Top Verdict has recognized the $7.1 million victory in Elks Building Association of Santa Ana v. J.K. Properties, Inc., secured by Kevin A. Day and Jacob M. Clark as the 4th largest bench award in California in 2018 and made its list of Top 20 Court Awards in California.

The economy of California is the largest in the U.S. and serves as a haven for out-of-state lawsuits making it one of the most litigious states in the union. With such a massive quantity of litigation, this is quite the recognition.

Clients regularly turn to AlvaradoSmith’s Litigation and Appellate practice lawyers to defend lower court decisions and reverse unfavorable rulings: we have briefed cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and all Districts of the California Court of Appeal, as well as merits and amicus briefing before the California Supreme Court. We have obtained significant wins for our clients on appeal, including numerous published decisions, scaling back an adverse jury verdict and fee award by two-thirds, and reversing a fee denial in a precedential decision. Our attorneys also have a strong and successful appellate writ and motion practice both in federal and state courts.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE