What if Treating Your Children Fairly Means Unequal Inheritances?

When planning their estate, most parents express the desire to treat their children equally out of a sense of fairness. However, sometimes being fair or doing what’s right by your children may not mean equal or the same inheritances. The Key Takeaways Treating children fairly does not always mean equal inheritances. How and when each child receives an inheritance may need to be customized to your children as individuals. Not providing an outright inheritance is usually a good choice, as … [Read more...]

2014 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

2014 Frank H. Lang Scholarship Recipient, Tony G. Carvalho

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Tony G. Carvalho as the winner of the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00. Mr. Carvalho is currently a second-year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law (c/o 2016). He was born in Tulare, California, and has lived in the Central Valley most of his life. His parents operate a small dairy farm in southern Fresno County and, throughout his years in … [Read more...]

Attorney – Civil Litigation

Lang, Richert & Patch, a law firm with over 50 years’ experience serving clients throughout California, seeks a Civil Litigation Attorney for a busy commercial and general litigation practice. The preferred applicant should have 3 to 5 years of civil litigation experience with excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits such as: Medical insurance Dental insurance Vision … [Read more...]

Good Works: Passion Has Early Roots

by Laura Impellizzeri, California Lawyer, December 2013 Ana de Alba, who grew up working on farms west of Fresno alongside her parents, starkly recalls the time her mother was stiffed out of pay for a whole summer's work. "She was crying in the bathroom, and she thought we didn't know," says attorney de Alba, a two-time UC Berkeley grad. "I remember her being so upset and me thinking, 'How unfair.' " Her mother didn't learn she'd been overheard until two years ago, when de Alba was practicing … [Read more...]

Celebrating 50 Years of Service Excellence

Celebrating 50 years of service excellence, Lang, Richert & Patch recently welcomed over two hundred and fifty guests to its 50th Anniversary Open House. On hand to congratulate the firm on its longevity and stellar reputation were judges, attorneys, current and former clients, and community partners. The firm’s rich history was detailed in two recent articles from the San Francisco Daily Journal and The Business Journal. … [Read more...]

2013 President’s Pro Bono Service Award: Charles Trudrung Taylor

Last month, Charles Trudrung Taylor was honored as a recipient of a 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award from the State Bar of California for his unrelenting commitment to ensuring access to justice for the underserved.  The award has been given to California attorneys for the past 30 years who go above and beyond to provide free legal services to the poor. In addition to heading the employment department at Lang, Richert & Patch, Mr. Taylor has served as a supervising attorney at the … [Read more...]

2013 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

Putting Justice To Work: The Workers’ Rights Clinic

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center recently asked Ana de Alba to share her story for their 2013 Putting Justice To Work: The Workers' Rights Clinic Newsletter. For over six months, Ana worked closely with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Central California Legal Services, and the Consulate of Mexico to establish a first of its kind workers' rights clinic in Fresno. The Clinic launched in April 2012 and has helped numerous low wage workers with a myriad of employment issues. … [Read more...]

A Cause for Paws

Members of the Lang, Richert & Patch family and the general community came together on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, to assist in the building of a dog park at Animal Compassion Team of California's Fresno location. Numerous plants, trees, shrubs, benches, and tables were placed throughout the property. The park provides a natural outdoor environment where people interested in adopting a pet from this no-kill shelter can spend time interacting with the candidates before bringing one home. Mark L. … [Read more...]