Ms. Gutierrez is a trial lawyer and civil litigator. She primarily represents two types of victims in civil lawsuits:
• Premises liability cases: She represents victims of injuries that occurred on somebody else’s property. These include animal attacks such as dog bites, slips and falls, inadequate maintenance, defective conditions, and incidents that cause a wrongful death.
• Business, investment, and real estate fraud cases: She represents people whose business partners have intentionally mislead and cheated them.
Formerly, as a deputy district attorney in Sacramento County, Ms. Gutierrez criminally prosecuted adults and juveniles who committed serious felonies and misdemeanors. She handled two dozen jury trials involving a wide variety of cases involving stalking, assault and battery, burglary, robbery, possession and sale of narcotics, unlawful possession and use of weapons, driving under the influence, and I.D. theft. She also negotiated the settlement of innumerable criminal cases.
In 2008, she brought her experience in criminal trials and negotiations to the battlefield of civil litigation. Since then she has handled premises liability cases involving homeowner’s associations, landlord tenant issues, habitability, slips and falls, wrongful death and other personal injury allegations.
She puts her clients at ease with the toughness of a seasoned trial lawyer and the nuanced skill of an experienced negotiator.