Shareholders Jacob Flesher and Jason Schaff obtained a favorable verdict for their client in a three-week jury trial in Fresno. Even though the client admitted liability, the jury refused to award the Plaintiff any future wage loss, a claim that exceeded $2 million. In pretrial motions, Mr. Schaff convinced the court that plaintiff’s economist used an illegal method to calculate damages, resulting in a $250,000 benefit to our client. The final verdict, $510,000, fell significantly below Plaintiff’s request of more than $5 million in damages and below the last offer made by the client before trial.
We are growing again. Flesher Schaff & Schroeder, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Nicole Low as an Associate Attorney. Originally from the Central Valley, Nicole completed her undergraduate degree at California State University, Northridge, followed by law school at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. In law school she excelled in trial advocacy under the guidance of Mr. Schaff, and was selected as a member of McGeorge’s nationally ranked Trial Advocacy Team. Nicole was one of ten students inducted into The Order of Barristers in recognition of her outstanding trial advocacy skills and was admitted to the Traynor Honors Society.
In addition, Nicole was recognized by her peers for leadership when she was elected as Student Bar Association president. As SBA president, she represented McGeorge at a variety of functions, and had the sometimes challenging task of acting as the liaison between faculty, staff, and students. Nicole also participated in the McGeorge Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic, where she gained experience in alternative dispute resolution and successfully helped mediate 100% of her 28 U.S.C. Section 1983 cases to resolution alongside United States Magistrate Judges Newman and Kellison.
She previously clerked at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, where she conducted several court proceedings, managed her own caseload, and negotiated pleas. And, immediately before joining FSS, Nicole began her civil litigation career as an attorney focusing on labor and employment matters. We are excited to bring Nicole’s trial advocacy skills to bear on our litigated cases.
FSS recently helped secure an order from the California Public Utilities Commission granting FSS’s client the right to build a third railroad track in the City of Santa Fe Springs, California. The order resolves an important piece of the construction of the overall grade separation project in the City of Santa Fe Springs.
“I’m very honored that FSS was able to play a part in helping our client navigate this administrative process so they could get this grade separation project moving forward,” Shareholder Jacob D. Flesher said. “We are also grateful for the thoughtful consideration the Safety and Enforcement Division and the entire CPUC gave to this project.”
The order successfully concludes over a year of litigation in the CPUC’s administrative law courts.
Flesher Schaff & Schroeder, Inc. is proud to announce we are growing and evolving our practice. Wendy Green, a twenty-year litigation veteran, and Jefferson Meyer, a leader in transactional and professional sports contracts, have agreed to join FSS. And we are thrilled to have them.
Ms. Green joins the firm as Senior Counsel. Wendy spent the bulk of her career in civil litigation, most recently defending lawyers in professional malpractice actions, business litigation, and civil appeals. She began her career as a clerk in the Arizona Court of Appeal after graduating with honors from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She serves as a Board Member for the Women Lawyers of Sacramento, is a regular speaker on legal ethics issues, and volunteers in the Roseville community. She is a regular on Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers list.
Mr. Meyer joins the firm as Of Counsel. Jeff is a transactional attorney who spent the bulk of his seventeen-year career representing and managing professional athletes. He negotiated and drafted some of the top endorsement, licensing, and talent agreements on behalf of his clients with companies like ESPN, Pepsi-Cola, Harley Davidson, Viacom, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Reebok, and K-Swiss. He also represents his clients before regulatory agencies in the United States and abroad, including Brazil and Japan.
This new article in Pacific Law Magazine showcases the work of Shareholders Jake Flesher and Jason Schaff, as a means to give back to their Alma Mater, and to help develop the next generation of trial advocates. They are proud to be a part of McGeorge Trial Advocacy’s nationally-recognized program, and they are equally proud of the students they’ve seen transform into formidable trial advocates. The support of FSS Law in passing on trial advocacy skills and tactics will continue.