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About the Firm

Ed Dudensing has assembled an experienced and talented staff with a single-minded focus on fighting on behalf of victims of elder neglect and abuse.  This team includes not only multiple experienced and aggressive attorneys but also the most talented pool of administrative staff in the Sacramento Area, with more than one hundred years of collective experience in the legal field. 

Based both on its numbers and strength of personnel, Dudensing Law is uniquely situated to stand up to the large law firms representing the corporations who own nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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If you or a loved one suspect neglect or abuse in a health care facility, please contact us for a free, private case evaluation.

Ed Dudensing

Lead Counsel

For the last seventeen years, Ed Dudensing has owned and operated his own law firm representing exclusively victims of elder neglect and abuse in health care facilities. Mr. Dudensing has successfully prosecuted scores of elder abuse cases and acted as lead trial counsel on the two largest elder abuse verdicts in the history of Sacramento County. Mr. Dudensing has recovered in excess of $100 million on behalf of victims of elder abuse.

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Jay Renneisen

Co-Counsel

An aggressive litigator with a passion for protecting our elderly, Jay P. Renneisen has successfully handled scores of elder abuse and neglect cases, particularly against nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as numerous catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims.

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Andrew J. Collins

Associate

Andrew Collins joined Dudensing Law in January 2017. Since then, Mr. Collins has participated in all aspects of elder abuse litigation. He has taken in excess of 100 depositions and argued law and motion matters in superior court more than 50 times.

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Thomas A. Reyda

Associate

Thomas A. Reyda joined Dudensing Law in June 2019. He is an associate attorney and is involved in all aspects of litigation, including oral advocacy, depositions, and legal research and writing. Mr. Reyda was admitted to the California State Bar in the fall of 2016.

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Kari Kalista, CCLS

Office Manager & Litigation Secretary

Kari joined Dudensing Law in 2011, and has over 30 years of experience as a litigation secretary and office administrator working on high profile litigation matters in federal, state and appellate courts.

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Shane Brooks

Paralegal

Shane joined Dudensing Law in 2018. He has over 15 years of experience as a litigation secretary and paralegal in federal, state and appellate courts.

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Kai Hermann

Paralegal

Kai joined Dudensing Law in 2016, with a great breadth of litigation paralegal experience, working for both plaintiff and defense firms over the past two decades.

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Kristie Hernandez

Legal Secretary

Kristie is a Legal Secretary who joined Dudensing Law in 2019. After receiving her degree in 2012, she immediately began her career in the legal field, working for both plaintiff and defense firms in Sacramento.

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Juan Carlos Lemus

Law Clerk

Juan Carlos joined Dudensing Law in 2011. As a law clerk for Dudensing Law, Juan Carlos performs various tasks that include handling the drafting of pleadings and discovery, legal research, and other various duties in all elder abuse matters.

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Lisa Heckle

Records Clerk

Lisa joined Dudensing Law in 2019. As our Records Clerk Lisa is responsible for managing and maintaining the firm’s document system as well as providing support in the day-to-day needs of the firm.

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“I cannot say enough good things about Ed Dudensing and his wonderful staff. During a very difficult time, Ed Dudensing proved to be more than just an attorney but also an advocate for the elderly when they cannot speak for themselves. He gave our case individual time and care, and when the case was over he and his staff were more than just legal advisors, they were friends. I would highly recommend the experienced and professional law office of Ed Dudensing to anyone seeking justice for themselves or a loved one.”

Laura Walker

“Mr. Dudensing is incredibly competent at what he does. His expertise and knowledge of the law is quite an amazing thing to witness. He’s a true artist at what he does.”

Dave Kear

“Finally someone was listening and not telling me that I was over-reacting. He would sit for hours investigating what my mom went through, reading her medical records. Ed always kept me informed of his findings and how the case was going. When the whole thing was over I asked Mr. Dudensing if he could come to the cemetery with me so that I could introduce him to my mother. He didn’t say I was crazy, but instead said that he would love to. He took her some flowers and I introduced them and I could almost hear my mother thanking him for being our angel.”

Hilda Nieves

“Anytime I had any questions regarding my sister’s case, they would answer the questions regardless of how difficult or simple it may be and would maintain simple, understandable, and caring professionalism. She would have not received the settlement she was entitled to if it was not for the professional diligence of Ed and his staff members. Ed is absolutely wonderful and a gift to the legal world. I would recommend anyone who has questions regarding elderly abuse to call the law office of Ed Dudensing.”

Margo Romero

“My main goal was that that company wasn’t going to practice anymore and because of my law suit they have changed ownership now. So at least I know that no one is going to be treated the way my mom was being treated. So that was one big thing Ed was able to do – get them to sell to another company. That was a big relief.”

Carrie Flynn

“What eventually made me choose Ed was his approach, his success rate, his candor, his honesty.”

Alan Tomiyama

“They lied, they all lied, and Ed proved it.”

Betty Pao

“Dearest Ed, Thank you, thank you, thank you! It still hasn’t sunk in that this ordeal is finally over. You rocked and Della and I know how lucky we are to have found you. I know this phase was about money, but I feel like you were all in it for all the other right reasons. Thank you. We spread Dad’s ashes on Thursday before we left and I know he’s proud of all the hard work we’ve all done. He’s now one with the ocean water and the ships he loved that sail through the bay.”

Nicole DeSaix-Sheridan