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First-Class Civil Litigation

The Schaps Law Office offers best in class service representing clients in business disputes, personal injury claims and other civil litigation matters.

Civil Litigation Done Right, Right Here In Yolo County

A Practice Built On Experience, Intelligence And Integrity

Needing a lawyer is like needing a surgeon – you wish you didn’t. But when you are in need, you want someone with three key traits: experience, intelligence and integrity. Experience because it takes time to get good at something complicated. Intelligence because every case presents unique challenges. Integrity because you’re putting yourself in someone else’s hands, and you need to feel comfortable.

Experienced Attorneys With A Track Record Of Success

For more than a decade, attorneys Michael A. Schaps and Rachel Vida have successfully represented clients in a wide range of civil trial and appellate matters. Mr. Schaps received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford and a law degree from U.C. Berkeley, where he finished near the top of his class. He then served as a law clerk to federal trial and appellate judges, and then spent five years litigating complex cases in a big-firm setting. Ms. Vida received her law degree from U.C. Davis, where she graduated near the top of her class, Order of the Coif. At U.C. Davis, Ms. Vida served as an editor on the Law Review and received numerous honors, including the Patrick J. Hopkins Memorial Award for Legal Scholarship.

Building on this foundation, attorneys Schaps and Vida achieve great results for clients by cutting to the central issues in a case, identifying the best arguments, and advocating with force and skill.

Offering Sound Advice, Negotiating On Your Behalf

Case Results 1:

$1.6 million settlement in car-on-pedestrian case.

Case Results 2:

Mid-six-figure settlement obtained during trial in financial elder abuse case.

Case Results 3:

$250,000 settlement in truck-on-motorcycle case.

Case Results 4:

Exoneration of U.C. Davis student falsely accused of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX.

What Our Clients Say

“I feel extremely fortunate to have met Mike and even more so to have been represented by him in a complex disability lawsuit. He took my case on knowing it was an uphill battle, but his strategic approach, legal acumen, excellent communication skills and overall tenacity brought my case to a close with a best case scenario ending. Mike took complete ownership of my circumstances and really took a personal interest in getting a positive outcome for me. I firmly believe that Mike was the X factor that allowed my case to come to a positive close and I don’t think any other lawyer would have achieved the same results. Mike saved my career and I am eternally grateful for that. I would jump at the chance to hire him again.”

– R. M., Nursing Student

“Mike represented AtPac, Inc. in a federal breach of contract and trade secret case that was critical to our success as a company. His energy, intelligence and skill helped us achieve a tremendous and positive result. Mike is an excellent lawyer and a great person to work with. I highly recommend him.”

– Wayne A. Long, President/CEO, AtPac, Inc.

“I had the good fortune of working with Mike Schaps for almost two years on a complex litigation matter. Mike was part of an outside counsel team providing client representation in a high-stakes patent lawsuit involving my company. Mike possesses a rare combination of exemplary advocacy skills along with an ability to provide practical and candid legal advice. His case analysis is outstanding, and he is an excellent writer and oral communicator. I would hire Mike again in a heartbeat, and I would seek opportunities to work with him again.”

– Stuart C. Gauffreau, General Counsel, Litéra

For representation from a Davis legal team with a long track record of six- and seven-figure settlements, contact The Schaps Law Office today.