Case Results

At Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP, we don’t just offer advice. We go above and beyond to pursue and achieve your legal goals so you can move on and reclaim your life. With a century of experience in California, our Chico attorneys have reached multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients in cases ranging from construction accidents to mobile home violations, have obtained “not guilty” verdicts for both felony and misdemeanor cases, and provided successful defense in a wide variety of matters. We have won in trial, appellate, and supreme courts in California and in Federal Courts.

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  • $3,000,000
    Construction Injury
    Settlement on catastrophic construction site injury case for the policy limits of 3 million dollars. This hard-fought case was led by partners James McKenna and Lia Juhl-Rhodes.
  • $1,500,000
    Mobilehome Park Case
    Settlement for 19-unit mobile-home park for 1.5 million based upon violations of leases, mobilehome residency law, construction defect, and breach of habitability. Our attorneys, led by partners James McKenna and Lia Juhl-Rhodes represented the owners of 13 of the units in question.
  • Big Victory for Local Governments
    Municipal Cases

    City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County

    On August 15, 2019, lead attorneys for the City of Oroville, Mark A. Habib and Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes, from the law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP won a landmark inverse condemnation case in the California Supreme Court. In reversing a decision against the City of Oroville by the Butte County Superior Court and Court of Appeal, 3rd District, the California Supreme Court held that Oroville’s sewer system was not the legal cause of damage to the plaintiff dentists’ office building. The Supreme Court unanimously held that the dentists’ failure to install a backwater valve on their building, which was required by State and local building codes, was the legal cause of the dentists’ claimed damages. Amicus briefs were filed in support of the City of Oroville’s position by a variety of municipal agencies and municipalities, including the League of California Cities. This was the first significant inverse condemnation decision ruled on by the California Supreme Court in more than twenty years. This achievement resulted in a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award by The Daily Journal.

  • Acquittal of Misdemeanor
    Criminal Defense
    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced the charge of a misdemeanor count of spousal battery under Penal Code section 243(e)(1). If convicted, he could have faced one year of jail time, and he would have lost his right to own firearms, which would have then ended his longtime career. Due to Cardoza’s work, the defendant’s verdict was an acquittal of all charges.
  • Clearance of Felony
    Criminal Defense
    Partner Anthony Cardoza led a two-day jury trial representing a defendant who faced a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, namely a vehicle. Under Penal Code section 245(a)(1), a conviction for these charges would have resulted in up to four years in state prison and lifetime loss of her driver’s license. Additionally, our client would have also lost her occupational license, which which would have ended her decades-long career. However, the client was cleared of her felony charge and instead was found guilty on a much lesser offense of misdemeanor assault. She received probation, and retained her driving and professional license.
  • Gun Rights Protected
    Criminal Defense
    Partner Anthony Cardoza won a court trial in which the Government was attempting through a civil restraining order process to take a citizen’s gun rights away.