Mark L. Creede, Champion of Justice

The Central Calfornia Legal Services is honoring Mark L. Creede as a Champion of Justice. The Champions of Justice honors individuals who demonstrate a faithful dedication to ensuring all people have equal and meaningful access to justice. Mr. Creede was selected because under his leadership, Lang, Richert & Patch has become the most well known and respected firm in the Central Valley committed to providing pro bono legal assistance. It is an especially fitting award as Lang, Richert & Patch … [Read more...]

Fresno Attorneys receive 2012 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to recognize its 2012 recipients of the Super Lawyer and Rising Star awards. Every year, the San Francisco-based publication Law and Politics honors outstanding lawyers across seventy practice areas who have attained a high level of professional achievement and peer recognition. The Super Lawyer honors are bestowed upon attorneys only after a multi-phased process that includes nomination and evaluation by peers as well as research by an independent source. Only top … [Read more...]

Jane Addams Elementary School Students Receive New School Supplies

Thirty-five elementary school students at Jane Addams Elementary school in southwest Fresno started the 2011-2012 school year with brand new school supplies thanks to employees at Lang, Richert & Patch. Remembering the excitement and joy that having new school supplies brings to young children, employees eagerly purchased numerous boxes of crayons, markers, pencils, erasers, filler paper, scissors, to fill thirty-five brand new backpacks donated by the attorneys at the firm. After … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch Recognized as a Five Star Donor

The Fresno County Bar Association recognized Lang, Richert & Patch as a Book'Em Book Drive Five Star Donor during a recent monthly luncheon. The Fresno Bar Association teamed up with the United Way to encourage Central Valley law firms to collect books to provide to local schools through the "Book'Em" Book Drive. The employees at Lang, Richert & Patch are committed to improving their community and quickly mobilized to meet the need. They feverishly looked for books in their homes, … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch Donates to Community Food Bank

It all started with an e-mail from then Fresno County Bar Association President, Timothy Sullivan, informing us of the cancellation of the annual Fresno County Young Lawyer Association Volunteer Food Day at the Community Food Bank because there was not enough food on the shelves to fill boxes. The magnitude of what this would mean for local families led Lang, Richert & Patch employees to, in a matter of three weeks, fill two Community Food Bank barrels with food and provide more than one … [Read more...]

Sam R. Welch Receives the 2012 Frank H. Lang Scholarship

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Sam R. Welch as the winner of the 2012 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards payment of law school tuition. Mr. Welch is a second year law student at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He grew up in a small town at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where his mother still teaches kindergarten at a local public school and his father manages a … [Read more...]

2012 Pro Bono Award for Ana de Alba

The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) honored volunteer lawyers and organizations for their pro bono contributions to LSC-funded legal aid programs in California during the Board’s meeting in San Diego. Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner for the State of California, and Jon Streeter, President of the State Bar of California, were among the speakers at the event honoring the pro bono volunteers. Ana de Alba was honored at this event for her extraordinary commitment … [Read more...]

Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice

One of Lang, Richert & Patch's senior trial attorneys, William T. McLaughlin II, will be a moderator at program entitled "Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice." The forum panel will consist of a number of sitting judges from the Fresno County Superior Court. Mr. McLaughlin has served as the moderator for this forum for the past three years. The forum will cover a broad range of topics including recent developments in state evidentiary law, expert evidence, getting … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba receives OneJustice’s Pro-Bono Award

On July 13 more than 350 attorneys, judges, law students, business, and community leaders were on hand when California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye presented Ana de Alba with an award for her tireless work to promote pro-bono in the Central Valley. Ms. de Alba was one of two attorneys state-wide to be recognized at this event. Ms. de Alba’s acceptance comments brought tears to the eyes of many as she talked about her experiences as the daughter of immigrant farm workers in the Central … [Read more...]

Rene Lastreto II to Speak on Statutory Ag Liens at CCBA Institute

Lang, Richert & Patch shareholder, Rene Lastreto II will be a faculty member on a program analyzing California Statutory Agricultural Liens and Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act issues at the 25th annual Central California Bankruptcy Institute on September 22 and 23, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno, California. The panel discussion will focus on identifying, perfecting and enforcing certain statutory lien and PACA trust rights which have now become one of the primary considerations … [Read more...]