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Westminster, CA is located in Orange County, and was originally founded as a Presbyterian temperance colony by Rev. Lemuel Webber in 1870. The city was named for the Westminster Assembly of 1643, the English parliamentary committee which prescribed the basic tenets of the Presbyterian Church. Westminster formally incorporated in 1957, absorbing adjoining Barber City.
Today Westminster has a population of 88,000 and maintains its cooperative spirit, being recognized as an "All-American City" by the National Civic League for its community programs. The community also boasts a large South Asian population, with many settling in an area known as Little Saigon. Westminster attractions include a yearly summer concert series, the Blakey Historical Park and Museum, and the Civic Center rose gardens.
The cooperative spirit and sense of civic duty has prompted many Westminster lawyers to make this community their own. Westminster lawyers routinely act as advocates for clients facing business, family, crime, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, and medical malpractice issues, as well as many others.
Lawyers in Westminster recently prosecuted a case involving a dog bite injury. According to the lawsuit, mail carrier David Carroll was attacked by the pit bull of 54 year old Sheri Moody while he was delivering mail next door. The mail carrier suffered numerous bites to the face. The defendant had previously been convicted of a similar offense after her pit bull attacked a visitor in her home. Ms. Moody was found guilty of a misdemeanor of owning a vicious animal and was sentenced to 30 days in jail or community service. The defendant was additionally ordered to pay restitution and was prohibited from owning any canines for three years.
Orange County is part of the California court system. The system is composed of 58 superior (trial) courts, Courts of Appeal, and a Supreme Court. Orange County lawyers may file your case in the Superior Court of Orange County, the 4th District Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court of California. A local Westminster attorney can help you select the right court for your case, and can alert you to any special rules of the court.
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