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

City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County: Big Victory for Local Governments

2019: On August 15, 2019, an important inverse condemnation case was won. The California Supreme Court decided that Oroville’s sewer system did not cause significant damage to the plaintiff dentists. Click here to read more.

Clearance of Felony Criminal Charges

2018: Partner Anthony Cardoza┬áled 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.