Michelle Gearhart is a litigation attorney and partner with the firm. Her current litigation practice focuses on representation of public entities as well as environmental law and water law. Ms. Gearhart has handled a myriad of complex litigation cases including serious personal injury, wrongful death, police liability, product liability, professional liability, CEQA litigation, property disputes, as well as business litigation and wrongful termination claims. She brings significant trial preparation and trial experience to the firm. Ms. Gearhart is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating given to attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards, and was named a Southern California and San Diego Top Attorney in 2013 and 2014, before relocating to San Luis Obispo in 2015.