• Legal Books and Publications Authored By Firm Attorneys


    Thomson Reuters' UAS-Drone Law Book

    Zaida Angulo McGhee and Tyler Hazen are currently authoring Thomson Reuters' first book on UAS-Drone Law which is targeted for publication in early 2022. The book will provide guidance on applicable laws and regulations covering everything from commercial drone operations including drone delivery to choice of law and tort principles. It is our understanding that this is the first such book in the United States that will be regularly updated and published.

    The book was the brainchild of Ms. McGhee who realized that there was a need for such a book while writing about drone regulations and applicable tort law for the Aviation Chapter of Thomson Reuters’ California Civil Practice: Torts.

    Thomson Reuters' California Civil Practice: Torts

    Zaida Angulo McGhee and Michael Thomas are co-authors along with two other attorneys of the three volume, California Civil Practice: Torts set of books which encompasses 45 chapters of an array of tort issues including Arbitration, Aviation, Duties of Insurer, Government Claims Act, Insurance Bad Faith, Strict Liability, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Premises Liability, and Products Liability.

    The Court of appeal most recently cited the set of books in Duke v. Superior Court (2017) 18 Cal.App.5th 490, 506.

    Thomson Reuters' California Civil Practice: Procedure

    Michael Thomas co-authors this five volume set of books with appellate Justice Eileen C. Moore. This set provides advise on civil procedure from the onset of litigation through the appeals process. It is a leading resource for civil procedure in California.

    Thomson Reuters' California Civil Courtroom Handbook

    Michael Thomas is the author of this well- known and incredibly practical book which is considered a “one-stop guide to the civil litigation process”.

    The California Supreme Court called Michael Thomas’ Civil Courtroom Handbook a “widely regarded source” in Keener v. Jeld-Wen, Inc. (2009) 46 Cal.4th 247, and most recently the First District Court of Appeal in Voelker v. Central Marin Police Authority (2018) WL 2214083, also cited the Civil Courtroom Handbook.

    Thomson Reuters' FlipLaw Practice Guides

    Michael Thomas created these innovative, highly effective, and handy guides which provide practical advice on handling depositions, law and motion practice, and trial objections.


    Firm attorneys have authored multiple legal publications. Most recently, in the Fall 2017, Volume 2 edition of Construction Claims, Zaida McGhee, Michael Thomas and Tyler Hazen contributed substantially to the article entitled “Putting Latent-Defect Claims to Rest”.