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Announcing Kristi J. Robles as Gilson Daub Partner

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Gilson Daub is proud to announce the promotion of Kristi J. Robles to Partner for her work in growing our firm, leading our team, and serving our clients.

Over the past several years, Kristi has successfully managed the Gilson Daub Sacramento office, making it one of the fastest growing offices in the firm. She has developed strong relationships with Gilson Daub clients and has built an outstanding team of talented attorneys serving the Sacramento and Stockton areas. Kristi’s work has also contributed to Gilson Daub’s ongoing growth and success throughout California.

“Kristi’s addition to our partnership team makes our firm significantly stronger,” said Senior Partner, Brent Daub. “In addition to being a tremendous lawyer, Kristi is greatly admired for her character and leadership. Kristi wonderfully models the Gilson Daub core values of excellent communication, consistent quality, and exceptional character. We could not be more excited for her!”

“Kristi is a great asset to Gilson Daub. She adds value not only as a leader and friend to the Gilson Daub teams, but is also an extremely gifted litigator who is respected by her peers and the Sacramento legal community,” stated Partner, Thu Do. “We are excited to welcome Kristi as a parter to help Gilson Daub’s continued growth and success for the coming years!”, said Do.

Gilson Daub Partner, Diana Tsudik also added, “Kristi’s professionalism, litigation and leadership skills make her an obvious choice as Gilson Daub LLP’s next partner. With her background and experience she is always able to navigate the most challenging matters while serving the client’s best interest. She is a respected team member and a dedicated practitioner that I am proud to call my partner. I am very excited about Gilson Daub LLP’s future with Kristi on board.”

The partners at Gilson Daub provide a shining example of the model standard of professionalism and client-centric devotion to excellence. Kristi’s addition to the team will help Gilson Daub continue to become the firm that clients prefer and employees are proud of.

Gilson Daub is quickly becoming a nationally recognized law firm serving the insurance and business communities in the practice areas of workers’ compensation defense and subrogation recovery. Our seasoned attorneys and talented support staff place our clients first and provide innovative litigation solutions that offer the best resolution possible.

Anita Lo, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, May 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My beloved Mom inspires me. At 79 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but her faith in God and desire to live carried her and our family through this trial and now she is cancer free!

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Other than my sons orchestra concerts, I would have to say Michael Jackson concert. He was an amazing performer.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

It’s a tie between Hawaii and Verona, Italy.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A dolphin – they are highly intelligent, social and playful creatures.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton

 

6. What are you passionate about?

My family, especially raising my two boys to become Godly men, men of honor, compassion, and love for others.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

I am a sucker for romantic comedies, so my favorite is Sleepless in Seattle starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Serious hard core training for the Junior National Judo competition in Saint Louis Missouri. We ran a few miles in the morning followed by group relays, pushups, sit-ups, and other exercises. Then we would come back in the evening for Judo practice. The workouts paid off-I won third place!

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

I don’t have it, but I do enjoy watching the Voice.

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

I am learning how to play the Ukulele.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Jennifer Lopez.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

The Drunken Crab, it’s an entire crab simmered in a broth of three wines, pepper, and scallions from the Crustacean Restaurant in San Francisco-so delicious!

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

I would love to visit Spain.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

Clothes left on the floor when there’s a hamper right next to your room, and splattered toothpaste on the bathroom mirror especially when you just cleaned it.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I make the best chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Jesus, Mary mother of Jesus, Mother Teresa, and Billy Graham.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Yellow.

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

I prefer clear verbal communication.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

For the last 15 years, I have hosted a pre-Easter BBQ at Dohney Beach. Every year, around 80 family and friends join us and we share a meal together. My husband barbecues his famous Teriyaki chicken and everyone else brings a dish to share. We usually have 4 Easter egg hunts, play kickball, bingo and other fun outdoor games.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

The Hulk.

Danielle Cervantes, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, July 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My grandparents and parents, my husband and my kids.

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Billy Joel.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Boston, MA.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

My Saint Bernard and Mastiff have pretty great lives, but being a killer whale might also be fun too.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

11/22/63 by Stephen King.

 

6. What are you passionate about?

My husband/kids/family, animals and the L.A. Dodgers.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

Pretty in Pink

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Sky diving (lots of times) and bungee jumping in Austria.

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

I just finished The Staircase and Making A Murderer (yes, I was late to the party), The Ranch, new stand up comedy specials (and I routinely re-watch my favorite specials) and I watch Rules of Engagement constantly.

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

In my personal life, the coolest thing I am working on is raising my 2 boys (ages 11 and 8) to be good humans who respect authority, do well in school, participate in extra curricular activities and have lots of fun! At work, I am enjoying planning with Adrianna Maldonado on ways to expand our source of work to local TPAs and adjusters.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

I don’t have a specific person, but whoever it is would would spend their days traveling, being with animals, eating good food and have season tickets to the Dodgers games.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

It probably is when my mother-in-law makes chicken tacos, enchiladas and refried beans.

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Rome, Italy.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

I am super annoyed by people that are late (especially when they show up with a Starbucks coffee in hand), people that do not understand sarcasm, slow drivers in the fast lane and the S.F. Giants.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

It is more of a stupid talent, but my semi-photographic memory enables me to remember license plate numbers from cars. I am also really good at assembling almost anything that has written instructions.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

John F. Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade and Sebastian Maniscalco.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Dodger Blue.

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

Direct communication, along with any examples of better ways to do things or errors I made.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Our family trip to Disneyland every January.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

All of them except Deadpool and Batman.

Caresse Lopez, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, August 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My amazing hard working dad!

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

I have only been to one concert to my knowledge when I was kid at a fair and barely remember it ????. Concerts are not really my scene, because it is too loud for my ears or to have a conversation with the person next to you and dealing with tons of traffic.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Maui, I went there for a family vacation when I was a teenager and fell in love with the island, beaches and waterfalls. I wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely return one day.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A dolphin because they are so friendly and free to explore the ocean.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

Daily Devotions and the Bible

 

6. What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about art and gardening.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

Avatar.

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Wearing no make up for 2 weeks! Nowadays, I will actually go a couple days a week without it, since it gives my skin a break and healthier too.

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

Hawaii Five-0.

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

My Blog, it is not even close to being launched yet but I am slowly working on it.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Daisy Ridley, to see what the life of an actress would be like.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

African Cuisine, it has got to be the best tasting natural spices and herbs dish I ever had. If you are ever in Anaheim stop by Kenyan Cafe and Cuisine to give it a shot!

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Africa, my best friend was born and raised in Africa half her life before being adopted here in the states. She wants me to next time go on a mission trip with her and the church.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

Lack of respect for other’s opinions, pushy salespeople and telemarketers.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

Patience, this is pretty important to have in today’s crazy fast pace moving society. I also have great strengths in writing, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to start a blog.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

God, Mema (my grandma), my dad and my aunty Pam.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Purple, it is my favorite color!

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

Someone who approaches me directly.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Whenever we have our family gatherings, we always break out the board games and dominos to have fun and goof off together.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

Hawkeye.

Susan Polk, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, September 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My inspiration comes from my children and family. They are the reason I work so hard, find humor even in the worst situations, and use every day to learn something new!

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio is by far an amazing experience with 3-days and nights sitting outside in the sun on lawn chairs listening to various artists. It has grown into an annual family event with my brothers’ families and other friends joining us.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Hawaii is the only place I’ve visited multiple times and could always find happiness there. But my experience in visiting Thailand this year was truly amazing and opened my eyes to another culture so far across the world with such wonderful people.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I’ve always loved monkeys so to swing from tree to tree for a day without fear (as I would have) would be a lot of fun!

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

Discover Your Purpose: How to Use the 5 Life Purpose Profiles to Unlock Your Hidden Potential and Live the Life You Were Meant to Live by Rhys Thomas. It’s opened my eyes to reasons why some people can’t change yet raises awareness to the ability that everyone has to change if they want to try.

 

6. What are you passionate about?

My family and my cats!

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

I unwind and enjoy watching comedies with Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, or Steve Carell. But I also jump at any chance to watch a chick flick including The Notebook.

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I climbed up a 30 foot extended ladder inside my house at 5 a.m. to rescue my son’s kitten at the top. As I brought the kitten down over my shoulder, I missed one of the steps and fell breaking my wrist in multiple areas and woke up my children with the sound of the ladder crashing to the ground….but the kitten was saved!

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

Scandal.

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

I am trying to become fit! My son is a Personal Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness and I have started training with him. My daughter is also training so it has been a very positive family bonding experience to work with my son in a role where he’s the boss and I can see him grow in his profession.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Taylor Swift—I’ve always wanted to sing so I’d love to have a chance to be on stage and sound good (and those of you who disagree can keep it to yourself!)

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

Any Thanksgiving dinner with my family!

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Europe (so that encompasses a lot of places to visit including Italy)

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

Spelling errors, bad drivers, and people who treat others poorly.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I can juggle!

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Jesus, as long as he could bring my mom and dad who both passed away when I was in my 20’s so that I could thank them for the values instilled in me and show them their grandchildren. I would also like for my grandma Beisswanger (my dad’s mom) to come as well because I realize that I am a lot like her.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Royal Blue

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

I prefer direct in a non-accusatory manner and with an explanation so that I can learn.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Making homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to eat on his trip and then for my family to enjoy eating on Christmas morning!

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

I would have to say Superman!

Morgan Smith, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, October 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

Anyone that is willing to answer the call in a time of need.

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Sting/Peter Gabriel Co-headliners

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

My bed

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A grizzly bear or bull shark or lobster.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

Psalms.

 

6. What are you passionate about?

Finding something that I’m actually passionate about.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

Predator- “the body mass alone”

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

“One mans crazy is another mans sane”

But to answer the question being the only bouncer in a very crowded bar for a few years. There’s some stories there…

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

People just do nothing

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Myself

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Jordan Belford in the late 80’s early 90’s, but for a year.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

Most anything my grandmother makes.

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Fiji, Belgium, Greece.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

When people leave the party early and take friends away or not staying to be the 6th player for Atmosfear.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

Still waiting for those to be revealed to me by a wizard or someone.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Jesus, Muhammad, L. Ron Hubbard, and Kayne to straighten out this whole savior thing.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Aqua.

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

In a direct understandable manner.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

To be honest, I really don’t have any.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

Me.

Nicholas Rosen, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, November 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My wife, my family, and my incredible colleagues at Gilson Daub. I am also inspired by anyone who is a master of their craft— that kind of dedication is always remarkable to witness.

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

I need to preface my answer with the fact that I am an old soul, meaning my musical tastes follow suit. I love contemporary music but have a turntable in my office and house to play the old(er) stuff. The best concert I ever went to was Elton John. I hope to have that type of energy when I am in my seventies.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

I spent my honeymoon exploring Italy and would go back in a second. Everything is breathtaking there— the food, the scenery, the atmosphere. In fact, I am trying to get Gilson Daub to open an office in Italy so I can practice workers’ compensation law there. No luck so far.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

Either one of my spoiled dachshunds. They lead delightful lives. When they are not busy napping, they are chasing squirrels in a huge backyard. When they are not doing either one of those things, they are eating.

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

The Whistler by John Grisham.

 

6. What are you passionate about?

My family, friends, and leaving pineapples off pizza.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

The kid in me says Terminator II. The adult does, too.

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I went skydiving for my thirtieth birthday. It seemed like it took hours for the rickety Cessna to climb 12,000 feet, so by the time we reached cruising altitude, I could not wait to jump out of the plane. The journey down was so much fun, I would absolutely do it again.

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

Reruns of Arrested Development until the second part of Season 5 drops.

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

My wife and I bought a house last year and it came with a huge, untamed backyard. We are slowly making it our own. I am learning how to keep plants alive (for a change), and now appreciate the sheer amount of time and work that goes into constructing a large project.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

I am going to refer to my answer for question #4 and say either one of my dogs.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

Hands down, the meal I had at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. It is literally the world’s #1 ranked restaurant. The food was superb, and the dinner lasted close to four hours. I think they had to roll me out of the restaurant when all was said and done.

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

My answer to this question changes all the time—right now, Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

Misspellings, people who text during movies, and friends who don’t use Venmo.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I never, ever get the orientation of a fitted sheet or USB cable right the first time.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Mark Twain, Elie Wiesel, Ben Franklin, and Robin Williams.

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Red.

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

Direct and immediate, preferably face-to-face or over the phone.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Growing up, a favorite family tradition was trying to figure out what my sister’s excuse would be for getting out of doing the dishes again. She is nothing if not imaginative.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

Aquaman—I just don’t see the purpose. His powers are restrained to an environment in which no person lives…except Aquaman.

Jessica Gdowski, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, December 2018

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1. Who inspires you?

My Mom. She is an amazing woman.

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Adele in 2017, she has an amazing voice

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Thunder Bay, Canada. My dad is from there and I loved getting to spend a week there in the summer.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I would like to be an Otter. They are just so cute!

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

The Inferno of Dante by Dante Alighieri

 

6. What are you passionate about?

Reading, I love to read. I have over a 100 paperback books in my room.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

The Princess Bride

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I’m still waiting for it to happen.

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

Making a Murderer Part 1

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Myself, I am working on finishing school and learning more about myself.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Jennifer Lawrence, she is amazing.

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

A Filet Mignon from Clearman’s North Woods Inn

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Rome, Italy. I want to go there so badly.

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

People who chew gum or food with their mouths wide open. People who can’t admit when they did something wrong or blame others for their mistakes.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I can touch my tongue to my nose.

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, and my Great Great Grandmother

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Pacific Blue

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

Talk to me about it. Explain where or how I can improve.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Listening to my mom, grandma, and great grandma argue over how to make the family stuffing recipe at Thanksgiving. It happens every year and every year they cannot agree on the taste.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

All of them? I don’t really watch superhero movies.

Gilson Daub Celebrates a Spirit of Giving in San Fransisco

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The Gilson Daub San Francisco Bay Area offices gathered together this past weekend to collaborate on a charitable gift treasure hunt. Lead by Gilson Daub Managing Attorney, James Lee, the teams set out in a hunt for gifts requested by a group called Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, a group that sets out to advocate for elders who are isolated and at risk by developing long-term companionships to provide greater well-being and stability, promote independent living and instill a sense of belonging. Watch here to see more information on LBFE and see many fun moments from our day of holiday hunting!

Matt Smith, Gilson Daub Employee of the Month, January 2019

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1. Who inspires you?

I’m inspired by people who push themselves to become better at whatever they do. Working professionals, stay at home parents, athletes, anyone who sets goals to push him or herself to become the best they can be.

 

2. What was the best concert you ever went to?

Blue October – my wife and I went a few months after we were married and had a great time. They were very good in person.

 

3. Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Sonora, Mexico – a small beach town on the north end of the Sea of Cortez. Fun place to relax at the beach and not too crowded.

 

4. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

Probably some type of bird. It’d be fun to fly around!

 

5. What’s the last book you read?

I recently re-read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Great read for the holiday season!

 

6. What are you passionate about?

I love college football (although I usually have to limit my Saturdays to 1 game or so in the fall). I root for the UNLV Rebels, Arizona Wildcats, and Oregon Ducks.

 

7. What’s your favorite movie?

Catch Me If You Can

 

8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Go to law school with 2 young kids at home…and have 2 more while in school!

 

9. What are you currently watching on Netflix or TV?

Whatever my wife is watching (she usually has the remote, so I get little say about what we watch).

 

10. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

This will definitely sounds nerdy but I really like working on subrogation cases.

 

11. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Lionel Messi

 

12. What’s the best meal you ever had?

Michael’s Gourmet Room (inside the South Point Hotel).

 

13. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Egypt

 

14. What are some of your pet peeves?

When the inside of my car is dirty; cluttered desk; crowded grocery stores.

 

15. What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

Not sure that I have figured it out yet!

 

16. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

George Washington; Usain Bolt; Christopher Columbus; Bill Gates

 

17. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Light blue.

 

18. What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?

Just telling me. I usually like to get to the point to know what to do different/change.

 

19. What is your favorite family tradition?

Going to Oregon to visit family in the summer.

 

20. Who is your least favorite superhero?

Well I like all superheros equally 🙂