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Services

We provide to clients

While there may be many attorneys offering to help you, the attorney you ultimately choose will make all the difference in your case. Our office takes pride in the commitment and dedication we provide to our clients to give you the most exceptional service and representation available.

Through beginning to end, we will be there with you every step of the way. We truly take your best interests into consideration.

Our office also takes pride in personally interacting with our clients and building personal relationships. We will return your phone within 1 business day from the date that you call or will have one of our paralegals or clerical staff personnel available to answer your questions. We are never too busy for our clients.

Our attorneys enjoy the reputation for thoroughness and credibility among members of the legal justice system. Local judges and attorneys recognize and respect our qualifications and accomplishments. Our firm’s goal is to work towards a fair resolution of your concerns, while avoiding unnecessary public exposure of private issues, in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

Located within Stockton, Villapudua & Somera Trial Lawyers provides legal representation throughout Central and Northern California.

Our trial lawyers and paralegals have over 60 years of combined experience handling DUI Defense – Criminal Law / Major Felonies – Business Consulting – Business Transactions and Formations – Civil Rights Litigation – Personal Injury and Accidents – Administrative Law Hearings – Facility Care Licensing.

Local judges and attorneys recognize and respect our firm’s qualifications and accomplishments. Our reputation was built on a foundation focused on providing our clients with aggressive and dedicated representation. Efficient and effective representation is what we offer at Villapudua & Somera Trial Lawyers.

Personal Injury Litigation

Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents. Many of these accidents are unfortunately caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering.

Civil Litigation & Civil Rights

Individuals and businesses often find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. These disputes, often deemed to be a breach of contract, typically becomes matters resolved through civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

Criminal Defense

When you are charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome of the case, society tends to view you in a negative light. Our criminal defense firm, however, takes a very different approach; we base our mission on the ideal that each accused person is innocent until proven guilty.

Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Criminal Defense

Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents. Many of these accidents are unfortunately caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive just compensation for your physical and psychological injuries.

To protect your rights and make certain that you are taking all of the necessary actions in the recovery process, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Our skilled injury attorneys will take the time to learn every aspect of your case and assess whether or not you should take an initial settlement offered by the insurance company. We have the foresight and skill to look at the road ahead and consider future damages which may harm you for years to come including pain, emotional trauma and subsequent injuries. With this knowledge, our personal injury law firm can properly evaluate the full extent of the damage and help to determine if the initial settlement is fair and adequate.

If our attorneys feel the initial settlement offered was unjust and inadequate, we will aggressively pursue damages against the individuals or companies that caused the harm. This claim may be based on:

  • Negligence—When the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s improper actions or inactions.
  • Causation—When the actions of an individual or company cause the injury.
  • Malicious intent—When the injury is the result of intentional harm. When this is the basis of the claim, a criminal case is usually involved as well.
  • Product Liability—When a product does not meet safety standards.

Following our initial meeting with you, we will reconstruct the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We routinely work with medical professionals, forensic experts and private investigators that can conduct a detailed investigation and produce an independent analysis of your accident.

In far too many cases, one’s rights are permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company. Insurance companies will employ significant resources to challenge your claim in order to maximize their profits. With powerful legal teams and years of experience, these large corporations often have the edge when dealing with the injured. In such circumstances, you take a tremendous risk if you don’t have solid legal counsel and representation on your side.  Our experienced personal injury attorneys, however, can help to level the playing field and will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

While our personal injury law firm cannot undo injury or suffering, we can help obtain significant damages for our injured clients. We are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for you through experienced, professional and aggressive representation.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury. On the other hand, defendants in a civil litigation matter want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case. Our civil litigation attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants including individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations in the following types of cases:

Business related litigation

  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution or breakup of a business
  • Unfair business practices
  • Business disputes
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Breach of warranties
  • Employment litigation

Personal litigation

  • Personal injury
  • Product liability
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect

Administrative

  • Administrative law
  • Liquor license violations

Injunctions

  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions

 

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to the commercial, professional, employment, and personal disputes. We represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their cases and counsel them on steps and procedures involved. A skilled civil litigation attorney can also help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement. A negotiated settlement is often the most expedient and cost effective way to resolve many disputes.

If a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, pursuing a case in the courts may be the best or only option. In these situations, our civil litigation attorneys will collaborate with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals in order to achieve a successful outcome.

If your legal dispute has risen to the level of civil litigation, our attorneys are ready to help.

When you are charged with a crime, society tends to view you in a negative light, regardless of the outcome of the case. Our criminal defense firm, however, takes a very different approach. We base our mission on the ideal that each accused person is innocent until proven guilty. With this principle serving as the foundation of our work, our attorneys work tirelessly to defend clients charged with criminal matters ranging from minor misdemeanors related to drug possession to felony charges for homicide.

Regardless of the charges against you, we will work aggressively to defend you in a court of law.