The San Joaquin Valley is the breadbasket of the United States, so it stands to reason that several of McCormick Barstow lawyers devote a substantial portion of their practices to agricultural issues of all kinds. Some have considerable personal experience in agribusiness. The firm represents packers, cooperatives, processors, shippers, lenders and growers in all aspects of agriculture. The services provided include: planning and consulting concerning leases, farm management agreements, packing agreements, marketing agreements, grower agreements, crop financing, joint ventures, loan workouts and regulatory compliance.
Juris Doctor, 1995 (cum laude), University of San Diego School of Law, Order of the Coif, American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts* and Legal Writing* Advanced Trial Advocacy
Bachelor of Arts, 1991, University of California at Davis *At Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.
Concentration in General Insurance Defense Litigation, General Civil Litigation, Public Entity Defense and Employment Defense Litigation, with specialization in Third Party Insurance Defense, Public Entity Cases, Employment Litigation, School District Defense, University and College Defense, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Products Liability, Chemical Damage, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitration, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Crop Damage Cases, Slip and Fall, Civil Rights Cases, Premises Liability, Landlord-Tenant Cases, Indemnity Cases, Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, Special Investigation Unit Cases, Automobile Medical Payment Provision Disputes, Subrogation Cases, Construction Defect, Environmental Damage Cases, Mold, Third Party Fraud Cases, and Trucking Cases.
Mr. DeMaria has handled the litigation of insurance defense, public entity and school defense, employment defense, university defense, personal injury defense, products liability, civil rights defense, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, property damage, chemical damages, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bite cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases, automobile medical payment provision disputes, first and third party insurance coverage disputes, arson cases, public entity cases, and crop damage cases, as well as contract disputes, indemnity cases, construction defect cases, environmental damage cases, mold allegations, subrogation cases, special investigation unit cases, and third party fraud cases, since arriving at McCormick Barstow in 1995. Mr. DeMaria has successfully defended cases in California's state and federal courts in jurisdictions and venues throughout the state. Mr. DeMaria has won many jury and bench trials in several California courts, and has also conducted binding arbitrations in venues throughout California. Several of Mr. DeMaria's jury verdicts have been reported in jury verdict publications and internet sites. He has taken and defended literally hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, accident reconstructionists, construction and safety engineers, bio mechanical engineers and contractors, to name just a few. Mr. DeMaria has conducted literally hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. Mr. DeMaria has represented clients in Colorado's state and federal courts. In the Colorado case of Todd v. Ross, Mr. DeMaria successfully defended his client to an eventual court-ordered dismissal.
Mr. DeMaria is a member of the State Bar of California (member, Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, 2012), Fresno County Bar Association, Northern California Fraud Investigator's Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He is also a member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).
Mr. DeMaria is on the Board of the Fresno Chapter of the American Heart Association and is the Chairman of the "Lawyers Have Heart" charity walk/run in Fresno. Mr. DeMaria is the President of the Bullard Cal Ripkin Youth Baseball Board of Directors.