Randy’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, products liability and class action defense. Randy has tried and litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country. In California, he has represented clients in complex proceedings involving multiple defendants and plaintiffs in both state and federal courts. Randy’s experience includes all aspects of trial and trial preparation including preparing company witnesses and experts for deposition and trial testimony. Randy has also successfully negotiated the resolution of hundreds of cases involving a wide range of claims. He represents clients in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, automotive and construction industries and also handles real estate and mortgage disputes.

Randy is also one of the co-founders of the firm’s Internet and Data Security Team which involves assisting clients in dealing with the ever changing threats faced by entities conducting business through the Internet. As a member of the firm’s Internet and Data Security Team, Randy has counseled major corporations in dealing with a variety of cyber threats varying from simple phishing attacks to wide-spread denial of service attacks. Randy has helped these clients through civil litigation and guiding them through the process of dealing with government enforcement agencies.

Randy has been included in the The Best Lawyers in America in the category of product liability litigation defense. In addition to his regular practice, he is deeply committed to pro bono work, representing clients in personal injury, landlord-tenant and civil rights cases.

Representative Matters

Gilchrist v. Ford, Fresno County (2013) (Second Chair). Five week trial in which plaintiffs claimed that a Ford F-250’s hydro boost system, which regulates the flow of fluid to the power steering and brakes, was defective, causing the truck to collide with plaintiffs’ vehicle. Plaintiff asked for $25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. The jury returned a defense verdict.

Landon Trust v. LeapFrog, JAMS Arbitration (2013) (First Chair for LeapFrog). Five day arbitration in which plaintiff claimed more than $500,000 for damages LeapFrog allegedly caused to a warehouse owned by the trust. The arbitrator found in LeapFrog’s favor, ordering plaintiff to pay more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Lenny v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, San Francisco County (2011) (Second Chair). Three month trial in which plaintiff alleged that his terminal disease was caused by exposure to asbestos contained in Lorillard cigarettes. The jury returned a favorable verdict for Lorillard.

Cox v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, Los Angeles County (2009). Two month personal injury case involving alleged exposure to asbestos that resulted in a unanimous defense verdict.

McGregor v. ADT, San Diego County (2007). Three week trial involving tort and contract claims. Plaintiffs claimed ADT was solely responsible for permanent injuries to one of the plaintiff’s dominant hand. Jury found plaintiffs 85 percent responsible for their damages.

Applied Materials v. Simplex Grinnell, Santa Clara County (2005). Three week multi-million dollar property damage case involving a clean room that resulted in a unanimous defense verdict.

Mohssin v. Ford Motor Company, San Mateo County (2005). Plaintiff claimed a design defect on his pick-up truck caused his wheels to detach while driving on the freeway resulting in severe personal injuries. Plaintiff dismissed the case after in limine motions were argued.

Keesor v. Ford Motor Company, San Francisco County (2004) (Second Chair). Plaintiff (a police officer) claimed his arm was permanently injured when the airbag in his patrol car improperly deployed. Plaintiff dismissed the case on the first day of trial.