ACBA Articles

May 3, 2018


    MATTHEW K.J. NINKE, Attorney at Law, passed away on April 23, 2018. 

    Application has been made to the Amador County Superior Court, for Jeffrey D. Seaton, Attorney at Law, to be appointed as Administrator to take control of files and assets of Mr. Ninke’s law office for the purpose of cessation and closing of the law office and legal practice.  A hearing is scheduled for June 11, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. If you have opposition to this appointment, you must file your opposition in Case No. 18 CV 10554 with the Amador Superior Court, 500 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, California, 50642, by May 29, 2018 and serve a copy on Jeffrey D. Seaton, Law Office of Jeffrey D. Seaton, 836 No. Highway 49/88, Jackson, California. 

    If Mr. Ninke has been representing you or if you believe that Mr. Ninke’s office has a file (whether open or closed) regarding your legal matters, call Mr. Seaton’s office at (209) 223-2311 immediately to provide them with your information.  You may also e-mail Mr. Seaton at

September 26, 2013
  • Lunch with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Judge Steven Jahr
    The ACBA was delighted to host a lunch with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Judge Steven Jahr. Local judges and the bar association held a lunch at Thomi’s banquet room for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California and the director of the Administrate court. The event was fabulous and attended by over 90 people from the legal and business community.
(Photo: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye)

January 2013
  • Landlord-Tenant Relations by Patrick Keene
    The relationship between landlord and tenant is one that most of us will at some point experience. However, there are many common misunderstandings between landlords and tenants that often lead to disputes or even lawsuits between them, usually eviction of the tenant, that can readily be avoided.  The purpose of this article is to discuss common issues that arise, strategies for addressing them that preserve each party's rights and ensures performance of each party's respective obligations.
January 2012
  • Keep Your Home California by Gail Smyth
    Did you know that President Obama created the Hardest Hit Fund to provide aid to those states where the housing downturn was most severe? Californians may receive benefits through Keep Your Home California.