Stuart C. Talley

Stuart C. Talley: Attorney with Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC
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Stuart C. Talley is a partner in the Sacramento based law firm Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC and previously Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP who primarily practices in the areas of mass torts, consumer class actions, and other complex litigation. For the past 15 years, he has represented plaintiffs in numerous complex cases in both state and federal courts around the country. He is appointed by state and federal courts nationwide as lead or co-lead counsel for several high profile cases involving product liability, dangerous drugs, and defective medical devices against corporate giants, big pharma, and manufacturers.

Stuart has earned a reputation as a respected attorney, and is recognized nationally for his extensive experience and skillful prosecution of consumer class action litigation and multi-district mass tort cases. He is a 2015 Northern California Super Lawyer and selected by his peers as a 2015 Top Lawyer in the Sacramento region.

Prior to Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC and Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP, Stuart was an attorney at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, where he managed the firm’s mass tort practice and was involved with daily litigation of several large cases against various medical device manufacturers. Stuart was also the primary litigation partner in the law firm of Taubman, Simpson, Young & Sulentor, where his practice involved oil and gas law probate, employment law, and general business disputes.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-930-6965  Phone
916-779-7000  Phone
916-721-2501  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Business and Economics, High Honors, 1992
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, California
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Sacramento County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, State Bar of California
Birth Information:
Santa Monica, California, December 9, 1969
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

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Sacramento, California