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Richard S. Salinas

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Practice Expertise
Richard S. Salinas has 28 years of civil trial experience in both Federal and State courts. Mr. Salinas has been called upon to handle cases all over California in a variety of matters involving claims of personal injury, premises liability, and professional and medical liability. Mr. Salinas is a recognized specialist in medical and professional defense and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Salinas’ experience includes representing physician and physician groups from Bakersfield to Modesto and he is lead defense counsel for four California hospitals.

Special Awards and Honors
Mr. Salinas’ trial experience over the last 28 years has earned him honors not given to just anyone. He has repeatedly been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, an honor given to the top 4% of Northern California lawyers. Mr. Salinas has also been selected by the American Board of Trial Advocates in recognition of his past trial experience. Mr. Salinas has also been selected to be a member of the California Medical Legal Society and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

 

Education

KING HALL SCHOOL OF LAW,
U.C. DAVIS
Juris Doctorate, 1991

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,
BAKERSFIELD

B.A., Political Science
(emphasis in Psychology), 1989

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of California

  • Fresno County Bar Association

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

  • California Medical Legal Society

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California and Nevada

 
 

 
 
 
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Carol O'Neil

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Carol O’Neil is a 1976 graduate of U.C. Davis, King Hall School of Law. She has practiced law in Sacramento, San Diego, and Fresno. In Sacramento, Ms. O’Neil was associated with Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, where her focus was the representation of Southern Pacific Transportation Company. In San Diego, she was associated with Hillyer & Irwin with an emphasis on the defense of construction defect litigation.

In 2001, Ms. O’Neil joined the Fresno firm of McCormick, Barstow, LLP, where she worked for 14 years and acquired a preference for medical malpractice defense work. In 2015, Ms. O’Neil relocated to Weiss, Martin, Salinas & Hearst to specialize in medical malpractice defense. She continues on with that firm under their new name, Salinas Law Group, Inc.  Ms. O’Neil’s practice is now devoted to the defense of healthcare providers in medical negligence cases at both trial and appellate levels.  Ms. O’Neil also defends healthcare providers in actions brought by their respective licensing boards.

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California

  • Fresno County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of California

  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

KING HALL SCHOOL OF LAW,
U.C. DAVIS
Juris Doctorate, 1976

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Stacy R. Lucas

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Stacy R. Lucas has 18 years of experience in civil litigation in both Federal and State courts. Ms. Lucas’ experience includes defending physicians, hospitals, and physician groups in medical-legal matters. Ms. Lucas also has significant experience defending employers and insurance companies in employment litigation, workers’ compensation claims, and labor relations matters. Ms. Lucas has co-chaired jury trials and handled administrative law hearings. She also gained extensive civil litigation experience in the areas of personal injury, toxic torts, medical malpractice, and class action litigation.

As an associate with Salinas Law Group, Inc., Ms. Lucas specializes in medical malpractice defense, specializing in the representation of health care providers in all specialties. Ms. Lucas is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals Board Member (Former)

  • Shakers of Fresno Community Hospital (Past President)

  • Fresno County Bar Association

  • California Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of California

Education

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS
SCHOOL OF LAW

Juris Doctorate, 2000

U.C. SANTA BARBARA
B.A., English

 
 
 

 
 
 

Michael T. Kong

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Michael T. Kong attended the University of California, San Diego where he received a Bachelor’s in International Studies-Political Science. Thereafter, he earned his law degree from the University of Oregon, School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. He is admitted to practice in all California Courts and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

While in law school, Mr. Kong served as a staff editor on the Oregon Law Review before becoming the Law Review’s Operation’s Editor. He received the Maxine Lee Award for Editorial Excellence, and the Nancy Farmer Distinguished Service Award. He worked as a representative for LexisNexis to educate other students in how to conduct legal research. He was also a research assistant for the University of Oregon’s School of Law Tax Department where he conducted research and writing for articles regarding federal taxation and accuracy-related penalties. Prior to graduation, he externed with the Oregon Tax Court Magistrate Division and Lane County Circuit Court to research and draft opinions.

As an associate with Salinas Law Group, Inc., Mr. Kong specializes in medical malpractice defense.

Mr. Kong has also assisted both public and private entities with employment and labor relation matters, complex property rights, and contracts disputes in administrative hearings and in successful mediation.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Fresno County Bar Association

  • California Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of California

Education

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, 2014

U.C. SAN DIEGO
B.A., International Studies