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Medical Malpractice

The attorneys at Rinos Martin & Sabongui collectively possess over 90 years of experience successfully defending physicians and healthcare professionals throughout Southern California against claims for medical malpractice, lack of informed consent, battery, misrepresentation, and elder abuse. We proactively assist our healthcare clients with identifying areas of litigation exposure and propose risk management solutions.

Hospital Liability

We have extensive experience in defending catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and are knowledgeable in the specialized defenses available under MICRA, the immunities afforded public entity healthcare facilities, and the protections provided for discovery under Evidence Code 1157.

Professional Liability

The firm has vigorously defended claims against real estate agents and brokers for malpractice and fraud, engineer design negligence and construction defect.

Civil Rights and Police Liability

Our experience includes the defense of claims against law enforcement personnel and public entities for unlawful arrest, excessive force, wrongful death, interference with familial relationships, false imprisonment, denial of medical care, and 1st Amendment violations. Rinos, Martin & Sabongui is extremely knowledgeable in the specialized area of police misconduct, and the nuanced immunities and defenses available.

General Torts and Government Tort Claims

Our experience in successfully defending public entities is as extensive as the scope of general liability claims and includes negligence, fraud, dangerous condition of public property, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, motor vehicle negligence, flooding, inverse condemnation, public nuisance, trespass, and conversion. We proactively assist our governmental entity clients with identifying areas of litigation exposure and propose risk management solutions.

Personal Injury

Your story is important to us and we can help you face the misfortunes you have been forced to encounter.  With the benefit of decades of successful litigation experience in California State and Federal courts and access to some of the most respected experts in their field, our experienced attorneys are well prepared to objectively evaluate and litigate your personal injury claim.

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.