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The National Crime Victim Bar Association

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate enough to be actively involved in a number of professional organizations designed to bring justice and civil rights to the […]

New CD from Idiot Grins, State of Health

Partner Randy Strauss continues his life-long love affair with music as he and his band, Idiot Grins, release their third album, State of Health. The album has recieved rave reviews, with critics saying: “…this […]

Idiot Grins Releases New Album “Big Man”

When you meet Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer’s Randy Strauss the first thing you think of is a passionate, diligent, talented plaintiffs’ attorney who has great respect for the […]

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New blood test offers faster, safer traumatic brain injury diagnosis

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and researchers are happy to report that a new test has been created that offers a better, safer and faster way of diagnosing brain […]

Are Bay Area Roadways Safe?

Driving in California is hard enough contending with crowded roadways and distracted drivers. To make matters worse, motorists are now dealing with the increasing danger of deteriorating roads. The National […]

Driver Fatigue: a Danger to All

Many drivers do it and do not think twice about it: driving fatigued. What many don’t know is that fatigued driving is a safety issue for all on the road, […]

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Medical Mistakes and Negligence Have Devastating Effects

The numbers are staggering: Medical experts estimate that each year, nearly 200,000 people die in the U.S. because they were subjected to medical errors or preventable hospital-acquired infections. Newspapers and […]

California’s Tort Reform Puts Injured Patients at a Disadvantage

The United States’ legal system is designed to provide private citizens recourse when they are injured or damaged by the negligent conduct of others. Medical malpractice litigation is one such […]

Do I have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim?

“Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death – as well as a huge financial cost to our nation” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont The state of […]

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Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Behavior in Big Pharma

By discovering the next “miracle” pharmaceutical, drug companies not only improve many people’s lives, but also stand to earn substantial profits. While it is important that companies be compensated for […]

Age Discrimination Plaintiffs Still Have Options Under California Law

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to age discrimination plaintiffs across the nation. But California law, including the Fair Employment and Housing […]

Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases: Contract Remedies, Tort Remedies and the Importance of the Expert Witness

Article written by Jayme L. Walker and Gary Gwilliam For many of us, our jobs play a central role in defining our identities. Loss of employment can be an especially […]

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