Jim Wagstaffe Commencement Speaker

On May 25, 2017, Jim Wagstaffe delivered the Commencement Address at San Francisco State University’s Graduation.  Speaking to the 2017 Journalism graduates, Jim delivered his speech entitled “Journalists as Modern Storytellers.”  In the spee… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe Discusses State of First Amendment

On May 24, 2017, Jim Wagstaffe was a legal panelist in a presentation on “The State of the First Amendment: Business as Usual or Panic in the Streets.”  The program was sponsored by San Francisco State University and took place at Parisoma in Sa… Read More
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The Wagstaffe Group Federal Practice Guide Released

In a first-of-its-kind release on May 23, 2017, The Wagstaffe Group Federal Practice Guide (online, e-book and 3 volume book) becomes available to judges and lawyers across the country.  In addition to 3,700 pages explaining all aspects of pretrial… Read More
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Jim Wagstaffe Addresses Judges in Northern District of Texas

In early May 2017, Jim Wagstaffe went to Dallas to address the federal judges for the Northern District of Texas.  He spoke on the subject of federal jurisdiction and promised “they could get three cases off their docket” by the following Monday… Read More
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Read the full story of Wadler v. Bio-Rad

In February, a unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel, Sanford Wadler, in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were violations of the Fore… Read More
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California Lawyer recognizes James Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt, and Melissa Perry for 2017 CLAY Awards win

Kerr & Wagstaffe partners James Wagstaffe and Michael von Loewenfeldt, and associate Melissa Perry, received the 2017 Calfornia Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Awards for their trial win in Sander v. State Bar of California, CPF08508880 (… Read More
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Kerr & Wagstaffe Wins $1.1 million Verdict for Client in Defamation Trial

Second Unanimous Jury Verdict in as Many Months for Firm (San Luis Obispo, California, March 16, 2017).  A unanimous jury in San Luis Obispo found Defendants CalCoastNews and its owner Karen Velie and Senior Correspondent Daniel Blackburn liable for… Read More
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James Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt, and Melissa Perry receive 2016 CLAY Award

Congratulations to attorneys James Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt, and Melissa Perry for winning the 2016 Calfornia Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards! View our full flier here. Read More
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News coverage of our $11M trial win in Wadler v. Bio-Rad

A unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The… Read More
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Former General Counsel Wins Nearly $11 Million Verdict Against Fortune 1000 Company in Whistleblower Retaliation Trial

(San Francisco, California, February 7, 2017). A unanimous federal jury in San Francisco found that Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. illegally fired its former General Counsel in retaliation for blowing the whistle on what he reasonably believed were viola… Read More
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