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Judge Thomas A. Delaney Judicial Profile

Judge Thomas Anthony Delaney received his B.A. in political science and history from Loyola Marymount University in 1989, during which time he spent a semester studying European history and politics at Oxford University, and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1992. While in law school he externed for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian, United States District Court in the Central District of California. After passing the California bar in 1992, he worked as an associate at Bodkin, McCarthy, Sargent & Smith from 1992 to 1995 when he moved to Sedgwick, Desert, Moran & Arnold, becoming partner there in 2002. He focused his private practice on defending product liability, specialty tort liability, and employment law cases. Among his reported decisions is Doe v. City of Los Angeles (2007) 42 Cal.4th 531. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2014. He is a democrat.

 

Author

High-school baseball coach strikes out as "temporary" employee - California Employment Law Letter - February 2011

Student Pipeline Projects: Seeking Greater Diversity in the Legal Profession - Hispanic National Bar Association - Noticias - Summer 2010

The Increasing Need To Plan With Foreign Partners - Law360 - May 2010

New CPSA Enforcement: With More Watchdogs Comes a Greater Need for Planning With Foreign Partners - Sedgwick's Product Liability Advisory - May 2010

Student Diversity Pipeline Projects: the Legal Profession Cannot Afford to Let the Well Run Dry - Sedgwick’s Diversity Newsletter - April 2010

On Guard: The Evolution of the CPSIA May Offer Insight Into Future Enforcement and Litigation - Sedgwick's Product Liability Advisory - February 2010

Shape Up Before It Ships Out: Companies Must Keep An Eye on the Forecast While Navigating the New Consumer Product Regulations - Hispanic National Bar Association - Noticias - Summer 2009

Co-author of New Rules, Greater Protections - Regardless of How A Company’s CGMPs Are Implemented, Manufacturers Should Consider The Liability Risks - Nutritional Outlook - March 2008

Supreme Court Limits Liability for Ancient Sexual Abuse - California Employment Law Letter, Vol. 17, No. 19 - December 2007

Image Can Enhance and Protect the Total Health of Your Company - Total Health Magazine - September 2007

Privileged Information - The Recorder - May 2007

The New SAE Reporting Requirement: The Latest Tool in Managing Risk - Nutritional Outlook - April 2007

Carpe Diem: Seize Control of Your Operations Today and Minimize Your Risk of Litigation Tomorrow - Nutraceutical World Magazine - June 2006

Defensively Speaking, a Plaintiff’s Best Product Liability Claim Is Designed, Manufactured, and Driven by Credibility - Advocate - August 2004

Winning Opening Statements Hit Hard, Early and Often - DRI Trials and Tribulations - Summer 2003

Actual Exposure or Reasonableness? Policy Issues Drive the Ongoing Debate Over What Standards Should Govern the Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages for Fear of Contracting Infectious Disease - ABA Health Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 5 - August 2001

 

Presentations

Change Is A Comin’ … Or Is It? Diversity in the Legal Profession - William P. Grey Legion Lex Inn of Court - Costa Mesa, CA - April 2011

5, 4, 3, 2, SaferProducts.Gov! — What Happens Next with the Public Online Database - Goodden Enterprises’ The Annual West Coast Product Safety & Liability Conference - Los Angeles, CA - March 2011

Enforcement of the Consumer Protection Safety Act and Its Recent Amendments: Is the CPSC the Only Watch Dog? - Defense Research Institute Product Liability Conference -Las Vegas, NV - April 2010

Enforcement of the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act - Orange County Bar Association-Products Liability Section Meeting - Santa Ana, CA - March 2010

Get the Led Out or Else! New Consumer Safety Act - Panelist, Sedgwick - San Francisco, California - April 2009

Be Careful What You Ask For! Jury Selection in Sensitive, High Profile Cases - William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court - Costa Mesa, California - April 2009

Legal Issues for Protecting the Integrity of Your School Environment. Educate. Train. Prevent. - National Catholic Education Association Annual Convention - Anaheim, California - April 2009

Avoiding the Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon and Winning the Big Case - “Bet the Company” Litigation” - Panelist, Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention - Los Angeles, California - September 2008

Every Dark Cloud Really Does Have a Silver Lining - Compliance with New FDA Requirements Can Provide Dietary Supplement Manufacturers With Effective Legal Protection - DRI Product Liability Conference - Phoenix, Arizona - February 2008

The Art of Schmoozing - Panel discussion for Legal Marketing Association Meeting - May 2007

The Development, Advancement and Retention of Women in the Workplace - MBA Women’s Leadership Panel - Chapman University - April 2007

Preparing a Products Liability Case for a Successful Mediation - Panel discussion for OCBA PL Section - March 2007

From Hiring to Firing: Strong Employment Practices Can Protect the Seeds That Grow Your Business - NNFA-West - Santa Clara, California - September 2006

Carpe Diem: Seize Control of Your Operations Today and Minimize Your Risk of Litigation Tomorrow - NNFA Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada - July 2005

 

Links

Orange County Superior Court - Local Rules

The Robing Room - Hon. Thomas A Delaney

Thomas A. Delaney - Ballotpedia

Judge Thomas A. Delaney - courts.ca.gov

Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

Tom Delaney - LinkedIn


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