Rayma is the managing partner of Emerson Church.  Her first trial in 1991 took her to the California Supreme Court for a victory that still stands as law today.  In 2005, Rayma was one of the first women inducted into the San Joaquin Valley ABOTA Chapter, an organization for trial lawyers that requires a minimum of 20 trials to qualify for membership.  Her commitment to advocating on behalf of others is her driving factor. Rayma is currently the Treasurer for the San Joaquin Chapter of ABOTA.  She is a Technology Master Advocate and a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  She has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer in California.

In high school I participated in a YMCA Youth-in-Government program that involved a mock state legislature.  There I learned that I had a knack for advocacy.  I am a trial lawyer and proud of it; when trial is where the case takes us, I am ready.

Rayma is admitted to and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal.  She is also admitted to the Northern, Eastern and Central Federal District Courts in California.

RAYMA CHURCH

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Ryan graduated summa cum laude from California State University Fresno and then went to law school at Santa Clara University.  Ryan focuses on the most difficult legal issues that come to the firm. He prefers legal arguments to judges, in comparison to presenting a case to a jury. He is at the helm of almost all of the firm’s law and motion practice, assuring a depth and quality of analysis of which the entire firm is proud.

Ryan is admitted to practice and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts of California, and California’s First, Fifth and Sixth Districts Courts of Appeal.

While I embrace the lawyer’s function as an advocate, I believe above all else an attorney’s role is a servant to others.  I am at my best where there is no easy answer.

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Ryan D. Libke

Elizabeth graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. While at San Joaquin College of Law, she worked as a law clerk to gain courtroom experience and was published in the San Joaquin College of Law Agricultural Law Review. Elizabeth leads the firm’s construction defect and habitability cases in addition to providing second chair to the more significant liability files. Her background in agriculture has proven an invaluable asset in the understanding of the many cases in which she is involved that concern agribusiness issues. Elizabeth competed for the Fresno State NCAA Division I Women’s Equestrian Team and has over 20 plus years of experience in the equestrian industry. She is currently the Vice President of the Fresno County Women Lawyers.

Every client has unique concerns or issues; no two clients or lawsuits are ever identical and this is why it is important to have a tailored approach.

Elizabeth is admitted to practice before the Eastern Federal District Court in California.

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ELIZABETH A. THOMASIAN

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DANIEL L. CARTER

Daniel L. Carter obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Whittier Law School after he obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of California, Riverside. Daniel’s cases include those involving auto collisions, premises liability, and animal attacks. He also has experience with Special Investigation Unit Examinations Under Oath. In the first half of his career, Daniel worked in litigation involving institutional lenders, and residential and commercial landlords. Daniel is a Technology Master Advocate, has completed the National Insurance & Torts Association's trial college, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Trial is about preparation and connecting with juror’s values.  Preparation involves knowing your client, the client’s weaknesses and strengths as well as the other sides’ weaknesses and strengths.  Thorough preparation can also spare a client from having to go to trial.

Daniel  is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all of the Federal District Courts in California.

Rayma is the managing partner of Emerson Church.  Her first trial in 1991 took her to the California Supreme Court for a victory that still stands as law today.  In 2005, Rayma was one of the first women inducted into the San Joaquin Valley ABOTA Chapter, an organization for trial lawyers that requires a minimum of 20 trials to qualify for membership.  Her commitment to advocating on behalf of others is her driving factor. Rayma is currently the Treasurer for the San Joaquin Chapter of ABOTA.  She is a Technology Master Advocate and a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  She has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer in California.

 

In high school I participated in a YMCA Youth-in-Government program that involved a mock state legislature.  There I learned that I had a knack for advocacy.  I am a trial lawyer and proud of it; when trial is where the case takes us, I am ready.

 

Rayma is admitted to and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal.  She is also admitted to the Northern, Eastern and Central Federal District Courts in California.

RAYMA CHURCH

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Ryan graduated summa cum laude from California State University Fresno and then went to law school at Santa Clara University.  Ryan focuses on the most difficult legal issues that come to the firm. He prefers legal arguments to judges, in comparison to presenting a case to a jury. He is at the helm of almost all of the firm’s law and motion practice, assuring a depth and quality of analysis of which the entire firm is proud.

 

While I embrace the lawyer’s function as an advocate, I believe above all else an attorney’s role is a servant to others.  I am at my best where there is no easy answer.

 

Ryan is admitted to practice and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts of California, and California’s First, Fifth and Sixth Districts Courts of Appeal.

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Ryan D. Libke

Elizabeth graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. While at San Joaquin College of Law, she worked as a law clerk to gain courtroom experience and was published in the San Joaquin College of Law Agricultural Law Review. Elizabeth leads the firm’s construction defect and habitability cases in addition to providing second chair to the more significant liability files. Her background in agriculture has proven an invaluable asset in the understanding of the many cases in which she is involved that concern agribusiness issues. Elizabeth competed for the Fresno State NCAA Division I Women’s Equestrian Team and has over 20 plus years of experience in the equestrian industry. She is currently the Vice President of the Fresno County Women Lawyers.

 

Every client has unique concerns or issues; no two clients or lawsuits are ever identical and this is why it is important to have a tailored approach.

 

Elizabeth is admitted to practice before the Eastern Federal District Court in California.

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ELIZABETH A. THOMASIAN

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DANIEL L. CARTER

Daniel L. Carter obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Whittier Law School after he obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of California, Riverside. Daniel’s cases include those involving auto collisions, premises liability, and animal attacks. He also has experience with Special Investigation Unit Examinations Under Oath. In the first half of his career, Daniel worked in litigation involving institutional lenders, and residential and commercial landlords. Daniel is a Technology Master Advocate, has completed the National Insurance & Torts Association's trial college, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

 

Trial is about preparation and connecting with juror’s values.  Preparation involves knowing your client, the client’s weaknesses and strengths as well as the other sides’ weaknesses and strengths.  Thorough preparation can also spare a client from having to go to trial.

 

Daniel  is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all of the Federal District Courts in California.

 

 

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RAYMA CHURCH

Rayma is the managing partner of Emerson Church.  Her first trial in 1991 took her to the California Supreme Court for a victory that still stands as law today.  In 2005, Rayma was one of the first women inducted into the San Joaquin Valley ABOTA Chapter, an organization for trial lawyers that requires a minimum of 20 trials to qualify for membership.  Her commitment to advocating on behalf of others is her driving factor. Rayma is currently the Treasurer for the San Joaquin Chapter of ABOTA.  She is a Technology Master Advocate and a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  She has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer in California.

 

In high school I participated in a YMCA Youth-in-Government program that involved a mock state legislature.  There I learned that I had a knack for advocacy.  I am a trial lawyer and proud of it; when trial is where the case takes us, I am ready.

 

Rayma is admitted to and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal.  She is also admitted to the Northern, Eastern and Central Federal District Courts in California.

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Ryan D. Libke

Ryan graduated summa cum laude from California State University Fresno and then went to law school at Santa Clara University.  Ryan focuses on the most difficult legal issues that come to the firm. He prefers legal arguments to judges, in comparison to presenting a case to a jury. He is at the helm of almost all of the firm’s law and motion practice, assuring a depth and quality of analysis of which the entire firm is proud.

 

While I embrace the lawyer’s function as an advocate, I believe above all else an attorney’s role is a servant to others.  I am at my best where there is no easy answer.

 

Ryan is admitted to practice and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts of California, and California’s First, Fifth and Sixth Districts Courts of Appeal.

 

 

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ELIZABETH A. THOMASIAN

Elizabeth graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. While at San Joaquin College of Law, she worked as a law clerk to gain courtroom experience and was published in the San Joaquin College of Law Agricultural Law Review. Elizabeth leads the firm’s construction defect and habitability cases in addition to providing second chair to the more significant liability files. Her background in agriculture has proven an invaluable asset in the understanding of the many cases in which she is involved that concern agribusiness issues. Elizabeth competed for the Fresno State NCAA Division I Women’s Equestrian Team and has over 20 plus years of experience in the equestrian industry. She is currently the Vice President of the Fresno County Women Lawyers.

 

Every client has unique concerns or issues; no two clients or lawsuits are ever identical and this is why it is important to have a tailored approach.

 

Elizabeth is admitted to practice before the Eastern Federal District Court in California.

 

 

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DANIEL L. CARTER

Daniel L. Carter obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Whittier Law School after he obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of California, Riverside. Daniel’s cases include those involving auto collisions, premises liability, and animal attacks. He also has experience with Special Investigation Unit Examinations Under Oath. In the first half of his career, Daniel worked in litigation involving institutional lenders, and residential and commercial landlords. Daniel is a Technology Master Advocate, has completed the National Insurance & Torts Association's trial college, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

 

Trial is about preparation and connecting with juror’s values.  Preparation involves knowing your client, the client’s weaknesses and strengths as well as the other sides’ weaknesses and strengths.  Thorough preparation can also spare a client from having to go to trial.

 

Daniel  is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all of the Federal District Courts in California.