Taylor J. Pohle is a trial attorney at the firm’s Walnut Creek office. Mr. Pohle’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, professional liability, and construction litigation; however, Mr. Pohle is experienced defending against allegations of dangerous conditions of public property, product defect, professional negligence arising under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), and barriers to access under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mr. Pohle has argued dispositive and discovery motions, tried cases to jury verdict, and presented winning argument to the California Court of Appeal.
Mr. Pohle earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Defense Verdict on Dangerous Condition of Public Property Involving Traumatic Brain Injury: Mr. Pohle represented a public transportation entity as second-chair trial counsel against the claim that an interstate overpass posed a dangerous condition of public property to bicyclists. Plaintiff sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) when a motorist rear-ended his bicycle. A jury returned a 12-0 defense verdict in favor of Mr. Pohle’s client, finding the overpass did not pose a dangerous condition at the time of the accident.
First District Court of Appeal Affirms Dismissal in Published Opinion: Mr. Pohle served as appellate counsel for a professional football team in an appeal arising from an assault in the parking lot at Candlestick Park after a professional football game between the San Francisco Forty Niners and the Oakland Raiders. Mr. Pohle briefed the Forty Niners position in the appeal. The First District Court of Appeal, in the published opinion Daniel Long v. Forty Niners Football Co., LLC (2019) 33 Cal.App.5th 550, agreed with the Forty Niners’ position and affirmed the lower court’s ruling.
- Association of Defense Counsel (ADC)