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Apr. 2020 DONNA LOW RECOGNIZED BY DAILY JOURNAL
Donna Low was recognized in The Daily Journal as top-rated attorney in Healthcare Law.
Mar. 2020 VANESSA RAVEN BECOMES PARTNER
The partners at Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP are proud to announce Vanessa N. Raven has become a partner.
Mar. 2020 NEW ATTORNEYS JOIN FIRM
Tiffany C. Sala has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney. Ms. Sala received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Her practice will consist of medical malpractice and hospital liability defense, long term care liability defendant and professional licensing.
Christopher R. Jones joined our firm as an Associate Attorney. Mr. Jones received his Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law. Mr. Jones specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance having represented clients before Administrative Law Judges in every state plus Puerto Rico.
MAR. 2017 THOMAS M. GARBERSON BECOMES PARTNER
The partners of Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP are proud to announce that Thomas M. Garberson has become a partner in the firm.
JUN. 2015 ASSOCIATE CHRISTINA LOCHER JOINS OUR PLEASANT HILL OFFICE
We are pleased to announce that Christina Locher has joined our Pleasant Hill Office. Ms. Locher is a 5-year attorney with previous experience in construction defect litigation, insurance defense and personal injury.
FEB. 2015 PARTNER BRUCE E. SALENKO RECEIVES A DEFENSE VERDICT
Partner Bruce E. Salenko defended two nephrologists in an elder abuse/medical malpractice negligence/wrongful death of a 82-year old female filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.
Feb. 2014 NICHOLAS J. LEONARD BECOMES PARTNER
The partners of Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP are proud to announce that Nicholas J. Leonard has become a partner in the firm.
FEB. 2014 STEVEN R. ENOCHIAN JOINS FIRM
Steven R. Enochian has joined Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP and in its newly formed Pleasant Hill office. Steve is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, employment and business litigation and general civil litigation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, Steve is a Past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and was a member of the Board of Directors of DRI.
DEC. 2013 SCOTT M. MORRIS JOINS FIRM AS AN ASSOCIATE
The partners at Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP welcome Scott M. Morris, who has joined the firm as an Associate. Scott received his JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2013 and was admitted to the bar in December 2013. His practice will consist of medical, nursing and hospital liability defense.
MAR. 2013 JOHN D. SAGER JOINS FIRM AS AN ASSOCIATE
The partners at Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP welcome John D. Sager, who has joined the firm as an Associate. John received his JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School in May 2012, and was admitted to the bar in February 2013. His practice will consist of medical, nursing and hospital liability defense.
MAR. 2013 PARTNER DONNA LOW SECURED A DISMISSAL DURING TRIAL
Partner Donna Low defended a surgical oncologist in a medical malpractice case filed in Sacramento County Superior Court. Plaintiffs claimed the Defendants misdiagnosed a 23-year old female with osteosarcoma , resulting in unnecessary administration of chemotherapy and a spontaneous abortion. After 6 days of trial, the surgical oncologist was dismissed.
FEB. 2013 PARTNER DONNA LOW SECURED A DISMISSAL DURING TRIAL
Partner Donna Low secured a dismissal of a medical malpractice case involving an anesthesiologist during the second day of trial. The anesthesiologist asserted a statute of limitations defense and plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case after one day of testimony.
DEC. 2012 PARTNERS EARN “AV PREEMINENT” RATING
Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP is pleased to announce that partners Paul Baleria and Steven McKinley have been bestowed the “AV Preeminent” peer review designation by Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. Mr. Baleria and Mr. McKinley join the remaining partners, Donna Low and Bruce Salenko, in this honor.
Nov. 2012 PARTNER DONNA LOW OBTAINS DEFENSE VERDICT
Partner Donna Low defended a residential care facility in a wrongful death case involving an 85-year old female who choked on meat which was selected and prepared by the facility. While Plaintiffs alleged elder abuse, various statutory violations and negligence, the elder abuse claim was eliminated by a summary adjudication motion. After a 15-day jury trial in Contra Costa Superior Court, the jury returned a 12-0 verdict in favor of the defendant.
Oct. 2012 PARTNER STEVEN McKINLEY SECURED DISMISSAL DURING TRIAL
Partner Steven McKinley secured a dismissal after jury selection in Del Norte County Superior Court, in a case involving the alleged wrongful death of a 46-year old male following a cardiopulmonary arrest. Plaintiff alleged the defendants were negligent in attempting to secure an airway after her husband presented to the Emergency Department with epiglottitis.
Oct. 2012 FIRM NAMED 2012 SAN FRANCISCO’S TOP RATED LAWYERS
Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP was named 2012 San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell as one of the premier law firms in Northern California, which appeared in a special supplement of The San Francisco Chronicle and The Wall Street Journal.
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