Won a $3.5 million settlement for the widow and son of an undercover Oakland police officer mistakenly shot and killed by fellow officers, and also won an appeal in that case making it harder for defendants to escape responsibility for their civil rights violations.
- Wilkins v. City of Oakland, (No. C-01-1402 MMC) (N.D. Cal. 2004). district court order re: damages in civil rights wrongful death case
- Wilkins v. City of Oakland, 350 F.3d 949 (9th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 125 S.Ct. 43 (2004). denying qualified immunity to police officers who mistakenly shot and killed fellow undercover officer
- Oakland Pays $3.5 Million To Family Of Former Officer CBS5.com, June 29, 2006 (BCN) OAKLAND The City of Oakland agreed Wednesday to pay $3.5 million in damages to the family of a former officer who was shot and killed by two other officers, according to a lawyer for the family.