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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017:  Hike and BBQ May 20th To Support CASA



Thursday, March 23rd, 2017:  Best Attorney: Jeannette Witten

Jeannette Witten has once again been vote Best Attorney in Monterey County! 

She’s a twins’ mama, she’s run the Big Sur Marathon three times, and as a six-time Best Attorney winner, Jeannette Witten is pretty darn good—dare we say the best—at practicing law. Witten, who represents companies in business and corporate law matters and transactions, says her relationships with clients are true partnerships. She helps them reach financing goals for their businesses, such as representing the seller in a $38.5 million acquisition by a public entity few years back. In her spare time, Witten writes a leading wine blog, Still not sold? She’s got a kitty named Pumpkin Pi Princess. Cue the cuteness-inspired awwwws.


Friday, February 3rd, 2017:  ‪Best Of 2017

It's that time again and we are ready to vote for the Monterey County Weekly Best Of 2017!! We hope you will think of us for Best Law Firm and Best Attorney in Monterey County!


Friday, January 13th, 2017:  2017 Fostering Change Gala

The glittering gala of the social season will take place on February 4, 2017 at Carmel Valley Ranch.  This spectacular black tie event will include surprise entertainment, an exciting raffle, and a truly outstanding auction featuring money can’t buy experiences and international vacation packages. The unique Farm to Table dinner showcases the finest local chefs in collaboration with Carmel Valley Ranch, and the evening will wrap up with a special guest DJ as we enjoy craft cocktails and dance into the night. Prepare to be dazzled! Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable eveningcelebrating our community and raising funds for desperately vulnerable children in Monterey County. Let’s come together, have fun and get every child in foster care the CASA they need and deserve!


There are very limited tickets still available, and they can be purchased at


Monday, September 19th, 2016:  Golden Pinecone Award Voting

It’s that time! We hope you vote for Jeannette Witten and Hudson Martin attorney team for Best Defense Attorney and Best Lawyer if You Need to Sue Somebody (yes this is a category ) for the GoldenPineCone awards! Go to and click on the top link “A FREE subscription to our email edition”. You will receive one email every Thursday at 9pm with a link to the full paper online. In this email during the 3 week voting time you will receive a link to vote for your favorites.


Friday, September 16th, 2016:  Hudson Martin in the Carmel Pine Cone!

Hudson Martin in the Carmel Pine Cone

Hudson Martin, as it’s known to locals, has been around since 1908, and Witten said there was a time when partners’ and associates’ wives weren’t welcome in the office. She wasn’t sure exactly why, except perhaps to prevent any marital drama. What’s really ironic about that is that now the firm is all- female — and as far as Witten knows, they’re the only one like that around here.
It’s not by design, of course, but for now, there are six attorneys and an office assistant. Witten said that recruiting high-quality attorneys who stay in this area — male or female — can be challenging. Even though people who live here know it’s paradise, young lawyers come from cities like Berkeley or Chicago, stay for a few months, but then find they want to move back to a more metropolitan area.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016:  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & D

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Monterey Couple Who Bought Home Where Murder Victim’s Body Found


Couple Claims Previous Homeowners, Two Realtors Failed to Reveal Property’s Notorious Past Before Purchase


MONTEREY, CA  (June 14, 2016) — Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Monterey couple against previous owners and two realtors for failing to reveal that a murder occurred in 1983 at a home they purchased in Monterey in 2000.


In a complaint filed June 3, Laura and Richard Cote allege they were not told that the body of murder victim Suzanne Kay Nixon, a 30-year-old hairstylist from Pebble Beach, had been found in 1983 on the property they currently own.


The Cotes, who bought the property on 1100 block of Third Street for $339,000, are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages exceeding $25,000 for fraud by concealment, breach of duty to be honest and truthful, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. 


The Cotes said had they known of the home's history, they would not have bought it. They said that they didn't know of the murder until landscapers working on their property in September 2015 discovered the remains of 32-year-old Sandra McGee, who had gone missing in 1982.


Named in the lawsuit are previous owner Sean Ford, from whom the Cotes purchased the property; local realtor Herbert Aronson, who helped them with the purchase; Anthony and Michele McCulloch and realtor Marlene Provence, who owned the property before Ford.


The Cotes claim in the lawsuit that Ford “must have known of the incident and the stigmatized nature of the property” and that he “pressured them to close on the sale quickly.”


They also claim that Aronson, the McCullochs and Provence also must have known of the body's discovery but did not reveal that to them.


“Murders in Monterey are extremely rare,” said Hudson Martin associate attorney Aerin Murphy in the lawsuit. “An event such as the (discovery of Nixon’s body), which was highly publicized locally at the time, would be common knowledge to any local real estate professional.” 


“Since learning of the murder that occurred at the property, the Cotes have been traumatized,” said Murphy. “They have suffered from severe emotional distress, including nightmares.” 


Alfred Powell, 60, was convicted of Nixon's murder and is already serving out a 15-years-to-life sentence. He was charged May 31 for killing McGee and has pleaded not guilty.


The case was featured on the front page of the June 11 Carmel Pine Cone weekly newspaper.


Saturday, February 6th, 2016:  Best Of Voting Has Begun
Help us win! It's that time again and we are ready to vote for the Monterey County Weekly's Best Of 2016!! We hope you will think of Hudson Martin for best firm and Jeannette Witten for best attorney in Monterey County when you vote!


Monday, January 18th, 2016:  Best Of 2016

It's that time again and we are ready to nominate for the Monterey County Weekly‬'s ‪Best Of 2016‬!! We hope you will think of us for BEST LAW FIRM and Jeannette Witten for BEST ATTORNEY in Monterey County when you cast your vote!



Friday, December 18th, 2015:  President Signs Extender Bill (PATH Act)

Earlier today, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. The bill makes permanent a number of business and individual tax incentives that expired at the end of 2014, extends some provisions for five years, and extends a few other provisions through 2016.

See the link for additional info:


Thursday, December 10th, 2015:  Celebrating 2 New Engagements in Our Fir
Congratulations to our own Amanda Turnbeaugh and John Fox both on their engagements last weekend!

Amanda Turnbeaugh is engaged to to Nick Sgheiza; they are both from the Monterey area. Nick works at Tanimura and Antle and they have been together for 2 ½ years.

John Fox is engaged to Carlin Lozinsky. She is a criminal defense attorney in San Jose and they met in law school.

We wish them all wonderful future and heartfelt congratulations!


Tuesday, November 24th, 2015:  Congratulations!

A very special congratulations to our very own Sarah Steinpfad for passing the California Bar Exam on her first attempt! We are very proud of you!


Thursday, October 15th, 2015:  Standing Committee of the ABA

Chris Shurland, a partner at Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC in Monterey, has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Law in Public Service Standing Committee for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


“This leadership appointment is recognition of your commitment to TIPS and your reputation among our 24,000 TIPS members,” wrote the ABA's G. Glennon Troublefield, Section Chair-Elect. “I look forward to working with you in accomplishing TIPS’s goals in serving our members, our profession and the public. It’s going to be a great year!”  Shurland's term began August 4th.


Shurland has spent the last decade representing many small- to mid-sized businesses in California and Illinois with matters ranging from commercial sales, real estate transactions, and entity structure and formations to sophisticated state and federal litigation.  Prior to moving to the private sector, Chris was a deputy city attorney with the City of San Diego, where he practiced in the specialty litigation section, handling matters involving contract disputes and claims involving large public works projects.


“Chris is intelligent and tenacious.  He really gets behind his clients and performs very high level work for them.  Chris gives his clients the level of care and attention that far surpasses what you usually see in the industry,” said Hudson Martin’s Managing Partner, Jeannette Witten.  “It doesn’t surprise me that the ABA has selected Chris for one of its standing committees because he brings that strong work ethic to everything that he does.”


Chris is licensed to practice in the states of California and Illinois as well as several federal district courts in those states. He also maintains memberships with various bar associations, including the American Bar Association, where he has served in various roles, including serving as an associate editor of the Tort and Insurance Practice Law Journal.


After completing his undergraduate degree in business administration, Chris received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal (2001-03).


While not practicing law, Chris stays involved with the community in various capacities, including serving as a planning and zoning commissioner as well as serving on the board of a critically acclaimed theater company.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2015:  Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Andrea Upton

We are proud to announce that Partner Andrea Upton has been named the 2015 #NorthernCaliforniaRisingStar List, an honor reserved for those who exhibit excellence in practice by #SuperLawyer.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Upton is featured in: Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, in August 2015, San Francisco Magazine, in August 2015 and San Francisco Magazine, The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California special section, in December 2015.

Andrea launched her legal career working with Jeannette Witten's law firm in Monterey for several years before Andrea moved to the Sacramento area. Andrea Upton recently re-joined the Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC PC team after working with one of the Central Valley's leading law firms representing business and individual clients in agricultural and related industries. Her practice areas include business litigation, probate/trust administration, intellectual property, real estate, and business/corporate law. Ms. Upton's intellectual property experience includes domestic and international trademark registration, copyright registration and litigation, licensing agreements and assignments, confidentiality agreements, and advising clients on trade secret protection and litigation.


Monday, August 3rd, 2015:  #BigBlueLive

Excitement at Hudson Martin is building! Check
out a media event that has never been done before and its all about the marine
life in the Monterey Bay! #BigBlueLive



Friday, June 19th, 2015:  In The Monterey Herald​!

Hudson Martin​ in the Monterey Herald​! 

Debra Gemgnani Tipton will join the firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC as partner. Tipton has practiced law in Monterey County since 1999 and is a graduate of Rutgers University and Southwestern School of Law.

View article at the link below:


Monday, June 1st, 2015:  In The Salinas Californian

Today in The Californian! 

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC has announced Debra Gemgnani Tipton will join the firm as a partner.

Tipton has practiced law in Monterey County since 1999 after moving from Los Angeles, where she specialized in commercial, business and general litigation. During her tenure in law, she has been a volunteer attorney for the Alliance for Children's Rights and Los Angeles County Counsel where she was able to assist underprivileged children with adoptions and guardianships. She is currently a court-appointed mediator for the Monterey County Superior Court and has acted as a discovery referee.


Thursday, May 28th, 2015:  In The Monterey Herald

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC in the Monterey Herald!

Partner named >> Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC announced on Wednesday that Debra Gemgnani Tipton will join the firm as a partner.

Tipton is currently a court-appointed mediator for the Monterey County Superior Court. She is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Monterey County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. 



Thursday, May 28th, 2015:  Debra Tipton Announced As Partner

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC announced today that Debra Gemgnani Tipton will join the firm as a partner! 

Debra has practiced law in Monterey County since 1999 after moving from Los Angeles, where she specialized in commercial, business and general litigation. During her many years of experience in litigation, Debra has handled cases from inception to trial and post-trial appeals in a variety of fields including commercial and business disputes, insurance defense, creditor’s and debtors’ remedies, injunctions, real property disputes, legal malpractice, personal injury, and premises liability.
During her tenure in law, Debra enjoyed being a volunteer attorney for the Alliance for Children’s Rights and Los Angeles County Counsel where she was able to assist underprivileged children with adoptions and guardianships. Debra is currently a court-appointed mediator for the Monterey County Superior Court and has acted as a discovery referee. 

Debra is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. 1978) and Southwestern School of Law (J.D. 1991). While in law school, Debra interned for Presiding Justice Mildred L. Lillie, California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District. In 1990 she was the recipient of the California Women Lawyers’ Scholarship and in 1991 received the American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law. Debra served on the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association from 2004 to 2008. She currently is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Monterey County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in California and the State of New Jersey.


Wednesday, May 27th, 2015:  Rancho Cielo and The Offset Project in t

Rancho Cielo and The Offset Project in the Monterey Herald!

What attracted John Rodriguez to Rancho Cielo was its culinary program and his desire to eventually own his own restaurant.

But when Rodriguez arrived at the alternative school in January, the Drummond Culinary Academy was full. As an option, he was offered a spot in the construction academy and its fledgling solar project. 

“I hear a lot about the project in King City,” he said, referring to the massive farm of solar panels expected to be built near Parkfield in the Cholame Valley, about 60 miles southeast of King City. Apple has agreed to buy electricity from that farm. “They’re going to be hiring a lot of people.”

Rodriguez, 22, was among the first cohort of solar panel installers at Rancho Cielo, which through a private partnership will set up eight photovoltaic panels throughout its campus.

The partnership will not only allow Rancho Cielo to get clean energy at more affordable prices, but also get the students trained for a job in an expanding sector of the economy.

Community members and Rancho Cielo officials gathered Tuesday at the school to celebrate the program.

Like solving a jigsaw puzzle, The Offset Project brought different pieces together to make the solar project a reality: the project manager, the financing, the teachers and the students.

The project will cost $365,000, but the labor provided by the students makes it more appealing to investors, who stand to make bigger profits. After purchasing the energy produced by the photovoltaic cells for 12 years, the school will be in a position to buy them.

Tony Tersol of Applied Solar Energy, a solar installer, donated the curriculum and is teaching the classes. 

“I was a physics teacher at (Monterey Peninsula College) and I have some education experience,” Tersol said.

Tersol had the students survey the campus using Google maps and other tools to determine where they would build the first solar panel. They settled for the workshop, the building best positioned to take a few extra holes in the roof, should mistakes be made.

“They did all the calculations,” Tersol said, referring to the students.

Each panel takes about 10 weeks to install, and Tersol believes it will take about a year to have all eight panels up and running. But he hopes to continue with the solar program for Rancho Cielo students by offering installation of solar panels to nonprofit groups and other local organizations.

Founded in 2000, Rancho Cielo has offered alternative education programs for some of the most troubled young people in Monterey County. The school has also employed some of the youth during its development, such as in the construction of the new transitional housing program and the amphitheater.


Friday, May 22nd, 2015:  The Offset Project and Rancho Cielo

Jeannette Witten, founding boardmember of The Offset Project is pleased to announce that Rancho Cielo Youth Campus and The Offset Project have joined forces for a groundbreaking new program that will not only train students for future jobs in the burgeoning solar industry, but protect the environment and promote an economy based on clean energy. Rancho Cielo's Construction Academy Solar Project Launch will be unveiled at an event from 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, May 26, at the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus in Salinas. Speakers at the event will include Rep. Sam Farr, Monterey County Supervisor John Phillips, founder of Rancho Cielo, Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, and City of Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter. The event also includes walking tours of Rancho Cielo's campus. The joint project has already resulted in the completion of one of eight proposed 10 kW solar panels at the school. Once completed, the 80 total kW panels will supply all of Rancho Cielo's energy needs as well as offer students valuable training in the solar industry. For more information, go to or



Thursday, April 2nd, 2015:  Jeannette Witten Wins Best Attorney for

For the fourth consecutive year, Jeannette Witten has won Best Attorney by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly for the fourth consecutive year! Thank you for your support and for taking the time to vote!  ‪#‎BestOf2015‬‪#‎MontereyCountyWeekly‬ ‪#‎BestAttorney‬


Monday, February 23rd, 2015:  Media Coverage in The Californian

Media coverage in The

Hudson Martin Witten DeMaria & Knudtson PC has
merged practices with Sacramento attorney, Gigi Knudtson, of the law firm
Knudtson & Nutter LLP.

Knudtson will be joining the Hudson Martin firm as a
senior litigation and trial partner. With the merger, Hudson Martin Witten June
DeMaria & Knudtson PC expands its service areas to Sacramento and
strengthens its litigation practice with the addition of four top litigators,
including Knudtson.

Knudtson brings with her a top notch litigation team,
including Kenneth Powell who has 35 plus years' experience as an accomplished
litigator in Southern California.…/…/22/business-news/23755965/


Thursday, February 5th, 2015:  Monterey County Weekly Voting Is On!

It's that time again and we are ready to vote for the #MontereyCountyWeekly's #BestOf2015!! We hope you will think of our firm for the best attorney in Monterey County when you vote! #Vote


Saturday, January 24th, 2015:  Monterey County Weekly Voting!

Thank you for voting for us over the past 3 years for the #MontereyCountyWeekly's Best of Monterey edition! We hope you will continue your support this year and #vote


Monday, January 12th, 2015:  New Hires

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC has announced the hiring of Andrea Upton and Amanda BusseUpton began her legal career with Jeannette Witten's firm in Monterey before moving to the Sacramento area and rejoins Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC as a partner. Her practice areas include business litigation, probate/trust administration, intellectual property, real estate, and business/corporate law. Busse is an estate planning and business transactions attorney. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an attorney for the email marketing company MailChimp in Atlanta, Ga. The legal firm is located at 490 Calle Principal in Monterey.


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:  Notice to AT&T Cell Phone Users

Please note that AT&T cell phones are currently not able to reach Comcast Business Lines.  This issue is affecting hundreds of businesses in California.  Our firm uses Comcast Business for our telephone service.  If you an AT&T cell phone you not be able to get through on our office line until this matter is resolved by using AT&T.  Please feel free to call our firm cell at (831) 915-7878 and we will assist in connecting you the attorney you wish to speak to.  Thank you for your patience.


Friday, November 28th, 2014:  Happy Holidays

We would like to extend our deep appreciation to all of our clients and affiliates for their enthusiastic
support. We look forward to working with you, our business partners, in an exciting and prosperous future. 

Special Invitation

Please join us for a special Holiday Celebration and Reception

WHERE: 490 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

WHEN: December 5, 2014

TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

RSVP to Amanda at 831-375-151 or


Friday, August 22nd, 2014:  Los Angeles Food and Wine

The team at Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC are proud to be attending the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival for the 4th year in a row!


Saturday, August 9th, 2014:  Hands To Help Seniors

Join us in supporting the 3rd Annual Benefit for Hands To Help Seniors! 

Tickets may be purchased here:



Wednesday, July 16th, 2014:  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & J


Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC, Adds New Team Member

Kyle Phillips Joined As An Associate Attorney

MONTEREY, CA  (July 2014)   Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC, a professional law corporation dedicated to delivering practical, business-focused solutions for clients, announced today that Kyle Phillips joined the firm as an Associate Attorney and will assist with general business, sophisticated tax transactions and estate planning as well as mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law matters. 

Phillips was previously a Senior Associate in the International Tax practice at KPMG, LLP in New York City where he worked on International inbound and outbound transactions with respect to Private Equity, Alternative Investment, and Real Estate funds.  During law school, Kyle served as a legal extern in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and was a Summer Associate at an international trade and antitrust law firm in Washington, D.C.  Before law school, Kyle was the Operations and Compliance Manager of an Investment Advisor in Newport Beach, CA where he served as the general securities, options, and municipal bond principal, and acted as a liaison with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the SEC.

Phillips obtained an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Southern California, graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and obtained a Tax LL.M. from New York University School of Law.  He lives in Monterey with his wife and dog.  In his spare time, he enjoys following USC sports, improving his golf game, and exploring new areas along the Central Coast.

 About Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC provides value-added legal services to a variety of businesses, from entrepreneurial startups to multimillion-dollar nationwide enterprise. Since 1908 it has provided Monterey County families and business owners high-quality legal representation. The firm has played a big part in Monterey County’s rich history and has represented many of the area’s most notable figures, including John Steinbeck and Henry Miller. The attorneys represent and advise clients on a broad array of legal matters, including corporate law and governance, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, estate planning and administration, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. 

Hudson Martin’s experience counseling on a wide range of legal issues across a variety of industries has given the firm an exceptional understanding of their clients’ businesses — making them a true business partner. The firm provides the most responsive, efficient and effective legal strategies and solutions available. Hudson Martin is headquartered at 490 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940, and recently opened an office in downtown Los Angeles.   For more information, call (831) 375-3151 or visit their web site


Wednesday, June 25th, 2014:  Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18

Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company's existing customers.
Under what circumstances may a former employee solicit his former employer’s customers? And can non-solicitation agreements ever be enforceable?
Those questions came closer to being answered in California — a state that rarely permits any action which is seen to inhibit or reduce competition — when a Santa Cruz superior court granted a temporary restraining order against a former employee of Echo Holdings LLC.
Represented by Monterey law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, Echo was granted the rare TRO on June 18, 2014, against a former employee who has been accused of stealing valuable trade secrets and pursuing the company's existing customers. Firm partner Amy June argued the case in one of the few states in which non-compete agreements are considered void as against public policy.
The state’s Business and Professions Code section 16600 provides that “Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void.” Exceptions to this rule are limited, and focus on the sale of a business or dissolution of a partnership. However, through adoption the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, California also makes it illegal for employees to misappropriate trade secrets from a former employer and to use those trade secrets to solicit customers of the former employer.
Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June, PC, has long represented One Stop Logistics, Inc., which acquired Echo in May of 2014. June, who argued the matter before Presiding Judge Paul Marigonda, agreed that the ruling was appropriate and necessary to protect the company's interests in the area.
The decision comes on the heels of May’s ruling by Judge James Robertson of the San Francisco Superior Court in the case of Guardsmark v. Bowman.
In that case, Guardsmark, a company that provides security services, won a rare non-compete order against a former manager who had signed an agreement stating that he would refrain from misusing Guardsmark’s confidential information, but who secretly formed a competing security services company, Teton Security Services, Inc., and won a contract to work with a former Guardsmark client.
Judge Robertson ordered a permanent injunction prohibiting Bowman and Teton from contacting or soliciting any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco and from taking any action to induce any of Guardsmark’s current customers in San Francisco to discontinue service with Guardsmark.


Thursday, June 5th, 2014:  Lawsuit Filed against driver and transpo


Lawsuit Filed against driver and transport company responsible for Trailer Crash that left Two Horses Dead, Five Horses seriously Injured 


Los Angeles, CA  (June 5th, 2014) — Today, attorney Amy June with Hudson Martin Witten & June PC, confirmed that the firm along with co-counsel, Vick Law Group filed suit on behalf of horse owner Shan DeWey against the transportation company that allegedly killed two of her horses and seriously injured five others.  Mrs. DeWey is the elderly owner of the horses killed and/or seriously injured in the horrific accident that took place March 28, 2014 in the mountains of Santa Barbara County during the defendant Gillespie’s hired transport of the horses. 

Mrs. Shan DeWey hired Matthew Gillespie, the manager of Triple-AC-Ranch of Arizona, to transport her horses from Termo, California to Laveen, Arizona where she planned to spend the remainder of her golden years with her daughter and family while caring for her beloved horses.  Unbeknownst to Mrs. DeWey, Gillispie allegedly planned to make some extra cash on the side during the trip by cramming an eighth horse onto an already packed horse trailer in a space designed for storage (not for horses).  The space was already packed with hay and other feed supplies.  Defendant Gillespie was allegedly en route to effectuate the delivery of the eighth horse/side-job in Santa Barbara County, California, when he lost control of his vehicle while driving at a unsafe speed.  “It is our experts’ opinion that Gillispie’s recklessness and speed caused the trailer to overturn, violently tossing the horses to the side of the rig where they landed on their heads and shoulders,” Ms. June explained.

In addition to Gillispie’s recklessness and his deception leading up to the accident, it was also discovered that Gillispie was allegedly operating his vehicle and trailer without the proper licenses required by the state of California and United States Department of Transportation for hauling weight the size of which he was carrying and for transporting horses across state lines for commercial purposes.  The surviving horses suffered extreme shock, muscle damage, lacerations, skin abrasions, soft tissue strain and severe weight loss due to trauma and dehydration.  Two horses are still in serious condition.

“Mrs. DeWey was not keen to get involved in a legal battle,” said attorney Jeannette Witten, “but she was left with little choice, Gillispie’s position is that there was no accident - he appears to be actively encouraging his insurance carrier not pay for the medical costs that Mrs. DeWey has spent to nurse her surviving horses back to health”

Attorney, Scott Vick, stated, "While we will seek justice for Mrs.  DeWey, we recognize that it will not end the pain that she feels from her loss.  We hope that this lawsuit will discourage drivers hauling horse trailers from over packing them, driving at unsafe speeds, without the required permits on roads that are unsuitable for hauling horses.

Amy G. June

Jeannette K. Witten

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC
490 Calle Principal • Monterey • CA • 93940 • (831) 375-3151 ext. 215

800 West 6th Street, Suite 1220 • Los Angeles• CA • 90017• (213) 489-1430 ext. 215
Fax: (831) 375-0131


Scott Vick

Vick Law Group APC 
800 West 6th Street, Suite 1220 
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-784-3657 
Fax: 213-784-6226



Tuesday, May 20th, 2014:  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & J

Jeannette Witten, Managing Partner at Hudson Martin Ferrrante Witten & June PC, served as lead counsel for seller One Stop Logistics, Inc in one of the largest acquisitions on the Central Coast in recent history.  Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, has acquired all of the assets of One Stop Logistics, Inc. ("One Stop"), a transportation brokerage headquartered in Watsonville, CA.  The acquisition closed on May 12, 2014.  The official press release and related details can be found at:   Witten stated, “We are very happy for our clients – a hard working family who grew One Stop from the ground up.  The transaction represents a modern day American dream come true for one of our own and it has been heartwarming being able to assist them through this transaction.”


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014:  Happening Now

Jeannette Witten was lead counsel for the seller in one of the largest deals on the Central Coast in recent history.  Acquisition closed on Monday.  Read the details here:


Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014:  Exciting News!

Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC is excited about our new LA office! 800 West 6th Street, Suite 1220 Los Angeles. Details to come soon!


Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014:  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & J

In one of the most talked about mergers on the Central Coast of California in decades, the law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC in Monterey, Calif., has acquired the esteemed Monterey based law firm Mallery & DeMaria PC.
“Terry Mallery is probably the most senior and most well-respected transactional attorneys in Monterey County,” said Jeannette Witten, who serves as Managing Partner of Hudson Martin, the oldest law firm on the Central Coast. “It will be a real honor to work with both Terry Mallery and Kristin DeMaria.”
While some business mergers can throw together two teams with competing agendas, ideals, and clients, this acquisition came together “quickly and smoothly — a seamless fit,” Witten said.
“We are excited to have Mr. Mallery and Ms. DeMaria on board and we know that together are a stronger law firm. We can offer more depth and breadth of experience to both of our firms' clientele.” The merger takes place on, Tuesday April 1, 2014. 
Mallery & DeMaria has served businesses and individuals in Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 30 years, preparing and implementing real estate and business transactions, and also assisting in trademark and copyright registration and estate planning. Along with an in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of real estate transfers, Mr. Mallery and Ms. DeMaria are also licensed real estate brokers with agent experience.
Terry Mallery holds a B.S in accounting (1976) and he is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law (1979). His many years of experience includes representation of clients in business and real estate matters; merger and acquisitions; business succession planning; the formation and dissolution of limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures; real estate sales, exchanges, and development; contracts; and leases.
Kristin DeMaria holds a B.A in Law & Society and Philosophy (2000) from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She graduated from Monterey College of Law in 2004 and worked as a Real Estate Broker in Carmel during and after law school.
DeMaria will be joining Hudson Martin Witten June PC as a shareholder and Mallery will continue his practice with Hudson Martin Witten & June PC as Of Counsel.


Friday, November 1st, 2013:  Jeannette Witten Featured in the Montere

Congratulations Jeannette Witten on the great write up in Monterey County Weekly!

Managing partner at Hudson, Martin, Ferrante Street, Witten & June | Because she’s a high-impact business lawyer who takes time and energy to volunteer tirelessly.

In junior high, Jeannette Witten was inspired to become a lawyer by Atticus Finch, the character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Like him, she wanted the humble but honorable life of a public defender. Only her school debt from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh grew so steep she felt compelled to take a better-paying post at Stanford’s Office of the General Council. She took the bar, then a job at a firm in Santa Cruz. Now she’s a business attorney, and by reputation, a damn good one. Weekly readers named her Best Attorney in Monterey County the last two years.

But she’s never stopped helping a public who needs it. She’s on the board of CASA of Monterey County, Hands to Help Seniors, The Offset Project and Colleagues of the Arts.

“Doing all this stuff is my way of staying involved,” says Witten, who manages it while raising a pair of toddler twins.

Her firm is called on by local businesses, large and small, for expert legal advice on everything from estate planning to contract breaches: “It’s just like I were their in-house counsel.”

Exciting in its own way, but different from the thrill she gets from diving into the community. She recalls a French horn prodigy who didn’t have the money to purchase an instrument. His mother, a single parent who worked in the strawberry fields and made only $7,000 annually, was renting out part of her apartment to pay for lessons. Colleagues of the Arts helped him get the instrument, which cost as much as his mother earned in a year. The boy ended up playing on a national level by the time he was 11.

“Making a huge difference in somebody’s life, that’s sort of the intoxicating part of working with those kinds of organizations,” Witten says

The pro bono activity offers a glimpse of a progressive model for successful law in a tight-knit but ambitious area: Volunteer with community-minded people and find more about the community you can represent. Think of it as a way to defend the public, proactively.



Wednesday, October 9th, 2013:  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & J

The business law firm Witten June PC has acquired the oldest law firm in the Central Coast area, Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June.  Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June  the oldest known law firm in the Central Coast area has been providing Monterey County families and business owner’s high-quality services legal representation since 1908 and has represented many of Monterey County’s most notable figures, including the likes of John Steinbeck and Henry Miller.  In mid-October, Witten June PC will move into the beautiful historic building that has headquartered Hudson Martin for over 60 years located at 490 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940.

Witten said, “there is a vast quantity of Monterey  County history represented with the acquisition of Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June  .  Hudson Martin has been a part of nearly every major commercial project and development project in Monterey County over the past 100 years – the partners at Hudson Martin through the years have played a major role in shaping our present day community.  In fact, two Monterey County judges, three City of Monterey mayors (including current Hudson Martin partner, Peter J. Coniglio), and three winners of the Justice Gibson award for community service have come from Hudson Martin over the years.  The relationships with clients run deep through generations of families and family own businesses.”

Mr. Coniglio explained that the partners at Hudson Martin reached out to Ms. Witten nearly a year ago to discuss a possible merger.  “These things take time as do all good things.  Ms. Witten has built a solid firm that offers local businesses and families a inspired approach to addressing legal needs.  Witten June PC has partnered with the Central Coast’s most innovative companies and entrepreneurs and provide insightful advice and solid solutions for reasonable prices.  We are proud to partner with Witten June PC - combining the strengths of some of Monterey County’s top attorneys will provide our clients with access to the best range of talented legal counsel while maintaining the commitment to integrity and professionalism that has been our hallmark.”

Witten said that the legal expertise of the lawyers from both firms will fit seamlessly.


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013:  Bonny Doon Elementary School Installs So

Bonny Doon Elementary school, located in Santa Cruz County, has broken ground on the installation of a 31 KW solar array. This project is a result of a creative partnership inspired under the umbrella of the Monterey Bay Carbon Fund.
The Monterey Bay Carbon Fund supports projects that reduce green house gas emissions and promotes economic development in the Monterey Bay community. The Carbon Fund raises money in a number of ways: redirecting proceeds from renewable energy credits and offsets to subsidize costs associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, leveraging funding through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business and Santa Cruz Green School Programs, accepting community donations through an online carbon emission calculator and creating financial strategies brokered through RC Cubed.
The Bonny Doon solar installation allowed one Cabrillo college student to receive job training in solar installation and financing while at the same time earning college credit outside the classroom. Solar array will produce approximately 40,000 kW hours per year.
Not only will the school reduce their electricity bills by 10% in its first year, students are now able to monitor renewable usage in the classroom.
Over the 25 year warranted life of the system, it will prevent 1.1 million pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
Strategic partners in the Carbon Fund include: RC Cubed, United States Green Building Council, the County of Santa Cruz Green School Program and The Offset Project.


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013:  Please Join us at Bernardus Lodge on Sep


Sunday, July 21st, 2013:  Growth~Strategy~Results



Saturday, July 13th, 2013:  Voices for Children CASA of Monterey C

Save the Date!

Voices for Children – CASA of Monterey County Announces Friends Luncheon Thursday, September 26, 2013

Join me in supporting Voices for Children!

Event Date:     Thursday, Sept 26, 2013

Location:         Corral de Tierra Country Club located at 81 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas, CA

Time:               11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost:                Suggested luncheon donation $25.00


To make a donation in lieu of attending, please visit our website

To learn more about Tom North:


Friday, July 5th, 2013:  Amy June enjoys life as a Salinas lawyer


After she graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1991, Amy June attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting. June then became an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Los Angeles, where she obtained her CPA license.

A couple of years into the job, the young woman realized that although it was “close,” accounting was not quite what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. “I liked the analytical part but the sheer numbers aspect of the job wasn’t quite what I wanted to be involved with for the rest of my life,” she explained.

Considering options, June decided to pursue a law degree at Duke University. In 2001, she graduated, passed the California bar exam and then joined Bingham McCutchen LLP in Los Angeles and focused on business and security cases.

June and her husband, Tom, moved to Salinas in 2005 and she became an associate attorney with Ottone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP. During her tenure with the Central Coast law firm, the Markham Ranch resident assisted clients with business transactional and litigation matters in the area of agricultural business, business law, estate planning, health care law, taxation, real property and public entities.

Read the whole article at:


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013:  Best Attorney (2013) Monterey County Wee

Jeannette Witten

Parravano Witten

198 Bonifacio Place, Monterey


What’s better than a smart, experienced attorney? A smart, experienced
attorney with a conscience. Jeannette Witten fights the good fight on behalf of
businesses large and small, working miracles in transactional law, finessing
the minutiae of contracts and taking on those who seek to profit in the most
ludicrous of ways. “I’m proud that we have some larger businesses, but we rely
on the small guys as much. And we never try to oversell,” Witten says. What
else comes naturally? Being the mom of toddler twins Heidi and Hamish, serving
on various nonprofit boards and being a fierce advocate for her clients. 



Sunday, February 10th, 2013:  Managing Partner Jeannette Witten from P

Managing Partner Jeannette Witten from Parravano Witten appears
on KSBW to protect the models that appeared in a Carmel Pine
Cone article from Cyber Bullying and more.


Monday, October 22nd, 2012:  Jeannette Witten in 65 DEGREE MAGAZINE!

Jeannette Witten from Parravano Witten PC in 65 DEGREE MAGAZINE!

Read the article on page 29.


Sunday, September 30th, 2012:  Ron Parravano featured in Saturday as a

Parravano Witten PC Ron Parravano, an attorney at Parravano Witten, is featured in Saturday as a vintner.
Check out the article below! Parravano Witten represents several wineries and specializes in ABC Law! Check out our blog Wine Law Decanted!

Monterey County Heralds Adventures Magazine

Monterey County Heralds Adventures Magazine


Friday, September 28th, 2012:  Check out The Offset Project in this wee

Check out The Offset Project in this week's Monterey County

Please join The Offset Project and founding board member
Jeannette Witten of the law firm Parravano Witten PC for the 5th Anniversary
party at 6pm Oct. 12 in the Memory Garden in downtown Monterey.


Friday, September 14th, 2012:  A 5th Anniversary Spanish Style October

Come celebrate The
Offset Project's 5th Anniversary! Enjoy live flamenco entertainment, tapas,
sangria, and find great items at the auction as you join us for a one night
only escape to Spain. All fun, no bull.

Buy your admission tickets and/or
tickets for the 50/50 drawing at


Monday, September 10th, 2012:  Hands to Help Seniors Dinner Event

Save the Date! Hands to Help Seniors Dinner Event will take place Thursday, September 27th at 5:30 PM at Bernardus Lodge, 415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA. Join us for an "Elegant Eats & Divine Treats" A fundraiser to help seniors in financial need to be.


Saturday, August 25th, 2012:  The Monterey Chamber of Commerce 2012 Bu

Did you see our table at
The Monterey Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards on July 26th?
The BEA Dinner is designed to increase public awareness of the vital role
business plays on the Central Coast and to honor those businesses that have
achieved excellence in their fields. Here's a photo from the table we designed.
The lucky guests that got to sit there had to work together to solve riddles to
unlock their prize, a bottle of California cabernet to take home! If they got
stuck, they texted us for hints


Sunday, August 19th, 2012:  Parravano Witten PC in Carmel Pine Cone

Parravano Witten PC in Carmel Pine Cone! Read page 31!

Parravano Witten PC in Carmel Pine Cone



Monday, August 6th, 2012:  Congratulations to the ever amazing team


Thursday, July 12th, 2012:  CASA of Monterey County announced its ne

CASA of Monterey County announced its new name Voices for
Children. The name change and new brand is a result of the CASA Board of Director’s concern that too
often people in the community did not recognize the CASA brand or understand
the meaning of the name.


Friday, May 25th, 2012:  Photography Exhibition at Parravano Witt

Parravano Witten PC announced
today that it will hold month long photo exhibition this summer with the
photography of Doug Steakley. The exhibition will showcase photographs
drawn from many trips that Steakley has made to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
and Zambia over the past few years. Each trip has found a place in Steakley’s
memory and heart and it is his hope that these images will reflect the feelings
of awe and grandeur that he experienced and that are felt by every visitor to

“I chose to print this
collection in black and white to emphasize the stark and primordial presence these
animals convey when seen and photographed in their natural environment,” said
Steakley. Wildlife in East and South Africa continues to be threatened by
organized and vicious poaching that most people are not aware of. African
wildlife is also being diminished by human expansion into their territory for
farming and raising livestock. It is important to document and show images of
these grand animals in their natural habitat with the hope that this will lead
to increased awareness of the tenuous state of their existence.

The month long exhibition of
approximately 15 photographs and will take place July 15 – August
15 at Parravano Witten PC, Professional Law Corporation at 198 Bonifacio Place
in Monterey. The exhibition will be open to the public every Tuesday from 4:00
p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for complimentary public viewing.

There will be a meet the
artist reception on Tuesday, July 17
th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00
p.m. The complimentary reception will allow attendees to personally meet
Steakley, learn about the exhibition and enjoy small bites and wine. RSVP
is required for the reception to or call 831.373.0486. At the reception on July 17th, 10% of
the proceeds from sales of photography will be donated to CASA of
Monterey County, an organization that both Jeanette Witten and Doug
Steakley are involved in and passionate about.

CASA of Monterey County is a
non-profit organization providing court appointed advocacy for children and
youth in the foster care system; it provides young people opportunities to
begin a journey into healthy, productive lives. CASA is central to fulfilling
society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate
adult will fight for a foster child’s right to be safe, treated with dignity,
and learn and grow in the security of a loving family. For more information
call (831) 373-0486.

Background on Doug Steakley :

Douglas Steakley is a widely recognized
photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts
degree from Indiana University and was a jewelry designer and gallery owner for
many years. His interest in travel led him to pursue photography and in 1993,
he became a full time photographer. His distinct images range from the Monterey
Peninsula where he lives, to many international destinations where he enjoys

Two large format books
featuring his color photography have been published: Pacific Light,
Images of The Monterey Peninsula
and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of
The Big Sur Land Trust
. Two other books, A Photographer’s Guide_To
The California Coast,
and Photographing Big Sur were recently
published by Countryman Press.

Doug supports and works
closely with several land conservation groups and a variety of his images have
been published in their annual reports and other publications. He has worked
with The Big Sur Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Land Trust Alliance,
The Trust For Public Land, The Wilderness Coalition, and The Tuolumne River
Trust. In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra
Club for his conservation photography.

He currently serves on the
Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for The Center For Photographic Art in
Carmel, California. Stock photography by Doug is represented by Getty Images
and he is an instructor at, an online teaching academy.


Thursday, May 24th, 2012:  Employee News

Andrea! Andrea Upton final class rank is in the top 10%. She is graduating with great distinction,
andwas voted to join the McGeorge Chapter of Order of the Coif.


Sunday, April 15th, 2012:  California Supreme Court Clarifies and E

On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court of San Diego. The opinion clarifies employer’s meal break obligations under California labor law. According to the Court, an employer satisfies its obligation to provide employees with a thirty minute uninterrupted meal break when "it relieves its employees of all duty, relinquishes control over their activities and permits them a reasonable opportunity to take an uninterrupted thirty minute break, and does not impede or discourage them from doing so." If an employee wants to work through her break, she may. However, when the employer knew or should have known the employee worked through her break, the employer will be responsible for paying the employee for the time worked during the break. What this means for employers:

  • Policy: Employers must maintain a meal break policy and breaks must be recorded.

  • Enforcement: Employers do not have to police their employees, but must make meal breaks available. Employers cannot pressure employees to skip breaks.

  • Effect: If an employee chooses not to take a break, or shortens her break, the employer will not owe a penalty. However, the employee must get paid for the time worked.

  • Communication: Communication is key – it is crucial for employers to know whether employees are working through meal breaks, to ensure employees are paid for their work and that overtime is not triggered as a result of the extra time.


Thursday, March 15th, 2012:  Jeannette Witten Best Attorney Monterey

Atticus Finch, the attorney in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a
Mockingbird, inspired Jeannette Witten to become an attorney by holding high
moral standards and staying true to his values. Flash forward to find Witten as
a shareholder in the Monterey law firm Parravano Witten PC. Witten specializes
in business law, particularly commercial transactions, corporate governance and
intellectual property. She says growing up in a family that owned numerous
small businesses made her aware from an early age of the worries and concerns
that come with entrepreneurship. “My job is to make sure my clients have a
strong legal foundation and every opportunity for success and growth,” she
says. “I bank on their success and the long term relationship of continuing
legal needs as they grow—not a quick buck.” She does a variety of pro bono
work, writes a wine law blog, runs marathons and is actively involved in her
community. For example, she’s on the board of the Court Appointed Special
Advocates, a nonprofit that helps kids who have to go to court.

Check out the Monterey County Weekly


Thursday, March 1st, 2012:  Art Reception Tonight

Parravano Witten is hosting a reception this evening
providing attendees an opportunity to preview the beautiful painting generously
donated by Galerie Rue Royale Carmel which will be auctioned at the CASA Gala
next weekend.


Tuesday, October 25th, 2011:  ITS A HALLOWEEN BASH!



Parravano Witten PC is sponsoring the hottest Halloween Event in town! As a founding board member of The Offset Project, Jeannette Witten has helped establish this great Halloween Fundraiser to be held at Cannery Row Brewing Company Saturday, October 29th. All proceeds go directly to the Offset Project. 

Mega (free-to-enter) Costume Contest:
1st Place $250 CRBC Cash, CRBC Cash for 2nd & 3rd Runner-ups too!
HAPPY HOUR DRINKS ALL NIGHT LONG with a $10 Donation to The Offset Project
including Kona Brand Cruiser Bike, 49ers Tickets, Snowboard Bindings and thousands of dollars in Gift Certificates


Monday, September 19th, 2011:  Exhibition Opening October 6th

At Parravano Witten
 we celebrate the arts throughout the year but October,
National Arts and Humanities Month, will be special. 

Please join
Parravano Witten PC and Steven Whyte's
Sculpture Studio and Gallery, Carmel, CA
 at the private
exhibition opening: 


Mark your calendars! Exhibition Date is Thursday,
October 6th at 5 p.m.


198 Bonifacio
Place, Monterey


September 29th to:



Saturday, August 27th, 2011:  Jeannette Witten honored as Monterey Cou

MONTEREY, CA  (August 26, 2011)   Parravano Witten, a leading business law firm dedicated to delivering practical, focused solutions for business clients, announced that last night that the law firm’s owner Jeannette Witten was honored as Monterey County’s Outstanding Young Professional by Monterey County Young Professionals (MCYPG).  The MCYPG Outstanding Young Professional Awards are presented to MCYPG Members who exhibit exemplary professional accomplishments and a commitment to improving our community through volunteer service and/or philanthropic efforts.


Founded over 30 years ago by Ron Parravano, the firm has built its reputation on providing responsive sound business advice to clients.  Witten and Parravano joined forces several years ago.  Subsequently, Parravano retired and acts as Of Counsel to the firm.   Witten has since grown the firm – which has over tripled in size in the past three years.  Witten indicated that the majority of the grow is represented by emerging businesses in Monterey County.  At a time when the economy has plummeted, a number of professionals with significant experience under their belts have taken their future into their own hands by launching their own businesses.  “We represent so many exciting and successful clients – everything from new intellectual property based companies to luxury service based businesses.  Monterey County is filled with energy right now as this next generation of business owners establish themselves and expand quickly.  We have more and more clients expanding nationally and internationally.”  This spring, Witten launched the firm’s wine law blog which has now been nationally recognized as a leading resource on emerging wine law:


Parravano Witten continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of its clients and serves a diverse business and estate planning focused client base.  The firm offers a full range of services in business and commercial transactions, , mergers and acquisitions, corporate/LLC formations and governance, ABC licensing, , intellectual property, securities law and business litigation.  The firms attorneys are committed to and actively involved in a wide range of community interests, including many business, cultural, charity and educational groups such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Monterey County, Colleagues of the Arts (COTA) and The Offset Project.  The firm is headquartered at 198 Bonifacio Place in Monterey. For more information visit the firm’s website at


Thursday, January 13th, 2011:  Parravano Witten PC Adds Associate Attor

(December 21, 2010)   Parravano Witten PC, a professional law
corporation dedicated to delivering practical, business-focused
solutions for clients, announced today that the firm has hired a new
team member Elizabeth Stevens as an associate attorney.


Most recently Stevens worked for Americans United For Separation For Church and State in Washington DC.

As an undergraduate, Stevens studied international political economy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC,
where she met her husband, Sean.  On graduation, Stevens was
commissioned as a naval officer and served on active duty for 3.5 years
in the cryptology field, primarily in San Diego.  She left the Navy to attend law school, then moved back to DC when Sean, who is a Navy helicopter pilot, was transferred there.

She served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then as a litigation fellow at Americans United, a public-interest organization, where she focused on First Amendment issues.  They moved to Monterey earlier this year when Sean received orders to the Naval Postgraduate School.  Stevens is licensed in both California and DC, and her practice at Parravano Witten embraces general civil and
business litigation, business transactions and formations, and estate planning and administration.

She loves running, cycling, hiking, and essentially any outdoor activity that enables her to enjoy the phenomenal beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, and she is a keen follower of national and international politics and public-policy issues.


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010:  Hike For Charity June 5th and 6th

Support local charities by taking a hike and enjoying the sunshine this weekend. Check out


Wednesday, April 28th, 2010:  Celebrate National Aquarium Month in Jun

The month long exhibition of 10 unique photographs will take place June 1st – June 31st at Parravano Witten PC, Professional Law Corporation at 198 Bonifacio Place in Monterey and will feature the underwater photography of Scott Campbell.

The exhibition will be open every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for complim...entary public viewing. For more information call (831) 373-0486.


Thursday, April 23rd, 2009:  Big Sur International Marathon, Sunday,

Ron and Jeannette have long been supporters and runners of the Big Sur International Marathon.  Jeannette will run the marathon on Sunday, April 26, 2009.  She is running in support of Will Power Research Fund a nonprofit organization helping to raise funds to fight brain cancer.


Thursday, October 9th, 2008:  Monterey County Weekly 20th Anniversary

Pick up your copy of the Monterey County Weekly's 20th Anniversary Edition.  Congratulaitons MC Weekly!


Thursday, August 14th, 2008:  Colleague of the Arts annual September S

Sunday, September 28, 2008: Colleague of the Arts annual September Salon at the Conway home. Join COTA for an authentic Afghan dinner prepared by host Peterson Conway and support the talent youth of Monterey County (


Thursday, August 14th, 2008:  2nd Annual Open House

Tuesday, September 30, 2008: Parravano Witten PC hosts 2nd Annual Open House in conjunction with a Monterey County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting in celebration of the opening of Parravano Witten’s new expanded office at 198 Bonifacio Place, Monterey, California.  Please join us for lovely local wines and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres for 4PM to 6PM.


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