Verdicts and Settlements

Read Through Past Successes for Our Chico Law Firm

The attorneys at Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP have been representing residents of Chico, California in a wide range of legal areas for over 100 years. Since our founding in 1896, we have been committed to helping our clients fight for justice in personal injury law as well as other areas, including estate law and business law. Below, our attorneys explain some of our most notable and proudest achievements in recent years. For more information about how we can help you with your legal case, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Legal Disclaimer: Every case is different and depends on a variety of factors unique to your situation. The case results below do not guarantee a similar outcome for your situation and do not constitute legal advice.

Notable Case Results

Supreme Court Win: Big Victory for Local Governments

City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County

2019: On August 15, 2019, an important and landmark inverse condemnation case was won. The California Supreme Court decided that Oroville’s sewer system did not cause significant damage to the plaintiff dentists office building because of failure to install a backwater valve pursuant to code. Click here to read more.


Not Guilty

Oct. 2019: Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced felony charges of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment. Prior to trial Mr. Cardoza was able to get the charged reduced to misdemeanors by the Judge at the Preliminary Hearing. At trial the client was found not guilty of all charges including a lesser included charge of battery. After two days of trial it took the jury less than an hour to find the client not guilty of all charges.


Clearance of Felony Criminal Charges

Oct. 2019: Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client in Butte County charge with Felony Driving Under the Influence causing injury. After a contested Preliminary Hearing Mr. Cardoza was able to convince the Judge to reduce the felonies to misdemeanors in the case. The client avoided a potential State Prison sentence and plead guilty to the misdemeanor.


Gun Rights Protected

Oct. 2018: 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 right away.


Clearance of Felony Criminal Charges

2018: 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.


Acquittal of Misdemeanor Criminal Charges

2018: 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.


$3 Million Settlement

2016: Settlement on construction site injury case for the policy limits of 3 million dollars.


$1.5 Million Settlement

2014: Settlement for 19-unit mobilehome park for 1.5 million based upon violations of leases, mobilehome residency law, construction defect, and breach of habitability. Our attorneys represented the owners of 13 of the units in question.

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