Recently the San Francisco 49ers were thinking of trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he had not (according to some) kept up with the needs of the 49ers. It is interesting that like in Football, a lawyer is only as good as his or her last case. In football you are only as good as your last game. Well fortunately for Penney and Associates we had a lawyer that was good up until his last case. Penney and Associates Injury Lawyers partner Larry Eslinger, recently retired after over 40 years of service as a personal injury trial lawyer. Penney and Associates has always believed that it is important to hire the best trial lawyers to keep up the good reputation of the firm. As managing partner, I have always tried to hire the lawyer that worked for the insurance industry that gave us the biggest problems during litigation or trial. This enabled Penney and Associates to become a strong, experienced personal injury law firm.
Larry Eslinger worked for CSAA’s (triple A) house counsel as a lead trial lawyer for many years. His reputation was very high as an honest, hard working excellent trial lawyer. It was only after a brief early retirement that Penney and Associates injury lawyers grabbed Larry to work for those individuals who have been injured. Larry truly loved to help others in their times of need when involved in a serious accident. It was clear from the onset that the transition from a defense lawyer to a powerful advocate for the injured person would be easy for Larry. Clients loved to work with him as he fought hard to champion their cause. His experience and depth of knowledge both inside and outside the courtroom was remarkable. Larry had great respect from lawyers throughout California who worked for the insurance industry. In fact he was so inspirational to other insurance defense lawyers that three other very skilled CSAA defense trial lawyers came over to Penney and Associates to work for injured persons and their friends and family. Penney and Associates had Mike Steffen, Kevin Elder and Randy Quadros join the firm at the insistence of Larry.
Though Larry Eslinger is still “of counsel” of Penney and Associates injury lawyers and continues to work on a few select cases, he will be sorely missed by the firm and its staff and partners. Larry will enjoy fishing in the beautiful rivers of Montana as much as possible during his retirement. A big thank-you also to Mike Steffen and Randy Quadros two other excellent trial lawyers that are “of counsel” while in retirement mode.
(Managing Attorney of Penney and Associates Injury Lawyers)