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A Legacy of Help in Chico

The founders of our law firm started our practice back in 1896, giving our lawyers a legacy. With each passing generation, we have represented people from all walks of life; people who have needed help with the law. When neglect has burned down houses, forests, and parks, we have been there to help.

Additionally, when criminal charges have threatened to ruin lives, we have helped build defenses. When insurers have tried to withhold insurance funds, we have helped businesses, families, and drivers get the fair claim settlements they deserve. Finally, we have been offering our services as personal injury attorneys for generations.

We have tried unique cases from every corner of the law, which allows us to represent our clients better. We know when to negotiate, and we know when to go to trial, which means we proceed whichever way gets you the best outcome in your case.

The Chico law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP has also represented business clients both big and small. Our long list of representative clients includes cities and municipalities, national and international companies, and local businesses. We have represented the big guys, which helps us represent the little guy, too.

Do not let a personal injury, property dispute, or business conflict overwhelm you. Come see what it is like to be represented by a law firm that has a century of experience.

What Practice Areas Do Our Chico Attorneys Handle?

At Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP, we represent the victims of personal injuries. However, these are not the only cases we have taken on at our firm. When there have been property disputes over easements, rights of way, and encroachments, we have helped clients face these issues head-on.

We also have experience helping not only cities, but also law enforcement officials government employees, and public utilities. We have also provided our services to private citizens looking to resolve issues with their city or county government.

Our attorneys are here for you, especially when tragedy strikes. With smartphones popping up everywhere, distracted driving incidents are on the rise. Innocent people are getting hurt, and riders of motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are especially vulnerable.

Injuries from these crashes can be devastating, resulting in chronic pain, disfigurement, and even death. Representing these victims is another responsibility that the personal injury attorneys at our firm take to heart.

Contact us online or by phone at (530) 342-3593 to take advantage of our experience. For over 100 years, we have faithfully served our local clients and delivered optimal results.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

When faced with legal problems, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself:

  • Will I be able to represent myself?
  • Do I know enough about the law to represent myself?
  • What are the consequences if I represent myself and fail?

Many people neglect to consider these questions when they decide not to acquire the services of a trained attorney. Then, it is that lack of consideration that wreaks havoc on their lives.

Here is what an experienced attorney can offer you:

  • Training: An attorney has years of training in the law. That training means they know what laws may apply to your case, and which ones do not. This will help focus your case and make it stronger.
  • Experience: Like any place of business, the courtroom functions in a certain way. Proper documents must be filed, and evidence must be shared with your opponent. The judge and opposing counsel must be addressed properly, and every judge has their own way of running their courtroom. If you are not familiar with these methods, then it can delay your case, and give your opponent an advantage over you.
  • Focus: An attorney with training and experience will be solely focused on your case. If you are injured, you will have to attend to your own medical needs, which will keep you from concentrating on your case. Your job and bills will also steal your focus, keeping you from devoting the time your case needs. If your knowledge of the law is limited, then you will also need to study, which takes even more time. However, a lawyer can shoulder much of this burden for you.
  • Construction Injury $3,000,000

    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.

  • Mobilehome Park Case $1,500,000

    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.

  • Criminal Defense Not Guilty

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced felony charges of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment.

  • Criminal Defense Gun Rights Protected

    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.

  • Mobilehome Millions For Mobilehome Clients

    Our firm has obtained millions of dollars for Mobilehome Park residents, representing hundreds of clients/residents to obtain money damages on their behalf. (This statement does not constitute a guarantee or prediction of results in any case)

  • Criminal Defense Acquittal of Misdemeanor

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced the charge of a misdemeanor count of spousal battery under Penal Code section 243(e)(1).

  • Municipal Cases Big Victory for Local Governments

    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.

  • Criminal Defense Clearance of Felony

    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.

  • Criminal Defense Clearance of Felony

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client in Butte County charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence causing injury.

Hurt or Have a Legal Question? Contact Our Chico Law Firm Today.

Let an experienced attorney, whose job is to fight for you, help you with your case. Our training, experience, and focus can give your case the edge in court. The attorneys at our Chico law firm know when to negotiate and when to go to court.

Our firm’s experience and legacy can help you. Contact us today for a consultation at (530) 342-3593 to find out what we can do to help.
  • My outcome was best case scenario

    “As a Utah company faced with litigation in CA, Mark Habib was a referral from a colleague. Not knowing what to expect going into this case, I could not have been more pleased.”

    - Leslie W.
  • So pleased with the outcome

    “The best law firm I have ever worked with! Cardoza was easy to talk with, clear and answered all questions I had so that I could understand what was going on”

    - Leanna H.
  • Thank you!

    “Anthony Cardoza is someone that is unquestionably professional and skilled but also a respected member of the community which is relevant when considering someone that is advocating on your behalf. Anyone looking for the best criminal representation in Chi”

    - Adam G.
  • We are eternally grateful

    “We are eternally grateful for Anthony Cardoza's hard work.We highly recommend him to everyone who needs help.He is professional,efficient,patient and personable. He puts in all his effort and does the BEST he can.”

    - Mikhail P.
  • Highly recommend!

    “Was extremely relieved that I hired Anthony Cardoza to represent me. He handled all aspects of my criminal case with confidence which was comforting. I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Mr Cardoza and would most definitely hire him agai”

    - Lindsi D.

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  • Helping Clients for Over 100 Years
  • Personalized & Compassionate Representation
  • Known by Courts & Community
  • Free Consultations on Injury Cases
  • Consultations in Spanish Available

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