Daily Journal Features Garcia, Artigliere & Medby on Their Niche Practice in Elder Abuse

The Daily Journal, California’s leading legal and business publication, published a small firm profile, “Small firm’s attorneys work to change long-term health care for elders,” featuring national elder abuse law firm Garcia, Artigliere & Medby on their dedication to serving the elderly population.

Senior Partner Stephen Garcia founded the firm in 2003 continuing over a decade of prior advocacy of elder rights. Mr. Garcia fell into elder abuse law in the early ‘90s when he was sought out by a family because of his Hispanic surname and his ability to communicate with his clients in Spanish. The elderly family member suffered third-degree burns from scalding bath water, and the family alleged that due to an insufficiency of staff in the facility no one was available to assist the elderly woman with bathing. Although Mr. Garcia had no experience in long term health care litigation at that time having primarily served as a criminal trial lawyer for the previous decade, he secured a large verdict for the family, and has since served as lead counsel on more than 2,500 elder abuse cases throughout the United States. “We effectuate change,” Mr. Garcia said. “Serving the fastest growing segment of our population fairly and properly is one of the greatest challenges we face as a society given the greying of our population.”

Before joining the firm, Partner William Artigliere practiced elder abuse at Maher Law firm, and Partner David Medby began working with Mr. Garcia as a clerk while studying for the bar exam.

Since its inception, the firm has recovered several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. The firm’s attorneys are also passionate about giving back to the community, and have created a scholarship program for law school and nursing students. The first scholarship was presented to a nursing student last month.

Built on integrity and reputation, the firm’s attorneys feel an obligation to continue those values in helping the elderly.

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