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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
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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.
Attorney
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.
Attorney
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
Website
Legal Answers
50 Questions Answered
Q. Husbands step mother who we haven’t spoke to in 10 years is contacting his business partner to tell lies about him.
A: You could contact the mother in law and request that she stop calling your husband's business partner. If that does not work, you could hire an attorney to send a cease and desist letter. It sounds like there could be grounds for a defamation lawsuit based on slander.
Q. if I file a complaint with the court but have yet to file it with the defendants, can I change it? Not facts just reduce
A: You are entitled to file an amended complaint once as a matter of right without seeking leave of court to do so, as long as it is before the defendant has answered or filed a demurrer. Refer to CCP 472.
Q. recently signed a lease to rent a home. I am now dealing with this landlord that keeps asking for all of these fees.
A: You should review the lease agreement thoroughly. If those fees are not started in the lease then the landlord has no grounds to make you pay them. Regarding your question about backing out of the lease and getting a refund, you should consult the lease as well because you may be in beach of contact if you try to cancel and get a refund.
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Zenere Cowden & Stoddard APC
2005 De La Cruz Blvd., Ste. 240
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Telephone: (408) 475-5575
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