Bates Winter Talmachoff & Vandersluys LLP
Civil Litigation Attorneys

Who We Are?

Bates Winter Talmachoff & Vandersluys LLP is a team of experienced civil litigation attorneys with an established track record of success throughout California. Our sole focus is protecting the interests of our clients, which include Fortune 100 companies, large regional enterprises, small businesses, and individuals.

We specialize in all aspects of civil litigation, from initial pleadings to discovery, trial, and, where necessary, appeal. This ability to handle a case from beginning to end gives us a unique insight into pinpointing critical legal and factual issues and focusing the litigation toward an efficient, cost-effective, and successful conclusion.

Our attorneys enjoy an exemplary reputation with our peers and the judiciary. We are committed to servicing our clients’ interests and the ethical practice of law. The relationships we have developed with our clients – several of whom we have worked with for more than 25 years – bear eloquent witness to that commitment.

Recent Trails

Recent Trial – February 2023

We represented Defendant daycare owner sued for negligence and emotional distress claim related to a sexual assault at an in-home daycare. Plaintiff was a 5-year-old child who was attending an in-home daycare. Plaintiff alleged that during naptime he was sexually assaulted by an 8-year-old child. Defendant daycare owner disputed negligence

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Recent Trial – March 2022

Plaintiff alleged property damage, to include loss of family heirlooms, collectibles, and other irreplaceable items, as allegedly damaged by water leakage while living in defendant’s rental property.   Plaintiff alleged three separate causes of action: negligence, premises liability, and intentional interference with a contractual relationship, as well as punitive damages.  Prior

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Recent Trial – August 2021

Plaintiff claimed a traumatic brain injury, neck pain, and low back pain as a result of a tree falling on him on defendants’ property.  Liability for this incident was not disputed.  Plaintiff requested the jury to award approximately $1 million in damages.  The jury agreed with the defense that plaintiff

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