Priscilla P. DeGois

Contact Priscilla DeGois:
Tel: 415-392-8300 ext 119
Fax: 415-421-1254
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Since joining Oium Reyen & Pryor in 2004, Ms. DeGois has developed extensive experience providing aggressive representation of individual and entity clients in diverse areas of litigation practice, including medical malpractice, landlord-tenant, products liability, and premises liability actions. Her broad experience includes averting lawsuits by developing and executing effective pre-litigation strategies, preparing and orally advocating successful dispositive motions, and appellate advocacy. In recognition of her contributions to the firm, Ms. DeGois became a partner in 2010.

Of note, Ms. DeGois successfully argued her client’s interests before the California State Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. In that matter, Ms. DeGois represented a surgery center in a negligence action brought by a patient. At the trial court level, Ms. DeGois obtained a judgment in favor of her client by preparing and successfully arguing a motion for summary judgment on the grounds that plaintiff’s action was barred by the statute of limitations. The plaintiff appealed, arguing that the one year statute of limitations codified in the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) did not apply to his “ordinary negligence” cause of action. Before the appellate court, Ms. DeGois persuasively argued that the express language of the statute of limitations and the principal legislative objective underlying MICRA dictated application of the one year statute of limitations irrespective of plaintiff’s characterization of his action as merely a “slip and fall” claim.  Finding in favor of Ms. DeGois’ client, the Court upheld the applicability of the statute of limitations period prescribed by MICRA. Sloan v. Marin Speciality Surgery Ctr., 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4718

In her free time, Ms. DeGois enjoys keeping active and competing in a variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, and golf.

Education

San Jose State University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude)
Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Of The Year, Political Science Department

Santa Clara University School of Law
Recipient of Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate