McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

Law Firm in Fresno, CA
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to our clients.

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About This Firm

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP was founded in the early 1950's and has grown to be one of the largest law firms in central California.

McCormick, Barstow's experience and statewide reputation is reflected in its clientele, and is demonstrated by the frequent appearances of its attorneys as lecturers and panelists on programs sponsored by national, state and local bar associations and professional organizations. In addition, several of the firm's partners have been appointed as judges to the federal and state courts. Most importantly, the attorneys at McCormick, Barstow believe that excellence begins with quality and timely responsiveness to the needs of its clients.

McCormick Barstow is organized in the Following Practice Groups: Business and Personal Planning; Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith; Commercial Litigation; Tort/Specialty Litigation; Professional Liability and Employment Law.

Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Agricultural Law
  • Water Law
  • Antitrust
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reorganization
  • Business Law
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commodities
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Corporate Law
  • Partnership Law
  • Coverage Alert
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation.
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • General Business
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Siu Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Land Use Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mold Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Defects
  • Products Liability
  • Public Entity
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Trucking Law
  • Transportation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Torts
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Arabic, Assyrian, Berber, Filipino, French, German, Mandarin-Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Ukrainian.

State Bar Summary

All Partners and Associates are members of the California State Bar Association.




Adventist Health, American International Group (AIG), Allstate Insurance Company, Arch Insurance Company, Blackburn Farming Company, California State Automobile Association, Campos Brothers Farms, CAN Insurance, Ceclia Packing Corporation, Club One Casino, Inc., Command insurance, Delta Packing Company, Doctors Company, Dumont Printing, Inc., Encompass, F.A.C.T., Farmers Insurance, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Fourchy Farms, George Brown Sports Club, Gottschalk's, Inc., Griffin Produce Co. dba Misionero Vegetable Sales, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., House of London dba London Properties, Insurance Corp. of New York, Kemper Insurance, Lance-Kashian Co., Lawyers Mutual Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Mercury Insurance Company, Modesto Irrigation District, Mutual of Omaha, Norcal Mutual Insurance, O.P.C. Farms, Optima Healthcare, Pacific Printing, Penny-Newman Gain Co., Inc., Performance Trailers, Inc., Prudential Insurance, Ranchwood Homes Corp., Republic Insurance Company, Safeco Insurance, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., State Farm, Taxpayers Association of Madera County, Travelers, Trinity Fruit, Valley Taxpayers Coalition, Ward North America, Wathen-Castanos, Inc. and Zurich-American.




Adventist Health Care West, Central Valley General Hospital, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Corrections Corporation of America, Dantel, Inc., E&J Gallo Winery, Eurodrip USA, Inc., GE Lighting Systems, Inc., Granite Construction Co., Gruma Corp., Hanford Community Hospital, Madera Community Hospital, Monument, LLC, Netfim USA, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Selma Community Hospital, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, The Permanente Medical Group, Triangle T Ranch and Inc.


TRIAL COUNSEL FOR: (Insurance Clients)


21st Century Insurance, Adventist Health, Aetna Life and Casualty Co., Allstate Insurance Company, American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance Company, American International Group (AIG), American Modern Home Insurance, American States Insurance Co., Arch Insurance Company, Broadspire, a Crawford Company, California State Automobile Association, CAMICO, CAN Insurance, Century National Insurance Co., Cherokee Insurance Co., CIGNA, Command Insurance Managers, Coregis Insurance Co., Crum & Forster Insurance, Employers Reinsurance, Encompass, Esurance, Explorer Insurance Company, F.A.C.T., Farmers Insurance, Farmland Insurance - Nationwide Agribusiness, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Freese & Gianelli Claim Service, General Fire & Casualty, Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company, Hanover Insurance, Harco National Insurance Company, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., INSCORP, Insurance Corp. of New York, Kemper Insurance, Lawyers Mutual Insurance, Lexington Insurance, Liberty Bell Agency, Liberty Mutual, MedAmerica Mutual, Mercury Insurance Company, Mercury Insurance Group, Mutual of Omaha, National Claims Management, National Fire & Marine, Nationwide Ins. Co., Norcal Mutual Insurance, Northland Insurance Co., OneBeacon, Optima Healthcare Insurance Services, Oregon Mutual Insurance Co., Primero, Prudential Insurance, Reliance Ins. Co., Republic Insurance Company, Risk Enterprise Management, RSUI Group, Inc., Safeco Insurance, Sedgwick CMS, Self-Insured Schools of California, Sequoia Insurance, Specialty Risk Services, State Farm Insurance, The Dentist's Insurance Co., The Doctors Company, The Hartford, Transguard Insurance Company of America, Travelers, Trinity Health, Tudor Insurance, United States Aviation Underwriters, Ward North America, Western United, York Claim Service and Zurich-American Insurance


TRIAL COUNSEL FOR: (Business/Institutional Clients)


Builders Concrete, Century 21 - C. Watson/J&J Realty, Cilion, Inc., City of Hanford, Community Medical Providers, Corrections Corporation of America, County of Calaveras, County of Fresno, County of Madera, County of Merced, County of Tulare, E&J Gallo Winery, Food Maxx, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno Unified School District, Gallo Cattle Co., Genesis Underwriting, Genuine Parts Company (Napa Auto Parts), Granville Homes, Gunner & Andros, Harris Farms —, Harris Ranch Beef Co., Home Depot, Investors Underwriting Managers, Judicial Council of California, Matheson Trucking, Merced Union High School District, National Cement Co., National Retail Transportation - Keystone Freight Corp., NovaPro Risk, Regents of the University of California, RMC Constructors, Saint Agnes Hospital, Save Mart Supermarkets, Southland Corporation (7-Eleven), State of California —, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), Stewart Title of California, Inc., Table Mountain Casino, Table Mountain Rancheria, The Hall Company, Tri County Medical Transport Services, Inc., United Security Bank, Viking Ready Mix, Walbro Engine Management, Wathen-Castanos and Western Milling.




ABR Electric, Building Industry of Association of Fresno/Madera Countries, California State University, Fresno Foundation, Central California Development Council, Don Pickett & Associates, Inc., Fresno Unified School District, Generation Homes, Inc., Granville Homes, Inc., Gunner & Andros, Gunner Ranch West, J & B Valley Constructions, Inc., L&G Land, LLC, S&N Builders, Inc., Steiner Development, Inc., Stockbridge Development Inc., Thomason Development, Wathen-Castanos, Inc. and




Allied, Encompass, Infinity, USAA and Victoria Insurance.

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Mailing Address

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP
 P.O. Box 28912,
Fresno, CA 93729-8912

Firm Address

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP
7647 N. Fresno Street,
Fresno, CA 93720

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Phone 2

(559) 433-1300

Office Information
 7647 N. Fresno Street,
Fresno, CA 93720


Other Offices
Modesto Office
1125 I Street, Suite 1 Modesto, California
Denver Office
999 18th Street, Suite 3000 Denver, Colorado
Las Vegas Office
8337 West Sunset Road, Suite 350 Las Vegas, Nevada
Cincinnati Office
312 Walnut Street Cincinnati, Ohio
Seattle Office
800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100 Seattle, Washington
Cincinnati, Ohio Office: Scripps Center, Suite 1050, 312 Walnut Street, 45202. Telephone: (513) 762-7520. Fax: (513) 762-7521.
Denver, Colorado Office: 999 18th Street, Suite 3000, 80202. Telephone: (720) 282-8126. Fax: (720) 282-8127.
Las Vegas, Nevada Office: 8337 West Sunset Road, Suite 350, 89113. Telephone: (702) 949-1100. Fax: (702) 949-1101.
Modesto, California Office: 1125 I Street, Suite 1, 95354. Telephone: (209) 524-1100. Fax: (209) 524-1188.
Seattle, Washington Office: 800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100, 98104. Telephone: (206) 576-3700. Fax: (206) 576-3720.

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