Graham M. Cridland
Shareholder | Sacramento
Graham is a shareholder who practices in the Sacramento office which he joined after practicing insurance defense and general civil litigation in Southern California.
Graham's practice focuses on professional liability defense, defense of serious personal injury cases and defense of employment cases, including wage and hour litigation and wrongful termination. In his professional liability practice he has defended lawyers, health care professionals, insurance brokers and agents, and real estate professionals with respect to a wide variety of claims. He practices in both California and federal district courts. His defense litigation practice includes all types of serious personal injury and damages claims, including wrongful death cases.
Graham recently secured a defense verdict for Defendant Josh Heckman Construction, Inc., in the case of Nicholls v. Eskaton, Inc., et al. a Yolo County Superior Court case. Plaintiff sought $4.5 million in damages at trial for injuries which were alleged to be serious and life-changing by her testimony and that of her expert witnesses. At trial, Graham argued that the changes made to the plans in installation of the area alleged to be dangerous did not render the area dangerous and did not cause the plaintiff’s injury. The jury agreed, finding that Jos Heckman Construction’s conduct was not the cause of plaintiff’s injuries.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
- Truman State University, B.S.
“Hocus Pocus: Turning Professional Negligence Lawsuits into Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Lawsuits in California, and Implications for the Other 49 (States).”
U.S. Supreme Court Issues A Win for Employers
The ABCs of Independent Contractors
New California Employment Laws for 2018
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. NASSAR