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About Us

 

 

 

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients. The size, locations and sophistication of the firm’s offices allow for a premium level of service at very competitive rates.

 

The firm maintains two California offices in Fresno and Modesto, as well as offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, Denver, Colorado, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Each of these offices is staffed with a diverse group of experienced attorneys. As the needs of a case or client dictate, the skills and expertise of attorneys in different practice areas and offices are employed.

 

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

McCormick Barstow combines the individual talents of attorneys with diverse backgrounds and experiences into a multi-faceted civil law firm.  The firm has many practice areas, which include:

  Ag Law & Crop Loss

  Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

  Appeals

  Intellectual Property Rights

  Business Organizations

  Land Use & CEQA  

  Civil Rights   

  Litigation

  Construction Dispute & Defect

  Personal Injury & Products Liability

  Employment Litigation & Labor Matters

  Professional Liability

  Environmental Claims & Toxic Torts

  Tax - Federal, State, Use, Excise, and Local 

  Estate Planning & Administration of Trusts and Estates

  Tort/Specialty Litigation

  Family Law

  Trucking & Transportation

  Insurance Fraud & SIU Defense

 



REPUTATION AND EXPERIENCE

The firm’s reputation and experience are reflected in its clientele and the frequent appearances of its attorneys as lecturers and panelists on programs sponsored by national, state and local bar associations. McCormick Barstow attorneys are highly regarded and many have been selected by their peers for membership in national and state organizations recognizing outstanding achievement.

McCormick Barstow has more Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorneys than any other law firm in the San Joaquin Valley.  The firm also has the second highest percentage of attorneys in the state inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates when compared to other firms of like size.

Additionally, the publishers of Law and Politics Magazine and San Francisco Magazine routinely select McCormick Barstow attorneys for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list.

DISTINGUISHED FORMER PARTNERS

• Hon. Brian M. Arax, Judge: Fresno County Superior Court
• Hon. Hollis G. Best, Justice: State of California, Court of Appeal, 5th Appellate District (deceased)
• Hon. Donald S. Black, Judge: Fresno County Superior Court
• Hon. Robert E. Coyle, Judge: United States District Court, Eastern California District (deceased)
• Hon. Brad R. Hill, Justice: State of California, Court of Appeal, 5th Appellate District
• Hon. Stephen J. Kane, Justice: State of California, Court of Appeal, 5th Appellate District
• Hon. Lawrence J. O’Neill, Judge: United States District Court, Eastern District of California

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

When McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP started in 1933, the firm consisted of one man, Mr. Chester O. Hansen. The Firm has changed significantly over the past 60+ years. As our communities have broadened, McCormick Barstow has expanded as well. A vital part of our culture is to demonstrate our commitment  by giving back to our communities where our McCormick families reside. This commitment to foster the local communities was established in 1933, and is a significant part of our culture today. Our founding partners established this model and our staff today has supported our community with a variety of internal, as well as external, support.  At McCormick Barstow, we are privileged to give back to the communities we serve.

Last Updated Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 05:46 PM.