Current firm name: LINNEMAN, BURGESS, TELLES, VAN ATTA, VIERRA, RATHMANN, WHITEHURST & KEENE
Current Partners: Diane V. Rathmann and Thomas J. Keene (Dos Palos Office); Eugene J. Vierra and Alfred W. Whitehurst (Los Banos Office)
Associate: Phillip R. McMurray (Los Banos Office)
Of Counsel: James E. Linneman (Merced Office)
Founded: 1932 by L. M. “Tip” Linneman; Office located at southwest corner of Center and Marguerite, Dos Palos (now Camelot).
In 1940's Dos Palos office moved across street to “Bank of America Building”at Center and Marguerite Street (now Stocking & Cozzi Insurance Agency, Inc.).
Located at 1820 Marguerite in 1950's until present.
Tip was joined by Joseph B. Burgess in 1942 and then by Jess P. Telles, Jr., who was resident in the first Los Banos Office.
C. E. Van Atta became a partner of the firm in 1955.
James E. Linneman became a partner in 1964, resident in the Merced office at 312 West 19th Street.
Eugene J. Vierra became a partner in 1974, also resident in the Los Banos office, by which time Jess Telles had retired from the firm to pursue his farming business.
Joe Burgess retired in approximately 1980 and passed away in 1990.
Tip Linneman passed away in 1983.
Diane V. Rathmann became a partner in 1986, in the Dos Palos Office.
Alfred L. Whitehurst became a partner in 1992, in the Los Banos Office.
C. E. Van Atta passed away in 1997.
Thomas J. Keene became a partner in 2000, in the Dos Palos Office.
Jess P. Telles, Jr., passed away on December 16, 2004.
Phillip R. McMurray became an associate attorney in 2006, in the Los Banos Office.