeles.  The topic was “Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders” and it was a lively discussion about leadership skills and mentoring relationships.  Lisa Omoto also attended the event, which was part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and […]

News April 9, 2018

VLA&S client extricated from 13 different lawsuits involving multiple fatalities and injuries

VLA&S attorneys recently extricated our subcontractor client from 13 lawsuits following a tragic accident involving a balcony collapse that resulted in 6 deaths and 7 serious injuries.  Our client was the last contractor to settle as all other contractor defendants settled more than one year earlier.   A favorable settlement was reached with Plaintiffs less than […]

News March 13, 2018

VLA&S Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers List

Van De Poel, Levy, Arneal & Serot, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Richard G. Arneal has been selected as a 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyer selections […]

News March 13, 2018

VLA&S Attorneys Prevail on Motion for Summary Judgment Based on Statute of Limitations

VLA&S attorneys represented a home inspector in a case involving the sale of residential property. Our client was one of six defendants named in the action. Plaintiffs claimed our client negligently failed to adequately inspect the property. We filed a Motion for Summary Judgment based on a contract between the parties which included a 2-year […]

News March 5, 2018

VLA&S launches new web site

VLA&S is thrilled to announce the launch of its redesigned law firm website, www.vanlevylaw.com. This new website highlights the firm’s attorneys and provides users with an interactive, user-friendly experience. Established in 2002 as a boutique firm, VLA&S has progressed into a full-service law firm with over 20 attorneys and three offices throughout California. Site visitors […]

Announcement January 24, 2018

VLA&S employment attorneys defeat Motion to Compel and receive award of sanctions

In an employment wage and hour and discrimination action, Plaintiff employee filed a Motion to Compel Production of Documents more than 80 days after substantive written responses were provided by our client, the employer. VLA&S attorneys vigorously opposed the motion and requested an award of sanctions against Plaintiff and his law firm. The Court denied […]

Announcement December 12, 2017

VLA&S attorneys settle unique case without discovery/mediation

In keeping with VLA&S’s mission to pursue creative litigation strategies where appropriate, the firm recently resolved a Complaint for Breach of Contract, Negligence, Fraud/Concealment and Rescission without the assistance of formal discovery or the help of a Mediator/Special Master. Following a site inspection, experts for both sides exchanged written scopes/costs of repair and agreed on […]

News September 12, 2017

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Attorney Lisa T. Omoto

Attorney Lisa T. Omoto’s practice will focus on personal injury, products liability, and premises liability. Lisa graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2014. As a law student, she interned at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the Santa Clara University Athletic Department. She also competed in the Pepperdine Entertainment Law […]

News August 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Attorney Kevin P. Lee

Attorney Kevin P. Lee will serve in our firm’s construction practice group. Kevin comes to us from a San Francisco defense firm where he represented subcontractors and other construction professionals. He also has experience handling landlord-tenant and personal injury litigation Kevin is a member of the State Bar of California and he is licensed to […]