Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Lawyer Appointed to CAOC Board
H. Gavin Long has been appointed to the Consumer Attorneys of California's (CAOC) 2017 Board. He received the appointment by a vote of the organization's Executive Committee and will be sworn in during CAOC Event.
CAOC is a professional organization that represents the interests of 39 million Californians. Its member-attorneys stand for plaintiffs seeking accountability for negligence and wrongdoing. Among the consumers CAOC represents are victims of dangerous or defective products; those who suffer discrimination because of age, gender, disability or race; those injured or killed by another's negligent acts; workers who have been fired unjustly from their jobs; individuals affected by unscrupulous insurance companies; and patients who have been harmed or injured instead of healed by medical professionals or hospitals.
CAOC and its attorneys go after big polluters, insurance companies and automakers. The organization maintains a vigilant presence in Sacramento with a team of legislative advocates who fight hard to ensure that our civil justice system remains accessible to all and to level the playing field for normal consumers who are underdogs when facing large corporations with deep pockets and high-powered defense counsel.
Long has served on the CAOC Board of Governors since 2013. He said the organization has had several accomplishments when it comes to protecting consumer rights including:
-- Ending 30 years of discrimination against non-citizen plaintiffs. CAOC lobbied for the passage of AB 2159, which prohibits the introduction of a plaintiff's immigration status in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, helping ensure fair compensation for undocumented persons who were injured due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.
-- Helping slow the opioid epidemic by requiring doctors to consult California's drug database to verify if a new patient is a "doctor shopper."
-- Eliminating defendants' practice of requiring plaintiffs and their clients to travel outside California to resolve disputes to take advantage of weaker employment laws in other states.
-- Speeding up the appeals process for dying seniors who have a case against a nursing home.
Long said CAOC's most significant role is "protecting the rights of consumers and keeping large corporations in check."
"I'm honored to receive this prestigious appointment,"
Long graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 and from Whittier Law School in 1999. He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for securing the highest grades in his study of Torts and Evidence. Long worked with nationally renowned trial attorney Herbert Hafif on trial preparation for catastrophic injury, business litigation and insurance bad faith cases. Long has a wide range of jury trial experience in cases from murder and fraud to medical malpractice in state and federal courts. For more information please visit http://www.BestAttorney.com
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