Founding Partner Rick Patterson Featured in The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal

Founding Partner Rick Patterson was recently spotlighted in The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal (SCVBJ). The SCVBJ, is the premier business-to-business and consumer resource publication of The Signal, the Santa Clarita Valley’s daily news source since 1919. Our firm was honored to have Rick spotlighted in this distinguished publication. SCVBJ Business Editor Jana Adkins sat down with Rick to talk about his legal career, the challenges practicing law in California poses, and how OPO helps clients avoid major legal pitfalls. Read More

Sharing the Road with Motorcyclists

During the summer months, you may notice more motorcyclists on the road taking advantage of the warmer weather conditions. Although motorcycles may look sturdy and strong, they can be quite fragile.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2012, an increase of 7 percent from the prior year. Sharing the road with motorcyclists safely is critical to accident prevention. Read More

Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

As older age approaches, driving can become more difficult. According to the California Highway Patrol, the older driver population in California is nearing 2.9 million. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be over four million Californians age 65 and older. Read More

A Donation of $1,000,000 Has Been Awarded to the William S. Hart Union High School District by the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation

As President of the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation, I am thrilled to share the recent news that the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation has awarded the William S. Hart Union High School District with $1,000,000 to fund the construction of shade structures at 10 schools. Local news station KHTS AM 1220 provides more information on this donation. Read More

California Bus Collision Hits Close to Home

We were greatly saddened to hear the news that on Thursday, April 10th, a FedEx truck driving on Interstate 5 in Northern California near the city of Orland crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a bus carrying prospective college students and their adult chaperones. According to NBC Los Angeles, the passengers aboard were en route to a college tour at Humboldt State University. Nine people were killed instantly at the scene. The tenth victim later died at a hospital. Read More