The Firm

The law office of Burgess & Bogener is centrally located in Northern California with its physical office located in the City of Redding’s downtown region. Our location is not only convenient to our clients, but serves as a central point to clients located throughout the northern region of our State. We have strived to build a reputation that our clients can recognize as being equally founded on the virtues of integrity and honesty while maintaining a strategic and aggressive approach to solving their legal problems with success.

Our attorneys maintain a strong focus on meeting the needs of our clients using our extensive knowledge and expertise in our areas of legal practice. Our number one goal remains to provide excellent counsel and representation while continuing to form long term client relationships at the same time.

Jody Burgess, Partner

Mr. Burgess maintains a practice emphasis in business and commercial litigation, real property, and contract litigation. He also serves as general counsel to municipalities and a number of private businesses throughout Northern California.

Collin Bogener, Partner

Mr. Bogener is a seasoned attorney with a practice emphasis on civil litigation. He has handled legal issues pertaining to breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, defamation, personal injury, and real property matters. He has also provided legal counsel to local municipalities in the Northern California area.

Larry Moss, Associated Counsel

Larry Moss was admitted to practice law in 1971. After approximately three years as a criminal prosecutor in Los Angeles, he joined a civil litigation firm where he handled and tried cases involving personal injury, property damage, Federal Employers Liability Act, insurance disputes and coverage along with other matters. Wanting a more rural upbringing for his family, he moved to Shasta County in 1977 and became a partner with a small litigation and business firm, which later became known as Reese, Halkides, Moss, Bates, and Enochian. In 1980, Mr. Moss joined Mr. Enochian to form the Firm of Moss and Enochian, becoming the largest law firm north of Sacramento.

Since successfully completing the 42-hour course of Mediating the Litigated Case from the Stauss Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law, Mr. Moss has mediated and/or arbitrated hundreds of cases. In March of 2013, he closed his litigation practice to devote his time solely to alternative dispute matters. Mr. Moss has tried numerous cases before a jury throughout Southern and Northern California, in addition to numerous court trials and arbitrations. He has been a member of ABOTA (Sacramento Chapter) for many years, has the highest rating for ability and ethics from his peers (having an A.V. rating from Martindale Hubbell for over two decades), has lectured on the subject of Mediation and Arbitrations to such diverse groups as bar associations, Superior Court Judges, Public Entity Claims personnel, and the Shasta County Board of Realtors. He has also been appointed by the court to act as a special master on large construction defect cases, as a discovery referee and as an accounting referee.

Larry Moss brings a wide range of experience to his alternative dispute practice. He looks forward to assisting you on your case and helping to avoid the substantial cost of litigation and the risk that litigation entails.

Mary Simonsen, Legal Assistant

Ms. Simonsen is a legal assistant with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of litigation. She has worked with the firm’s attorneys for years as a trusted and reliable team member in all matters pertinent to the firm, including assisting in the preparation of trial presentation and graphics that are instrumental to our trial success.

In her spare time, Ms. Simonsen enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying recreational opportunities abundant to Northern California.

Michael Ricks, Associate Attorney

Mr. Ricks began practicing law in 2017. He graduated from CSU Chico in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology, and graduated from Cal Northern School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Mr. Ricks was recognized for his performance in the subject of Real Property. While attending law school, Mr. Ricks worked for the Central Valley Water Board, in addition to internships with the Shasta County Public Defender and State Fund’s legal department. Mr. Ricks is a Shasta County native, and lives here with his wife and son. He enjoys snowboarding, camping, and spending time with his family.