Results we've produced for our clients.

    • Case Study: Domestic Violence Not Guilty

      An innocent person may be charged with a domestic violence offense, even if they are innocent. An angry spouse might falsely allege abuse, or a simple accident could cause law enforcement officials to make an incorrect assumption. In addition, it has also been found that those who commit lawful acts of self-defense are often charged with domestic violence when the real aggressor portrays themselves as the victim. Such was the case wheCOURT HALLWAYn our client was assaulted by his wife in January of 2015. After a heated argument, our client attempted to peacefully exit his home, but was ...

    • Case Study: Will Contest – Clients Prevail with Hefty Settlement

      In 2015, during his last illness, the father of our three clients, his adult daughters, executed a will in which he disowned each of them in favor of a fourth adult daughter. The Biegel Law Firm brought suit to contest the will, claiming it had been procured by the fourth daughter by undue influence and that her father was incompetent to execute such a will. After extensive discovery, the matter was settled such that our clients received a significant interest in their father’s estate, consisting of cash and an award of certain mineral rights, which constituted a substantial amount of the ...

    • Case Study: Land Dispute & Fraud

      In 2008, our client sought to locate and purchase land in Carmel Valley such as to accommodate developing the 93-acre parcel into a “dream environment” for him his family. Assured by the developer that the parcel had the utmost privacy, including statements in the project plan that privacy was a key element of the development, our client purchased the property for almost $3,000,000. He did so having reviewed the building envelop assigned to the neighboring lot to assure that any residence built there would not be visible or somehow intrude on the privacy of his parcel. Once he took possession, ...

    • Case Study: Defending Claims of Fraud and Embezzlement

      Our client had been married and worked with a noted artist. When the marriage collapsed the parties filed for dissolution. The artist husband filed a civil suit, claiming our client, his wife, had embezzled millions from him in concert with other employees, banking institutions, accountants, and title companies. The artist husband sought over $18 million in damages from the combined defendants. The Biegel Law Firm, working in close cooperation with our client’s family law attorneys, was ultimately able to have the entire case dismissed and, as part of the Marital Settlement Agreement, to have ...

    • Case Study: Defending Breach of Contract Claim

      Our client had a relationship with a high school sweetheart. They were later married after both had graduated from college. Beginning in high school, our client started two businesses which, at the time of the parties’ marriage, were highly successful. The Marital Settlement Agreement which terminated the marriage left open the wife’s claim that she had a 50% ownership interest in our client’s businesses. As soon as the marriage dissolved, the wife filed suit against our client, contending that she owned half of both businesses and that they were worth millions of dollars. The Biegel Law Firm, ...

    • Case Study: First Degree Murder Not Guilty

      Our client was jailed for 15 months prior to having the matter brought to a full jury trial. The Biegel Law Firm had been brought into the case in mid-stream, to replace the Public Defender’s office. Using defense investigators and expert witnesses, including forensic technology in the courtroom, Mr. Biegel was able to obtain an acquittal of all charges. On the evening of the verdict, our client was released from the Monterey County Jail and was able to join with us and his family the next day for a luncheon in his honor.

    • Case Study: DUI Defense Reduced to Infraction

      In May 2016, our client attended an evening business meeting at a restaurant in Monterey. At the time, he was a local resident with no criminal record, and took great care to monitor his alcohol intake that night such that he would not be inebriated when driving home. At approximately 9 p.m., he left the meeting and began driving home. As he entered the highway, he went to press the Bluetooth button on his cell phone. This momentary distraction caused his car to drift a foot to the right over the lane divider. Having seen this, a California Highway Patrol vehicle quickly came up behind him and ...

    • Case Study: Under-insured Motorist Coverage Claim $500,000.00

      In May of 2015, our clients were driving in Gilroy, California, when their vehicle was suddenly struck by an automobile which had failed to stop at a red traffic signal. The force of the collision was so intense that the driver and passenger airbags were deployed; one of the passengers was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by first responders utilizing the Jaws of Life. Thankfully, both passengers survived the horrific accident. Yet the significant damages they sustained, both in medical costs and emotional trauma, greatly surpassed the minimal insurance of the at-fault driver. Our ...

    • Case Study: Traumatic Arm Amputation $1,700,000.00

      In 2007 our client, a 61 year old woman, was invited to visit a private ranch in Wyoming. Upon arrival, the owner of the ranch offered to take her and other guests on a tour of the property in a Jeep. While traveling, the owner caused the Jeep to stall and could not move it forward. Our client, along with the other passengers, got out of the Jeep and moved to a safe distance away from the car on the side of the road. Suddenly, the ranch proprietor lost control of the Jeep and it careened backwards, skidding off the road and striking our client. As a result of the impact, her right, dominant ...

    • Case Study: Wrongful Death $2,500,000.00

      Wrongful Death of the Father of Five Children The Biegel Law Firm represented the five children, ranging in age from 23 to 9 of a 55-year-old man who was killed when a commercial vehicle, pulling a trailer, crossed into the decedent’s lane and caused a horrible crash. While the case at first appeared to be one of clear liability, the defense hired an expert who created a computer-aided reconstruction video which suggested that it was our client’s father who was at fault. Our team mobilized by retaining a noted accident reconstruction expert who traveled to the scene on numerous occasions, took ...

    • Case Study: Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case $8,300,000.00

      In 2011, our clientdangerous-roadway and his family were driving along a main road in Stanislaus County to get dinner for his birthday, when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and collided into the side of their Ford Expedition driven by our client’s father. The impact caused the Expedition to slam into a large palm tree. Our client’s mother, father, and fourteen-year-old brother died instantly. A third-year law student, our client was left paralyzed from the chest down, without the movement of his arms, and lost many of his vital bodily functions. Five years prior to this accident, one hundred ...

    • Case Study: Motorcycle Injury $8,600,000.00

      Just past midnight on September 23, 2003, six wild boar lay dead or dying BOARin the middle of Highway 1, about a quarter mile south of the Carmel River Bridge. They had been hit by motorists earlier in the evening. Our client, a national kickboxing champion, was , traveling north on Highway 1 toward the Carmel River Bridge. He headed to his home Monterey, and to his wonderful wife and two children; all of whom were involved in martial arts and in the community. The family had no way of knowing that their lives were about to be changed forever. As he came to the bottom of the Ribera Road hill, ...

    • Case Study: Truck vs. Vehicle Accident $11,000,000.00

      In 2015, our client drove home towards Salinas on Highway 101 North. At the same time, a long-haul truck driver was driving southbound. Suddenly, the truck driver crossed over the center median strip of Highway 101 and into oncoming traffic. His big-rig flipped over on top of our client’s small passenger car, flattening it. Amazingly, our client was not killed, but was rendered a quadriplegic. From the start, the defendant driver and his trucking company employer claimed that an unforeseeable and sudden medical emergency had incapacitated the truck driver, thus absolving them of all liability. ...