Kaiser Gornick, LLP, a San Francisco Based Firm is partnering with the Wenholz Law Firm of Austin, Texas to prosecute the California wildfire cases against PG&E for our clients

Dave Wenholz has extensive wildfire litigation expertise and experience, having sued the largest electrical cooperative company in Texas and the nation (Pedernalas Electric Coop) for causing a wildfire outside Austin in 2011.  The Wenholz firm was lead counsel in 14 of the 16 lawsuits and ultimately settled the cases for a confidential amount for the 14 families they represented.  They also sued the largest tree-cutting and maintenance company in the world – Asplundh Tree Experts – along with Bluebonnet Electric for 65 families, which included not only property losses but also one of two wrongful death claims and a serious third degree burn case.  The case, which involved hundreds of homeowners and hundreds of millions in insurance payments, ultimately settled for a confidential amount. 

Kaiser Gornick, LLP, is a Bay Area firm with a national track record of superb results representing people hurt by big business.  Kaiser Gornick has extensive experience in handling complex issues for consumers, especially in California.  Their partnership with the Wenholz Law Firm on the California wildfire cases marries the strengths of the two firms for the ultimate benefit of our clients.

These two firms will be working for a common goal – to hold PG&E accountable.  Dave Wenholz has litigated large wildfire losses since 2012.  The emphasis is not how many times have you sued PG&E, but rather, do you know how to prove the cause and origin of the fire, and account for the damages.  The Wenholz Law Firm has been doing this for years, and together with Kaiser Gornick’s experience representing Californians who have been injured by negligent businesses, the two firms make a formidable team.  

Please contact The Wenholz Law Firm wildfire attorneys or Kaiser Gornick if you or a loved has been harmed in the recent California wildfires. 

The Wenholz Law Firm is a proud supporter of Red Arena whose mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through horses

Learn more about the Red Arena and the Round-Up starting June 2, 2018:  

http://www.redarena.org/          http://www.redarena.org/round-up.html 

Wenholz Law Firm Client Awarded $157,387.87 from Taylor Morrison

On April 6, 2018, after a three day arbitration, homeowners represented by the Wenholz Law Firm living in the  Creeks at Round Rock/Ashton Oaks neighborhood were awarded $157,387.87 for defective foundation damage to their Taylor Morrison home.  The arbitrator concluded that the Wenholz Law Firm’s client  proved a major structural defect under the Taylor Morrison 10 year structural warranty.  The arbitrator ruled that the foundation “failed” because the home was placed on highly expansive soil without following pre-tensioning guidelines and placing the foundation in close proximity to fully mature trees.  As a consequence, there was substantial cracking in the walls and ceilings, deflection and cracks in the foundation and sticking doors that could pose an extreme hazard in a fire.  Damages included the cost to repair, engineering and consulting fees, temporary housing, reduction in currently market value of the home and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

For more details, please contact attorney Sean B. Swords at 512-478-2211 or sswords@wenholz.com.

Wenholz Law Firm Client Defeats Austin Energy’s Plea to the Jurisdiction

On February 9, 2018, Travis County Judge, The Honorable Eric Shepperd ruled in favor of Wenholz Law Firm client Rosario Membreno by denying City of Austin d/b/a Austin Energy’s Plea to the Jurisdiction in cause no. D-1-GN-15-004371; styled Membreno v. Romero et al. filed in the 98th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Attorney Sean B. Swords of the Wenholz Law Firm persuaded the court that the issue of paternity in a wrongful death case is not a threshold question requiring a preliminary finding by the trier of fact. This ruling is consistent with decades old legal precedent and allows the minor son his day in court to recover for the wrongful electrocution death of his father on February 12, 2009 at the OK Corral Night Club in Austin

For more details, please contact attorney Sean B. Swords at 512-478-2211 or sswords@wenholz.com.

Wenholz Law Firm files wrongful death suit against the City of Austin d/b/a Austin Energy in electrocution death of construction worker

On April 7, 2017, the Wenholz Law Firm filed suit against the City of Austin d/b/a Austin Energy for the wrongful death of a construction worker who was electrocuted while performing construction work at the OK Corral Night Club on West Ben White Blvd. when he came into contact with a live power line.

For more information contact Sean B. Swords at (512) 478-2211 or sswords@wenholz.com

Suit filed by Wenholz Law Firm against Ford Motor Company alleging defective roof in Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

On November 4, 2016, the Wenholz Law Firm filed a wrongful death suit against The Texas Department of Transportation and Ford Motor Company on behalf a mother who lost her son and husband on Mother’s Day in May of 2016 when the roof of their Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab crushed the occupants inside.  This accident took place less than two miles from a prior wrongful death on Highway 290.

For more information contact David C. Wenholz at (512) 478-2211 or dwenholz@wenholz.com

Texas Department of Transportation sued by the Wenholz Law Firm alleging Highway 290 between Manor and Elgin is “unreasonably dangerous”

On September 12, 2016, the Wenholz Law Firm filed suit on behalf of Evangelos Voutsinas whose wife was killed when a tow truck hit her head on.  The petition alleges that TxDOT knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous condition of Highway 290 between Manor and Elgin.  For a full report, see Brian Collister’s KXAN report “Highway Safety Secrets”.

For more information contact David C. Wenholz at (512) 478-2211 or dwenholz@wenholz.com

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