Bradley Jewett’s successful appeal reversal
On December 21, 2017, Gavrilov & Brooks attorney Bradley Jewett prevailed at trial by defensing all claims against his client, Roger Van Wert, in Rick L. Hamilton, et al. v. Aline Marie Iden, et al., Madera County Superior Court Case No. MCV073141. The Trial Court later denied Mr. Van Wert’s motion for prevailing party attorneys’ fees. Mr. Jewett appealed the trial court’s order denying attorneys’ fees in Roger Van Wert, et al., v. Rick L. Hamilton, et al., California Fifth Appellate District Case No. F078345. On May 6, 2021, the Court of Appeal reversed and remanded the matter, instructing the Trial Court to calculate the attorneys’ fees Mr. Van Wert was entitled to recover. The favorable results at trial and on appeal led to a six-figure settlement and payment to Mr. Van Wert.