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What We Do

Rinos Martin & Sabongui has developed a reputation for success in representing and defending public entities and litigants in Southern California.  The firm has defended clients in cases alleging police excessive force, unlawful arrest, 1st Amendment violations, denial of due process and equal protection, Monell violations, medical malpractice, lack of informed consent, battery, dental malpractice, elder abuse, hospital liability, dangerous condition of public property, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, sexual abuse, malfeasance by contractors and brokers, and represented selective clients in personal injury cases.

The firm has obtained significant rulings on critical issues that impact public entities including the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, Ontario v Quon 560 U.S. 746 (2010), regarding privacy rights and electronic communications in the workplace. We were successful in the California Supreme Court case of Day v City of Fontana (2001) 25 Cal. 4th 268, with the Court enforcing application of Civil Code Section 3333.4 to governmental entities, thereby precluding recovery for general damages by uninsured motorists.

Rinos Martin & Sabongui recognizes the costs, toll, and disruptive effect that litigation has on all clients, particularly governmental entities, and the extra burden litigation imposes.  We aggressively pursue early dismissal and judgment for our clients utilizing intelligent, innovative, creative legal applications that are tailored to each case, and passionately litigate when necessary.

Rinos & Martin Have Closed

After 40 years, Jim Rinos and Linda Martin have closed their law practice, Rinos & Martin.  Special thanks to the clients we have served for the confidence they have shown in us providing them with quality, cost-effective representation, to opposing counsel for their zealous advocacy and professionalism and to all our former associates and staff whose diligence, integrity and loyalty we are forever grateful.