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July 2019

Bentley & More welcomes Attorney Dane Gilliam to the team

Bentley & More is proud to introduce our newest Attorney, Dane Gilliam. We look forward to the impact he’ll make fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.


Dane P. Gilliam is a trial attorney at Bentley More LLP whose practice focuses on workers’ compensation. Born and raised in Santa Cruz County, Dane attended University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in Legal Studies. He was a captain on the NCAA Men’s Volleyball team and was honored as an All-American. While at University of La Verne, he was part of the JD/MBA dual degree program and earned both degrees.

Dane began his legal career in 2008 practicing in insurance defense, motor vehicle accidents, pharmacy malpractice, and premises liability claims. He has been practicing exclusively in workers’ compensation, 132(a) claims, and serious and willful claims since 2010.

Welcome to the team Dane…we are so glad you’re with us!

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Bentley & More sponsor Operation Helping Hands Golf Tournament

On Monday July 15, 2019 Bentley & More attended and helped sponsor the 3rd Annual Operation Helping Hands Golf Tournament held at Tijeras Creek Golf Course.

Operation Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization founded by Kim Valentine and her family. OHH is dedicated to empowering the youth to give back by providing hygiene items and basic necessities to the homeless. In the last five years, the organization has hand-delivered thousands of backpacks full of goods and clothing to the homeless population all over Southern California. With the help of charitable donations, sponsorships, and positive attitudes around the event, OHH will be able to provide more children in our area with the tools they need to go out and change the lives of many homeless individuals around the SoCal area. Items in the backpacks include: T-Shirts, Underwear, Socks, Soap, Deodorant, Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner, Water, Snacks, Oral Care Kit, Combs, Seasonal Items, Razors, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Contraceptives.

For more information on Operation Helping Hands So Cal, CLICK HERE.

For a look at all the photos from the event, click HERE to visit our Facebook Page.

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Newport Beach Law Firm Bentley & More LLP Co-Founder Gregory L. Bentley featured in Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers 2019

Co-Founder Gregory L. Bentley was recently selected as the Daily Journal’s Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California. For the full article in the Daily Journal, click the image below.



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Newport Beach Law Firm Bentley & More attorney featured on the Cover of the July 2019 Orange County Lawyer magazine.

Nico Mamone is featured in the July 2019 OCBA Young Lawyers Division publication. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the OCBA YLD as Co-Chair of the Sports & Fitness Committee.
Nico is a 2nd year trial attorney at Bentley & More LLP whose practice focuses on personal injury, product liability, governmental entity liability, and workers’ compensation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Law & Society at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mr. Mamone also received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School as a part of the accelerated 2-year SCALE program.
While at Southwestern, Mr. Mamone was a member of the Negotiations Honors Program and was deemed both Regional and National Champion at the ABA Representation in Mediation Competitions. He continues to be a zealous and loyal advocate for his clients and strives to conduct himself, at all times, with dignity, courtesy, and integrity.
Mr. Mamone’s representative matters include being a support member of the trial team that secured a $30 million settlement for a young woman who suffered brain damage when the drive shaft of a negligently maintained truck dislodged from the vehicle and struck her in the face while she was driving on the freeway. He also represents individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of exploding e-cigarettes and has several cases in litigation.

Click the image below for the full publication


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Bentley & More client awarded Home Health Care

On April 27, 2016 our client, a truck driver with EMPAR Corporation out of Whittier, sustained catastrophic crush injuries to his spine, stomach, urological systems, colon, pelvis & kidney. The defendant in this case continued to dispute the number of hours our client needs for Home Health Care. In an Expedited Hearing on June 19, 2019, a judge awarded our client the home health care he needs. Keith More, co-founder of Bentley & More LLP and his team made sure that justice was received for our client. “Home healthcare is so personal, I will fight any insurance company that denies this critical care.” – Keith P. More

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