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Community Outreach

CSF&W and its team give back to the community…

…by enforcing the safety rules which protect our friends and families from unnecessary danger. CSF&W provides continual support to non-profits organizations which protect the most vulnerable members of the community, our children and the elderly. We support our legal system, support the arts and culture in our community, and we protect our unique environment here on the Monterey Bay. Here are some of the organizations we contribute to…

National & international organizations

American Red Cross, Santa Cruz County Chapter

The Red Cross is our community’s disaster relief leader, always there when we need help the most. Read more about the Santa Cruz chapter of the Red Cross»

Greenpeace

an international direct-action environmental organization powered by people like you and people like us. Click here for more details

Physicians without borders

An international medical humanitarian organization that started in France in 1971. It provides independent, impartial assistance to people threatened by terrible calamities or conflicts. Click here for more details

Surfrider organization

Born out of California surfers’ concern for the environment, this international organization has expanded to international initiatives to protect oceans and the beachside environments. Learn more here.

Local Cultural organizations

Santa Cruz County Cultural Council

Dana Scruggs was a one-time board member, and the law firm strongly supports the Cultural Council’s artistic mission. Learn more about the Santa Cruz County Cultural Council»

Santa Cruz County Symphony

Laura Walthers served for 4 years on the Symphony’s Board of Directors.

Kuumbwa

CSF&W consistently contribute to this unique musical resource for our community. Click here to learn more

Local community development

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz

David Fulton was a board member and President of the Boys & Girls Club, and CSF&W remains a strong supporter of helping the youth in our community have a safe place to engage in after school activities. Learn more about the program»

Santa Cruz County Community Foundation

Learn more about the CSFCC»

Santa Cruz County Mock Trial

Dana Scruggs was a long-time coach in the Santa Cruz Mock Trial program both at Harbor High and Soquel High, and the other members of CSF&W have served as judges for the County Mock Trial.  CSF&W continues to support the Mock Trial program as one of the most valuable, hands on academic activities for local high school students. Learn more about the program»

Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association

All the CSF&W lawyers have been long-time members of SCCTLA. Dana Scruggs, David Fulton and Laura Walther (thrice!) has been president of the organization which supports the community and legal system in a number of ways, including sponsoring the long-standing “cookie caper” trial for thousands of fifth grade students throughout the County. SCCTLA also provides financial support to the high school mock trial programs and Senior Citizens Legal Services which assists the elderly in our community with their acute legal problems. Learn more about the SCCTLA»

Community support

CASA

David Fulton has been a CASA mentor, is President of the CASA Board of Directors, and members of CSF&W have been supporters of CASA since its inception. Its mission of providing mentors to young people who lack strong parental support is one of the most valuable missions of a non-profit in our community. Learn more about the program»

Defensa de Mujeres

A local organization dedicated to supporting women seeking refuge from and support after crises. click here for more information

Contributor to two Nursing home organizations,

The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, the single best advocate of protecting our elderly in nursing homes throughout California, and the Santa Cruz County Ombudsmen for protecting the elderly in nursing and residential care facilities.

Ecology Action of Santa Cruz

A Santa Cruz organization that organizes events and promotes the environmental sustainment of the Santa Cruz areaClick here for mer information

Survivor’s Healing Center

Dana Scruggs was a long-time board member of Survivor’s Healing Center, and CSF&W provides regular financial support to this unique organization. Survivor’s Healing Center was one of the first non-profits in the country to recognize the needs of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse as they confront and overcome the emotional impact which a child sexually abused can have. SHC has strong mission of protecting children and preventing sexual abuse, as well as supporting survivors with therapy groups and a multitude of other resources. Learn more about the program»

Save our Shores

This group is dedicated towards the preservation of Monterey Bay’s sanctuaries by advocating awareness of plastic pollution, clean boating and volunteering. Learn more about the program here.»

Local sports organizations

Aptos Little League

David Fulton was both a coach and manager in the Aptos Little League, and has remained a strong supporter.

Aptos Pony League

David Fulton is a president of the Aptos Pony League.

Live Oak Little League

Both Harold Cartwright and Dana Scruggs are past coaches and managers in the Live Oak Little League.

Santa Cruz Youth Soccer League

Harold Cartwright served as a board member on the Youth Soccer League for several years.

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    Elder Abuse

    A nursing home is held accountable for wrongful death

  • $2.85 million

    Product Liability

    Taser International held accountable for brain damage

  • $4.5 million

    Wrongful Death

    Train conductor held liable for texting

  • $5 million

    Car Accident

    DUI renders 18 year old quadriplegic

  • $3.5 million

    Brain Injury

    Landlord held responsible for carbon monoxide poisoning

  • $1.5 million

    Pedestrian Accident

    School teacher hit by car and suffered brain injury

  • $1.12 Million

    Child Sexual Abuse

    A retired fireman is held accountable

  • $1.1 Million

    Bicycle Accident

    23 year old’s bicycle collided with truck in intersection

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