EXPERIENCE

      

      RESULTS

Specializing in:

  • Personal Injury

  • Business Litigation

  • Contracts

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Construction Disputes

  • Commercial Disputes 

 

GAPPY & VERBICK LLP

PRACTICE

LITIGATION

 

Over 35 years of combined dispute resolution experience representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in personal injury, business, insurance and construction litigation.

CIVIL TRIALS

 

Ability and experience to handle complex matters from inception through trial.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

Early Mediation of disputes to avoid protracted litigation and Arbitration of disputes as an alternative to court litigation.

 
APPEALS

 

Experience in appellate briefing and oral argument before state appellate and supreme courts.

VISION

We strive to provide cost-effective and results-oriented legal services.  We personally handle each matter in our office.  Each client is of equal importance to us. 

 

Whether the client is a large company or an individual, our approach is to actively pursue each matter to an expeditious and favorable resolution.  Whether the matter is small or it involves all-encompassing, life-changing circumstances for the client, we approach the matter with the same sense of urgency.

 

Matters are not delegated to junior attorneys or subordinates. We keep clients informed and we are available to discuss the status of the client's case whenever the client has questions.

 

ATTORNEYS

DENA M. GAPPY, Esq.

Dena Gappy is a civil litigator whose practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, insurance litigation and business litigation.  Dena began her legal career with an AV-rated firm (the highest rating according to Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system), specializing in general casualty insurance defense litigation.  Dena bolstered her experience in this area working as in-house defense counsel for one of the largest auto insurance groups in the United States.  Dena’s goal throughout her career has been to garner litigation and trial experience, and an understanding of the inner workings of insurance companies, to develop a unique and aggressive approach to litigation on the plaintiff’s side.  Her goal was realized when she opened her own office in 2014 where she now brings this experience to bear by providing each client with individualized attention to maximize the compensation and justice available under the law.  

 

Dena has an extensive background handling claims involving automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian injuries, premises liability, slip and falls, wrongful death, dog bite injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, medical malpractice, product liability, property damage, insurance litigation and contract disputes.

 

Prior to pursuing her civil litigation career, Dena worked for Biosite Incorporated, a biotechnology company specializing in rapid response diagnostic products, for ten years. 

 

Education

  • Undergraduate Education

    • San Diego State University

  • Law School

    • California Western School of Law

 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Business Litigation

Contact Information

  • Email

    • Dena@GappyLaw.com

TODD E. VERBICK, Esq.

Todd Verbick is a civil litigator whose practice focuses on construction litigation, insurance claims/litigation, and business litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, and plaintiff's personal injury litigation.  Todd spent most of his career with AV-rated firms (the highest rating according to Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system), specializing in insurance bad faith defense and construction defect defense litigation.  He was fortunate to develop his litigation skills in firms formed and run by top-notch, ethical litigation professionals.  As counsel for developers in construction defect litigation, he developed his litigation skills by taking well over 200 percipient and expert witness depositions and attending countless court hearings in cases involving upwards of 20 parties and their respective attorneys, where developers' counsel takes the lead on all issues.  He has successfully briefed and argued cases in the Appellate Court of California - 4th and 2nd Appellate Districts, and in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Todd has an extensive background in handling cases involving contract disputes, property damage, personal injury, product liability, premises liability, insurance claims and coverage.  He is licensed to practice in the courts of the State of California and in the Federal District Court - Southern District.

Todd is a former Division I college athlete and he is currently working at continuing to develop his golf game.  

 

Education

  • Undergraduate Education

    • University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Law School

    • California Western School of Law

 

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Business Litigation

  • Contracts

Contact Information

  • Email

    • Todd@GappyLaw.com

   RECENT RESULTS

May 2018 - San Diego Superior Court

GAPPY & VERBICK LLP successfully defended a breach of contract case against its client and obtained a verdict of over $175,000 in breach of contract damages, attorney fees and costs on its client's cross-action for breach of contract against the complaining party. 

September 2018 - San Diego Superior Court

GAPPY & VERBICK LLP obtained a judgment totaling over $137,000 in breach of contract damages, costs and interest against the City of San Diego, while successfully defending against the City of San Diego's cross-complaint for liquidated damages. 

 

CONTACT

GAPPY & VERBICK LLP

411 Camino del Rio South, Suite 202

San Diego, California 92108

Telephone:  (619) 537-0031

Facsimile:     (619) 550-4680

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