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Judiee L. Pinkerton

Partner

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T (415) 544-7115
| F (415) 391-6258

Overview

Judiee Pinkerton started her career in defending professional liability cases involving physicians, nurses, hospitals and elder care facilities. Her litigation experience has expanded into other areas of professional malpractice matters, including defending claims against breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, misconduct, negligence and breach of contractual obligations. She has extensive experience litigating a variety of cases, including taking depositions, arguing dispositive motions, negotiating settlements and preparing for trial.

Judiee also has experience in representing employers in litigation and negotiations, advising on executive employment and consulting agreements, counseling on employment and labor issues, including executive compensation and severance, preparing employment policies and handbooks, and providing employment practices training sessions. Judiee has successfully handled cases involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, discrimination, whistleblower claims, retaliation, defamation, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations.

Representative Successes
  • Bogan v. Rapid American Corp. – Motion for summary judgment granted in San Francisco Superior Court. Successfully argued that Rapid American Corporation, despite a succession of mergers, was not liable for products manufactured, sold or distributed by Carey-Canadian Mines.
  • Duffy v. D. Zelinsky & Sons – Motion for summary judgment granted in San Francisco Superior Court. Plaintiff alleged that he was exposed to asbestos-containing materials when he worked with and around D. Zelinsky & Sons’ employees. It was successfully argued that Plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of material fact that he was in fact exposed to drywall materials from D. Zelinsky’s employees, let alone one that contained asbestos.
  • Plaintiff v. Employer – Obtained a defense verdict in New Jersey Superior Court (New Brunswick) for employer in a multi-week trial wherein former employee alleged wrongful termination and breach of contract claims.
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