Superior litigation and trial attorneys have defined Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel, Pedersen & Treppa LLP for over 60 years. Throughout our distinguished history, we have focused our practice on civil litigation and, in so doing, have developed an exceptional level of litigation skill in a wide range of practice areas.

Our success as advocates is the result of early assessment of the merits of each action and the implementation of a strategy designed to meet each client’s goals and expectations.

We believe that aggressive and thorough preparation is essential to achieving the best results. Our attorneys are committed to providing tailored legal representation to all clients in a sophisticated and cost-effective manner.

Regardless of venue, our attorneys have the experience necessary to achieve a favorable outcome and guide the litigation from the opening papers through trial and any appeal.

bledsoe builds for Habitat for Humanity

Bledsoe Builds for Habitat for Humanity

Bledsoe attorneys and staff recently joined other volunteers and Habitat for Humanity Great San Francisco to lend a hand in the construction of Habitat Terrace, a development of 28 detached single family homes in San Francisco's Ocean View neighborhood. Members of the firm assisted with all aspects of construction.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Habitat Greater San Francisco provides a hand-up, not a hand-out for families in desperate need of improved living conditions. Homeowners invest 500 hours of "sweat equity" to help build their own homes as well as additional time for homeowner workshops. Houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, zero interest mortgages. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, including how to volunteer visit

About Bledsoe's Commitment to Community Service

A steadfast commitment to community service has been a hallmark of the Bledsoe firm since our founding over 65 years ago. Many of our lawyers and staff volunteer their time to support a full range of causes in the community, as well as to causes that promote the administration of justice. Bledsoe was proud to lend a hand to this very worthy cause and is looking forward to a return visit to Habitat Terrace.




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Jeffrey V. Ta Obtains a Defense Verdict in Negligence/Premises Liability Case

After a 15 day jury trial, Partner Jeffrey V. Ta obtained a defense verdict in a negligence/premises liability case. Plaintiff, a 52 year woman, was employed as a door to door sales person and claimed that she fell descending a flight of stairs while making a sales call on defendant's property. Plaintiff alleged the accident aggravated her pre-existing low back condition requiring her to undergo a triple fusion spine surgery and replacement of both of her hips after the accident. The defense argued the accident did not aggravate Plaintiff's pre-existing condition and she would have needed the surgeries even if the accident had not occurred. Prior to trial, Plaintiff rejected a $500,000 settlement offer. At trial, Plaintiff asked the jury for a $6,000,000 verdict.