Ana de Alba profiled in Super Lawyers for Pro Bono Services

Ana de Alba is a passionate advocate, one of her strongest passions is providing Pro Bono services for the small rural areas in the California's Central San Joaquin Valley. Click here to read the Super Lawyer profile about Ana's Pro Bono passion. … [Read more...]

2015 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship Recipient, Laura Shoemaker

Laura Shoemaker is a second-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law (c/o 2017). She grew up in Tehachapi, California and hometown values have always influenced her academic career. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Cum Laude in 2014. While a student at U.C.L.A., she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was involved with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Through these organizations, she participated in numerous … [Read more...]

LRP Welcomes New Colleagues of the former Caswell, Bell & Hillison

The attorneys at Lang, Richert & Patch are proud to welcome colleagues from the former Caswell, Bell & Hillison firm. Caswell, Bell & Hillison is a long standing firm with an excellent reputation in the legal community. G. Thomas Caswell, Jr. and James M. Bell founded Caswell, Bell & Hillison in 1980. Joining Lang, Richert & Patch effective April 1, 2015, are attorneys James M. Bell, Robert K. Hillison, David A. Roberts, Kimberly L. Mayhew, Darlene Azevedo Kelly, and Robert E. Bergin. James M. … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba named new Fresno County Bar Association, Pro Bono Services Section Chair

The Pro Bono Services Section supports the FCBA's Pro Bono Resolution, which "urges all attorneys to devote a reasonable amount of time to services without expectation of compensation." The Section encourages pro bono casework, organizes MCLE training luncheons, and publicly recognizes individuals and organizations that help increase access to justice for the underserved. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]