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Adam Stoddard

Adam Stoddard

Zenere Cowden & Stoddard APC
  • Medical Malpractice, Business Law, Civil Rights ...
  • California
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Adam Stoddard is a partner in the firm and has represented developers, general contractors and their insurance companies specializing in the representation of businesses and individuals in complex construction defect litigation, contract, and fraud-based disputes. This included representation ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to national builders and to individual board members of non-profit corporations through the initial investigation, pre-litigation process, and trial.


Adam also worked for a prominent plaintiff's law firm representing homeowner's associations in complex construction defect cases. This provided Adam with a practical approach to critically evaluate construction defect claims and implement effective resolution strategies through mediation and settlement negotiations.


Adam currently practices in both State and Federal courts specializing in the defense of medical malpractice, elder and dependent adult abuse, premises liability, Government Tort Claims, defense of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, defense of EMTALA claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1395, intentional torts, and premises liability on behalf of physicians, hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers in civil litigation matters.

Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Elder Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Health Care Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Insurance Defense
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 272691
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner/Shareholder
Zenere Cowden & Stoddard APC
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Adam currently practices in both State and Federal courts specializing in the defense of medical malpractice, elder and dependent adult abuse, premises liability, Government Tort Claims, defense of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, defense of EMTALA claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1395, intentional torts, and premises liability on behalf of physicians, hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers in civil litigation matters.
Attorney
Sheuerman, Martini, Tabari, Zenere & Garvin
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Specializes in medical malpractice defense, elder abuse, premises liability, and representation of physicians in Medical Board licensing matters and nurses in Board of Registered Nursing matters.
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Craddick Candland & Conti
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Adam's practice focuses on the defense of professional liability claims on behalf of physicians, hospitals, physician practice groups, and other healthcare providers in civil litigation matters and in binding arbitration.
Attorney
The Miller Law Firm
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Adam M. Stoddard joined The Miller Law Firm as an Associate Attorney after 12 years of representing developers, general contractors, and their insurance companies, specializing in the representation of businesses and individuals in complex construction, contract, and fraud-based disputes. This included representation ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to national Builders, to individual Board Members of non- profit corporations through the initial investigation, pre-litigation process, and trial. Adam has also represented clients in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Civil Rights Violation cases. These experiences generate important insight to our Association clients, providing Adam with a practical approach to critically evaluate construction defect claims and implement effective resolution strategies through mediation and settlement negotiations.
Attorney
Lorbert Greenfield & Polito
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? Specializing in complex construction defect litigation with an emphasis in developer and general contractor representation. ?Taken numerous PMK, PMQ, percipient, and expert depositions. ? Settled numerous complex cases involving a large number of homeowners and subcontractor parties without client or carrier contribution. ? Excellent track record of obtaining additional insured acceptances from insurance for the defense of clients. ? Managing large case loads while meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations. ?Highly capable and confident at arguing all forms of motions. ?Ability to prepare a case for and handle all aspects of arbitration.
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Bustamante O'Hara & Gagliasso
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After passing the July 2010 Bar Exam I was retained by Bustamante, O'Hara & Gagliasso as an Associate. I worked on construction defect, civil rights violations, class actions and personal injury cases. I was responsible for drafting motions, discovery responses, document subpoenas, privilege logs, document reviews, and case management appearances.
Education
Lincoln Law School
J.D. (2010)
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San Jose State University
B.A. (2006) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 272691
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
80 Questions Answered
Q. Due dates in respect to hearing on demurrer, when motion for leave to file amended complaint is needed. California.
A: A party may amend its pleading once without leave of court at any time before the answer, demurrer, or motion to strike is filed, or after a demurrer or motion to strike is filed but before the demurrer or motion to strike is heard if the amended pleading is filed and served no later than the date for filing an opposition to the demurrer or motion to strike. See CCP 472.

Therefore, if you have not already amended the Complaint, you can do so before the deadline for you to file your opposition to the pending motions.

If you have already amended the Complaint before, there is really no point to file a motion for leave to amend (unless you want to try and add different parties or causes of action). You should just oppose the motions. ... Read More
Q. Who is at fault here ?
A: Did the police show up? Was a police report prepared? Do you have any evidence that the drivers lights were in fact not on? Obviously, the other driver is going to argue their lights were on, you will say they were off, so it becomes a he said/she said situation, unless you have evidence. Depending on whether or not the lights were off, may shed some light (no pun intended) on who is at fault.
Q. long story short after alm ost 4 years i got a 65 thous law suit for a car accident that was the other driv ers fault.
A: The short answer is, yes you can sue the attorney if you want, but that does not mean you have proper grounds to do so. You can really sue anyone for anything, but winning a case is an entirely different thing.

You need to review your fee agreement that you signed with the attorney. Your relationship with him/her is contractual in nature. I suspect the agreement says that all case costs (copy fees, filing fees, deposition costs, etc.) are to be paid from any settlement first, then the attorney gets his/her fees (likely 33.33% or something like that) from whatever remains, then you get whatever is left over. I doubt the fee agreement says that the attorney will cover any of your medical expenses. Those are typically not part of a fee agreement. ... Read More
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Zenere Cowden & Stoddard APC
2005 De La Cruz Blvd., Ste. 240
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Telephone: (408) 475-5575