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William John Light

William John Light

Law Offices of Todd Rash
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Insurance Claims...
  • California
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I have been practicing law for 29 years. I will gather the facts and witnesses necessary to put your case in the best possible legal position. Lots of attorneys can file lawsuits and fight it out. We take pride in fighting intelligently. I have recovered millions and millions of dollars for people like you. I have met thousands of decent, honorable people who have been hurt due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. You deserve a voice. We will speak for you. When we speak, insurance companies pay attention. Some of our biggest and most satisfying cases involved representing victims of dog bites, sexual molestation, product liability, dangerous roads and, of course, automobile collisions. We have a great deal of experience in virtually every kind of personal injury claim there is, including dental and medical malpractice, premises liability and employment disputes. I would like to discuss your case with you. Consultations are free.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Civil Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Free Consultation
    1 hour free
  • Contingent Fees
    Fees are 33 1/3% to 40%, depending on when the case is resolved. Fees for minors are set by the Court.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Todd Rash
- Current
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Road Defect, Slip and Fall, Molestation, Employment Law, Professional Malpractice, Excessive Force. Have recovered Millions and Millions for victims.
Black, Compean, Hall & Lenneman
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.
Clausen & Campbell
Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith.
Univ of North Dakota
Undergraduate Degree
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Dean Paul Wildman Scholarship
Southwestern University School of Law
Evidence Award
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 141220
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201 Questions Answered

Q. Can a dog be considered abandoned property if someone asked me to "temporarily" house it & it's been 8 months?
A: It isn't abandoned since you agreed to take care of it for her, with no end date. "Temporary" means different things to different people. I believe that the dog is still hers. If you want it, ask her if you can have to dog, or purchase it from her. Or, tell her that you don't want to take care of it anymore and will take it to Animal Control on a specified date. If she doesn't pick it up before then, leave the dog at Animal Control (or a no kill shelter) and inform them that you want to adopt the dog after the waiting period.
Q. What can I do to stop a 78 yr.old woman who I pay rent to from physically charging at me threatening to kill me & etc
A: Obviously, you need to move. A restraining order would be of no use if you are living with her. You could call the police, but are they going to believe you?
Q. ex girlfriend has custody papers cuz she is the primary owner but i been taking care of the dog for 8 months
A: Buy it from her. It's her property. If she won't take custody and won't give or sell it to you, take it to the pound and leave it, after you tell the girlfriend that you are going to do it. Make sure the pound will let you adopt it after a waiting period before you leave it.
Q. The neighbor was watching my dog they weren't even there two hours An D she took them To The pound. What can. I do
A: Seems like the pound should give them back to you. If not, you can sue the neighbor in Small Claims court for the value of the dogs.
Q. my mom gave my dog to someone without asking me. And person whom has my dog won't let my dog return or see him.
A: Call the police. He has received stolen property.
Q. If your elderly parents have an auto accident, as their son am I legally liable?
A: You are liable if they are driving your car, or if they are doing a job or errand for you, or if you negligently entrust a vehicle to them. Your liability as an owner of the car is $15k/person, $30k/accident, $5k property damage. You are not liable because of a Power of Attorney.
Q. Selling my dog with consent?
A: Selling the dog, or giving it away, without your consent would probably be a crime, since the dog is your property. You could sue if they did that. However, you cannot force them to care for your dog. They could probably take the dog the Animal Control and surrender it, where it would either be adopted or put down.
Q. got a court date for a summons small claims that's dated August 27, 2018 what do I do the date is obviously wrong
A: Call the Small Claims clerk to clarify the date on which you are to appear for the trial. If you can't get someone on the phone, go to the courthouse and speak to a clerk. You can also usually go online to the Court's website to get calendars for cases based upon the case number.
Q. Ex v txt, threatened to share my med history & pic of current scrips w/ "everyone, everywhere" if I refuse his demands.
A: You are a crime victim. Go to the police. It is unlikely that a lawsuit will give you any relief. The purpose of a lawsuit is recovery of monetary damages. Most ex bf's don't have the kind of money that makes a lawsuit useful. If you have home/renters' insurance, make a claim for the damage to the piano.
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