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Aimee Hamoy is a litigation partner with extensive trial experience.  She started her legal career as a deputy district attorney (2002 to 2005) and for the last 15 years has represented public entity clients and large national retailers in all aspects of conflict resolution from pre-litigation negotiations through verdict and appeal.  Some of her most interesting and challenging work has been in the defense of law enforcement officers across Northern California in civil rights, excessive force, and wrongful death claims.  Aimee’s trial experience includes excellent results involving TBI claims, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury matters.

Practice Experience

  • Defense of retail and hospitality businesses in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, mediation, and trial.
  • Defense of public entities, including cities, counties, and educational institutions regarding civil rights, excessive force, serious personal injury and premises liability in all phases of litigation, including trial.
  • Representative clients include City of Oakland, City of Livermore, Oakland Police Department, and California State University, in civil rights matters involving allegations of excessive force, through pre-trial preparation, mediation, and trial.
  • Extensive experience defending national retailer in premises liability and personal injury litigation, including mediation and trial.

Litigation

  • Over 15 years civil trial experience in defense of catastrophic injury, excessive force, and wrongful death cases.
  • Experience in handling discovery motions, dispositive motions and various civil motions.

Advice & Counsel

  • Counsel business owners regarding contract disputes and criminal law implications, including obtaining and enforcement of restraining order and obtaining expungement of criminal convictions.

Successes

  • July 2018: Trial counsel for fire loss/property damage case where plaintiff sought an excess of $600,000 in lost property and expenses.  Jury awarded less than $278,000 in damages with 32% fault to our clients. - Contra Costa County Superior Court.
  • February-March 2017: Trial counsel for premises liability case for national home improvement retailer where plaintiff alleged mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) seeking over $12 million in damages. Jury found Plaintiff 60% at fault and Defense 40%. Plaintiff received $365,000. - Kern County Superior Court.
  • June 2015: Argued and prevailed on behalf of Defendants-Appellees in Jones v. City of Oakland, et al (Case No. 13-15673) to preserve unanimous jury verdict that police officers’ conduct was objectively reasonable. 
  • May 2015: Obtained dismissal of excessive force claim against Oakland Police Captain through motion for summary judgment.
  • July 2014: Trial counsel for premises liability case for national home improvement retailer where plaintiff sought over $1 million in damages. Verdict was Defendant was not negligent. - Los Angeles County. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Serves as Burnham Brown’s Education Partner – coordinates associate mentoring and continuing education firmwide
  • Serves as the chair of Burnham Brown’s Annual Women’s Event
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Member Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • Conference Committee Member 2015 - California Minority Counsel Program
  • Member of ACBA Public Entity Executive Committee – 2019 to present

Aimee Hamoy is a litigation partner with extensive trial experience.  She started her legal career as a deputy district attorney (2002 to 2005) and for the last 15 years has represented public entity clients and large national retailers in all aspects of conflict resolution from pre-litigation negotiations through verdict and appeal.  Some of her most interesting and challenging work has been in the defense of law enforcement officers across Northern California in civil rights, excessive force, and wrongful death claims.  Aimee’s trial experience includes excellent results involving TBI claims, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury matters.

  • Defense of retail and hospitality businesses in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, mediation, and trial.
  • Defense of public entities, including cities, counties, and educational institutions regarding civil rights, excessive force, serious personal injury and premises liability in all phases of litigation, including trial.
  • Representative clients include City of Oakland, City of Livermore, Oakland Police Department, and California State University, in civil rights matters involving allegations of excessive force, through pre-trial preparation, mediation, and trial.
  • Extensive experience defending national retailer in premises liability and personal injury litigation, including mediation and trial.
  • Over 15 years civil trial experience in defense of catastrophic injury, excessive force, and wrongful death cases.
  • Experience in handling discovery motions, dispositive motions and various civil motions.
  • Counsel business owners regarding contract disputes and criminal law implications, including obtaining and enforcement of restraining order and obtaining expungement of criminal convictions.
  • July 2018: Trial counsel for fire loss/property damage case where plaintiff sought an excess of $600,000 in lost property and expenses.  Jury awarded less than $278,000 in damages with 32% fault to our clients. - Contra Costa County Superior Court.
  • February-March 2017: Trial counsel for premises liability case for national home improvement retailer where plaintiff alleged mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) seeking over $12 million in damages. Jury found Plaintiff 60% at fault and Defense 40%. Plaintiff received $365,000. - Kern County Superior Court.
  • June 2015: Argued and prevailed on behalf of Defendants-Appellees in Jones v. City of Oakland, et al (Case No. 13-15673) to preserve unanimous jury verdict that police officers’ conduct was objectively reasonable. 
  • May 2015: Obtained dismissal of excessive force claim against Oakland Police Captain through motion for summary judgment.
  • July 2014: Trial counsel for premises liability case for national home improvement retailer where plaintiff sought over $1 million in damages. Verdict was Defendant was not negligent. - Los Angeles County. 
  • Serves as Burnham Brown’s Education Partner – coordinates associate mentoring and continuing education firmwide
  • Serves as the chair of Burnham Brown’s Annual Women’s Event
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Member Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • Conference Committee Member 2015 - California Minority Counsel Program
  • Member of ACBA Public Entity Executive Committee – 2019 to present
  • Seton Hall University Law School (J.D., 2002)
  • Loyola Marymount University (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1999)
  • California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2005