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Saundra K. Wootton

Partner

Saundra serves and advises her clients with diverse litigation experience.

Saundra’s broad civil litigation experience includes anti-trust, real estate, premises liability, product defect, employment, environmental, toxic torts, catastrophic injuries and professional malpractice (legal and design professionals) claims. She also defends major corporations involving fraud and unfair business practice claims in both state and federal court.

In the architect and engineer sphere, Saundra has represented architectural and engineering firms involving convention centers, business parks, hotels, schools, hospitals, power plants, and residential developments. Saundra has trial, arbitration, mediation and Labor Commission hearing experience.
Publications
  • "For the Love of a Family Pet," The Recorder, October 18, 2012 (author)
  • "How to Find the Right Lawyer When You or Your Company Needs One,” Smart Business Magazine, September 1, 2012 (author)
  • "Why High-End Buyers of Real Estate Need to be Cautious," Daily Journal, September 16, 2011 (author)
  • "New Ruling Modifies Privette Case Law: Seabright Insurance Company v. U.S. Airways, Inc." Case Alert, August 22, 2011 (author)
Presentation
  • "Crawford v. Weathershield and the Defense of Indemnity Obligations Owed by Design Professionals,” Design Professional Liability in Construction Seminar, March 19, 2013 (presenter)

  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment for lack of evidence after taking and defending lead depositions in a multimillion-dollar antitrust and trade libel case against a national prosthetic service provider and microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee manufacturer; drafted the appellate brief which was affirmed on appeal
  • Obtained a binding arbitration award for architect on an indemnity claim against a sub-consultant arising from the design and development of a coroner’s facility
  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment by attacking duty and causation on claims made against an engineering firm
  • Obtained a dismissal in exchange for a waiver of court-ordered monetary discovery sanctions involving legal malpractice claims against a transactional attorney

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008, 2010-2012