2019 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

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John A. Belcher has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019.

This rating is the result of a strenuous peer review rating process, and we certainly value the feedback of the legal community. Congratulations, John!

2018 Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Rating

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John A. Belcher has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Judicial Edition for 2018. This rating reflects confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

John has also been selected for the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction.

We certainly appreciate when our firm’s commitment and hard work is recognized. Congratulations, John!

We win again!

Court of Appeals

Our firm continued our win streak in the Court of Appeal with unequivocal victory in Cheryll Gotto v. William Soto, G053961. The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court which had entered judgment in favor of a real estate agent accused of defrauding an elderly client. The Court of Appeal denied the agent’s request for sanctions, finding it unwarranted. The Court of Appeal awarded costs to our client. The decision was an unequivocal victory for plaintiff and Appellant Gotto.

Michael and David Belcher/Berkeley Law 2L’s

John, Michael and David Belcher

Shout out to the happiest (their description) Berkeley Law second year students, Michael and David Belcher.   Keep up the good work with the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.  The Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law provides a forum for the discussion of regional, national, and international criminal law issues. Since its inception in 2000, the journal has published cutting-edge scholarship by professors, judges, research fellows, clerks, and law students from across the country.  (From the Journal’s website).

The class of 2019 will have two more Belchers to keep California litigation lively!

Sexual Harassment

There is not a wave of new sexual harassment in this country. There is a wave of exposing sexual harassment as victims have had the courage to move forward. We are proud to have fought for workplace rights over the decades to bring harassers to justice. We applaud the victims who have outed the harassers and retained counsel to bring justice to the workplace.