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Anthony N. DeMaria

Anthony N. DeMaria
P.O. Box 28912
Fresno, CA 93729
Phone: 559-433-1300
Fax: 559-433-2300
anthony.demaria
@mccormickbarstow.com

City: Fresno

State Bar of California Admission Date: November 22, 1995

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates: Colorado State Bar; 1997.

Education:
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, 1995 (cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif
    • American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts, Legal Writing* and Advanced Trial Advocacy
      *At Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA
  • University of California at Davis, B.A., 1991
Employment:
  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, LLP; 1995 – present

State Bar Activities:
  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2012 – present

Professional Memberships:
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Northern California Fraud Investigators Association

Publications:
  • “Public Entity Protection to Public Records Request”, February 2009
  • “California Appellate Court Limits Potential Plaintiffs for “Bystander” Claims of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress”, February 2006
  • “Protecting Against Being Sued as a Retailer. It just became easier to sue a retail store for a slip and fall in California. An analysis of Ortega v. K-Mart Corporation,” (2001), 26 Cal.4th, April 2002
  • “Selected Current Issues in California Uninsured Motorist Arbitration,” September 1999.
Co-Author:
  • “Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, June, 2009
  • “Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in California,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, October, 2002
  • “Essential Litigation Skills for California Paralegals,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, April, 2002 (author of sections 2, 4 and 6)
  • “Coverage Trigger Update for First and Third Party Insurance Cases: Who Gets Shot for the Loss? (An Analysis of Prudential-LMI v. Superior Court and Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Admiral Ins. Co.),” Tab 4, ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, April 1996
Lecturer/Instructor:
  • “Paralegal’s Guide to Propounding and Responding to Written Discovery,” IPE Teleconference, May 24, 2011
  • “California Public Records Requests — What’s Protected?” CASBO Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, April 6, 2011
  • “Public Records Requests and Available Protections,” Riverside Schools Insurance Authority, Cherry Valley, California, February 25, 2011
  • “AED’s and Other Medical Hot Buttons,” 2011 Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 6, 2011
  • “COITO: Are Witness Statements Discoverable?,” Fourth Annual CalPRIMA/PARMA Joint Conference, Clovis, California, September 30, 2010
  • “California Public Records Requests — What’s Protected?” 2010 Annual PARMA Conference, Sacramento, California, February 16–17, 2010
  • “Are Witness Statements Discoverable?” Clovis, California, October 1, 2010
  • “Off Campus Activities – Risks Presented, Managing Students and Staff,” Annual PARMA Conference, Sacramento, California, February 17, 2010
  • “Civil Litigation, Investigation and Discovery: Protecting Your Investigative Materials,” 2009 Annual PARMA Conference, February 3, 2009
  • “Preparing the Claims for Litigation: What is Evidence, What is Privileged and Other Strategies to Maximize the Chance for Success?,” 2008 National PRIMA Conference, Anaheim, California, June 30, 2008
  • “Public Records Requests and Available Protections,” Central Chapter of PARMA, Bass Lake, California, May 9, 2008
  • “Winning Your First Civil Trial,” National Business Institute, Fresno, California, January 22, 2008
  • “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients,” National Business Institute, Fresno, California, December 6, 2007
  • “Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial,” NCFIA, April 5, 2007
  • “Teaming Up For Education,” Combined Claims, March 13, 2007
  • “Handling Litigation Claims in Court,” Annual PARMA Conference, Monterey, California, February 16, 2007
  • “Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial,” Annual PARMA Conference, Palm Springs, California, February 10, 2006
  • “The Definitive Guide To Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in California”, National Business Institute, Fresno, California, January 19, 2006
  • “Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in California,” Institute for Paralegal Education, Fresno, California, October 10, 2002
  • “Essential Litigation Skills for California Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education, Fresno, California, April 5, 2002
Activities:
  • Board Member of the Fresno Chapter of the American Heart Association
  • President of the Bullard Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the “Lawyers Have Heart” charity walk/run in Fresno
Practice:

Concentration in General Insurance Defense Litigation, General Civil Litigation, Public Entity Defense and Employment Defense Litigation, with specialization in Third Party Insurance Defense, Public Entity Cases, Employment Litigation, School District Defense, University and College Defense, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Products Liability, Chemical Damage, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitration, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Crop Damage Cases, Slip and Fall, Civil Rights Cases, Premises Liability, Landlord-Tenant Cases, Indemnity Cases, Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, Special Investigation Unit Cases, Automobile Medical Payment Provision Disputes, Subrogation Cases, Construction Defect, Environmental Damage Cases, Mold, Third Party Fraud Cases, and Trucking Cases.

Experience:

Mr. DeMaria has handled the litigation of insurance defense, public entity and school defense, employment defense, university defense, personal injury defense, products liability, civil rights defense, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, special investigative unit, fraud cases, property damage, chemical damages, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bite cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases, automobile medical payment provision disputes, first and third party insurance coverage disputes, arson cases, public entity cases, and crop damage cases, as well as contract disputes, indemnity cases, construction defect cases, environmental damage cases, mold allegations, subrogation cases, special investigation unit cases, and third party fraud cases, since arriving at McCormick Barstow in 1995.

Mr. DeMaria has successfully defended cases in California’s state and federal courts in jurisdictions and venues throughout the state. Mr. DeMaria has won many jury and bench trials in several California courts, and has also conducted binding arbitrations in venues throughout California. Several of Mr. DeMaria’s jury verdicts have been reported in jury verdict publications and internet sites. He has taken and defended literally hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, accident reconstructionists, construction and safety engineers, bio mechanical engineers and contractors, to name just a few. Mr. DeMaria has conducted literally hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.