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Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP
Smith v. Vista Verde Farms, Inc. and Yslas v. Sacramento Rendering Co.
Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP, founded over 28 years ago, has established itself as Sacramento’s most successful law firm for ordinary people. Today, The Insider Exclusive – along with Roger Dreyer, Christopher Wood and Stacey Roberts – takes an inside look at one of Sacramento’s – and California’s – most successful law firms and their handling of two important cases: Smith v. Vista Verde Farms and Yslas v. Sacramento Rendering Company.
Roger, Christopher and Stacey fight for the underdog. They fight for you. People like Dixie Smith and her daughters Charlene and Lyra, the plaintiffs in Smith v. Vista Verde Farms, who were struck in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. Charlene suffered brain and spinal injuries in this tragedy, while Dixie endured a badly fractured leg and Lyra had several internal injuries. Or Sue Yslas, the plaintiff in Yslas v. Sacramento Rendering Co., who lost her husband in a deadly accident caused by a negligent driver. A widow, Sue is the mother of Kayla, Reuben, and Roman. Sue’s husband, Rick, was struck and killed on his motorcycle by a negligent driver of Sacramento Rendering Company. Rick was in a position to be seen, and the driver failed to yield the right of way, fatally injuring Rick. The jury delivered a unanimous verdict for $1.2 million for support of Sue and her children and $5.5 million in non-economic damages, for a total of $6.7 million.
The attorneys of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP, have represented thousands of clients — from the very poor to the owner of the Oakland Raiders’, Al Davis. Roger Dreyer has won more than $100 million for his clients, including 24 cases with at least $1 million in collection. A lot of lawyers profess success, but only Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP, has established a distinguished and consistent track record of successful injury victim representation spanning over 20 years. One of the reasons for their success is persuading the jury to see the real truth in every case. And persuading the jury shows that our trial system isn’t broken – it really works. And it’s worked in all kinds of cases like personal injury and wrongful death cases, vehicle accidents, dangerous products, job-related injuries, construction accidents, dangerous roadways, and trucking accidents.
As advocates for the people, it's important to fight for a cause: to fight for the rights of victims and champion the underdog against corporate power and greed. Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP, has built an international reputation by securing more record-breaking verdicts and settlements than any firm in the country.
Roger A. Dreyer has tried in excess of 100 jury trials to conclusion with over twenty of those trials exceeding seven figures. He has represented a diverse client base ranging from the poor to the National Football League's Oakland Raiders and Al Davis in their successful trial verdict over the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in 2003. He has been recognized by his peers as the Trial Lawyer of the Year for the State of California in 2004 and as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers of Northern California, the only such personal injury trial attorney in the Sacramento region to be so recognized. He has achieved resolution of cases for his clients exceeding 100 million dollars, including more than 100 verdicts and settlements exceeding seven figures. He specializes in catastrophic losses and wrongful death matters. Roger is also involved in community activities and since 1998, has served as the former Chair of the Board and as a current Board member for the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento as well as spending time managing Little League and coaching soccer for the past 12 years in which his four children participate. He was recognized in 2002 by the Non-profit Resource Center, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Board Leader.
Christopher W. Wood is a distinguished attorney who focuses on personal injury trial work, specializing in the areas of catastrophic injuries, construction site accidents, industrial accidents, public entity liability, wrongful death, general negligence, and products liability. In his ten years of practice, He has obtained over 11 seven-figure results on behalf of injured victims. Christopher was also nominated in 2006 for Attorney of the Year through the Consumer Attorneys of California for his work with Roger Dreyer on the Smith v. Vista Verde Farms, Inc. case where Roger Dreyer and Christopher represented the victims of a drunk driver. Christopher holds an undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a law degree from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento.
Stacey L. Roberts specializes in personal injury litigation, products liability law, wrongful death litigation and insurance law. A graduate of California State University, Bakersfield, and the McGeorge School of Law, Stacey is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Capital City Trial Lawyers. She is also the recipient or member of various academic honors, including The Roger J. Traynor Honor Society and the McGeorge Law Review.
Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood, LLP specializes in the full range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including vehicle accidents, dangerous products, job-related injuries, construction accidents, dangerous roadways, and trucking accidents. The firm’s attorneys are diverse people from varied backgrounds. The firm has also established a distinguished and consistent track record of successful injury victim representation spanning over 20 years.
You can contact Roger Dreyer, Christopher Wood and Stacey Roberts at 916-379-3500, or www.dbbc.com