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The Monterey Herald October 29, 2016 | An all too familiar story of child sexual abuse: When a ‘neighbor’ can’t be trusted

She doesn’t remember exactly how old she was when the neighbor, a 50-year-old man, began playing a game with her he called “goosebumps.” It’s a blur to her how the games escalated until he began fondling her, touching her beneath her underwear and sexually assaulting her, according to Mari’s narrative and court documents. Read the full story

The Mercury News February 9, 2016 | Jury awards $1.12 million in civil suit against former Oakland firefighter

Two women who say they were molested by a former Oakland firefighter, and sued him in civil court, broke down into tears when a jury returned a verdict in their favor on Tuesday, awarding them a total of $1.12 million. Click here for the details

Contra Costa Times  June 28, 2013 | Antioch Abuse Victim Awarded $530,000 Decades After She Says She Was Assaulted as a Child

$530,000 jury verdict for 48 year old woman who was sexaully groped in 2011 by 82 year old man who molested her when she was a child. Click here for the details

American Red Cross May 8, 2013 | Santa Cruz Law Firm Donates New Tow Truck to Chapter

Law firm purchases and donates new tow truck for local American Red Cross chapter. Click here for the details

Santa Cruz Sentinal May 26, 2012 | Ocean St. Projects

Details into the “green” remodeling of CSFW’s new law firm. Click here for the details

Santa Cruz Sentinal May 22, 2012 | City budges on Safety

SANTA CRUZ — Two years to the day after a bicyclist fell crossing the Beach Street railroad tracks in a dedicated bike lane, the city agreed on Tuesday as part of a settlement to re-configure the lanes. View Full Story

Santa Cruz Sentinal May 16, 2012 | Elementary Law

SANTA CRUZ — See how attorney Laura Walthers runs an elementary law program to familiarize 5th-graders with the legal system: today, it is the case of a lunchroom cookie caper. View Full Story

Santa Cruz Sentinal January 23rd, 2012 | Praiseworthy

SANTA CRUZ — Scott Haines thinks every kid should try out “Cookie Cutter Court.” Click here to read more

Santa Cruz Sentinal December 13, 2011 | Kind gestures

CAPITOLA — Attorney Laura Walthers seeks to add more of a “human element” to a case concluded five months previous. After Laura reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident, he decides to deliver meals to the widower. Read the full story here

Santa Cruz Sentinal January 12, 2011 | Council rejects cyclist’s claim, but wants a safety study

SANTA CRUZ — The City Council on Tuesday rejected a $100,000 claim from a Capitola woman who fell off her bicycle at what she calls a dangerous intersection of a bike lane and railroad tracks in front of the Boardwalk. View Full Story here

Santa Cruz Sentinel August 19th, 2010 | Taser Lawsuit

SANTA CRUZ — A Watsonville man permanently injured after he was shocked with a Taser nearly four years ago reached a $2.8 million settlement. View Full Story

November 6th, 2008 (PDF File) | Tased and Confused

Article about a Watsonville man who’s family claimed a stun gun stopped his heart which resulted in brain damage. Read PDF

Santa Cruz Sentinel June 6th, 2006 | Founding of CSFW

Lawyers are known for socializing on the golf course, but here in Santa Cruz, surfer chat is what led to this legal deal. Harold Cartwright, G. Dana Scruggs, David Fulton and Laura Walther, all of whom specialize in personal injury cases, formed the partnership, CSF&W, as of June 1, 2006. View Full Story

  • $8.9 Million

    Elder Abuse

    A nursing home is held accountable for wrongful death

  • $2.85 million

    Product Liability

    Taser International held accountable for brain damage

  • $4.5 million

    Wrongful Death

    Train conductor held liable for texting

  • $5 million

    Car Accident

    DUI renders 18 year old quadriplegic

  • $3.5 million

    Brain Injury

    Landlord held responsible for carbon monoxide poisoning

  • $1.5 million

    Pedestrian Accident

    School teacher hit by car and suffered brain injury

  • $1.12 Million

    Child Sexual Abuse

    A retired fireman is held accountable

  • $1.1 Million

    Bicycle Accident

    23 year old’s bicycle collided with truck in intersection

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