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PRESENTs<br />

san francisco’S<br />

TOP RATEDLAWYERS<br />

<br />

2 0 1 2 E d i t i o n<br />

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN san francisco<br />

Gillin, Jacobson,<br />

Ellis, Larsen<br />

& Lucey<br />

Achieving Major<br />

Personal Injury Verdicts<br />

Rouda Feder<br />

Tietjen & McGuinn<br />

Nationally Renowned<br />

Plaintiffs’ Law Leaders<br />

A Special Advertising Supplement To<br />

The San Francisco chronicle<br />

The wall Street Journal<br />

a s p e c i a l s u p p l e m e n t t o<br />

Mary Alexander<br />

& Associates<br />

A Warrior for the Injured


PAGE PROOF -- FOR<br />

R O U D A F E D E R T I E T J E N &<br />

PErsonal inJury, Product liability, MEdical MalPracticE, EMPloyMEnt discriMination<br />

Gary Wagner<br />

roUda Feder TieTJen & McGUinn, FoUnded in 1980, iS a pLainTiFF’S Law FirM<br />

nationally renowned in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability,<br />

medical malpractice, and employment discrimination and harassment.<br />

THe FirM’S SUcceSS reSTS on a coMBinaTion oF FocUS and HearT. “oUr<br />

approach—partner and multi-partner involvement—puts several legal minds on<br />

a case and allows us take on far larger opponents and win,” says founder Ronald Rouda.<br />

“And we get to help our clients and their families through the darkest moments of their lives.”<br />

FirM SUcceSSeS incLUde a nUMBer oF recenT HiGH-proFiLe caSeS, parTicULarLy<br />

in the area of big rig collisions and bicycle incidents.<br />

TiM TieTJen iS Lead pLainTiFFS’ coUnSeL For THe i-5 TUnneL Fire caSeS. TieTJen<br />

also recently obtained an $8 million resolution for a truck driver injured when another truck<br />

on the highway was blown into his lane.<br />

JoHn Feder reSoLVed a BicycLe deaTH caSe JUST SHorT oF TriaL For $5 MiLLion<br />

insurance-policy limits. A big rig driver struck and killed the bicyclist when she was riding<br />

on the Peninsula. The firm’s commitment to bicycling extends beyond case work to public safety.<br />

They recently published an article on bicycling safety, which is available on the firm’s website.<br />

MaXiMiZinG caSe reSULTS MeanS no STone iS LeFT UnTUrned. cynTHia McGUinn<br />

and Miles Cooper recently settled an out of state bicycle death case. A motorist<br />

struck an experienced bike rider participating in a cross-country group ride.<br />

Proving the case, which settled for a confidential sum, required locating and<br />

deposing witnesses from across the country and recreating the accident from<br />

their perspectives.<br />

oUTSTandinG VerdicTS and SeTTLeMenTS in SociaLLy SiGniFicanT caSeS are THe<br />

hallmark of the firm’s practice. Ron Rouda and John Feder won an $18 million jury verdict against<br />

the City of Los Angeles for a dangerous crosswalk collision resulting in a brain injury. Feder also<br />

successfully resolved a death case from the PG&E San Bruno explosion. Tietjen’s record-setting<br />

$29 million for an electrocuted lineman gave the paralyzed man and his family the ability to start<br />

a construction business and move forward after the injury.<br />

cynTHia McGUinn’S and MiLeS cooper’S reSULTS incLUde SeVen- and eiGHTfigure<br />

verdicts and settlements in complex injury cases. They continue to be called upon by<br />

other lawyers to associate in just before trial and help win in the courtroom. June Bashant has<br />

had continued success winning disability-discrimination and injury cases. She also recently<br />

resolved a sexual-molestation case for a confidential sum.<br />

“acceSSiBiLiTy To oUr cLienTS and onGoinG direcT inVoLVeMenT wiTH THeM<br />

throughout the case is a core principle of the firm,” says Cynthia McGuinn. “We believe<br />

that representing the catastrophically injured goes beyond winning maximum verdicts and<br />

settlements. It includes emotional support and connecting clients with the various resources<br />

available to help them during the litigation process.”<br />

rFTM aTTorneyS SerVe in Board and oFFicer capaciTieS For nUMeroUS LeGaL<br />

organizations and volunteer with local bar association legal-services programs. Attorney<br />

invitation-only memberships include American Board of Trial Advocates, International Society<br />

of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers.<br />

wHiLe MoST oF THe FirM’S caSeS are direcT reFerraLS By oTHer LawyerS, caSeS<br />

are accepted from anyone. “If a case isn’t right for us, we’ll make sure the individual gets their<br />

question answered and pointed in the right direction, at no cost to them,” says June Bashant.<br />

“Whether we take a case or not, people feel like we provided them with a service.”<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn<br />

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 4000, San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

info@rftmlaw.com • www.rftmlaw.com<br />

ph: 415.398.5398


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M C G U I N N<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

From Left: XXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXX<br />

ronald h. rouda<br />

John M. FEdEr<br />

tiMothy G. tiEtJEn<br />

cynthia McGuinn<br />

From left: Miles Cooper, Ronald H. Rouda, John Feder, Cynthia McGuinn, Timothy G. Tietjen, June P. Bashant


Welcome to San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers, a new publication featuring legal talent to be found across<br />

the state. The attorneys featured in this publication and our companion online edition have all achieved<br />

the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the company<br />

that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. The AV Preeminent® rating is a significant accomplishment<br />

and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.<br />

In addition to presenting profiles of many of these Top Rated attorneys, this publication features articles on current<br />

trends in the law as well as helpful tips on finding and working successfully with lawyers and law firms. We hope you will<br />

keep it handy as a valuable resource in finding top legal talent and to assist you in making more informed legal decisions.<br />

Also, please be sure to visit our online edition of San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers at www.sanfranciscotopratedlawyers.com<br />

to find a directory of all of San Francisco’s AV Preeminent® rated attorneys listed by their practice areas.<br />

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PRESENTS<br />

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN san francisco<br />

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Lester Goodman<br />

Director of Custom Projects, ALM Media, LLC<br />

lgoodman@alm.com<br />

Highlights in this issue:<br />

6 San francisco 2012<br />

Some of the brightest lawyers in the country provide expert guidance in legal matters<br />

19 A Warrior For The Injured<br />

Mary Alexander’s passion for justice brings her to the field of law<br />

22 Luke Ellis: A Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer<br />

Luke Ellis of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey Achieves Starring Role in the Plaintiffs’ Bar<br />

14 Lemon Laws<br />

16 Estate and Gift Tax Counseling for the Elderly<br />

18 Scam Alert: Credit Card Fraud on the Phone<br />

20 Read, Then Sign: Contracts Can Come Back To Haunt<br />

24 what to do after an Automobile accident<br />

26 Collaborative Divorce Law<br />

28 In a Personal Injury Case, a Settlement May Be the Way<br />

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san<br />

francisco<br />

law 2012<br />

One of America’s most progressive cities leads the legal community, too, with new<br />

legislation that tackles the city’s asbestos personal injury caseload and environmental and<br />

LGBT issues. Here are some of the year’s most notable trends.<br />

San Francisco is the<br />

epicenter of asbestos-related cases, and<br />

budget cuts have created a mounting<br />

caseload the courts simply can’t manage. The log<br />

jam prompted the San Francisco Superior Court<br />

to adopt a new set of procedural guidelines for<br />

asbestos personal injury and wrongful death cases<br />

in July. The new rules, signed into law by Judge Teri<br />

Jackson, will replace the former Asbestos General<br />

Orders with a Case Management Order that will<br />

oversee all asbestos-related cases.<br />

The order, which aims to streamline asbestos<br />

cases and minimize costs, follows a recent decline<br />

in the number of asbestos filings amid severe<br />

budget cuts in 2011. The guidelines grew out of a<br />

collaboration between committee members from the<br />

defense and plaintiff sides of the asbestos bar. “I think<br />

everybody who worked on it is generally satisfied,”<br />

plaintiffs attorney Stephen Tigerman of Harowitz<br />

and Tigerman told The Recorder, an ALM affiliate.<br />

The most notable change is a cap on the<br />

deposition times for dying plaintiffs. This is<br />

a significant development for patients diagnosed<br />

with mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that is<br />

almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure.<br />

Victims rarely survive for more than a year after their<br />

initial diagnosis.<br />

A nearly doubled filing fee accompanies a<br />

new designation of all asbestos cases as “complex”<br />

under the Standards of Judicial Administration and<br />

California Rules of Court. The initial appearance<br />

now costs $435 in addition to a complex designation<br />

fee of $1,000 per defendant, which can total up to<br />

$18,000 per case. Parties can also now request a case<br />

management conference to resolve issues related to<br />

the trial setting conference and trial date.<br />

The court maintained several key rules, such as<br />

the ability to file electronically and the requirement<br />

of plaintiffs to provide a preliminary fact sheet when<br />

filing that contains basic case information. Attorneys<br />

from Berry & Berry of Oakland were retained as the<br />

designated defense counsel.<br />

The San Francisco Superior Court has<br />

historically handled the largest asbestos-related<br />

caseload of any of California’s Superior Courts. It<br />

has been a popular venue for asbestos litigation since<br />

the 1970s, attracting cases primarily due to the court’s<br />

tradition of being tough on defendants.<br />

A 2010 report published by the San Francisco<br />

Superior Court found that court staff spent up to<br />

four times as much time on filing asbestos cases in<br />

relation to other civil cases and nearly twice as much<br />

judge time.<br />

In an effort to reduce the number of cases that<br />

went to trial, the court in 2010 created a single<br />

department to manage asbestos cases. It assigned a<br />

settlement manager to each case to ensure that the<br />

parties exhaust all settlement options before a case<br />

goes to trial. As a result, the number of cases that<br />

settled rose dramatically: According to a recent report<br />

in The San Francisco Daily Journal, 56 percent of cases<br />

were settled in 2011, up from the 20 percent settled<br />

in 2009.<br />

Last year’s statewide budget cuts, which sharply<br />

affected the San Francisco Superior Court, prompted<br />

the layoffs of 40 percent of court staff and the closure<br />

of two complex litigation departments. Those cuts<br />

have added to the asbestos caseload backlog.<br />

Yet the cases keep coming. Of California’s<br />

58 counties, 45 have naturally occurring asbestos<br />

deposits; some of them are among the largest in the<br />

world. The Environmental Protection Agency has<br />

designated many state sites Superfund sites. And<br />

the Mesothelioma Center has ranked California as<br />

having the highest number of asbestos-related deaths<br />

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in the country.<br />

U.S. Navy veterans from shipyards such as<br />

California’s Hunters Point, closed by the EPA in<br />

1991, have been particularly affected after long-term<br />

exposures to asbestos. The mineral was used widely in<br />

ship and submarine building and repair. Nearly 1,000<br />

asbestos-related cases are now pending in California,<br />

particularly concentrated in the Los Angeles,<br />

Alameda, and San Francisco Superior Courts.<br />

The new order hopes to help give San Francisco’s<br />

plaintiffs their day in court.<br />

Citywide Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect<br />

“Paper or plastic?” A new city ordinance put<br />

a definitive end to the checkout line question<br />

throughout San Francisco. The answer is paper—<br />

and it’s a dime per bag. The ban is an expansion<br />

of the city’s 2007 law banning plastic bags at large<br />

supermarket chains and pharmacies, which was the<br />

first of its kind in the country.<br />

Now all local retailers are required to switch to<br />

paper and can charge 10 cents per bag, or more for<br />

compostable bags. The ordinance aims to encourage<br />

customers to make a habit of bringing along their<br />

own reusable bags when they shop.<br />

The San Francisco Department of the<br />

Environment will implement the ban, which went<br />

into effect on October 1 (restaurants and bakeries,<br />

which will make the transition in 2013, were the<br />

only exceptions). The 10-cent charge will offset the<br />

cost to retailers of providing paper bags. Stores that<br />

don’t comply with the new ordinance could face up to<br />

a $500 fine, but officials from the Department of<br />

the Environment plan to work with retailers<br />

through the transition.<br />

The Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, an industrybacked<br />

group, filed an unsuccessful suit opposing<br />

the law when it was first signed earlier this year. This<br />

September, San Francisco Superior Court Judge<br />

Teri Jackson upheld the law. The coalition has sued<br />

other counties imposing similar bans throughout the<br />

state, arguing that the bans are largely symbolic and<br />

that the environmental impact of reusable bags and<br />

paper bags is worse than that of plastic. The group<br />

plans to make an appeal against the San Francisco<br />

ban this fall.<br />

New Legislature Streamlines Urban<br />

Farming Initiatives<br />

San Francisco has long pioneered the greening<br />

of urban spaces, and “locavores” have new cause to<br />

celebrate. In July, city supervisors approved legislation<br />

that smoothes the path for cooperative farming<br />

projects to take root on vacant property and on<br />

city rooftops.<br />

The bill follows new legislation made in 2011<br />

that makes selling San Francisco-grown food legal<br />

and the operation of small farms easier. The new bill<br />

allows the establishment of an Urban Agriculture<br />

Program to oversee all the city’s agriculture programs,<br />

and particularly focuses on aiding communityorganized<br />

projects. It also aims to cut through<br />

bureaucracy that required urban farmers get approval<br />

from multiple city departments before they could<br />

gain access to land.<br />

The Urban Agriculture Program will be able to<br />

audit vacant land owned by the city and to evaluate<br />

city-owned rooftops for potential public gardens.<br />

The program also may develop incentives for<br />

owners of vacant lots to allow their land to be used<br />

for community gardens.<br />

According to the San Francisco Planning and<br />

Urban Research Association (SPUR), which helped<br />

put the bill in motion, more than twenty urban<br />

farming projects have been launched since 2008. The<br />

demand for more space grows each year, as people<br />

become more conscious of the health and economic<br />

benefits to growing their own food.<br />

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RANK CASE DATE COURT TYPE OF ACTION HEADLINES ATTORNEYS AWARD<br />

1 Pacesetter Inc. v. 4/22/2011 Los Angeles Intellectual Property: Company: Former employee<br />

Nervicon Co. Ltd.<br />

County Misappropriation of stole highly technical info<br />

James A. Gale, Todd M. Malynn, Miami, FL of Feldman Gale, P.A. $2,315,586,000<br />

Trade Secrets<br />

2 Asahi Kasei<br />

Pharma Corp. v.<br />

Actelion Ltd.<br />

3 Medtronic Sofamor<br />

Danek USA Inc. v.<br />

NuVasive Inc.<br />

4 Mattel Inc. v. MGA<br />

Entertainment Inc.<br />

5 Mauro v. Ford<br />

Motor Co. Inc.<br />

6 Lucent Technologies<br />

Inc. v. Gateway Inc.<br />

7 Rosenberg v. Encino-<br />

Tarzana Regional<br />

Medical Center<br />

8 Trust Company<br />

of the West v. Gundlach<br />

9 CFRI-NCA Palladium<br />

Venture, LLC v. NCA<br />

Argyle LP<br />

4/29/2011 San Mateo<br />

County<br />

Intellectual Property:<br />

Breach of Licensing<br />

Agreement<br />

9/20/2011 Federal Intellectual Property:<br />

Patents<br />

4/20/2011 Federal Intellectual Property:<br />

Misappropriation of<br />

Trade Secrets<br />

11/10/2011 Sacramento<br />

County<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Design Defect<br />

7/29/2011 Federal Intellectual Property:<br />

Infringement<br />

11/17/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

9/16/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

10/14/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

10 Pedeferri v. White 1/25/2011 Ventura County<br />

11 Trejo v. McNeil<br />

Consumer & Specialty<br />

Pharmaceuticals<br />

12 Casey v. FDCC<br />

California Inc.<br />

13 Concept Chaser Co.<br />

Inc. v. Pentel of<br />

America Ltd.<br />

14 Bell v. MasterCraft<br />

Boat Co.<br />

15 Sharp Image Gaming<br />

Inc. v. Shingle<br />

Springs Band of<br />

Miwok Indians<br />

TOP CALIFORNIA VERDICTS IN 2011<br />

10/3/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

5/11/2011 San Francisco<br />

County<br />

12/8/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

Negligence: Negligent<br />

Supervision<br />

Intellectual Property:<br />

Misappropriation of<br />

Trade Secrets<br />

Contracts: Breach<br />

of Joint Venture Agreement<br />

Motor Vehicle: Parked<br />

Car<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Warnings<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Asbestos<br />

Contracts: Breach of<br />

Contract<br />

6/7/2011 Butte County Products Liability:<br />

Design Defect<br />

12/22/2011 El Dorado<br />

County<br />

Contracts: Breach of<br />

Contract<br />

Company alleged rival halted<br />

drug development<br />

Plaintiff claimed infringements<br />

of spinal surgery patents<br />

Doll makers dispute ownership<br />

of toy doll product line<br />

Ford didn’t publicize tire<br />

recall, suit alleged<br />

Appeals court ordered new trial<br />

following $358M verdict<br />

Hospital failed to fire employee<br />

prior to sexual assault<br />

Bond firm alleged former workers<br />

stole proprietary info<br />

Developer: Fund manager<br />

abandoned joint partnership<br />

High on marijuana, driver<br />

plowed into parked car, officer<br />

Pain reliever Motrin lacked<br />

adequate warnings: plaintiff<br />

Plumber said exposure to asbestos<br />

dust caused cancer<br />

Ad agency claimed pen maker<br />

stole ad ideas<br />

Plaintiffs swept off boat when<br />

its bow submerged during turn<br />

Game machine provider:<br />

PAGE PROOF—FOR APPROVAL ONLY<br />

Tribe breached contract<br />

GILLIN JACOBSON ELLIS LARSEN & LUCEY<br />

“onE oF thE arEa’s toP civil litiGation FirMs.” - PlaintiFF MaGaZinE<br />

Christopher J. Banks, Rollin B. Chippey, II, Tera M. Heintz, Matthew J. Poole,<br />

Benjamin P. Smith, San Francisco, CA of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius<br />

Ali-Reza Boloori, Jason F. Choy, Luke L. Dauchot, Christopher M.C. Lawless,<br />

Sharre S. Lotfollahi, Alexander F. MacKinnon, Los Angeles, CA of Kirkland<br />

& Ellis, L.L.P.<br />

Jennifer L. Keller, Irvine, CA of Keller Rackauckas, L.L.P.; Mark E. Overland, Santa<br />

Monica, CA of Law Offices of Mark E. Overland; Annette L. Hurst, Thomas S.<br />

McConville, Irvine, CA of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, L.L.P.; Alexander H. Cote,<br />

Los Angeles, CA of Scheper, Kim & Harris, L.L.P.<br />

Robert B. Bale, Roger A. Dreyer, Sacramento, CA of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola<br />

& Wood, L.L.P.; Christine D. Spagnoli, Santa Monica, CA of Greene, Broillet<br />

& Wheeler, L.L.P.; William C. Callaham, Sacramento, CA of Wilcoxen<br />

Callaham, L.L.P.<br />

Luke L. Dauchot, Los Angeles, CA of Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Jeanne M.<br />

Heffernan, New York, NY of Kirkland & Ellis LLP<br />

Maryann P. Gallagher, Los Angeles, CA of Law Offices of Maryann P. Gallagher;<br />

Michael J. Piuze, Los Angeles, CA of Law Offices of Michael J. Piuze<br />

Brad D. Brian, Mark B. Helm, Gregory J. Weingart, Los Angeles, CA of Munger,<br />

Tolles & Olson, L.L.P.<br />

$576,875,004<br />

$101,196,000<br />

$88,500,000<br />

$73,063,649<br />

$70,000,000<br />

$67,359,753<br />

$66,700,000<br />

Alan A. Greenberg, Wayne R. Gross, Irvine, CA of Greenberg Traurig, LLP $50,356,784<br />

Michael Alder, Beverly Hills, CA of AlderLaw, P.C.; John F. Gerard, Los Angeles, CA<br />

of Law Offices of John F. Gerard; Erik B. Feingold, Ventura, CA of Myers, Widders,<br />

Gibson, Jones & Schneider LLP<br />

Michael P. Manapol, Brian D. Witzer, Jeffrey E. Zinder, West Hollywood, CA<br />

of Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer, Inc.<br />

$49,644,258<br />

$48,192,880<br />

Dustin Bodaghi, Gilbert L. Purcell, Novato, CA of Brayton Purcell, L.L.P. $41,273,421<br />

C. Michael Alder, Marni B. Folinsky, Beverly Hills, CA of AlderLaw P.C.; Ronald<br />

Beck, Long Beach, CA of Perona, Langer, Beck & Serbin, A<strong>PC</strong>; Jeffrey I. Ehrlich,<br />

Encino, CA of The Ehrlich Law Firm<br />

Robert B. Bale, Roger A. Dreyer, Sacramento, CA of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola<br />

& Wood, L.L.P.<br />

Craig C. Allison, Sacramento, Matthew G. Jacobs, Steven S. Kimball, Sacramento,<br />

CA of DLA Piper LLP (US)<br />

Continued on page 12<br />

$32,875,000<br />

$31,432,741<br />

$30,442,964<br />

recoGniZed aGain By THeir peerS<br />

Gillin Jacobson Ellis Larsen & Lucey continues to be<br />

honored both for its firm-wide achievements and the<br />

accomplishments of its individual partners. Referrals of<br />

catastrophic injury cases routinely come via federal and<br />

state court judges, fellow plaintiffs’ lawyers, and defense lawyers.<br />

VerdicTS THaT cHanGe pUBLic poLicy<br />

Significant results for clients often come with a change<br />

in the way business is done.<br />

Partner Luke Ellis recently obtained an $11.7 million jury<br />

verdict for the family of a man who died on a badly maintained<br />

stretch of road while trying to help an injured motorist. It was the<br />

largest wrongful death verdict ever awarded in Contra Costa<br />

County and the largest verdict ever against Contra Costa County.<br />

It also changed the way the county paves roads.<br />

In another case, GJEL helped 186 people obtain<br />

a $111.7 million settlement against Redding Medical Center for<br />

unnecessary cardiac operations performed<br />

From left: Andrew R. Gillin,<br />

Luke Ellis, Jim Larsen,<br />

Kristin Lucey, Ralph L. Jacobson<br />

at the Tenet Healthcare-owned facility. Because of the lawsuit Tenet Healthcare made huge changes<br />

in its corporate governance.<br />

a repUTaTion For SUcceSS<br />

With verdicts and settlements in excess of $750 million, these results originate from the firm’s policy<br />

of limiting caseloads in order to put all of its focus and resources on each case handled.<br />

Recognized for their work in catastrophic injury cases – and particularly for their expertise in accident<br />

reconstruction – they “find the details in the chaos,” as the firm’s newest partner, Kristin Lucey, describes<br />

the process.<br />

JUSTice iS For aLL<br />

The contingency model – in which the client pays nothing until GJEL recovers compensation<br />

for their injuries – is how attorneys at a private law firm are able to maintain their commitment to public service.<br />

As managing partner Andy Gillin says, “The contingency fee arrangement allows a client of any income level<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

andrEw r. Gillin<br />

ralPh l. Jacobson<br />

luKE Ellis<br />

JiM larsEn<br />

trl lawyEr naMEs<br />

2 Theatre Square<br />

Suite 230<br />

Orinda, CA 94563<br />

P: 925.253.5800<br />

F: 925.253.5858<br />

lawfirm@gjel.com<br />

www.gjel.com<br />

Gary Wagner<br />

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B A Y V E N T U R E L A W<br />

businEss, intEllEctual ProPErty, tEchnoloGy<br />

GrowinG Up in BerKeLey, eaST Bay naTiVe JoHn<br />

Camozzi developed an early appreciation<br />

for technology and change.<br />

“Two oF My MoST proFoUnd cHiLdHood<br />

memories were of seeing the police respond to the<br />

Free Speech Movement on the Berkeley campus<br />

and of seeing Neil Armstrong take his first step on the<br />

moon,” Camozzi says. “I could never reconcile that<br />

suppression of ideas with the innovative thinking required<br />

for technological advancement.”<br />

Today, caMoZZi MainTainS HiS connecTion To THe<br />

Bay Area as the founder of Bay Venture Law, a boutique<br />

practice that focuses almost exclusively on introducing<br />

disruptive, environmentally sustainable, proprietary<br />

technologies into the recycling industries.<br />

dUrinG THe paST eiGHT yearS, caMoZZi’S worK wiTH<br />

companies such as Sims Metal Management—the largest<br />

public recycler in the world—has revolutionized the<br />

recovery and recycling of nonferrous metals and copper<br />

wire from shredded automobiles and consumer<br />

electronics, and from mining landfills. “The transactions<br />

we’ve completed have returned millions of tons of<br />

materials back into the economy annually, reduced the<br />

burden on landfills, and created new jobs,” he says.<br />

caMoZZi iS aV preeMinenT® raTed By MarTindaLe-<br />

Hubbell ® and holds an MBA in international management<br />

(banking). He notes that this diverse background in<br />

business and law, as well as his early years as an<br />

accomplished musician, has helped in growing his<br />

practice: “I have an eclectic group of friends from many<br />

different subcultures here in the Bay Area, including both<br />

the music world and the math and sciences worlds,<br />

and they have been an important part of TOP my RATED LAWYERS<br />

business development.”<br />

Gary Wagner<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

John caMoZZi<br />

1470 Maria Lane, Suite 220<br />

Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br />

ph: 925.482.1880<br />

john.camozzi@bayventurelaw.com<br />

THroUGHoUT HiS career, caMoZZi’S coMpeTiTiVe<br />

advantage has been his ability to bridge the gap between<br />

technology and business. “It’s very common to find<br />

brilliant people who are stuck in their own space,”<br />

trl lawyEr naMEs<br />

he says. “But because I understand what an engineer<br />

or an inventor is trying to accomplish on a technical level,<br />

I can make that work for them on a business level.”<br />

in addiTion To HiS LeGaL worK, caMoZZi SerVeS on<br />

the School Board and Finance Committee of the<br />

Department of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of<br />

Oakland, as part of a continuing effort to provide the<br />

children of the East Bay with educational opportunities.<br />

“To Be aBLe To HeLp THe neXT GeneraTion oF<br />

disruptive thinkers find their voice is very rewarding,”<br />

Camozzi notes. “Who knows what ideas these kids are<br />

going to come up with, and how they’re going to change<br />

the world.”


San Francisco’S TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers helps take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate<br />

to protect you, your family, your business and all other assets. Legal Leaders are considered firstrate<br />

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F E A T U R<br />

I N G<br />

Archer Norris<br />

Gailann Y. Stargardter<br />

Insurance<br />

Page 31<br />

Barulich Dugoni Law<br />

Group, Inc.<br />

Estates, Tax Planning, Litigation<br />

Page 16<br />

Bay Venture Law<br />

Business, Intellectual Property,<br />

Technology<br />

Page 9<br />

Beles & Beles Law<br />

Offices<br />

Robert J. Beles<br />

Criminal Defense<br />

Page 15<br />

Bergeson, LLP<br />

Daniel J. Bergeson<br />

Intellectual Property, Securities<br />

Litigation, Commercial Litigation<br />

Page 15<br />

Bowles & Verna<br />

Commercial Litigation, Employment<br />

Page 15<br />

The Brandi Law Firm<br />

Thomas J. Brandi<br />

Class Actions, Personal Injury,<br />

Products Liability<br />

Page 15<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod<br />

LLP<br />

Appellate, Commercial Litigation,<br />

Employment, Product Liability<br />

Page 20<br />

Buchman Provine<br />

Brothers Smith LLP<br />

Civil Litigation, Business, Real Estate<br />

Page 17<br />

Burton Employment Law<br />

Jocelyn Burton<br />

Labor & Employment<br />

Page 27<br />

Callaway & Wolf<br />

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,<br />

Insurance<br />

Page 27<br />

Campagnoli, Abelson &<br />

Campagnoli<br />

Mark Abelson<br />

Legal Malpractice, Plaintiff’s Torts,<br />

Professional Malpractice<br />

Page 13<br />

Christensen Ehret<br />

Mark E. Christensen<br />

Professional Liability, Insurance,<br />

Litigation<br />

Page 27<br />

The Cline Law Group<br />

Max Cline<br />

Bankruptcy<br />

Page 27<br />

Dannis Woliver Kelley<br />

Mark W. Kelley<br />

Business, Real Estate, Finance,<br />

Construction<br />

Page 21<br />

Emison Hullverson LLP<br />

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,<br />

Medical Malpractice<br />

Page 24<br />

Foreman & Brasso<br />

Business & Commercial,<br />

Employment, Personal Injury<br />

Page 7<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP<br />

Robert J. Frassetto<br />

Commercial Litigation, Personal<br />

Injury, Product Liability, Sports<br />

Page 23<br />

Gillin Jacobson Ellis<br />

Larsen & Lucey<br />

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,<br />

Civil Litigation<br />

Page 8<br />

Girard Gibbs<br />

Class Actions, Labor & Employment,<br />

Securities<br />

Page 17<br />

Gladstone & Associates<br />

Brett Gladstone, Esq.<br />

Development Entitlements Law,<br />

Condominium Law, Adjacent<br />

Neighbor Arguments<br />

Page 29<br />

Gold Bennett Cera &<br />

Sidener LLP<br />

Solmon Cera<br />

Class Actions, Securities, Antitrust<br />

Page 27<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP<br />

M David Kroot<br />

Real Estate, Non Profit Law, Government<br />

Page 29<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP<br />

James T. Diamond, Jr.<br />

Labor & Employment, Commercial<br />

Litigation, Government<br />

Page 27<br />

Guy Kornblum &<br />

Associates<br />

Insurance, Employment, Personal<br />

Injury<br />

Page 21<br />

Hannig Law Firm<br />

Ted J. Hannig<br />

Business, Real Estate, Technology,<br />

Entertainment<br />

Page 29<br />

Helbraun Law Firm<br />

David M. Helbraun<br />

Professional Liability, Litigation,<br />

Insurance<br />

Page 29<br />

Hinshaw, Marsh, Still &<br />

Hinshaw, LLP<br />

Medical Malpractice, Administrative<br />

Page 17<br />

Jackson Jenkins<br />

Renstrom LLP<br />

Litigation, Commercial Litigation,<br />

Toxic Torts, Product Liability<br />

Page 28<br />

JAMS<br />

Cathy Yanni<br />

Mediation, Aribration, Special<br />

Master, Discovery Referee<br />

Page 31<br />

Joseph Saveri Law Firm<br />

Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Class Action<br />

Page 29<br />

Kyle Law Corporation<br />

Stephan E. Kyle<br />

Business & Commercial,<br />

Employment, Commercial Litigation<br />

Page 29<br />

Law Office of Mark J.<br />

Zanobini P.C.<br />

Personal Injury, Product Liability,<br />

Medical Malpractice<br />

Page 31<br />

Law Offices of Barbara<br />

Cray<br />

Banking & Finance, Commercial<br />

Litigation<br />

Page 27<br />

Law Offices of Ben<br />

Winslow<br />

Personal Injury, Litigation<br />

Page 31<br />

Law Offices of Bryant L.<br />

Young<br />

Business & Commercial, Real Estate,<br />

Alternative Dispute Resolution<br />

Page 31<br />

Law Offices of Gary A.<br />

Angel<br />

Civil Litigation, Personal Injury,<br />

Admiralty, Maritime, Commercial<br />

Litigation, Insurance<br />

Page 27<br />

Law Offices of McTernan,<br />

Stender & Weingus, P.C.<br />

Cliff Weingus<br />

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,<br />

Employment, Discrimination<br />

Page 31<br />

Law Offices of Michael L.<br />

Dobrov<br />

Trusts & Estates, Taxation<br />

Page 29<br />

Law Offices Of Nuttall &<br />

Coleman<br />

Roger T. Nuttall, Esq.<br />

Criminal, Personal Injury<br />

Page 30<br />

Law Offices of Raymond<br />

N. Stella Erlach<br />

Litigation, Business & Commercial,<br />

Labor & Employment<br />

Page 17<br />

Law Offices of Stephen<br />

Benda<br />

Collections, Bankruptcy, Taxation,<br />

Civil Litigation<br />

Page 27<br />

Law Offices of Steven A.<br />

Fabbro<br />

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,<br />

Premises Liability, Product Liability,<br />

Medical Malpractice<br />

Page 13<br />

Law Offices of Thomas J.<br />

LaLanne<br />

Business & Real Estate Litigation<br />

Page 30<br />

Lawless & Lawless<br />

Labor & Employment, Wrongful<br />

Termination<br />

Page 21<br />

Low McKinley Baleria &<br />

Salenko, LLP<br />

Medical Malpractice, Health Care,<br />

Elder (Abuse)<br />

Page 12<br />

Mary Alexander &<br />

Associates<br />

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Civil<br />

Litigation, Automobile Accidents<br />

Page 32<br />

The Miller Law Firm<br />

Thomas E. Miller<br />

Construction, Homeowner Association,<br />

Litigation<br />

Page 30<br />

Moscone Emblidge Sater<br />

& Otis LLP<br />

Scott Emblidge<br />

Commercial Litigation, Appellate,<br />

Alternative Dispute Resolution<br />

Page 29<br />

Murphy Austin Adams<br />

Schoenfeld LLP<br />

Business, Real Estate, Healthcare,<br />

Construction<br />

Page 13<br />

O’Connor and Associates<br />

John D. O’Connor<br />

Business Litigation, Civil Litigation,<br />

Insurance, Intellectual Property<br />

Page 21<br />

Parish & Small<br />

William H. Parish<br />

Litigation, Appellate<br />

Page 23<br />

Randy Sue Pollock,<br />

Attorney At Law<br />

Criminal Defense<br />

Page 31<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen &<br />

McGuinn<br />

Personal Injury, Product Liablity,<br />

Medical Malpractice, Employment<br />

Discrimination<br />

Page 2<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall,<br />

LLP<br />

Commercial Litigation, Personal<br />

Injury, Construction<br />

Page 14<br />

Stein & Lubin<br />

Michael F. Donner<br />

Commercial Litigation<br />

Page 29<br />

Stromsheim & Associates<br />

Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation,<br />

Real Estate<br />

Page 31<br />

Teraoka & Partners LLP<br />

Steven G. Teraoka<br />

Business & Commercial, Real Estate,<br />

Civil Litigation<br />

Page 31<br />

Thorn Seymour Mehmet<br />

Family Law<br />

Page 18<br />

The Van Blois Law Firm<br />

R. Lewis Van Blois<br />

Personal Injury, Product Liability<br />

Page 23<br />

The Veen Firm, <strong>PC</strong><br />

Personal Injury, Products Liability,<br />

Medical Malpractice<br />

Page 5<br />

Venardi Zurada LLP<br />

Wrongful Termination, Labor &<br />

Employment, Personal Injury<br />

Page 11<br />

Watson Rounds<br />

Michael Rounds<br />

Intellectual Property<br />

Page 23<br />

Whiting, Fallon, Ross &<br />

Abel, LLP<br />

Family Law<br />

Page 26<br />

Wiley Price & Radulovich,<br />

LLP<br />

Joseph E. Wiley<br />

Labor & Employment<br />

Page 25<br />

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VENARDI ZURADA LLP<br />

wronGFul tErMination, labor and EMPloyMEnt, PErsonal inJury<br />

Gary Wagner<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

Seated from left: Mark L. Venardi, Martin Zurada<br />

Standing from left: Shelley Venardi, Laura Hicks<br />

MarK l. vEnardi<br />

aFTer yearS oF repreSenTinG FORTUNE 500 ®<br />

companies at big law firms, Mark Venardi and Martin<br />

Zurada formed Venardi Zurada LLP to fight for workplace<br />

fairness and community safety.<br />

“oUr GoaL iS To GiVe indiVidUaLS THe SaMe aGGreSSiVe<br />

competent representation provided to high-paying<br />

corporations,” Venardi notes. “We wanted to establish a law firm<br />

that placed an emphasis on treating clients exceptionally well<br />

in addition to offering the highest quality legal representation.”<br />

Venardi ZUrada LLp LiTiGaTeS caSeS THroUGHoUT<br />

California, primarily on behalf of employees that have been<br />

treated unfairly by their employers and people who have been<br />

catastrophically injured. Venardi Zurada LLP also represents smallto<br />

mid-sized businesses in business-to-business litigation.<br />

THe FirM’S pracTice areaS incLUde perSonaL inJUry, JoneS<br />

Act, maritime injuries, boating accidents, auto accidents, workplace<br />

injuries,<br />

TOP<br />

wrongful<br />

RATED LAWYERS<br />

death, wage and hour claims, discrimination,<br />

harassment, retaliation, whistleblower protection, business torts,<br />

commercial disputes, and insurance bad faith.<br />

a four- to seven-hour initial session to establish a strong personal<br />

relationship and to get to know the person they may be presenting<br />

to a jury.<br />

“we reaLLy GeT To Know and UnderSTand oUr cLienTS and<br />

their situations,” Venardi says, “because only then, after we know<br />

them, truly care about them, and empathize with them, can we<br />

credibly and genuinely tell their story to others, whether we are<br />

in a hearing, a settlement setting, or a trial.”<br />

Venardi iS aV preeMinenT ® raTed By MarTindaLe-HUBBeLL ® ,<br />

the organization’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical<br />

standards. He has also been named in Super Lawyers for the past<br />

four years and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates<br />

Forum, the American Association for Justice, the California<br />

Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys<br />

of California, and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.<br />

STiLL, Venardi eMpHaSiZeS, “THe BiGGeST rewardS in My<br />

career are the relationships I build with my clients and the personal<br />

feeling of pride that I get at the end of their cases when I feel like<br />

we have done an exceptional job for people we care about.”<br />

in aLL oF iTS MaTTerS, THe FirM STriVeS To HUManiZe<br />

the litigation process. “Every person in our office is trained to best<br />

serve our trl clients, lawyEr naMEs because we want people to feel like they’ve made<br />

a friend at our firm at the conclusion of litigation,” Zurada says.<br />

THe FirM’S LawyerS BeLieVe THaT GeTTinG To Know THeir<br />

clients as people is vital to being successful in their cases. After<br />

accepting a case, to better understand a client’s story they schedule<br />

Walnut Creek Law Office<br />

700 Ygnacio Valley Road<br />

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Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br />

ph: 925.937.3900<br />

toll free: 888.732.7047<br />

fax: 925.937.3905<br />

San Francisco Law Office<br />

785 Market Street<br />

15th Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94103<br />

ph: 415.637.8483<br />

San Rafael Law Office<br />

790 Mission Avenue<br />

San Rafael, CA 94901<br />

ph: 510.270.5772<br />

www.vefirm.com


16 Hutchinson v. Bucci 7/25/2011 Solano<br />

County<br />

17 Nickerson v.<br />

Stonebridge Life<br />

Insurance Co.<br />

18 Conceptus Inc. v.<br />

Hologic Inc.<br />

3/16/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Dangerous Condition<br />

Insurance: Coverage<br />

10/17/2011 Federal Intellectual Property:<br />

Patents<br />

19 Liu v. Seybert 3/28/2011 Sacramento<br />

County<br />

20 Yoon v. USA 12/28/2011 San Diego<br />

County<br />

21 Bankhead v.<br />

ArvinMeritor Inc.<br />

22 Estate of Mazurek<br />

v. American Medical<br />

Response Inc.<br />

1/6/2011 Alameda<br />

County<br />

5/20/2011 San Diego<br />

County<br />

23 Hout v. Slaski 7/20/2011 Orange<br />

County<br />

24 Estate of Cuthbertson<br />

v. LA County Metropolitan<br />

Transportation<br />

25 Barber v. Mossy<br />

Ford Inc.<br />

26 Curiel v. SSA<br />

Marine Inc.<br />

27 Boeken v. Philip<br />

Morris USA<br />

TOP CALIFORNIA VERDICTS IN 2011<br />

7/29/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

1/12/2011 San Diego<br />

County<br />

5/6/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

8/9/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

28 Burin v. Hall 8/5/2011 San Diego<br />

County<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Pedestrian<br />

Admiralty/Maritime:<br />

Boating Accidents<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Asbestos<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Bicycle<br />

Intentional Torts:<br />

Assault and Battery<br />

Civil Rights: ADA<br />

Negligence:<br />

Negligent Repair<br />

Worker/Workplace<br />

Negligence<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Failure to Warn<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Single Vehicle<br />

Plaintiffs: Lack of median barrier<br />

resulted in head-on crash<br />

Plaintiff: Carrier acted in<br />

bad faith by not paying full<br />

hospital stay<br />

Plaintiff claimed competing<br />

procedure infringed on patent<br />

Young doctor suffered brain<br />

injury when hit by car<br />

United States Marine Corp F/A-<br />

18D Hornet fighter jet crashed<br />

into the family home.<br />

Parts man alleged exposure to<br />

asbestos led to mesothelioma<br />

Suit: Van driver’s hasty turn led<br />

to fatal collision with bicyclist<br />

Drunken adult assaulted teen<br />

after party, suit alleged<br />

Suit: Train’s lack of barriers led<br />

to blind man’s fatal fall<br />

Suit: Mechanic’s failure to<br />

remove tire led to fatal rollover<br />

Trucker injured when<br />

crane dropped heavy load<br />

into his cab<br />

Son alleged loss of love and<br />

affection from father’s death<br />

Man alleged brain injury after<br />

he hit his head in car accident<br />

Richard C. Bennett, Oakland, CA of Bennett, Johnson & Galler; Thomas J. Brandi,<br />

San Francisco, CA of The Brandi Law Firm<br />

Howard S. Shernoff, William M. Shernoff, Claremont, CA of Shernoff, Bidart,<br />

Darras & Echeverria, L.L.P.<br />

Bryan K. Anderson, Aaron R. Bleharski, Palo Alto, CA of Sidley Austin, L.L.P.;<br />

Nitin Reddy, M. Patricia Thayer, Tashica T. Williams, Los Angeles, CA of<br />

Sidley Austin, L.L.P.<br />

Dugan Barr, Redding, CA of Barr & Mudford; Richard J. Molin, Chico, CA of Stewart<br />

Humpherys Molin & Griffith, LLP<br />

Brian J. Panish, Kevin R. Boyle, and Hon. Peter J. Polos (Ret.) of Panish, Shea,<br />

& Boyle, LLP<br />

Justin Bosl, Leigh Kirmsse, Oakland, CA of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood<br />

& Harley; Joseph D. Satterley, Louisville, KY of Sales & Satterley<br />

Ara Jabagchourian, Frank M. Pitre, Burlingame, CA of Cotchett, Pitre<br />

& McCarthy, LLP<br />

$29,277,391<br />

$19,035,000<br />

$18,807,241<br />

$18,264,142<br />

$17,845,000<br />

$17,470,000<br />

$17,440,564<br />

Michael S. Sutton, Mission Viejo, CA of Sutton & Murphy $17,289,993<br />

Deborah Chang, Brian J. Panish, Los Angeles, CA of Panish, Shea & Boyle, L.L.P. $17,000,000<br />

Robert A. Buccola, Jason J. Sigel, Sacramento, CA of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola $14,465,864<br />

& Wood, L.L.P.; Spencer R. Lucas, Adam K. Shea, Los Angeles, CA of Panish, Shea<br />

& Boyle, L.L.P.<br />

Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Los Angeles, CA of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP $13,961,049<br />

Michael J. Piuze, Geraldine Weiss, Los Angeles, CA of Law Offices of Michael<br />

J. Piuze<br />

$12,800,000<br />

Robert N. Hamparyan, Steven C. Vosseller, San Diego, CA of The Gomez Law Firm $12,286,679<br />

29 Tindall & Tindall<br />

v. Hoedt<br />

9/7/2011 Contra<br />

Costa County<br />

30 Cole v. Vink 11/7/2011 Stanislaus<br />

County<br />

31 Corbo v. New<br />

United Motor<br />

Manufacturing Inc.<br />

9/29/2011 Alameda<br />

County<br />

32 Hyan v. Gold 6/15/2011 Los Angeles<br />

County<br />

33 Goble v. Estate<br />

of Pike<br />

12/1/2011 San Bernardino<br />

County<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Dangerous Conditions<br />

Motor Vehicle:<br />

Passenger<br />

Products Liability:<br />

Design Defect<br />

Legal Profession:<br />

Malpractice<br />

Aviation: Helicopter<br />

LOW MCKINLEY BALERIA & SALENKO, LLP<br />

MEdical MalPracticE, hEalth carE, EldEr (abusE)<br />

Resurfacing of road causes<br />

wrongful death in motor accident<br />

Pltff. claimed negligent harvest<br />

direction led to collision<br />

Pltff claimed electric flatbed<br />

truck had insufficient warnings<br />

Man said he lost money due to<br />

firm’s mishandling of contract of Howarth & Smith<br />

PAGE PROOF—FOR APPROVAL ONLY<br />

Helicopter struck power lines<br />

and crashed, killing pilots<br />

Luke Ellis, Kristin M. Lucey, Orinda, CA of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey $11,700,796<br />

Randall H. Scarlett, San Francisco, CA of Scarlett Law Group $10,651,423<br />

Kevin Lancaster, William L. Veen, Kimberly A. Wong, San Francisco, CA<br />

of The Veen Firm, P.C.<br />

Padraic Glaspy, Don Howarth, Suzelle M. Smith, Los Angeles, CA<br />

$10,210,707<br />

$10,155,559<br />

Michael S. Danko, San Mateo, CA of The Danko Law Firm $10,000,000<br />

Gary Wagner<br />

low McKinley Baleria & Salenko is a litigation<br />

defense firm that represents individual<br />

physicians, acute care hospitals, and longterm<br />

care facilities in medical malpractice<br />

and elder abuse cases throughout Northern<br />

California. The firm has doubled in size since its<br />

founding in 2004, and managing partner Donna<br />

Low credits this growth to the firm’s emphasis<br />

on personalized legal services.<br />

“Our primary philosophy is to provide<br />

very efficient but high-quality representation<br />

to a wide variety of clients,” Low says.<br />

“Medical malpractice defense is a complex<br />

arena, but we consider it an honor to litigate<br />

cases on behalf of physicians and hospitals.”<br />

Low and partner Bruce Salenko are<br />

experienced trial attorneys who have been AV<br />

Preeminent ® rated by Martindale-Hubbell for<br />

a number of years. Salenko notes, “Being AV-rated<br />

by our peers is a source of pride for us because<br />

From left: Brian Johnson, Steve McKinley, Thomas Garberson,<br />

Paul Baleria, Donna Low, Nicholas Leonard, Bruce Salenko, Benjamin Ikuta<br />

it means that our colleagues have expressed a favorable opinion of both our capabilities and ethics as lawyers.”<br />

Salenko is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried a number of professional malpractice suits to verdict. During<br />

his three years as a Navy Judge Advocate General, he also tried many criminal jury trials and other proceedings.<br />

Low has more than 20 years of experience in medical malpractice defense and often speaks to acute care<br />

hospitals and physician groups on issues related to her field. Last year, she was admitted to the California<br />

Medical Legal Committee, an invitation-only organization limited to 70 attorneys throughout the state.<br />

“It requires tremendous personal sacrifice and a strong commitment to the profession to become a female<br />

litigator, particularly one handling catastrophic cases,” Low notes. “There aren’t many female trial attorneys<br />

in Northern California, but I’ve always liked a challenge.”<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

donna low<br />

brucE salEnKo<br />

trl lawyEr naMEs<br />

2150 River Plaza Drive<br />

Suite 250<br />

Sacramento, CA 95833<br />

ph: 916.231.2400<br />

fax: 916.231.2399<br />

www.lmblaw.net<br />

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MarK b. abElson<br />

LEGaL maLPracticE, PLaintiff’s torts, ProfEssionaL maLPracticE<br />

Mark has been a partner in Campagnoli,<br />

Abelson & Campagnoli since 1981. Mark’s<br />

practice has focused on plaintiff’s tort<br />

work and, in particular, legal malpractice<br />

and other professional malpractice<br />

matters. He also consults with law firms<br />

on a variety of issues including conflicts of<br />

interests, potential disqualification, ethical<br />

issues and problematic clients. Mark has<br />

represented attorneys and clients in fee<br />

dispute cases.<br />

Mark has successfully tried, arbitrated and settled more than<br />

100 plaintiff legal malpractice cases. He has lectured to various<br />

attorney groups and bar associations on legal ethics, significant<br />

case developments, malpractice prevention and other topics<br />

related to legal malpractice.<br />

He is a past co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association Legal<br />

Malpractice Committee. Mark has served as a mediator and<br />

arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court. He has testified<br />

as an expert on legal malpractice issues.<br />

Mark has been named as a Northern California Super Lawyer<br />

and as an Outstanding Lawyer of America. He was named a “Go<br />

To Attorney” for plaintiff legal malpractice in an issue of the<br />

California State Bar magazine.<br />

CAMPAGNOLI, ABELSON & CAMPAGWNOLI<br />

400 MONTGOMERY STREET, SECOND FLOOR<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104<br />

PH: 415.421.1515 • FAX: 415.421.2510<br />

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MARK@CACLAW.COM • WWW.CACLAW.COM<br />

LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN A. FABBRO<br />

Preparation, Dedication, and Tenacity make the Difference.<br />

30 Years of Professional Litigation Experience in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death,<br />

Premises Liability, Product Liability, and Medical Malpractice.<br />

Proven results of more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. Referrals received from<br />

across the country. Professional referral fees are paid in accordance with State Bar guidelines.<br />

NO FEES UNLESS A RECOVERY IS MADE • SE HABLA ESPAÑOL<br />

Mr. Fabbro has extensive experience in the prosecution of civil cases for<br />

individuals who have suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries, and for<br />

the survivors of those who have died as a result of such injuries. He works<br />

with highly experienced investigators and forensic experts to achieve justice<br />

and fair compensation for his clients.<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro<br />

www.fabbrolaw.com<br />

101 Montgomery Street, 27th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

PH: 415.391.6850<br />

1124 11th Street, Modesto, CA 95354<br />

PH: 209.527.6242<br />

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San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers 13


LEMON LAWS<br />

hAVe YoU eVeR PURCHASeD<br />

a new car that seemed to break<br />

down as soon as you drove it off<br />

thedealer’s lot? Did you need to bring the<br />

car back to the dealer to get it repaired over<br />

and over again? Your car is considered a<br />

“lemon.”However, don’t despair. There are<br />

lemon laws that may provide you a remedy.<br />

What’s a Lemon Law?<br />

A car is considered a “lemon” if it doesn’t<br />

meet certain quality standards. Federal and<br />

state laws, or lemon laws, were passed to<br />

protect consumers who have purchased<br />

these low quality vehicles. States vary as to<br />

exactly when an automobile is considered a<br />

“lemon.” It’s usually based on the number of<br />

times an automobile needs to be repaired<br />

within a certain period or the number of days it<br />

needs to be in the repair shop.<br />

Lemon laws have been passed in every<br />

state. The federal lemon law is called the<br />

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Many<br />

state lemon laws provide better consumer<br />

protection than the federal law.<br />

PAGE PROOF -- FOR APPROVAL Remedies ONLYAvailable under Lemon Laws<br />

Consumers are entitled to remedies if their<br />

cars are considered<br />

“lemons” under<br />

state laws. Your state<br />

law will determine<br />

what remedies are<br />

available to you.<br />

examples include:<br />

• Replacement<br />

of the defective car<br />

with a new one<br />

• Refund of the<br />

purchase price<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP, is a Burlingame, California, law fi rm that<br />

focuses on the aggressive litigation of cases involving personal injury,<br />

construction defects and business contracts. As we have litigated cases<br />

on both sides of these issues, we can anticipate opposing attorneys’<br />

tactics and strategies. This experience gives us a signifi cant advantage<br />

in evaluation, negotiation and trial.<br />

Founded in 1971, the fi rm is known for its adherence to high standards<br />

of professional ethics and its focus on client needs and goals. Our<br />

attorneys are sensitive to clients’ expenses and always seek the most<br />

cost-effective solution to our clients’ legal problems. To that end, we<br />

seek early resolutions whenever appropriate, and use paralegals and<br />

investigators to keep costs reasonable.<br />

We welcome clients whose fi rst language is not English, providing legal<br />

services in Spanish and other languages.<br />

Our lawyers are available to answer questions, and are committed to<br />

providing clients with frequent updates about the progress of their case or<br />

other legal matter, whether they are individuals seeking compensation for<br />

their personal injuries, contractors or homeowners involved in construction<br />

defect litigation and business owners faced with contract disputes.<br />

Located in Burlingame, our fi rm offers representation<br />

and advocacy to clients throughout Northern California.<br />

Please contact us toll free at 877-350-8078.<br />

700 AIRPORT BLVD., SUITE 420, BURLINGAME, CA 94010<br />

PH: 650-685-9200 • FAX: 650-685-9206<br />

WWW.SCH-LAWFIRM.NET<br />

Limitations of<br />

Lemon Laws<br />

Lemon laws<br />

won’t provide a<br />

remedy for every<br />

situation. States<br />

set certain criteria<br />

to qualify. The<br />

manufacturer or<br />

dealer must begiven<br />

a reasonable<br />

chance to fix<br />

the vehicle. Most<br />

laws require three or<br />

four repair attempts<br />

before a vehicle is<br />

declared a “lemon.”<br />

Some state laws require<br />

the repair attempts<br />

to be for the<br />

same problem.<br />

Lemon laws<br />

do not apply to every<br />

single vehicle.<br />

Many state laws exclude<br />

certain brands<br />

or models of cars.<br />

Some common examples include:<br />

• Motorcycles<br />

• Motor homes<br />

• Vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs.<br />

• Mopeds<br />

You won’t be able to receive a remedy if<br />

the vehicle defect was caused by abuse. You also<br />

can’t use the vehicle in a way that’s outside the<br />

warranty terms.<br />

Consumers are usually required to give<br />

notice to the dealer and manufacturer for any<br />

lemon law claim. Some state laws require<br />

consumers to go through arbitration to resolve<br />

a dispute. You can then go to court if you aren’t<br />

satisfied with the outcome.<br />

Lemon laws have time limits for when you<br />

can file a claim. These time limits are generally<br />

a few years. You can’t recover under your<br />

state lemon law if you file a claim outside its<br />

time limit.<br />

Used Vehicles<br />

Many states include used vehicles in their<br />

lemon laws. Usually an express warranty from<br />

the dealer is required to have lemon law<br />

protection for a used car. Newer used cars may<br />

also continue to have a manufacturer warranty.<br />

Preparation for a Lemon Law Claim<br />

The most important thing to remember is<br />

to document all repairs. Track the number of<br />

repairs and the amount of time the car has to<br />

be in the shop. Make sure to get repair orders<br />

from the shop to back up your information.<br />

Follow the notice requirements under<br />

your state lemon law. Send the notice in writing<br />

and make sure to get confirmation that it’s been<br />

received. Attempt to get a refund or replacement<br />

without having to go to court. You may have<br />

to go through arbitration to get a refund or<br />

replacement. Make sure to file any lemon law<br />

claims within the set time limit.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

<br />

<br />

I lost the warranty information for<br />

my car. Who do I contact to find this<br />

information?<br />

My dealer lied to me when I<br />

purchased the car. What are my<br />

options to get my money back?<br />

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obErt J. bElEs<br />

criminaL dEfEnsE LaW<br />

Robert Beles and daughter Anne C. Beles<br />

are both Certified Specialists in Criminal Law<br />

Certified by the State Board of Legal<br />

Specialization of the State Bar of California.<br />

Senior partner Robert J. Beles has<br />

practiced criminal law in the Oakland – San<br />

Francisco Bay Area since 1968. The first 11<br />

years with the Alameda County Public<br />

Defender and 32 years in private practice.<br />

Annie Beles has been a member of the<br />

firm since 1999. Robert and daughter Annie<br />

often team up on high-profile cases. We<br />

defend people on all state and federal<br />

prosecutions, and have recently expanded<br />

into defending the rights of immigrants in deportation<br />

proceedings because of the overlap between the legal issues<br />

involved in criminal and immigration law.<br />

No case is too big or too small. All clients with criminal and<br />

immigration problems are important and deserve the vigorous<br />

defense that we provide.<br />

BELES & BELES LAW OFFICES<br />

ONE KAISER PLAZA, SUITE 2300<br />

OAKLAND, CA 94612<br />

PH: 510.836.0100<br />

FAX: 510.832.3690<br />

BELESLAW@YAHOO.COM • WWW.BELESLAW.COM<br />

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daniEl J. bErGEson<br />

intELLEctUaL ProPErtY, sEcUritiEs LitiGation, commErciaL LitiGation<br />

Daniel J. Bergeson is the founding<br />

partner of Bergeson, LLP. He is admitted<br />

to practice in all California Courts, all of<br />

the United States District Courts in<br />

California, the United States Court of<br />

Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the<br />

United States Supreme Court. Mr.<br />

Bergeson is also admitted to the New<br />

York State Bar and the District of<br />

Columbia Bar.<br />

His expertise encompasses all aspects of a business trial practice<br />

with an emphasis in securities and intellectual property litigation.<br />

He has extensive experience in defending securities class<br />

action and derivative lawsuits. He has conducted numerous investigations<br />

on behalf of special litigation committees and audit committees.<br />

He has represented officers and directors in internal investigations<br />

and SEC interviews. Mr. Bergeson also has represented<br />

companies in patent, copyright, trade secrets, and trademark litigation.<br />

He has litigated cases in Delaware, New York, Washington,<br />

Texas, Tennessee, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Florida,Michigan, and<br />

the District of Columbia.<br />

BERGESON, LLP<br />

303 ALMADEN BLVD., SUITE 500<br />

SAN JOSE, CA 95110<br />

PH: 408.291.6200 • FAX: 408.297.6000<br />

WWW.BE-LAW.COM<br />

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thoMas J. brandi<br />

cLass actions, PErsonaL inJUrY, ProdUct LiaBiLitY<br />

Thomas J. Brandi represents people in<br />

consumer class actions, injury and<br />

wrongful death including aviation,<br />

dangerous roads, defective drugs, and<br />

unsafe products. A lawyer for over 30<br />

years, Tom has 17 verdicts from $1 million<br />

to $1 billion, has tried cases to verdict in<br />

15 California Counties, and settled over<br />

125 cases over $1 million. He is currently<br />

Court appointed on executive committees in YAZ, Fosamax, and<br />

ACTOS cases. Tom was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by CAOC<br />

(2004). He was 2013 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. The Brandi<br />

Law Firm practices in all Courts in California and has three<br />

attorneys licensed in Nevada and Arizona as well.<br />

Tom teaches Trial Practice at USF Law School where he was<br />

named Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2009 and Professor of<br />

the Year in 2010. Tom was President of the Consumer Attorneys of<br />

California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, is a member of<br />

the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College<br />

of Trial Lawyers, LCA, and ABOTA.<br />

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THE BRANDI LAW FIRM<br />

354 PINE STREET, THIRD FLOOR<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104<br />

PH: 415.989.1800 • FAX: 415.651.8613<br />

TJB@BRANDILAW.COM• WWW.BRANDILAW.COM<br />

2121 N. CALIFORNIA BLVD., SUITE 875, P.O. BOX 8180<br />

WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596<br />

PH: 925.935.3300<br />

WWW.BOWLESVERNA.COM<br />

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San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers 15


ESTATE AND GIFT TAX<br />

COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY<br />

Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., founded in 1989 by Paul<br />

J. Barulich, has earned a national reputation in the fields of<br />

estate, business and tax planning, counseling and litigation.<br />

Our clients vary from individuals and families to start-ups<br />

and large corporations, including non-profit, educational<br />

and charitable institutions. Above all, we value our client<br />

relationships. We consider it nothing less than a privilege<br />

to represent our clients. Every year we continue to attract<br />

outstanding clients and challenging assignments.<br />

We are different from other law firms. We believe that our<br />

clients are best served by avoiding rather than winning issues.<br />

In the estate or business planning areas, we apply our<br />

abilities to creating the right plan, one that is flexible in<br />

design and focused on achieving our clients’ goals. We excel<br />

at anticipating our clients’ risk factors. We adopt innovative<br />

planning techniques to address these concerns. Proper planning<br />

is the ounce that avoids the proverbial pound of cure.<br />

However, when necessary, we also succeed in our role as<br />

advocates in trial, arbitration and mediation work.<br />

The federal estate and gift taxes<br />

affect transfers of property at different<br />

stages in the owner’s life. The gift<br />

tax applies to lifetime transfers, while estate<br />

tax is imposed on transfers at death. The gift<br />

tax return is due on April 15 following the<br />

year in which the gift is made. Generally, the<br />

estate tax return is due nine months after the<br />

date of death. You can get a six-month extension<br />

if you ask for one before the due date and the<br />

estimated correct amount of tax is paid before<br />

the due date. The federal government imposes<br />

estate tax at your death only if your property<br />

is worth more than a certain amount,<br />

which depends on the year of death.<br />

Federal Estate Tax<br />

estate tax is a tax on your right to transfer<br />

property at your death. It consists of an<br />

accounting of everything you own or have<br />

certain interests in at the date of death.<br />

The fair market value of the items is used,<br />

not necessarily what you paid for them or<br />

what their values were when you acquired<br />

them. The total of all of these items is your<br />

“gross estate.” The includible property may<br />

consist of items<br />

such as cash and<br />

securities, estates,<br />

insurance, trusts,<br />

annuities, business<br />

interests and other<br />

personal assets.<br />

once you’ve<br />

accounted for the<br />

gross estate, certain<br />

deductions are allowed<br />

in arriving<br />

400 S El Camino Real, Suite 1000<br />

San Mateo, CA, 94402-1704<br />

PH: 650.292.2900<br />

FAX: 650.292.2901<br />

www.bdlawinc.com<br />

at your “taxable<br />

estate.” This will<br />

be the amount<br />

where the tax is<br />

calculated. The<br />

deductions may<br />

include mortgages<br />

and other debts,<br />

estate expenses,<br />

property that passes<br />

to surviving spouses<br />

and qualified<br />

charities.<br />

As soon as the<br />

net amount is computed,<br />

the value<br />

of lifetime taxable<br />

gifts is added to this<br />

number and the tax<br />

is computed. The<br />

tax is then reduced<br />

by the available<br />

unified credit, applying<br />

to both<br />

the gift and estate<br />

tax to eliminate or<br />

lower taxes.<br />

Property Exempt from Estate Tax<br />

All property left to a spouse is exempt from<br />

the tax, as long as the spouse is a U.S. citizen.<br />

Also, there is no estate tax on any property<br />

you leave to a tax-exempt charity.<br />

State Death Taxes<br />

In addition to the federal estate tax, a<br />

state death tax may be imposed. There are<br />

two types of these taxes: inheritance taxes and<br />

estate taxes. Inheritance taxes are paid by<br />

your inheritors, not your estate. Typically,<br />

how much they pay depends on their relationship<br />

to you. State estate taxes are similar<br />

to the estate tax imposed by the federal<br />

government. Your estate must pay this tax<br />

no matter who your beneficiaries are.<br />

The Federal Gift Tax<br />

The gift tax is a tax on the transfer of<br />

property by one individual to another while<br />

receiving nothing, or less than full value,<br />

in return. The tax applies whether the donor<br />

intends the transfer to be a gift or not. If you<br />

sell something at less than its full value or<br />

if you make an interest-free or reducedinterest<br />

loan, you may be making a gift.<br />

While a gift tax return must be filed<br />

whenever an individual makes a taxable gift,<br />

a gift tax is not payable unless total taxable<br />

gifts, both in the current and prior years,<br />

exceed $1 million. A separate annual exclusion<br />

applies to each person to whom you make a gift.<br />

Gifts that fall under the annual exclusion<br />

have no tax consequences. This means that the<br />

gift giver’s lifetime unified credit is not affected.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

Before meeting with your attorney,<br />

prepare yourself with questions such as:<br />

Will my estate be subject to state<br />

death tax?<br />

What is the best way to leave money<br />

or property to charity?<br />

Must I pay any taxes on property<br />

which I leave to my spouse? Should I<br />

instead create a trust?<br />

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ayMond n. stElla Erlach<br />

LitiGation, BUsinEss and commErciaL, LaBor and EmPLoYmEnt<br />

Raymond N. Stella Erlach’s cases have<br />

appeared on the front pages of national<br />

newspapers The Wall Street Journal,<br />

American Banker, et cetera. He has tried<br />

cases to jury verdicts/decisions in federal<br />

and state courts in civil and criminal<br />

matters and in arbitrations before FINRA<br />

and the American Arbitration Association. He has recovered<br />

millions of dollars for clients in trial and settlement. Mr. Erlach<br />

regularly teaches trial subjects.<br />

In addition to litigation, because of his business and taxation<br />

experience, Mr. Erlach handles matters in real estate, taxation,<br />

construction, insurance, and securities. Mr. Erlach strongly<br />

endorses mediation and early dispute resolution. He is a member<br />

of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and a Life Fellow of<br />

the American Bar Foundation.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF RAYMOND N. STELLA ERLACH<br />

275 BATTERY STREET, SUITE 2600<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111<br />

PH: 415.788.3322 • FAX: 415.788.8613<br />

RERLACH@RAYERLACH.COM • LAWYERS.COM/RAYMONDERLACH<br />

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Girard Gibbs llP<br />

cLass actions, LaBor and EmPLoYmEnt, sEcUritiEs<br />

Girard Gibbs LLP is a national litigation firm<br />

representing plaintiffs in class and collective<br />

actions in state and federal courts, and in<br />

arbitration matters worldwide. The firm<br />

serves individuals, institutions and business<br />

clients in cases involving:<br />

• Securities<br />

• Antitrust<br />

• Personal injury<br />

• Financial services<br />

• Employment laws<br />

Girard Gibbs was founded on the premise<br />

that everyday people are entitled to the same<br />

level of dedication, innovation and<br />

professionalism as corporations and large<br />

businesses. The firm’s attorneys are leaders<br />

in their fields, and have achieved excellent<br />

results for their clients with integrity and skill.<br />

“We recognize that the cases we bring<br />

matter to people and to the marketplace,”<br />

says managing partner Daniel Girard.<br />

“We are committed to providing the highest caliber of legal<br />

representation to every client we represent in every case we pursue.”<br />

(Pictured from top to bottom: San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers and Girard Gibbs partners, Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs)<br />

GIRARD GIBBS LLP<br />

601 CALIFORNIA STREET, 14TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108<br />

PHONE: (415) 981-4800 • FAX: (415) 981-4846<br />

711 THIRD AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10017<br />

PHONE: (212) 867-1721 • FAX: (212) 867-1767<br />

WWW.GIRARDGIBBS.COM<br />

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hinshaw, Marsh, still & hinshaw, llP<br />

mEdicaL maLPracticE, administratiVE LaW<br />

Hinshaw, Marsh, Still & Hinshaw,<br />

LLP is dedicated to protecting<br />

and defending the rights of<br />

professionals in medical<br />

malpractice and administrative<br />

law cases. We have a reputation<br />

for diligent preparation,<br />

uncompromising advocacy, and<br />

success at trial. While we are<br />

justifiably proud of our record<br />

of trial success, we have a proven track record of achieving our<br />

clients’ goals efficiently and effectively through aggressive<br />

discovery, pretrial motion practice and, when necessary, alternative<br />

methods of dispute resolution.<br />

Our clients benefit from our partners’ 115 years of combined<br />

experience in healthcare defense. Our founding partner, Edward<br />

A. Hinshaw, has been representing healthcare professionals since<br />

1964. The practice of law, like healthcare, requires compassion,<br />

skill, expertise, knowledge and judgment. We have a passion for<br />

representing professionals who employ these same qualities to<br />

treat their patients. We provide proactive, effective defense<br />

strategies to our clients. This approach has earned our firm<br />

an unparalleled reputation as a leader in healthcare defense.<br />

THE HINSHAW LAW FIRM<br />

12901 SARATOGA AVENUE<br />

SARATOGA, CA 95070<br />

PH: 408.861.6500 • FAX: 408.257.6645<br />

WWW.HINSHAW-LAW.COM<br />

JACK C. PROVINE, Principal<br />

Email: jprovine@bpbsllp.com<br />

Jack Provine specializes in civil litigation having tried<br />

numerous jury and non-jury cases in state and federal<br />

courts in California and Nevada. He has represented clients<br />

in arbitration and mediation with an emphasis on business<br />

torts and all aspects of business relationships. He has<br />

a number of multi-million dollar recoveries and successful defenses<br />

in cases ranging from anti-trust to construction defects litigation.<br />

ROGER J. BROTHERS, Principal<br />

Email: rbrothers@bpbsllp.com<br />

Roger Brothers is a business and real estate attorney<br />

whose practice includes:<br />

• General counsel services, including corporate counsel,<br />

business and succession planning and debt and equity financing.<br />

• Transactional counsel services, including mergers and acquisitions,<br />

entity formation and operation, reorganizations and general commercial<br />

transactions.<br />

• Real estate transactional counsel services, including purchase and sale of commercial<br />

real property, commercial leasing and related transactions.<br />

• General counsel to high net worth clients concerning family succession planning<br />

including serving clients as “Family Office” CEO.<br />

• Risk management services, including business/corporate litigation, construction<br />

litigation, real estate litigation, commercial landlord-tenant litigation and alternative<br />

dispute resolution.<br />

Mr. Brothers also serves as mediator in disputes involving business, real estate and<br />

construction matters.<br />

1333 North California Blvd., Suite 350 • Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br />

T: 925.944.9700 • F: 925.944.9701<br />

www.bpbsllp.com<br />

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE LAW<br />

iNCReASINGLY, DIVoRCING<br />

couples are using collaborative law in<br />

an effort to settle their differences in a<br />

positive, cooperative manner that resolves<br />

child custody issues, the division of assets, and<br />

alimony in a mutually agreeable manner. In<br />

a collaborative divorce, each spouse and<br />

their lawyers agree to stay out of court, freely<br />

share information and avoid taking advantages<br />

of any mistakes that might be made.<br />

Advantages of Collaborative Law<br />

Collaborative divorce law is:<br />

• Generally less costly than litigation<br />

• Focused on resolving issues<br />

• Less stressful, as it generates much less fear<br />

and anxiety than court proceedings<br />

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Thorn Seymour Mehmet, an association of attorneys including the corporation of<br />

Schapiro-Thorn, Inc. is a family law firm that resolves challenging family law problems<br />

and guides clients through the divorce process in the most positive manner possible.<br />

The practice specializes in cases involving high value assets and interstate and international<br />

child custody issues, as well as cases involving international jurisdiction issues.<br />

It also handles midlevel cases that present complex property division issues.<br />

Though practicing exclusively in California, the firm’s extensive experience in global<br />

issues has helped it to build a vast network of resources and experts extending around<br />

the world, an increasingly essential claim in this mobile society. The firm’s long-standing<br />

relationships with these internationally-based family law firms allow it to achieve<br />

resolution in “move-away” and other multi-jurisdictional/international cases including<br />

Hague Convention and UCCJEA matters.<br />

The firm’s corporate member, Schapiro-Thorn Inc., was founded in 1964 by world<br />

renowned family law attorney Suzie S. Thorn, a past-President of the American<br />

Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation who currently sits on the International<br />

Commission on Couples and Family Relationships. Attorney Brent D. Seymour has<br />

handled a significant number of Hague Convention cases, and Attorney Yasmine S.<br />

Mehmet is an appointed member of the California State Bar Family Law Executive<br />

Committee. All three attorneys are certified specialists in Family Law by the State Bar<br />

of California Board of Legal Specialization.<br />

1242 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102<br />

PH: 415.431.5772<br />

WWW.schapirothorn.COM<br />

An association of attorneys including the corporation of Schapiro-Thorn Inc.<br />

• Less time-consuming, as you can usually<br />

reach agreement and the legal proceeding can<br />

be finalized within a short time Collaborative<br />

law gives both spouses and their lawyers<br />

control of the proceedings, in contrast to a<br />

traditional divorce, where a judge controls<br />

the proceedings.<br />

The Participation Agreement<br />

The participation agreement is a key feature<br />

of the collaborative divorce. This agreement,<br />

which is signed by both spouses and their<br />

lawyers, typically requires all parties to<br />

agree that:<br />

• All efforts will be made to negotiate<br />

a divorce agreement without the need of<br />

having to going to court.<br />

• If litigation is<br />

necessary, the collaborative<br />

attorneys<br />

will withdraw<br />

from the case and<br />

be replaced by divorce<br />

attorneys.<br />

• each member<br />

will agree to act<br />

with integrity in<br />

disclosing information<br />

and working<br />

to reach an agreement.<br />

If experts<br />

are necessary, then<br />

all parties will have<br />

to agree upon the<br />

neutral experts<br />

who are hired.<br />

The Collaborative<br />

Process<br />

one of the first<br />

steps in the collaborative<br />

process is<br />

to determine what<br />

assets or income<br />

each party has using<br />

a method known as<br />

“share and verify’’.<br />

You are asked to<br />

disclose information<br />

voluntarily<br />

and to verify it with<br />

documentation<br />

and tax returns. At<br />

what are known<br />

as joint sessions<br />

or four-way conferences,<br />

both spouses and their<br />

collaborative lawyers (and sometimes other<br />

neutral professionals) meet to discuss the issues<br />

and seek ways to create or arrive at agreement.<br />

They brainstorm for any and all possible<br />

solutions. All parties focus on ways to resolve<br />

the problem, instead of seeing the other party<br />

as the problem and attacking each other.<br />

each spouse often starts seeing things more<br />

from their spouse’s point of view.<br />

When you reach a divorce agreement<br />

through collaborative law, one of the lawyers<br />

will draft legal documents that detail the<br />

agreements which have been reached. These<br />

legally binding documents are then submitted<br />

to the court for approval without having to go<br />

through a long court hearing.<br />

What Happens If Settlement<br />

Can’t Be Reached?<br />

If you can’t arrive at a settlement through<br />

the collaborative law approach, the collaborative<br />

lawyers withdraw from the case and<br />

each party will hire a divorce attorney to tackle<br />

the issues in court. That way, you’ll have<br />

had the best representation for each phase of<br />

the proceedings.<br />

Any person approaching a divorce situation<br />

should talk with a collaborative lawyer<br />

to get an assessment of his or her situation to<br />

see if it might be settled without litigation.<br />

The earlier this is done, the more chance<br />

there is for the other party to be oriented<br />

toward a settlement approach.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

If you and your spouse both agree<br />

to engage in a collaborative divorce,<br />

your next step is to find a lawyer who<br />

is experienced in this field. As you<br />

interview attorneys, consider asking the<br />

following questions:<br />

Is my divorce suitable for using the<br />

collaborative process?<br />

Do you have collaborative law<br />

experience?<br />

Are you a member of any associations<br />

of collaborative lawyers?<br />

How do you charge for your services?<br />

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SPOTLIGHT<br />

A Warrior For The Injured<br />

The hard work of helping injured people brought Mary Alexander to the field of law,<br />

and her passion for justice has kept her true to those ideals.<br />

mary Alexander has always felt a duty to better<br />

society. To start, she devoted a decade to<br />

science, first as a toxicology researcher and<br />

then as the director of environmental health<br />

at the Stanford Research Institute. But she wanted her<br />

work to protect consumers and the environment more<br />

directly—which led her to law school. “I was drawn<br />

to law because I wanted to be able to help individuals<br />

one-on-one,” she says. “I wanted to help make more<br />

of a difference in people’s lives.”<br />

As the principal of Mary Alexander & Associates<br />

in San Francisco, Alexander has spent the past 30 years<br />

fighting for the victims of personal injury and products<br />

liability.<br />

She chose that path upon graduation, after she<br />

was offered a job at one of California’s most prestigious<br />

firms. The firm wanted her to lend scientific expertise<br />

in the defense of an oil company being sued by the<br />

widow of an employee who had died of leukemia after<br />

exposure to benzene. Alexander’s first husband, an<br />

engineering student who had regularly handled benzene<br />

in laboratory studies, had died of leukemia a year<br />

prior. “I realized then that I wanted to represent that<br />

widow and others like us,” she remembers. Despite<br />

the considerable pay cut, she turned down the offer<br />

and took a job as a plaintiff ’s attorney.<br />

Alexander has stayed true to her pledge to fight for<br />

victims and their families ever since. In one of her most<br />

celebrated cases, she represented a woman who had<br />

been struck in her car by a truck that ran a red light.<br />

The woman was instantly paralyzed from the neck<br />

down. She was ultimately awarded $45 million for lost<br />

pay, future medical bills, and emotional damage, as well<br />

as the lost pay her husband had suffered after quitting<br />

his job to take care of her. “The verdict was just,”<br />

Alexander recalls.<br />

She represented a young woman who was paralyzed<br />

from the neck down after she hit a tree while riding<br />

in Yosemite National Park on a rented bike with nonworking<br />

brakes. She argued the woman’s case and came<br />

away with a verdict of $13.3 million. In 2011, she<br />

defended a young man who had been paralyzed when<br />

he fell from a defective balcony, resulting in a $5.5 million<br />

settlement. “After they’ve endured such devastating<br />

tragedies, I can feel good knowing that I am part of a<br />

victory for my clients, one that will at least ensure some<br />

security for their well-being<br />

in the future,” she says.<br />

Beyond the demands of her<br />

work, Alexander’s sense of<br />

justice has translated into her<br />

involvement in the community.<br />

As President-elect of the<br />

Association of Trial Lawyers<br />

of America during 9/11, she<br />

and other leaders in the legal<br />

community worked with<br />

Congress to respond within<br />

days of the tragedy to establish<br />

the Victims Compensation<br />

Fund. Later, she established<br />

Trial Lawyers Care, a lawyers<br />

organization dedicated to pro<br />

bono work for thousands of people who had<br />

suffered losses during the terrorist attack.<br />

It was the largest pro bono attorney project<br />

in the nation’s history.<br />

Her leadership has not gone unnoticed. Alexander<br />

has won respect from clients and colleagues alike.<br />

She was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame<br />

this year by the California State Bar Litigation Section.<br />

She has also earned national recognition for her work.<br />

She has served as President of the national Association<br />

of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association<br />

of Justice)—the largest plaintiffs bar organization in the<br />

world—and President of the Consumer Attorneys of<br />

California. She has been named one of the Top 100<br />

Most Influential Lawyers in California and Top 50<br />

Women Litigators by the California Daily Journal, and<br />

has been named one of the “Top 10 Trial Attorneys” by<br />

the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the current President<br />

of the National Crime Victims Bar Association.<br />

Yet praise and settlements aren’t her motivation.<br />

Helping her clients rebuild their lives, one-by-one, is.<br />

“My true passion is to be a warrior for those who can’t<br />

fight for themselves,” Alexander says. “Helping clients<br />

who have been injured by no fault of their own is a feeling<br />

of reward like no other.”<br />

–Brian Rogers<br />

Hall of Fame<br />

Personal Injury Attorney<br />

draWn to LaW<br />

BEcaUsE i WantEd<br />

“iWas<br />

to BE aBLE to HELP<br />

indiVidUaLs onE-ononE.<br />

i WantEd to<br />

HELP maKE morE of a<br />

diffErEncE in PEoPLE’s<br />

LiVEs.”<br />

—marY aLEXandEr<br />

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READ, THEN SIGN:<br />

CONTRACTS CAN COME BACK TO HAUNT<br />

hAS ANYoNe eVeR SLIPPeD<br />

you a piece of paper, pointed to<br />

an X or dotted line, and then you<br />

scribble your signature without even thinking<br />

about it? A lot of us have done it, but it’s not a<br />

good thing to do.<br />

They’re Everywhere<br />

There are all sorts of contracts and<br />

agreements, some of them we make more than<br />

once everyday. Signing a receipt after using<br />

your credit or debit card is a good example.<br />

The bank agrees to pay the seller, and you agree<br />

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to repay the bank, the amount shown on the<br />

receipt. even a ticket to your favorite concert or<br />

sporting event is a contract.<br />

What to Look For<br />

As a general rule, it’s a good idea to<br />

read over any contract or agreement wordfor-word.<br />

If you don’t understand something,<br />

talk to an attorney about it before you sign it.<br />

Here are some things to look out for in various<br />

kinds of contracts and agreements:<br />

Integration (or Entire Agreement) Clause:<br />

This includes the complete agreed upon terms<br />

between you and<br />

the person. What<br />

you sign is what<br />

you get, regardless<br />

of what you<br />

talked about before<br />

signing the contract.<br />

For example, say<br />

during negotiations<br />

for a cell phone<br />

contract the sale<br />

person tells you<br />

he’ll give 200 free<br />

minutes, but there’s<br />

nothing in the contract<br />

saying that.<br />

An integration<br />

clause in the<br />

contract makes that<br />

promise disappear<br />

and you lose the<br />

200 free minutes.<br />

Liability Limitation<br />

or Waiver:<br />

This may work a<br />

couple of ways. For<br />

one, it may protect<br />

either a seller<br />

or a buyer if he<br />

breaks or breaches<br />

the contract. The<br />

clause may specify<br />

a dollar amount the<br />

person owes the<br />

other if the contract<br />

isn’t honored.<br />

It may also mean<br />

the limitation or<br />

complete waiver<br />

of any liability<br />

if someone is hurt by the product or service<br />

covered by the contract.<br />

Arbitration Clause: Generally, this<br />

means that if you and the other side have a<br />

disagreement about the contract, you both have<br />

to let a neutral third party—an arbitrator—try<br />

to settle the matter before you may file a lawsuit.<br />

Force Majeure Clause: This is common in<br />

business contracts. It protects both sides from<br />

having to pay damages if either is unable to<br />

complete the contract because of an act of<br />

nature. For instance, if you agree to ship fresh<br />

produce to a buyer in another state but an earthquake<br />

makes the roads impassable, the buyer<br />

can’t hold you liable for damages for not<br />

delivering the produce.<br />

Assignment Clause: This is common in<br />

many contracts, such as leases, loans, and<br />

business contracts. The clause either bars (or lets)<br />

either side of the contract from transferring the<br />

contract to someone else.<br />

Other Things<br />

There are other things to pay attention to<br />

when signing or agreeing to something:<br />

• Make sure your sales receipt is accurate - don’t<br />

agree to overpay for what you bought or pay for<br />

something you didn’t ask for.<br />

• Check the details in your consumer<br />

contracts- know how long the contract is<br />

good for; what happens if you return the item<br />

or cancel the contract early; what, if anything,<br />

you have to do to activate the contract, etc.<br />

• Read credit card agreements. They’re loaded<br />

with information about when, how much, and<br />

how often you may charge, and fees.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Are oral or verbal contracts and<br />

agreements legal?<br />

What’s the first thing I should do<br />

if someone doesn’t live up to an<br />

agreement we made?<br />

How old must someone be to enter<br />

a contract?<br />

Is a contract valid if it is written on or<br />

signed on something temporary such<br />

as a napkin?<br />

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Guy o. KornbluM<br />

insUrancE LaW, EmPLoYmEnt LaW, PErsonaL inJUrY<br />

Experience counts and here at<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates, we offer our<br />

clients and colleagues a level of expertise<br />

and dedication that’s hard to find. With<br />

over 31 years of service and results, we<br />

know how to get leverage and use it to<br />

resolve your case efficiently and<br />

effectively.<br />

Our specialty is in representing our<br />

clients in mediations, trials, arbitrations,<br />

and appeals.<br />

Some of the areas that our firm specializes in are serious personal<br />

injury & wrongful death, insurance bad faith & coverage, business<br />

litigation/disputes, elder abuse, professional & medical malpractice,<br />

real estate litigation, life insurance sales fraud and estate planning.<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates offer initial consultations without<br />

charge and can work on either a contingency or fee-based<br />

structure. There are many alternatives so that our services can be<br />

available to you.<br />

Guy O. Kornblum is Certified in Civil Trial & PreTrial Advocacy<br />

and National Board of Trial Advocacy.<br />

Visit www.kornblumlaw.com for more information.<br />

GUY KORNBLUM & ASSOCIATES<br />

1388 SUTTER STREET, SUITE 820<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109<br />

PH: 415.666.2823 • TOLL FREE: 888.366.4395<br />

FAX: 415.440.7898<br />

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barbara and thErEsE lawlEss<br />

LaBor & EmPLoYmEnt<br />

Partners and sisters Barbara (top) and<br />

Therese (bottom) Lawless have practiced<br />

law together on behalf of employees for<br />

more than 24 years. They are both trial<br />

lawyers and leaders in the field of<br />

employment law. Lawless & Lawless<br />

represents employees exclusively with<br />

respect to employment law matters,<br />

including disability, age, gender, sexual<br />

harassment or sexual orientation<br />

discrimination; defamation; family and<br />

medical leave; contract negotiation; and<br />

all other on-the-job civil rights violations.<br />

The Lawless sisters are committed to<br />

their clients and passionate about their<br />

work. Recipients of numerous awards<br />

and accolades, the Lawless sisters have<br />

successfully tried and settled thousands<br />

of cases on behalf of employees.<br />

“We are committed to vigorously representing employees who<br />

are seeking justice for workplace wrongs,” says Therese Lawless.<br />

LAWLESS & LAWLESS<br />

180 MONTGOMERY STREET<br />

SUITE 2000<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104<br />

PH: 415.391.7555 • FAX: 415.391.4228<br />

WWW.LAWLESS-LAWLESS.COM<br />

John D. o ’Connor<br />

Business Litigation, CiviL Litigation, insuranCe, inteLLeCtuaL ProPerty<br />

John O’Connor has tried over 70<br />

cases in both federal and state venues<br />

throughout the country, with highly<br />

enviable success in complex,<br />

contentious disputes. Retained by<br />

Reynolds Tobacco as trial counsel in<br />

key cases, he has achieved a pretrial<br />

dismissal in each concluded case. A<br />

former federal prosecutor, O’Connor<br />

was chosen lead counsel in certain S&L<br />

crisis litigation, defended a California Attorney General in<br />

campaign-related litigation, and successfully represented<br />

Coach Don Nelson in significant contract disputes. His greatest<br />

successes have been in the satisfactory resolution of closely-held<br />

business disputes. O’Connor has served as both an expert<br />

witness and litigator in attorneys fees disputes throughout<br />

the country, and as well as an expert in related litigation<br />

management issues. He has frequently associated with other<br />

firms to provide trial and expert deposition assistance, either<br />

on behalf of a separate co-party or as co-counsel. It is part<br />

of the philosophy of O’Connor and Associates to staff cases<br />

economically, using only counsel whose experience level is<br />

appropriate to the task assigned.<br />

O’CONNOR AND ASSOCIATES<br />

201 Mission street, suite 710<br />

san Francisco, ca 94105<br />

ph: 415.693.9960<br />

Fax: 415.692.6537<br />

john@joclaw.com • www.joclaw.com<br />

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coVEr<br />

Luke ellis:<br />

A Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer<br />

Major Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements<br />

Have Earned Ellis a Starring Role in the Plaintiffs’ Bar<br />

SPOTLIGHT<br />

Luke ellis, a partner at Gillin, Jacobson, ellis, Larsen<br />

& Lucey in orinda, Calif., is a trial lawyer’s trial<br />

lawyer.<br />

“He’s as good a lawyer as I’ve ever met in a<br />

40-year career,” says Michael Ney of McNamara, Ney,<br />

Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher in Walnut Creek,<br />

a preeminent northern California defense attorney<br />

who now has a full-time dispute resolution and arbitration<br />

practice.<br />

“He is one of the smartest . . . one of the most prepared,”<br />

says Ney, who once tried a six-week jury trial<br />

with ellis. “Juries love him. They believe him.”<br />

Browne Greene of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler in<br />

Santa Monica, considered one of the best trial lawyers<br />

in the nation, co-counseled a case with ellis a few years<br />

ago, and says, “He is a super-star who doesn’t scream at<br />

you about himself. He is so humble in his life, but there<br />

is a luster to his reputation.”<br />

Greene serves with ellis as a sustaining member<br />

of the Consumer Attorneys of California. “He creates<br />

excitement wherever he goes,” says Greene. “What<br />

a privilege to be his friend, to work on cases with him,<br />

to see his commitment to clients.”<br />

It is ellis’ record of results that has earned him a starring<br />

role in the plaintiffs’ bar. He has one of the largest<br />

personal injury verdicts on record in Alameda County,<br />

and in 2009 had one of the top 100 verdicts in<br />

the nation.<br />

Almost 10 years ago, ellis helped 186 people obtain<br />

a $111.7 million settlement against Redding Medical<br />

Center for unnecessary cardiac operations performed<br />

at the Tenet Healthcare-owned facility. In 2002, ellis<br />

helped negotiate a $1 billion settlement against Sulzer<br />

Medica on behalf of 3,500 people who received replacement<br />

hip and knee implants that were defective. In<br />

another high-profile case, ellis obtained a $10.65<br />

million settlement for the family of a pipeline worker<br />

killed in the Walnut Creek gas line explosion, and was<br />

appointed by the court as a lead plaintiffs’ counsel for the<br />

Judicial Council consolidated proceedings.<br />

In September 2011, ellis achieved an $11.7 million<br />

jury verdict for the family of a Good Samaritan who<br />

stopped on a poorly maintained road construction project<br />

to help an accident victim and was killed by another<br />

car that also slid on the gravel. This was the largest<br />

wrongful death verdict ever handed down in Contra<br />

Costa County, as well as the largest verdict against<br />

Contra Costa County. The case also<br />

changed decades-old county road paving<br />

practices.<br />

ellis is motivated by ensuring that<br />

those who have been injured – or who<br />

have lost a loved one to a wrongful<br />

death – because of the careless or negligence<br />

of another get justice.<br />

Several years ago GJeL was<br />

approached to represent a poor Latino<br />

family from a small central valley<br />

town. The family lost a son, and a second<br />

son suffered catastrophic brain<br />

injuries, in a complex big-rig accident.<br />

The statute of limitations was about<br />

to run out and the evidence was long<br />

compromised.<br />

ellis was swamped, starting trial in another county and<br />

begged off the case. Managing Partner Andy Gillin asked<br />

ellis to meet with the family just one time and help assess<br />

the case. Moved by what he heard from the family, ellis<br />

took the case, busy or not. After dozens of depositions,<br />

numerous motions, and a pre-trial writ to the Court of<br />

Appeal, the case settled for multi-millions of dollars during<br />

the second week of trial.<br />

Plaintiff magazine called Gillin, Jacobson, ellis, Larsen<br />

& Lucey “one of the area’s top civil litigation firms” (April<br />

2010). While each of GJeL’s partners has a justifiable<br />

claim to legal fame, ellis stands out.<br />

He is sought out by clients for his proficiency and creativity<br />

in trying cases and for his expertise in accident<br />

reconstruction. Federal and state court judges, fellow plaintiff<br />

attorneys, and defense lawyers alike routinely send<br />

him referrals for catastrophic injury cases from all<br />

over California.<br />

ellis picks and chooses his cases. He selects only those<br />

where he believes he can make a difference for both the<br />

individual and for their community.<br />

Like all the GJeL partners, ellis began his legal career<br />

as a public service attorney, defending those who could<br />

not afford representation. That mindset remains ellis’<br />

guiding light.<br />

“It’s a tremendous calling to be able to champion<br />

a cause, obtain justice for those who deserve it and to<br />

heighten standards of corporate responsibility,” says ellis.<br />

And with that statement, he turns and goes back<br />

to work.<br />

a trEmEndoUs<br />

caLLinG to BE aBLE<br />

“it’s<br />

to cHamPion a<br />

caUsE, oBtain JUsticE<br />

for tHosE WHo<br />

dEsErVE it and to<br />

HEiGHtEn standards<br />

of corPoratE<br />

rEsPonsiBiLitY.”<br />

—LUKE ELLis<br />

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williaM h. Parish<br />

LitiGation, aPPELLatE PracticE<br />

William H. Parish is a trial lawyer and the<br />

founder of Parish & Small, PLC. Parish has<br />

tried a wide-variety of cases, representing<br />

individuals, small businesses, and Fortune<br />

500 ® companies in cases ranging from<br />

personal injury to complex business<br />

litigation. He has been retained as lead<br />

counsel in litigation involving claims for<br />

hundreds of millions of dollars and has<br />

successfully prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar jury<br />

trials, court trials and arbitrations. Parish has also been retained<br />

as counsel in over seventy appeals.<br />

Parish is not only the recipient of an AV ® rating, but also is a<br />

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member<br />

of the American Board of Trial Advocates.<br />

Our firm, Parish & Small, practices exclusively in the areas<br />

of trial and appellate advocacy. We represent clients throughout<br />

California, as well as nationally. Our firm is committed to continued<br />

excellence in the handling of complex litigation for clients who<br />

demand and appreciate assertive trial attorneys who work with<br />

integrity and dedication.<br />

PARISH & SMALL<br />

1919 GRAND CANAL BLVD., SUITE A-5 • STOCKTON, CA 95207-8114<br />

770 ‘L’ STREET, SUITE 950 • SACRAMENTO, CA 95814-3361<br />

PH: 209.952.1992<br />

FAX: 209.952.0250<br />

WWW.PARISHSMALL.COM<br />

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MichaEl rounds<br />

intELLEctUaL ProPErtY<br />

A founding partner of Watson Rounds,<br />

Michael Rounds is a respected trial<br />

attorney whose practice is limited<br />

to intellectual property litigation and<br />

counseling, a passion he developed<br />

while working for the renowned San<br />

Francisco law firm of Townsend and<br />

Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick,<br />

Townsend and Stockton).<br />

Mr. Rounds has a penchant for meticulous preparation<br />

and is a formidable litigator who believes the best way to build<br />

a reputation is at the courthouse. He has achieved numerous<br />

favorable outcomes for clients in patent infringement and other<br />

cases throughout the United States, including an $11.4 million<br />

patent infringement verdict in Las Vegas, Nevada, affirmed<br />

by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in 2010.<br />

Mr. Rounds is licensed to practice in California and Nevada, all<br />

federal courts in those jurisdictions, and the Ninth and Federal<br />

Circuit Court of Appeals.<br />

Watson Rounds has offices in San Francisco, Las Vegas,<br />

and Reno. Visit www.watsonrounds.com.<br />

WATSON ROUNDS<br />

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE<br />

ONE EMBARCADERO CENTER, SUITE 4100<br />

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111<br />

PH: 415.243.4090 • FAX: 415.243.0226<br />

SFINFO@WATSONROUNDS.COM<br />

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r. lEwis van blois<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY, ProdUct LiaBiLitY LitiGation<br />

Lew Van Blois is an experienced Oakland,<br />

California lawyer representing consumers<br />

with catastrophic injuries for more than<br />

30 years. He specializes in motor vehicle<br />

accident cases including rollover, roof<br />

crush, ESC and defective tire cases and<br />

has achieved successful resultsagainst<br />

Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai,<br />

Toyota, BMW, Firestoneand Cooper Tire<br />

and in trucking cases against the nation’s largest trucking firms. He<br />

has obtained multi-million recoveries for dangerous roads in<br />

California including $8,470,000 for a dangerous intersection in San<br />

Joaquin County. He obtained court awards in Alameda County of<br />

$29,069,856 for fraudulent homeowner sales and $17,050,000 for<br />

clergy sexual abuse. He specializes in traumatic<br />

brain injury and spinal cord injury cases. A graduate of<br />

University of California Berkeley School of Law, he has been certified<br />

for 30 years by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil<br />

Trial Specialist.<br />

He currently represents the family of the truck driver who was<br />

killed when his truck went off the Bay Bridge at the “S” curve.<br />

THE VAN BLOIS LAW FIRM<br />

7677 OAKPORT STREET, SUITE 565<br />

OAKLAND, CA 94621<br />

PH: 510.635.1284<br />

FAX: 510.635.1516<br />

RLVANBLOIS@VANBLOISLAW.COM<br />

ROBERT J. FRASSETTO<br />

Admitted to the California Bar in 1982, Bob Frassetto regularly defends<br />

major professional sports organizations, national commercial retailers,<br />

colleges, universities and other educational institutions, consumer and<br />

industrial product manufacturers, private residential and commercial<br />

property owners, and large and small business organizations. Mr. Frassetto’s<br />

practice integrates remarkably diverse litigation experience throughout<br />

Northern and Central California, where he has defended claims involving<br />

personal injury, intentional tort, premises liability, strict product liability,<br />

closed head injury, sports, leisure, recreational and entertainment liability,<br />

catastrophic loss, wrongful death, fire, design professional liability, construction<br />

defect and delay, ADA, Unfair Business Practices (B&P Section 17200),<br />

environmental and multiple chemical exposure claims (including Proposition<br />

65), and Medicare issues in third party litigation.<br />

Since 1996, Mr. Frassetto has served both as a private and court-appointed<br />

mediator, assisting litigants and courts to resolve an array of tort and contract<br />

disputes.<br />

A California native, Mr. Frassetto attended law school at Santa Clara<br />

University (J.D., 1982), where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence<br />

Award in Torts and served both<br />

as Comments Editor of the<br />

Santa Clara Law Review and<br />

Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate;<br />

and at Magdalen College,<br />

Oxford University (1980). He<br />

completed his undergraduate<br />

education at UCLA (B.A., 1979,<br />

English Lit).<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP<br />

Jack London Square<br />

160 Franklin Street, Suite 200<br />

Oakland, California 94607<br />

Ph (510) 817-0465<br />

Fax (855) 556-4321<br />

www.frassettoherbert.com<br />

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WHAT TO DO AFTER AN<br />

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT<br />

aUToMoBILe ACCIDeNTS • Put on your emergency flashers so other<br />

are all too common. Thousands drivers will go around you.<br />

happen each year for any number of • Check to see if anyone in your car is injured,<br />

reasons—faulty car parts, other drivers, and and if so, call for medical help.<br />

even not paying attention to the road. The<br />

results range from minor “fender-benders”<br />

• exit your vehicle if it’s safe and you’re<br />

physically able to do so.<br />

with little property damage and no personal<br />

injuries to multi-car pile-ups with major<br />

• Check to see if anyone in the other vehicle<br />

is injured, and if so, call for medical help.<br />

property damage and deaths. If you drive a<br />

car, you should know what to do if you are<br />

involved in an accident.<br />

• Call the police. An officer will make a police<br />

report of the facts of an acident, which<br />

can be used in insurance investigations and<br />

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lawsuits.<br />

ONLY<br />

The officer will also assist in<br />

First steps after impact are:<br />

THEO J.<br />

EMISON III<br />

Theo J.<br />

emison iii**<br />

exchanging information between you<br />

and the other<br />

driver. The officer<br />

may also determine<br />

if anyone<br />

has been driving<br />

while intoxicated.<br />

• Take a picture<br />

John e.<br />

hullverson*<br />

Emison EMISON HullvErson HULLVERSON llP LLP<br />

Our clients can expect the best from us—<br />

in service, respect and results.<br />

CARE Our clients know that we truly<br />

listen to them, that we understand their<br />

situation, their needs and their goals. The<br />

trust they place in us is repaid with oneon-one<br />

attention and the best representation<br />

possible.<br />

DEDICATION We are completely committed<br />

to our clients and we leave no stone<br />

unturned in thoroughly preparing each<br />

case. We combine our insight and expertise<br />

with old-fashioned hard work and persistence.<br />

We love what we do—and it shows.<br />

JOHN E.<br />

HULLVERSON<br />

*Chosen to 2010 Super LawyerS ®<br />

**Chosen to 2009 and 2010 riSing StarS<br />

SUCCESS Achieving success means more<br />

than simply winning our cases. It means<br />

guiding clients through the process with<br />

compassion and respect, providing exceptional<br />

service and communication, bringing<br />

unparalleled energy to each case, and,<br />

ultimately, helping clients move past the<br />

pain—and forward with their lives.<br />

Representing people and their families in<br />

• Personal Injury<br />

• Wrongful Death<br />

• Medical Malpractice/Kaiser Malpractice<br />

425 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133<br />

PH: (415) 434-2111 • FX: (415) 434-2112 • www.emisonhullverson.com<br />

of the scene if you<br />

have a camera on<br />

hand. Some people<br />

keep a disposable<br />

camera in their<br />

car for this reason.<br />

You also may<br />

have a camera on<br />

your cell phone.<br />

• If you’re able<br />

to safely move your<br />

vehicle, move it to<br />

the shoulder of the<br />

road to avoid traffic.<br />

Records for Your<br />

Recovery<br />

• Complete and<br />

accurate records<br />

may help you resolve<br />

your accident<br />

claims sooner rather<br />

than later. Any<br />

pieces of information<br />

you gather<br />

at the scene can<br />

help alleviate any<br />

legal issues that<br />

come up. Many insurance<br />

companies<br />

have created smartphone<br />

apps to help<br />

you record.<br />

• Get the names, addresses and telephone<br />

numbers of any witnesses so you know<br />

who to call if the accident needs to be<br />

investigated at any point.<br />

• Don’t discuss the accident with other drivers<br />

or witnesses. If you admit liability, this may<br />

be used against you later. You also don’t want<br />

to start any arguments.<br />

• Mentally note, and, as soon as possible,<br />

write down the facts surrounding the<br />

accident, such as the time, date, location<br />

of the accident and weather conditions.<br />

Some cell or smartphones are also recording<br />

devices and are a good way to record<br />

anything you think is important.<br />

• If the police have been called, stay at the<br />

scene of the accident until the responding<br />

officer says you can leave.<br />

• Call your insurance agent and report<br />

the accident. Ask your agent about<br />

any time limits for filing a claim. If you<br />

plan on filing a claim, get the claims process<br />

started as soon as possible. Your insurance<br />

company will investigate the loss, take statements<br />

and inspect the damage to both vehicles<br />

in order to determine the merits of<br />

your claim.<br />

• Call your attorney if you are injured or the<br />

damages are extensive. The laws of each<br />

state may vary. Your attorney can explain<br />

the law to you and advise you of your<br />

legal rights and obligations. Your attorney<br />

can also help determine who was at fault<br />

and may help you get compensation<br />

for your property damage and any personal<br />

injuries you may have endured.<br />

Reporting an Accident to<br />

Insurance Companies<br />

Sometimes, drivers don’t want to report<br />

accidents to their insurance companies.<br />

You may be worried that your insurance rates<br />

will go up, so you plan on paying for<br />

the damages out of pocket. Just because the<br />

other driver opts to file a claim doesn’t mean<br />

you have to file one with your insurance<br />

company. It’s best to talk to your insurance<br />

agent and to your lawyer, though. If the<br />

other driver changes his mind and files<br />

a claim with his insurance company, it<br />

may be too late to file a claim with your<br />

insurance company.<br />

NortherN CaliforNia Super lawyerS 2010<br />

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index of featured firms by area of practice<br />

Administrative<br />

Hinshaw, Marsh, Still & Hinshaw, LLP..........17<br />

Admiralty<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

Alternative Dispute Resolution<br />

JAMS … 31<br />

Law Offices Of Bryant L. Young....................31<br />

Moscone Emblidge Sater & Otis LLP..........29<br />

Antitrust<br />

Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP...............27<br />

Joseph Saveri Law Firm.................................29<br />

Appellate<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP.........................20<br />

Moscone Emblidge Sater & Otis LLP..........29<br />

Parish & Small..................................................23<br />

Arbitration<br />

JAMS.................................................................31<br />

Automobile Accidents<br />

Mary Alexander & Associates.......................32<br />

Banking & Finance<br />

Dannis Woliver Kelley.....................................21<br />

Law Offices of Barbara Cray..........................27<br />

Bankruptcy<br />

The Cline Law Group.....................................27<br />

Law Offices of Stephen Benda.....................27<br />

Stromsheim & Associates..............................31<br />

Business & Commercial<br />

Bay Venture Law..............................................9<br />

Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP.........17<br />

Dannis Woliver Kelley.....................................21<br />

Hannig Law Firm.............................................29<br />

Kyle Law Corporation.....................................29<br />

Law Offices Of Bryant L. Young....................31<br />

Law Offices of Raymond N. Stella Erlach....17<br />

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP......13<br />

Teraoka & Partners LLP..................................31<br />

Civil Litigation<br />

Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP.........17<br />

Gillin Jacobson Ellis Larsen & Lucey............8<br />

Joseph Saveri Law Firm.................................29<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

Law Offices of Stephen Benda.....................27<br />

Mary Alexander & Associates.......................32<br />

O’Connor and Associates.............................21<br />

Teraoka & Partners LLP..................................31<br />

Class Actions<br />

The Brandi Law Firm.......................................15<br />

Girard Gibbs....................................................17<br />

Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP...............27<br />

Joseph Saveri Law Firm.................................29<br />

Collections<br />

Law Offices of Stephen Benda.....................27<br />

Commercial Litigation<br />

Bergeson, LLP..................................................15<br />

Bowles & Verna...............................................15<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP.........................20<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP....................................23<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.................................27<br />

Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP.....................28<br />

Kyle Law Corporation.....................................29<br />

Law Offices of Barbara Cray..........................27<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

Law Offices Of Thomas J. LaLanne.............30<br />

Moscone Emblidge Sater & Otis LLP..........29<br />

O’Connor and Associates.............................21<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP.............................14<br />

Stein & Lubin...................................................29<br />

Stromsheim & Associates..............................31<br />

Condominium Law<br />

Gladstone & Associates.................................29<br />

Construction<br />

Dannis Woliver Kelley.....................................21<br />

The Miller Law Firm........................................30<br />

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP......13<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP.............................14<br />

Criminal<br />

Beles & Beles Law Offices.............................15<br />

Law Offices Of Nuttall & Coleman..............30<br />

Randy Sue Pollock, Attorney At Law...........31<br />

Discrimination<br />

Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, P.C....31<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn.................2<br />

Elder<br />

Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP.........12<br />

Entertainment<br />

Hannig Law Firm.............................................29<br />

Family Law<br />

Thorn Seymour Mehmet...............................18<br />

Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP................26<br />

Government<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.................................27<br />

Health Care<br />

Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP.........12<br />

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP......13<br />

Homeowners Association<br />

The Miller Law Firm........................................30<br />

Insurance<br />

Archer Norris...................................................31<br />

Callaway & Wolf..............................................27<br />

Christensen Ehret...........................................27<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates.........................21<br />

Helbraun Law Firm.........................................29<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

O’Connor and Associates.............................21<br />

Intellectual Property<br />

Bay Venture Law..............................................9<br />

O’Connor and Associates.............................21<br />

Watson Rounds...............................................23<br />

Labor & Employment<br />

Bowles & Verna...............................................15<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP.........................20<br />

Burton Employment Law...............................27<br />

Girard Gibbs....................................................17<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.................................27<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates.........................21<br />

Kyle Law Corporation.....................................29<br />

Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, P.C....31<br />

Law Offices of Raymond N. Stella Erlach....17<br />

Lawless and Lawless.......................................21<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn.................2<br />

Venardi Zurada LLP.........................................11<br />

Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP......................25<br />

Legal Malpractice<br />

Campagnoli, Abelson & Campagnoli.........13<br />

Litigation<br />

Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc..................16<br />

Christensen Ehret...........................................27<br />

Helbraun Law Firm.........................................29<br />

Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP.....................28<br />

The Miller Law Firm........................................30<br />

Law Offices of Ben Winslow..........................31<br />

Law Offices of Raymond N. Stella Erlach....17<br />

Parish & Small..................................................23<br />

Maritime<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

Medical Malpractice<br />

Callaway & Wolf..............................................27<br />

Emison Hullverson LLP..................................24<br />

Gillin Jacobson Ellis Larsen & Lucey............8<br />

Hinshaw, Marsh, Still & Hinshaw, LLP..........17<br />

Law Office of Mark J. Zanobini P.C..............31<br />

Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, P.C....31<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro..................13<br />

Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP.........12<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn.................2<br />

The Veen Firm.................................................5<br />

Nonprofit<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.................................29<br />

Personal Injury<br />

The Brandi Law Firm.......................................15<br />

JosEPh E. wilEy<br />

LaBor and EmPLoYmEnt LaW<br />

Joe Wiley has represented public and private<br />

sector employers in labor and employment law<br />

matters for over 30 years. He helped form<br />

Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP 16 years ago to<br />

provide California employers with responsive,<br />

cost-effective representation in labor and<br />

employment matters. The firm, with offices in<br />

the Bay Area and Southern California,<br />

represents employers exclusively in labor and<br />

employment law, including: Employment<br />

Litigation (wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment,<br />

wage & hour, trade secret and other claims); Labor Negotiations;<br />

Representation before Arbitrators and Administrative Agencies, such as<br />

the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity<br />

Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and<br />

Department of Labor Standards Enforcement; Advice regarding day-to-day<br />

employment and labor relations issues; Workplace Investigations, including<br />

claims of harassment and discrimination; and Preparation/Review of<br />

Employment Documents, including employee handbooks.<br />

WPR has attorneys who are effective, experienced litigators; respected<br />

labor negotiators; helpful, practical advisors on day-to-day employment<br />

issues and the ever-growing number of employment laws and regulations;<br />

and well-prepared, effective workplace misconduct investigators.<br />

WILEY PRICE & RADULOVICH, LLP<br />

ALAMEDA OFFICE:<br />

SAN DIEGO OFFICE:<br />

1301 MARINA VILLAGE PARKWAY 11622 EL CAMINO REAL<br />

SUITE 310<br />

SUITE 100<br />

ALAMEDA, CA 94501<br />

SAN DIEGO, CA 92130<br />

PH: 510.337.2810 • FAX: 510.337.2811 PH: 858.509.2683 • FAX: 760.431.8220<br />

WWW.WPRLAW.COM • WWW.WPRLAW.COM/BLOG<br />

Callaway & Wolf..............................................27<br />

Emison Hullverson LLP..................................24<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP....................................23<br />

Gillin Jacobson Ellis Larsen & Lucey............8<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates.........................21<br />

Law Office of Mark J. Zanobini P.C..............31<br />

Law Offices of Ben Winslow..........................31<br />

Law Offices of Gary A. Angel........................27<br />

Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, P.C....31<br />

Law Offices Of Nuttall & Coleman..............30<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro..................13<br />

Mary Alexander & Associates.......................32<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn.................2<br />

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP.............................14<br />

The Van Blois Law Firm..................................23<br />

The Veen Firm.................................................5<br />

Venardi Zurada LLP.........................................11<br />

Plaintiff’s Torts<br />

Campagnoli, Abelson & Campagnoli.........13<br />

Premises Liability<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro..................13<br />

Product Liability<br />

The Brandi Law Firm.......................................15<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP.........................20<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP....................................23<br />

Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP.....................28<br />

Law Office of Mark J. Zanobini P.C..............31<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro..................13<br />

Mary Alexander & Associates.......................32<br />

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn.................2<br />

The Van Blois Law Firm..................................23<br />

The Veen Firm.................................................5<br />

Professional Liability<br />

Christensen Ehret...........................................27<br />

Helbraun Law Firm.........................................29<br />

Professional Malpractice<br />

Campagnoli, Abelson & Campagnoli.........13<br />

Real Estate<br />

Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP.........17<br />

Dannis Woliver Kelley................................21<br />

Gladstone & Associates.................................29<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.................................29<br />

Hannig Law Firm.............................................29<br />

Law Offices Of Bryant L. Young....................31<br />

Law Offices Of Thomas J. LaLanne ............30<br />

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP......13<br />

Stromsheim & Associates..............................31<br />

Teraoka & Partners LLP..................................31<br />

Securities<br />

Girard Gibbs....................................................17<br />

Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP...............27<br />

Sports<br />

Frassetto Herbert LLP....................................23<br />

Taxation<br />

Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc..................16<br />

Law Offices of Michael L. Dobrov................29<br />

Law Offices of Stephen Benda.....................27<br />

Technology<br />

Bay Venture Law..............................................9<br />

Hannig Law Firm.............................................29<br />

Toxic Torts<br />

Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP.....................28<br />

Trusts & Estates<br />

Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc..................16<br />

Law Offices of Michael L. Dobrov................29<br />

Wrongful Death<br />

Emison Hullverson LLP..................................24<br />

Lawless and Lawless.......................................21<br />

Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro..................13<br />

Wrongful Termination<br />

Venardi Zurada LLP.........................................11<br />

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE LAW<br />

iNCReASINGLY, DIVoRCING<br />

couples are using collaborative law in<br />

an effort to settle their differences in a<br />

positive, cooperative manner that resolves<br />

child custody issues, the division of assets, and<br />

alimony in a mutually agreeable manner. In<br />

a collaborative divorce, each spouse and<br />

their lawyers agree to stay out of court, freely<br />

share information and avoid taking advantages<br />

of any mistakes that might be made.<br />

Advantages of Collaborative Law<br />

Collaborative divorce law is:<br />

• Generally less costly than litigation<br />

• Focused on resolving issues<br />

• Less stressful, as it generates much less fear<br />

and anxiety than court proceedings<br />

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Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP<br />

M AT R I M O N I A L AT T O R N E Y S<br />

SEATED FROM LEFT: PARTNERS: Kimberly V. Campbell; Andrew Ross AV® ,<br />

Managing Partner; William F. Whiting AV® , Founding Partner;<br />

R. Ann Fallon AV® ; Gregory C. Abel<br />

STANDING FROM LEFT: ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS: Laura R. Ramsey,<br />

Ashley C. Schuh, Scott J. Lantry, Anne Freeman, Melanie Deichler,<br />

Courtney O’Hagan<br />

• Less time-consuming, as you can usually<br />

reach agreement and the legal proceeding can<br />

be finalized within a short time Collaborative<br />

law gives both spouses and their lawyers<br />

control of the proceedings, in contrast to a<br />

traditional divorce, where a judge controls<br />

the proceedings.<br />

TOP RATED LAWYERS<br />

andrEw ross<br />

williaM F. whitinG<br />

r. ann Fallon<br />

Founded in 1981,<br />

Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP<br />

devotes its practice exclusively to family law<br />

matters. Each of the named partners<br />

is a Certified Family Law Specialist,<br />

certified by the State Bar of California,<br />

Board of Specialization, and is a<br />

Fellow of the American Academy<br />

of Matrimonial Lawyers. The firm employs<br />

paralegals and legal assistants, each of<br />

whom has had extensive training and<br />

experience in the practice of family law.<br />

101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 250, Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br />

ph (925) 296-6000 • fax (925) 296-6001 • email whiting@disso.com<br />

The Participation Agreement<br />

The participation agreement is a key feature<br />

of the collaborative divorce. This agreement,<br />

which is signed by both spouses and their<br />

lawyers, typically requires all parties to<br />

agree that:<br />

• All efforts will be made to negotiate<br />

a divorce agreement without the need of<br />

having to going to court.<br />

• If litigation is<br />

necessary, the collaborative<br />

attorneys<br />

will withdraw<br />

from the case and<br />

be replaced by divorce<br />

attorneys.<br />

• each member<br />

will agree to act<br />

with integrity in<br />

disclosing information<br />

and working<br />

to reach an agreement.<br />

If experts<br />

are necessary, then<br />

all parties will have<br />

to agree upon the<br />

neutral experts<br />

who are hired.<br />

The Collaborative<br />

Process<br />

one of the first<br />

steps in the collaborative<br />

process is<br />

to determine what<br />

assets or income<br />

each party has using<br />

a method known as<br />

“share and verify’’.<br />

You are asked to<br />

disclose information<br />

voluntarily<br />

and to verify it with<br />

documentation<br />

and tax returns. At<br />

what are known<br />

as joint sessions<br />

or four-way conferences,<br />

both spouses and their<br />

collaborative lawyers (and sometimes other<br />

neutral professionals) meet to discuss the issues<br />

and seek ways to create or arrive at agreement.<br />

They brainstorm for any and all possible<br />

solutions. All parties focus on ways to resolve<br />

the problem, instead of seeing the other party<br />

as the problem and attacking each other.<br />

each spouse often starts seeing things more<br />

from their spouse’s point of view.<br />

When you reach a divorce agreement<br />

through collaborative law, one of the lawyers<br />

will draft legal documents that detail the<br />

agreements which have been reached. These<br />

legally binding documents are then submitted<br />

to the court for approval without having to go<br />

through a long court hearing.<br />

What Happens If Settlement<br />

Can’t Be Reached?<br />

If you can’t arrive at a settlement through<br />

the collaborative law approach, the collaborative<br />

lawyers withdraw from the case and<br />

each party will hire a divorce attorney to tackle<br />

the issues in court. That way, you’ll have<br />

had the best representation for each phase of<br />

the proceedings.<br />

Any person approaching a divorce situation<br />

should talk with a collaborative lawyer<br />

to get an assessment of his or her situation to<br />

see if it might be settled without litigation.<br />

The earlier this is done, the more chance<br />

there is for the other party to be oriented<br />

toward a settlement approach.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

If you and your spouse both agree<br />

to engage in a collaborative divorce,<br />

your next step is to find a lawyer who<br />

is experienced in this field. As you<br />

interview attorneys, consider asking the<br />

following questions:<br />

Is my divorce suitable for using the<br />

collaborative process?<br />

Do you have collaborative law<br />

experience?<br />

Are you a member of any associations<br />

of collaborative lawyers?<br />

How do you charge for your services?<br />

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Gary a. anGEl<br />

ciViL LitiGation,<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY, admiraLtY,<br />

maritimE, commErciaL,<br />

insUrancE LitiGation<br />

“One of the best lawyers in San<br />

Francisco at getting cases resolved.”<br />

Gary A. Angel is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in<br />

San Francisco. His referrals come primarily from other lawyers<br />

and former clients. His legal career, spanning more than three<br />

decades, includes appearances in courtrooms all over the<br />

country. He is known as an excellent tactician who specializes<br />

in understanding his clients’ needs and getting cases resolved<br />

both efficiently and expeditiously with excellent outcomes. He<br />

has tried many cases in both state and federal courts throughout<br />

California, Oregon, Nevada, New York, and elsewhere.<br />

He is a highly regarded litigation and trial lawyer, whose<br />

focus is always on the client’s best interests. His professional<br />

ability has been acknowledged by his peers with an AV<br />

Preeminent ® rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over two<br />

decades.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF GARY A. ANGEL<br />

177 Post Street, Eighth Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94108<br />

ph: 415.788.5935 • fax: 415.788.5958<br />

angelgary@aol.com<br />

JocElyn burton<br />

LaBor & EmPLoYmEnt<br />

Jocelyn Burton has over 23 years of<br />

legal experience and she has served as<br />

counsel of record in cases resulting in<br />

over twenty published federal court<br />

decisions. From 1994–2005, Ms. Burton<br />

was an Assistant United States Attorney<br />

in the United States Attorney’s Office of<br />

the Northern District of California. In addition to the<br />

hundreds of cases that she litigated in federal district<br />

court, Ms. Burton has litigated over 100 cases involving<br />

claims of various types of discrimination, including age,<br />

race, religion, disability, sex, national origin, as well as<br />

harassment and retaliation cases. During her tenure at the<br />

United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Burton served as both<br />

deputy chief and chief of the civil division. As civil chief,<br />

she was responsible for managing the civil division and<br />

the approximately 1500 cases pending annually. Ms.<br />

Burton received her B.A. degree from Wake Forest<br />

University and she is currently serving her fourth term on<br />

its Board of Trustees. She received a Masters of Public<br />

Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public<br />

Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She received<br />

her J.D. from the University of Chicago.<br />

BURTON EMPLOYMENT LAW<br />

1939 Harrison Street, Suite #924 • Oakland, CA 94612<br />

ph: 510.318.6316 • fax: 510.473.3672<br />

jburton@burtonemploymentlaw.com<br />

www.burtonemploymentlaw.com<br />

boonE callaway/ carl wolF<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY,<br />

mEdicaL<br />

maLPracticE,<br />

insUrancE<br />

Carl Wolf and Boone<br />

Callaway have been working<br />

together since 1993.<br />

They are both AV ® rated by Martindale-Hubbell; the highest<br />

rating from the best-known company that rates attorneys.<br />

Carl and Boone have a strong reputation with the<br />

major injury and malpractice insurance carriers, enabling<br />

them to settle a majority of cases quickly and favorably.<br />

They are both committed to providing excellent, personal<br />

service to their clients.<br />

Callaway and Wolf have taken many cases to jury trials<br />

and arbitrations, but in most cases, are able to reach an<br />

excellent settlement without a trial. Carl and Boone believe<br />

that every client should choose an attorney with whom they<br />

feel comfortable, and who gives clear, intelligent answers to<br />

their questions, and prompt attention throughout the case.<br />

CALLAWAY & WOLF<br />

150 Post Street, Suite 600<br />

San Francisco, CA 94108<br />

ph: 415.541.0300<br />

info@callawayandwolf.com • www.callawayandwolf.com<br />

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soloMon cEra<br />

cLass actions, sEcUritiEs<br />

fraUd, antitrUst LitiGation<br />

Solomon (Sol) Cera is the managing<br />

partner of Gold Bennett Cera<br />

& Sidener LLP, which represents plaintiffs<br />

in class action, securities fraud<br />

and antitrust litigation.<br />

The Firm and its predecessors have been representing<br />

plaintiffs in complex litigation matters for almost<br />

50 years, typically on a contingent fee basis. The Firm<br />

has played a leading role in many significant class action<br />

cases and has recovered well in excess of a billion dollars<br />

for its clients. The Firm has seven attorneys and endeavors<br />

to provide hands on, aggressive representation<br />

of its clients’ interests.<br />

Sol is a graduate of Pomona College, Claremont,<br />

California, and the University of San Francisco School<br />

of Law, where he won an award for best oral advocate.<br />

GOLD BENNETT CERA & SIDENER LLP<br />

595 Market Street, Suite 2300<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105<br />

ph: 415.777.2230<br />

fax: 415.777.5189<br />

MarK E. christEnsEn<br />

ProfEssionaL LiaBiLitY,<br />

insUrancE, LitiGation<br />

Mark devotes his practice to helping<br />

13 Fortune 500® and privately held businesses<br />

with their litigation needs and<br />

legal problems. He has over 25 years of<br />

experience as a trial attorney and over<br />

17 years of experience in law firm management,<br />

focusing on strategic planning and attorney<br />

development.<br />

Mark is a respected trial attorney and has a breadth<br />

of experience in products, construction, professional<br />

malpractice and directors and officers liability defense,<br />

having represented boat manufacturers, crane and hoist<br />

companies, construction contractors, brokers and financial<br />

and non-profit institutions in litigation nationwide.<br />

Mark is coverage and reinsurance trial counsel for<br />

commercial, excess, and specialty risk insurers. He has<br />

represented their interests in losses exceeding $100<br />

million, initiating litigation to void policies and defending<br />

bad faith claims. He also coordinates insurer insolvency<br />

issues on national accounts.<br />

CHRISTENSEN EHRET<br />

2485 Natomas Park Drive 315<br />

Sacramento, CA 95833<br />

ph: 916.443.6909 • fax: 916.313.0645<br />

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ph: 510.464.8068<br />

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Max clinE<br />

BanKrUPtcY<br />

The Cline Law Group consists<br />

25 of four attorneys all of whom specialize<br />

in consumer and small business<br />

bankruptcies. The firm is known<br />

for excellent representation at reasonable<br />

fees.<br />

The firm represents individuals who reside or have<br />

a business in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco<br />

or San Mateo counties. Hablamos español.<br />

The firm has been practicing bankruptcy law<br />

since 1973.<br />

Max has been a speaker at the National Conference<br />

of Bankruptcy Judges, the National Association<br />

of Chapter 13 Trustees, county bar seminars<br />

and many related groups.<br />

The firm offers free consultations to discuss each<br />

client’s situation with a qualified bankruptcy attorney.<br />

We are a debt relief agency and help people file<br />

for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.<br />

THE CLINE LAW GROUP<br />

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600<br />

Oakland, CA 94612<br />

max@maxcline.com<br />

www.maxcline.com<br />

barbara cray<br />

BanKinG & financE,<br />

commErciaL LitiGation<br />

AV rated ® for over 15 years and selected<br />

for the inaugural edition of the Bar<br />

Register of Preeminent Women<br />

Lawyers, Barbara Cray has unique<br />

experience in representing financial<br />

institutions in connection with bank operations issues,<br />

including significant trial experience in cases arising<br />

under Divisions 3, 4 and 11 of the California Commercial<br />

Code. She successfully obtained a defense verdict in the<br />

first bookkeeper forgery case tried after the 1992<br />

Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code. She also<br />

has extensive expertise in lender liability defense.<br />

Cray is a Mediator for the U.S. District Court for the<br />

Northern District of California, and in addition is privately<br />

retained as a mediator for commercial and banking<br />

matters. She has also served as a Temporary Judge for<br />

the Santa Clara County Superior Court.<br />

Cray is also a documentary filmmaker, produces<br />

television shows for public broadcasting stations, and is<br />

a performing folk singer.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF BARBARA CRAY<br />

303 Twin Dolphin Dr., 6th Floor, Redwood Shores, CA 94065<br />

ph: 650.654.2729<br />

craylaw@comcast.net<br />

JaMEs t. diaMond, Jr.<br />

21<br />

LaBor and EmPLoYmEnt,<br />

commErciaL LitiGation,<br />

GoVErnmEnt LaW<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman represents employers<br />

in all facets of employment law<br />

in state and federal courts and before<br />

administrative agencies. James Diamond has 25 years<br />

of experience providing employment counseling and<br />

defending public entities and private corporate clients,<br />

including Fortune 500 ® corporations, in litigation matters<br />

including discrimination, reasonable accommodation,<br />

FMLA, harassment, retaliation, and common-law tort<br />

and contract claims. He regularly lectures on employment<br />

law issues. Mr. Diamond and the lawyers at the firm<br />

litigate commercial disputes for their public and private<br />

clients in state and federal courts involving breach of<br />

contract, fraud, injunctive relief, false claims, and class<br />

action claims. Goldfarb & Lipman’s experience is bolstered<br />

by the diversity of our group of attorneys. The<br />

firm is a certified Women-Owned Business.<br />

GOLDFARB & LIPMAN LLP<br />

www.goldfarblipman.com<br />

1300 Clay Street, 11 th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 PH: 510.836.6336<br />

523 W. 6 th Street, Suite 1220, Los Angeles, CA 90014 PH: 213.627.6336<br />

2260 El Cajon Blvd, No. 922, San Diego, CA 92104 PH: 619.239.6336<br />

STEPHEN BENDA<br />

JD (Valedictorian), LLM (Tax), MBA Stanford (Arjay Miller Scholar)<br />

• COLLECTIONS<br />

• BANKRUPTCY 22 AND TAXES<br />

• LITIGATION (Civil, Tax, & Bankruptcy)<br />

Legal Muscle to Enforce Judgements<br />

Blood from Turnips<br />

Tax Debt Eliminated in Bankruptcy<br />

Stop the Taxman<br />

Hound Dog in Court<br />

Have the Shark on Your Side<br />

25 Years of Getting Results<br />

We Take Care of Your Case<br />

LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN BENDA<br />

750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350<br />

Menlo Park, California 94025<br />

Ph: 650-323-6600; Fax: 650-323-6623<br />

Esq@Bendalaw.com<br />

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IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE,<br />

A SETTLEMENT MAY BE BEST<br />

if you are injured in a<br />

car accident or other incident,<br />

someone is often legally responsible<br />

for your injury. Filing a personal injury<br />

claim could help you obtain compensation<br />

from the responsible party to pay your<br />

medical bills, as well as other losses, which<br />

are known as damages. When you settle<br />

with the other party, you accept payment<br />

for your injury and agree not to sue that<br />

party. Although your lawyer will give you<br />

advice about settlement, it is your decision<br />

to settle or not.<br />

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VISION. INTEGRITY. RESULTS.<br />

Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP is a litigation firm with<br />

offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.<br />

The firm’s attorneys are seasoned litigators with trial experience<br />

ranging from product liability and toxic tort matters to surety<br />

and commercial contract disputes. Founding partners and<br />

recognized litigation specialists, Gabriel Jackson and<br />

Peter Renstrom have served as national counsel to defendants<br />

in the national asbestos litigation since 1991 and are involved in<br />

strategic management for high stakes cases nationwide.<br />

JJR is a full-service trial firm which also includes an appellate<br />

practice for both state and federal jurisdictions. In addition to<br />

their California and Washington-based practice groups, JJR’s<br />

trial experience includes Nevada, Oregon, Colorado and Texas,<br />

along with New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.<br />

GABRIEL A. JACKSON<br />

gaby@jjr-law.com<br />

JACKSON JENKINS RENSTROM LLP<br />

After an accident, you may have physical,<br />

mental or emotional injuries. even<br />

if insurance covers your medical bills, you<br />

may (depending on the circumstances) still<br />

file a claim for damages. Damages include<br />

lost wages, damage to your property,<br />

any permanent disability, rehabilitation, and<br />

present and future pain and suffering. While<br />

some personal injury cases are decided<br />

by a judge or jury in a courtroom, many<br />

are settled out of court.<br />

If your case goes to court, the process<br />

can take several years from beginning to<br />

end. If you settle<br />

the case instead,<br />

the defendant pays<br />

an agreed-upon<br />

sum of money soon<br />

after everything is<br />

signed and ready.<br />

This agreement<br />

should include<br />

a statement that<br />

you release the<br />

other party from<br />

responsibility.<br />

If you’ve already<br />

filed a lawsuit<br />

in court, you will<br />

PETER K. RENSTROM<br />

peter@jjr-law.com<br />

55 Francisco Street, 6th Flr., San Francisco, CA 94133<br />

P 415-982-3600 • F 415-982-3700<br />

WWW.JJR-LAW.COM<br />

have to agree<br />

to drop the case<br />

against the other<br />

party promptly.<br />

Settlements<br />

can be reached at<br />

any point. often,<br />

the insurance<br />

company will<br />

make a settlement<br />

offer after review<br />

of your records and<br />

medical expenses.<br />

However, some<br />

cases settle after<br />

both sides have<br />

presented evidence<br />

to the judge . In<br />

many courts,<br />

the parties are<br />

required to attend<br />

settlement conferences<br />

before<br />

starting a trial.<br />

Coming to Financial Terms<br />

You must provide the party responsible<br />

for your accident with information about your<br />

injuries, expenses, and your need for future<br />

treatment. evidence might include medical<br />

records, hospital bills, pay stubs, and witness<br />

statements. The defending side may ask<br />

for a medical examination by a doctor of its<br />

choosing. It may hire expert witnesses<br />

to disprove your version of the case. Your<br />

lawyer can help you estimate how much<br />

money you might receive after a trial instead<br />

of accepting a settlement.<br />

Settlements may be paid in a lump sum<br />

or in periodic payments. A structured settlement<br />

involves buying financial products called<br />

annuities that pay a certain amount every<br />

month or year until the total is paid in full.<br />

This arrangement can reduce taxes but won’t<br />

allow you to buy a house or other expensive<br />

item because you’re getting smaller payments<br />

over time.<br />

Questions for Your Attorney<br />

Before meeting with your attorney<br />

prepare yourself with questions such as:<br />

<br />

I have been at the wrong place at the<br />

wrong time more than once recently<br />

and was legitimately injured and filed<br />

claims. How will this be perceived by<br />

a judge or jury?<br />

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MichaEl l. dobrov<br />

EstatE LaW PLanninG,<br />

taXation, trUsts and EstatEs<br />

Michael L. Dobrov is the principal<br />

of the office of the Law Offices of<br />

Michael L. Dobrov located in San<br />

Francisco. Michael earned his LL.M.<br />

degree in taxation at Golden Gate<br />

University, his J.D. from the University of San Francisco,<br />

and his B.A., with honors at the University of California<br />

at Berkeley. He has been in law practice since 1991, concentrating<br />

in estate planning, trust and probate administration,<br />

family wealth transfer, business succession planning,<br />

and gift and estate taxation issues. During this time,<br />

he has worked at the San Mateo County Superior Court<br />

as its Probate Research Attorney, as well as at private San<br />

Francisco law firms, known for their estate planning and<br />

trust practices. Most recently, Michael left a position as<br />

Senior Vice President with Bank of America’s Trust<br />

Department (The Private Bank), a position he held for<br />

eight years, to open his own law practice. He lives<br />

in San Francisco with his wife and two children.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL L. DOBROV<br />

2134 Van Ness Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94109<br />

MichaEl F. donnEr<br />

commErciaL LitiGation<br />

Michael F. Donner is a litigation partner<br />

at Stein & Lubin LLP (San Francisco). He<br />

specializes in challenging commercial<br />

cases and has an established record of<br />

successfully resolving, through either litigation<br />

or negotiation, even the most acrimonious<br />

of business disputes. He brings<br />

analytical skill, creativity, responsiveness, and a commitment<br />

to achieving practical solutions to every engagement. Mr.<br />

Donner’s practice is broad and encompasses a wide range<br />

of commercial matters, including:<br />

• Real Estate<br />

• Contracts<br />

• Employment<br />

• Construction Defects<br />

• Trade Secrets and<br />

Restrictive Covenants<br />

• Unfair Competition<br />

• False Advertising<br />

• Receiverships<br />

• Broker Liability<br />

• Design Professional Liability<br />

• Legal and Accounting<br />

Professional Liability<br />

• Shareholder, Partner<br />

and Investor Rights<br />

STEIN & LUBIN LLP<br />

The Transamerica Pyramid<br />

600 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

ph: 415.981.0550 • fax: 415.981.4343<br />

mdonner@steinlubin.com • www.steinlubin.com<br />

scott EMblidGE<br />

commErciaL LitiGation,<br />

aPPELLatE, aLtErnatiVE<br />

disPUtE rEsoLUtion<br />

Scott Emblidge is a seasoned trial lawyer<br />

who has obtained exceptional results for<br />

business, public entity and individual clients.<br />

He has also represented individuals and<br />

business in many real property disputes. He is a respected<br />

appellate lawyer as well. As a business litigator, Emblidge has<br />

represented companies large and small in disputes relating to<br />

contracts, trade secret issues, partnership dissolution and unfair<br />

competition claims. He is a recognized authority on a wide<br />

range of municipal law issues including contracting rules and<br />

procedures and constitutional questions.<br />

Emblidge has mediated scores of cases and serves as a<br />

mediator for the United States District Court and the California<br />

Court of Appeal. He has repeatedly been named a Northern<br />

California Super Lawyer. Emblidge received his law degree, cum<br />

laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Political Science,<br />

with Highest Honors, from California State University at<br />

Fullerton.<br />

MOSCONE EMBLIDGE SATER & OTIS LLP<br />

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 2100<br />

San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

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Michael@dobrovlaw.com • www.dobrovlaw.com<br />

emblidge@mosconelaw.com • www.mosconelaw.com<br />

brEtt GladstonE, EsQ.<br />

dEVELoPmEnt EntitLEmEnts<br />

LaW, condominiUm LaW,<br />

adJacEnt nEiGHBor<br />

aGrEEmEnts<br />

Brett Gladstone completed his undergraduate<br />

work at Harvard in 1980, magna<br />

cum laude, and then went to Duke University School of Law.<br />

A land-use attorney interested in urban planning matters,<br />

he lives in San Francisco and is active in local civic and charitable<br />

matters. His legal practice includes real estate entitlements,<br />

condominium projects, and real estate purchase<br />

and sales matters. Mr. Gladstone is on the Board of The San<br />

Francisco History Museum at the Mint. For 10 years, he<br />

served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater<br />

San Francisco Association of Realtors and spent 8 years on<br />

the on the Board of Friends of the Urban Forest. He has<br />

been active in SPUR, including 9 years serving as Chair of<br />

SPUR’s Mid-Market Task Force.<br />

GLADSTONE & ASSOCIATES<br />

177 Post Street, Penthouse<br />

San Francisco, CA 94108<br />

ph: 415.434.9500<br />

brett@gladstoneassociates.com<br />

www.gladstoneassociates.com<br />

tEd J. hanniG<br />

BUsinEss, rEaL EstatE,<br />

tEcHnoLoGY, EntErtainmEnt<br />

16 Ted J. Hannig, founding Partner,<br />

received both his JD and MBA<br />

degrees from Santa Clara University,<br />

where he was Research Editor for the<br />

Law Review, founded the Computer and High<br />

Technology Law Conference and served as a Research<br />

Attorney for the San Mateo County Superior Court. He<br />

also studied international business law at the University<br />

of Tokyo while working for a Japanese law firm.<br />

He provides his clients with a unique blend of knowledge<br />

and experience in real estate, business, high technology<br />

and entertainment law. He is one of the few<br />

attorneys who have earned respect and the highest ratings<br />

as both a trial attorney and transactional attorney.<br />

His firm, Hannig Law Firm LLP is a general practice firm<br />

comprised of seven attorneys.<br />

HANNIG LAW FIRM LLP<br />

2991 El Camino Real<br />

Redwood City, CA 94061<br />

ph: 650.482.3040 • fax: 650.482.2820<br />

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david M. hElbraun<br />

ProfEssionaL LiaBiLitY,<br />

LitiGation, insUrancE LaW<br />

2 The Helbraun Law Firm emphasizes litigation<br />

and conflict resolution in the areas of<br />

professional malpractice and insurance;<br />

commercial and construction matters; copyright<br />

and trademark; and police misconduct.<br />

David M. Helbraun has been a legal counselor and trial lawyer<br />

in California for 25 years. Mr. Helbraun is a graduate of Yale<br />

University (B.A. 1982) and of Hastings College of the Law,<br />

University of California at San Francisco (J.D. 1987). Formerly a<br />

partner in the San Francisco office of a national litigation law firm,<br />

Mr. Helbraun has successfully tried to verdict cases involving professional<br />

liability, copyright, insurance bad faith, franchise disputes,<br />

construction defects, and police misconduct. He has<br />

served as a lecturer on legal ethics and avoiding legal malpractice,<br />

and has served on the Board of Directors of the California<br />

State Bar’s Committee on Professional Liability Insurance, Bay<br />

Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, the National Lesbian and<br />

Gay Law Association, and Open Eye Pictures.<br />

HELBRAUN LAW FIRM<br />

351 California Street, Suite 900<br />

San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

ph: 415.982.4000 • fax: 415.352.0988<br />

helbraun@helbraunlaw.com • www.helbraunlaw.com<br />

M david Kroot<br />

rEaL EstatE LaW, nonProfit<br />

LaW, GoVErnmEnt LaW<br />

Goldfarb & Lipman represents private<br />

and public entities in real estate matters,<br />

with an emphasis on community<br />

development, economic development<br />

and affordable housing. M David Kroot<br />

is experienced in government programs, conventional<br />

and tax-exempt financing and tax-advantaged investments,<br />

such as New Markets and Low Income Housing<br />

Tax Credits. Mr. Kroot and the lawyers at the firm represent<br />

clients in complex matters involving multiple funding<br />

sources and regulatory requirements.<br />

The firm’s practice encompasses all aspects of real<br />

estate transactions, from site control through project<br />

financing and operation, as well as nonprofit corporate<br />

and tax exemption issues and fair housing. Goldfarb &<br />

Lipman’s experience is bolstered by the diversity of our<br />

group of attorneys. The firm is a certified Women-<br />

Owned Business.<br />

GOLDFARB & LIPMAN LLP<br />

www.goldfarblipman.com<br />

1300 Clay Street, 11 th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 PH: 510.836.6336<br />

523 W. 6 th Street, Suite 1220, Los Angeles, CA 90014 PH: 213.627.6336<br />

2260 El Cajon Blvd, No. 922, San Diego, CA 92104 PH: 619.239.6336<br />

stEPhan E. KylE<br />

2<br />

BUsinEss & commErciaL,<br />

EmPLoYmEnt LaW,<br />

commErciaL LitiGation<br />

Stephan Kyle serves as outside General<br />

Counsel to numerous California companies<br />

and not-for-profit entities, providing<br />

representation across a full range of business matters<br />

including entity formation, financing, corporate governance,<br />

operations and commercial transactions.<br />

He also serves as counsel on regulatory compliance<br />

issues, employer-employee affairs and investor matters.<br />

In addition, Mr. Kyle has broad civil litigation experience.<br />

His published appellate decisions include the California<br />

Supreme Court case of Seabright Insurance Company v.<br />

U.S. Airways, Inc. and the frequently-cited Ninth Circuit<br />

decision of Read-Rite Corp. v. Burlington Air Express, Ltd.<br />

Mr. Kyle is a 1991 graduate of the Maurer School of Law,<br />

Indiana University-Bloomington. He founded the San<br />

Francisco-based Kyle Law Corporation in 2009.<br />

KYLE LAW CORPORATION<br />

255 California Street, Suite 1300<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

ph: 415.839.8100 • fax: 415.839.8189<br />

skyle@kylelawcorp.com<br />

www.kylelawcorp.com<br />

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thoMas J. lalannE<br />

BUsinEss & rEaL EstatE<br />

LitiGation<br />

Tom LaLanne is in his 40th year of<br />

practice in San Francisco, specializing<br />

primarily in complex business and real<br />

estate litigation. He has successfully<br />

tried more than 140 cases to verdict in<br />

state and federal courts in California.<br />

He also has extensive appellate experience in both state<br />

and federal courts. Tom is admitted to practice in the<br />

State Courts in California, the U. S. District Court,<br />

Northern, Eastern and Central Districts, the U.S. District<br />

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S.<br />

Supreme Court.<br />

Most of Tom’s clients are individuals and small business<br />

entities, all of whom appreciate his ability to resolve their<br />

important legal problems in an aggressive, creative and<br />

cost effective manner.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS J. LALANNE<br />

369 Broadway<br />

San Francisco, CA 94133<br />

ph: 415.434.1122<br />

fax: 415.434.1125<br />

tom@lalannelaw.com<br />

thoMas E. MillEr<br />

constrUction LaW,<br />

HomEoWnEr association,<br />

LitiGation<br />

Thomas E. Miller is founder, CEO, and<br />

senior trial counsel for The Miller Law<br />

Firm with offices throughout California.<br />

Mr. Miller’s litigation practice is limited to representing<br />

homeowner associations with construction deficiencies.<br />

The Miller Law Firm has recovered over $600 million on<br />

behalf of its clients. Mr. Miller received his B.A. from<br />

California State University, Long Beach (magna cum<br />

laude) and his J.D. from University of California, Hastings<br />

College of the Law (1973). He is a nationally recognized<br />

specialist on construction defect claims and has<br />

authored 4 editions of “Handling Construction Defect<br />

Claims: Western States,” (Wiley 1986, 1993; Aspen 1999,<br />

2012), and 2 editions of “Home & Condo Defects: A<br />

Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction,” (Seven Locks<br />

Press 2001 & 2012).<br />

THE MILLER LAW FIRM<br />

235 Montgomery Street, Suite 930<br />

San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

ph: 800.403.3332<br />

www.constructiondefects.com<br />

roGEr t. nuttall, EsQ.<br />

criminaL, PErsonaL inJUrY<br />

Over the past 40 years, Roger T.<br />

Nuttall has established himself as a<br />

distinguished trial lawyer in the areas<br />

of criminal defense and plaintiff personal<br />

injury litigation. He is a Fellow of<br />

the American Board of Criminal<br />

Lawyers, a national membership which represents the<br />

highest accolade afforded in the practice of criminal law,<br />

and he has been designated as a Northern California<br />

“Super Lawyer.” His inspired and compassionate style is<br />

a result of his sensitivity to human nature, and the application<br />

of that sensitivity to his work. He and his law firm<br />

enjoy an AV ® rating, having achieved significant victories<br />

by remaining true to what the firm perceives as the<br />

honor of representing good people, in its efforts to<br />

achieve individualized justice.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF NUTTALL & COLEMAN<br />

2445 Capitol Street, Suite 150<br />

Fresno, Ca 93721<br />

ph: 559.233.2900<br />

fax: 559.485.3852<br />

www.fresnocriminaldefensefirm.com<br />

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randy suE PollocK<br />

criminaL dEfEnsE<br />

Ms. Pollock has been practicing since<br />

1975. She was a public defender in San<br />

Joaquin County for three years and a<br />

Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los<br />

Angeles for five years. Her practice is<br />

devoted exclusively to criminal defense<br />

and she represents clients in both state and federal court<br />

throughout the state who are charged with crimes ranging<br />

from RICO conspiracies, espionage, securities fraud, mortgage<br />

fraud, tax violations, money laundering, and drug trafficking,<br />

to a variety of state offenses, including marijuana<br />

cultivation in federal and state court. She has been<br />

AV rated ® since 2001 and was selected for the Bar Register<br />

of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2012.<br />

She was the only criminal defense attorney named<br />

by The Recorder as one of the top statewide Attorneys<br />

of the Year 2011.<br />

She has also been selected as a Super Lawyer. She most<br />

recently won a not guilty verdict after a five-month RICO<br />

prosecution in federal court in San Francisco.<br />

RANDY SUE POLLOCK, ATTORNEY AT LAW<br />

2831 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609<br />

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www.randysuepollock.com<br />

Gailann y. starGardtEr<br />

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insUrancE coVEraGE<br />

Patricia Gail Stargardter, M. Barbarito, a partner a Certified at Archer<br />

Matrimonial Norris, provides Law insurance Attorney, coverage is a member<br />

advice of the and law represents firm of Einhorn, insurance Harris, clients<br />

Ascher, in coverage Barbarito and bad & Frost, faith in litigation Denville,<br />

New arising Jersey. under This personal full service and commercial law firm is<br />

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prominent and California. in the State. Ms. Barbarito is known for her<br />

excellent Having courtroom spent five and years negotiation with a major skills. insurance She is past- company,<br />

Gail of the understands Executive Committee the legal and of the practical Family aspects Law of<br />

Chair<br />

Section claims handling of the NJ and State insurance Bar Association, litigation. 2004 A colleague recipient<br />

of recently the Tischler made the Award following presented comment for her about lifetime Gail’s contributions<br />

abilities: to family “Gail is law, one Fellow of the of very the best American in a very Academy difficult of<br />

legal<br />

Matrimonial field.” This sentiment Lawyers ,Certified is matched Arbitrator by her clients and former who trust<br />

member her to represent of the Family them at Division the trial Practice court and Committee appellate for<br />

the court Supreme level. Court of NJ.<br />

Gail holds an AV ® rating, the highest rating available,<br />

from Martindale-Hubbell.<br />

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ARCHER NORRIS<br />

XXXXXXXXXX<br />

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800<br />

XXXXXXXXXXX<br />

Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br />

gstargardter@archernorris.com • www.archernorris.com<br />

stEvEn G. tEraoKa<br />

BUsinEss & commErciaL,<br />

rEaL EstatE, ciViL LitiGation<br />

Steven Teraoka has practiced for 38<br />

years in corporate, business and real<br />

estate transactions and civil litigation.<br />

As Managing Partner of Teraoka &<br />

Partners LLP, a San Francisco based<br />

international law firm serving domestic and international<br />

companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los<br />

Angeles, Mr. Teraoka draws from jury trial experience<br />

and experience in the California Supreme Court to advise<br />

corporate clients. He represents Kikkoman Sales USA and<br />

regularly advises the world’s largest wholesaler of Asian<br />

foods, JFC International. He has assisted Sega in<br />

business acquisitions, Nomura Research in its corporate<br />

structuring and acquisitions, and NTT Facilities and<br />

Furukawa Sangyo North America in establishing their U.S.<br />

operations. Highly experienced and skilled, Mr. Teraoka<br />

has been rated as a Preeminent Attorney for 25 years and<br />

named as a Super Lawyer since 2008.<br />

TERAOKA & PARTNERS LLP<br />

One Embarcardero Center, Suite 1020<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

ph: 415.981.3100; toll free: 800.600.5700<br />

www.teraokalaw.com • steve@teraokalaw.com<br />

cliFF wEinGus<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY,<br />

mEdicaL maLPracticE,<br />

EmPLoYmEnt, discrimination<br />

For over 30 years, Cliff Weingus, of<br />

McTernan, Stender & Weingus, has<br />

been successfully representing plaintiffs<br />

in cases involving personal injury and<br />

employment law. In the area of personal injury law, this<br />

has included representation in cases of serious bodily injury,<br />

wrongful death, automobile accidents, elder abuse and<br />

medical malpractice. In employment law, this has included<br />

representation of employees and former employees in<br />

cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment,<br />

retaliation and actions for unpaid overtime and other<br />

wage and hour violations. In his employment practice in<br />

recent years, Mr. Weingus has also focused on actions<br />

brought under USERRA, the federal law that protects the<br />

civilian employment rights of veterans and military personnel<br />

upon their discharge from active military service.<br />

THE LAW OFFICES OF MCTERNAN,<br />

STENDER & WEINGUS, P.C.<br />

595 Market Street, Suite 1100<br />

San Francisco, CA 94105-2825<br />

ph: 415.777.0313 • fax: 415.777.9380<br />

cweingus@mcternanlaw.com • www.mcternanlaw.com<br />

bEn winslow<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY, LitiGation<br />

Mr. Winslow practices law in San<br />

20 Francisco. His practice emphasizes<br />

wrongful death litigation and personal<br />

injury claims arising out of automobile,<br />

bicycle and motorcycle accidents, slip<br />

and fall, faulty condition of premises<br />

and general negligence. Mr. Winslow engages in riskbenefit<br />

analysis with each of his prospective clients to<br />

determine whether the facts and law justify the cost of<br />

litigation or whether the matter in dispute can be<br />

resolved outside the courtroom through Alternative<br />

Dispute Resolution.<br />

Mr. Winslow served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.<br />

He has taught legal research at Hastings College of Law<br />

and has also taught at Lincoln Law School. Mr. Winslow<br />

is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings<br />

College of the Law.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF BEN WINSLOW<br />

3223 Webster Street<br />

San Francisco, CA 94123<br />

ph: 415.441.5943<br />

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cathy yanni<br />

10<br />

mEdiator, arBitrator,<br />

sPEciaL mastEr,<br />

discoVErY rEfErEE<br />

Cathy Yanni is a full-time neutral at<br />

JAMS and her practice includes mediation,<br />

arbitration, and Special Master/<br />

Discovery Referee work. Cathy handles a wide variety of<br />

case types and specializes in pharmaceuticals/mass torts,<br />

class actions and multidistrict litigation (MDLs), employment<br />

and wage and hour cases, and business disputes.<br />

In class actions and MDLs, she works with the parties<br />

and the court to design and implement a process ensuring<br />

each party’s claims are resolved and settlement<br />

objectives are reached fairly and efficiently. In mediations,<br />

she is lauded for managing the pre-mediation<br />

process and post-mediation follow-up. She is flexible,<br />

persistent and her understanding of the law, coupled<br />

with her ability to relate to all parties, makes her an<br />

effective and sought-after mediator.<br />

JAMS<br />

Two Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor<br />

San Francisco, CA 94111<br />

cyanni@jamsadr.com • www.jamsadr.com<br />

bryant l. younG<br />

BUsinEss & commErciaL,<br />

rEaL EstatE, aLtErnatiVE<br />

disPUtE rEsoLUtion<br />

Bryant L. Young has 30+ years experience<br />

working with a wide range of business<br />

and real estate clients to achieve their<br />

objectives--completing transactions, solving<br />

problems, resolving disputes, and protecting interests.<br />

Exceptionally creative and practical, and a skilled and<br />

experienced negotiator. His ability to listen, people skills and<br />

analytical abilities make him an excellent mediator.<br />

AV ® Preeminent (highest professional/ethical) Martindale-<br />

Hubbell rating. Broad background in law, business and government:<br />

White House Fellow; Deputy Assistant Secretary,<br />

HUD; Project Director, US Synthetic Fuels Corporation;<br />

Federal District Court Law Clerk; School Board President;<br />

several personal businesses and construction projects.<br />

Graduated from Cornell University and Stanford Law<br />

School, where he served on the Law Review and received an<br />

award for excellence in legal writing.<br />

LAW OFFICES OF BRYANT L. YOUNG<br />

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3380<br />

San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

ph: 415.291.1970 • fax: 415.362.9401<br />

bly@ebzlaw.net • www.ebzlaw.net<br />

MarK J. Zanobini, EsQ.<br />

PErsonaL inJUrY, ProdUct<br />

LiaBiLitY, mEdicaL maLPracticE<br />

12 Mark J. Zanobini is an experienced trial<br />

attorney who is the principal shareholder<br />

of the Law Office of Mark J. Zanobini<br />

P.C. He has successfully handled all<br />

types of catastrophic personal injury<br />

and wrongful death cases including<br />

those caused by auto accidents, product liability, dangerous<br />

premises or medical negligence.<br />

He has secured multiple six- and seven figure settlements<br />

and verdicts in railroad, maritime, automobile and<br />

other personal injury cases.<br />

Mr. Zanobini is a graduate of the University of<br />

California at Berkeley and the University of San Francisco<br />

School of Law. He is on the board of directors of the San<br />

Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and is an active member<br />

of many other trial and consumer organizations.<br />

LAW OFFICE OF MARK J. ZANOBINI P.C.<br />

55 Francisco Street, Suite 403<br />

San Francisco, CA 94133-2115<br />

ph: 415.392.8400<br />

fax: 415.520.5998<br />

admin@zanobinilaw.com<br />

www.zanobinilaw.com<br />

STEPHEN BENDA<br />

JD (Valedictorian), LLM (Tax), MBA Stanford (Arjay Miller Scholar)<br />

• COLLECTIONS<br />

• BANKRUPTCY 9 AND TAXES<br />

• LITIGATION (Civil, Tax, & Bankruptcy)<br />

Legal Muscle to Enforce Judgements<br />

Blood from Turnips<br />

Tax Debt Eliminated in Bankruptcy<br />

Stop the Taxman<br />

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Have the Shark on Your Side<br />

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LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN BENDA<br />

750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 350<br />

Menlo Park, California 94025<br />

Ph: 650-323-6600; Fax: 650-323-6623<br />

Esq@Bendalaw.com<br />

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MARY ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, P.C.<br />

auto accidEnts, PErsonal inJury, Product autoMobilE liability, accidEnts, civil litiGation<br />

PErsonal inJury, worKErs’ coMPEnsation<br />

IndUcTed inTo THe TriaL<br />

Lawyer Hall of Fame this year<br />

by the California State Bar<br />

Litigation Section, Mary<br />

Alexander is a nationally<br />

recognized trial lawyer for her work<br />

in personal injury and products<br />

liability. She has won the respect of<br />

clients and colleagues alike for her<br />

commitment to protecting<br />

consumer rights.<br />

aLeXander HaS SerVed aS THe<br />

President of the Consumer<br />

Attorneys of California and as the<br />

President of the Association of Trial<br />

Lawyers of America (ATLA), now the<br />

American Association for Justice<br />

(AAJ), which is one of the largest<br />

plaintiffs’ bar organizations in the<br />

world. She has been a member of<br />

the American Board of Trial<br />

Advocates since 1997, and is also<br />

on the Board of Visitors of the Santa<br />

Clara Law School. Currently, she is<br />

the President of the National Crime<br />

Victim Bar Association.<br />

in addiTion To BeinG aV<br />

Preeminent ® rated by Martindale-<br />

Hubbell ® , Alexander has been<br />

included in Super Lawyers each year<br />

since 2006. In 2012, she was named<br />

in the Top 50 Women Northern<br />

California Super Lawyers list.<br />

“i’Ve aLwayS Been FocUSed on<br />

one thing: ensuring that those<br />

who have been harmed by the<br />

negligent, preventable actions of<br />

others get the justice they deserve,”<br />

Alexander says.<br />

aLeXander HaS BUiLT a SiGniFicanT<br />

record of success, both before<br />

juries and at the negotiation table.<br />

Notably, she achieved a $45 million<br />

verdict for a 41-year-old San Mateo<br />

victim who was rendered a<br />

quadriplegic when her car was<br />

struck by a driver speeding through<br />

a red light. She also secured a $5.5 million settlement for a young<br />

man TOP who RATED was paralyzed LAWYERS when he fell from a defective balcony, a<br />

$4 million settlement for an 87-year old couple hit by a motorist, and<br />

a $13.3 million verdict for a young women who was paralyzed from<br />

the neck down when the brakes on her rented bike failed to work.<br />

aFTer earninG a BacHeLor’S deGree in BioLoGy and a MaSTer’S<br />

in public health, Alexander spent 10 years working in environmental<br />

and occupational trl lawyEr naMEs health research. She notes that a desire to help<br />

individuals one-on-one and to make a difference in people’s lives<br />

drew her to the practice of law. “Being a warrior for those who can’t<br />

fight for themselves is my passion, and I love being able to help<br />

clients injured by accidents, pharmaceuticals, and dangerous<br />

products.”<br />

aLeXander’S ViSion and SenSe oF JUSTice HaVe Led Her To GiVe<br />

back in every way that she can. Just days after 9/11, Alexander, who<br />

was President-Elect of ATLA at the time, joined with other leaders<br />

to work with Congress in establishing the Victim Compensation<br />

Fund. She also worked with other trial lawyers to establish the Trial<br />

Lawyers Care organization, the largest pro bono project in United<br />

States history, which has helped more than 1,500 victims pro bono.<br />

44 Montgromery Street, Suite 1303<br />

San Francisco, CA 94104<br />

ph: 415.433.4440<br />

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Alternative Dispute Resolution...........33<br />

Appellate Law........................................34<br />

Arbitration...............................................36<br />

Asbestos Litigation................................36<br />

Banking & Finance................................36<br />

Bankruptcy..............................................37<br />

Business & Commercial........................38<br />

Civil Law...................................................45<br />

Civil Rights...............................................49<br />

Class Actions..........................................49<br />

Collections Law......................................50<br />

Commercial Litigation...........................50<br />

Communications & Media...................53<br />

Construction Law...................................53<br />

Consumer Law.......................................55<br />

Criminal Law...........................................55<br />

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Dental Malpractice................................58<br />

Discrimination.........................................58<br />

Domestic Violence................................58<br />

Education................................................58<br />

Eminent Domain....................................58<br />

Energy and Natural Resources............58<br />

Entertainment Law................................59<br />

Environmental Law................................59<br />

Family & Elder Law................................60<br />

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Immigration Law....................................72<br />

Insurance Law.........................................73<br />

Intellectual Property..............................75<br />

Internet Law............................................77<br />

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Legal Malpractice Law..........................80<br />

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Medical Malpractice..............................85<br />

Non-Profit Law.......................................86<br />

Personal Injury........................................86<br />

Products Liability....................................90<br />

Professional Liability..............................92<br />

Real Estate Law......................................92<br />

Securities.................................................98<br />

Social Security Disability.......................98<br />

Taxation...................................................98<br />

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Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP<br />

ALVIN R. WOHL<br />

Patton Wolan Carlise LLP<br />

STEVEN C. WOLAN<br />

Paul C. Maier<br />

PAUL C. MAIER<br />

Paul C. Valentine Attorney at Law<br />

PAUL C. VALENTINE<br />

Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller &<br />

Moskowitz, LLP<br />

WILLIAM D. ANDERSON, LAWRENCE A.<br />

MOSKOWITZ<br />

Peterson Law Offices<br />

FREDERICK F. PETERSON<br />

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP<br />

KIRKE M. HASSON, JOHN R. HEISSE,<br />

ROBERT B. THUM<br />

Porter Scott A Professional Corporation<br />

CARL J. CALNERO, TERENCE J.<br />

CASSIDY, DAVID A. MELTON, NORMAN<br />

V. PRIOR<br />

Pulverman & Pulverman, LLP<br />

JAMES S. BIANCHI<br />

Quinn & Kronlund, LLP<br />

DANIEL F. QUINN<br />

Ramsay Buzz Wiesenfeld<br />

RAMSAY WIESENFELD<br />

Randall M. Widmann<br />

RANDALL M. WIDMANN<br />

Raymond L. Ocampo Attorney at Law<br />

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Real Restaurants<br />

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Reed Smith LLP<br />

JAMES H. FLEMING<br />

Robert A. Hawley Attorney at Law<br />

ROBERT A. HAWLEY<br />

Robert D. Carrow<br />

ROBERT D. CARROW<br />

Robert W. Cullen Attorney at Law<br />

ROBERT W. CULLEN<br />

Roger S. Poore<br />

ROGER S. POORE<br />

Ron Romines<br />

RON ROMINES<br />

Ropes & Gray LLP<br />

NORMAN H. BEAMER<br />

Rosenfeld Family Law, P.C.<br />

ESTHER ROSENFELD<br />

Russo Mediation and Law<br />

FRANK D. RUSSO<br />

Severson & Werson<br />

DENNIS M. TALBOTT<br />

Sheldon & Mankin<br />

PETER A. MANKIN<br />

Sheldon Michaels Attorney at Law<br />

SHELDON MICHAELS<br />

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton<br />

LLP<br />

CHARLES S. DONOVAN, PETER S.<br />

HECKER, EDWARD B. LOZOWICKI,<br />

JOEL R. OHLGREN, NEIL A.F. POPOVIC<br />

Squire, Sanders (US) LLP<br />

MARK C. DOSKER<br />

Stephanie E. Smith Attorney at Law<br />

STEPHANIE E. SMITH<br />

Steven J. Rosenberg<br />

STEVEN J. ROSENBERG<br />

Stoner, Welsh & Schmidt<br />

KATHERINE E. STONER<br />

Stuart L. Smits & Associates A<br />

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STUART LANSING SMITS<br />

Tamar Pachter Attorney at Law<br />

TAMAR PACHTER<br />

Terra Law LLP<br />

PERRY J. WOODWARD<br />

Terry A. Roach,<br />

TERRY A. ROACH<br />

The Deckard Law Firm<br />

DIANE C. DECKARD<br />

The Law Offices of Anna M. Rossi<br />

ANNA M. ROSSI<br />

The Law Offices of McDonald & Mannion<br />

BRIAN MCDONALD<br />

The Law Offices ofBlacker, Sammis &<br />

Blacker<br />

NORDIN F. BLACKER<br />

Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean A<br />

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Thomas A. Campbell<br />

THOMAS A. CAMPBELL<br />

Thomas C. Nagle,A Professional Law<br />

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THOMAS C. NAGLE<br />

Thomas D. Reese<br />

THOMAS D. REESE<br />

Thomas H. R. Denver Attorney at Law<br />

THOMAS H. R. DENVER<br />

Valerian Patterson & Stratman<br />

JOHN D. HOURIHAN<br />

Venner ADR Mediation Services<br />

CHARLOTTE MEEKS VENNER<br />

Vivien B. Williamson Attorney at Law<br />

VIVIEN B. WILLIAMSON<br />

VMware Inc.<br />

ANGELA L. PADILLA<br />

Wayne L. Bender Attorney at Law<br />

WAYNE L. BENDER<br />

Weinberg, Ziff & Miller<br />

DAVID C. WEINBERG<br />

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ANDREW J. WIEGEL<br />

Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney,<br />

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RICHARD H. HOFFELT<br />

William Albert Stricklin Attorney at Law<br />

WILLIAM ALBERT STRICKLIN<br />

William G. Carter<br />

WILLIAM G. CARTER<br />

William L. Nagle<br />

WILLIAM L. NAGLE<br />

Wilma R. K. Rader Attorney at Law<br />

WILMA R. K. RADER<br />

WilmerHale<br />

MARK D. FLANAGAN<br />

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman &<br />

Dicker LLP<br />

LAURA E. FANNON<br />

Wilson Law Offices<br />

LAURENCE P. WILSON<br />

Wulff Quinby Sochynsky<br />

WILLIAM A. QUINBY, RANDALL W.<br />

WULFF<br />

Zela G. Claiborne Attorney at Law<br />

ZELA G. CLAIBORNE<br />

Appellate Law<br />

Altshuler Berzon LLP<br />

MICHAEL RUBIN<br />

Archer Norris A Professional Law<br />

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W. ERIC BLUMHARDT, KYMBERLY E.<br />

SPEER, GAILANN Y. STARGARDTER,<br />

DOUGLAS C. STRAUS, JONATHAN W.<br />

THAMES, GARY A. WATT<br />

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DAVID DURHAM, JEROME B. FALK,<br />

SEAN M. SELEGUE<br />

Arthur K. Wachtel<br />

ARTHUR K. WACHTEL<br />

Arthur W. Walenta Attorney at Law<br />

ARTHUR W. WALENTA<br />

Ater Wynne LLP<br />

LORI IRISH BAUMAN<br />

B. E. Bersegen, III<br />

B. E. BERGESEN<br />

Baker Manock & Jensen, <strong>PC</strong><br />

JOSEPH M. MARCHINI<br />

Bernard F. Cummins<br />

BERNARD F. CUMMINS<br />

Berry & Block, LLP<br />

REX DARRELL BERRY<br />

Best Best & Krieger LLP<br />

RODERICK E. WALSTON<br />

Bien & Summers LLP<br />

ELLIOT L. BIEN, E. ELIZABETH<br />

SUMMERS<br />

Bingham McCutchen LLP<br />

DALE E. BARNES, JOHN R. REESE<br />

Borowsky & Hayes LLP<br />

PHILIP BOROWSKY<br />

Brekhus Law Partners<br />

PETER B. BREKHUS<br />

Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP<br />

Eugene brown<br />

robert d. eassa<br />

Bruce Edwin Mcleod<br />

raymond j. bergez<br />

troy d. mcmahon<br />

susan a. ogdie<br />

DELIA A. ISVORANU<br />

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Brunn & Flynn Attorneys<br />

TIMOTHY T. FLYNN<br />

Bullivant Houser Bailey <strong>PC</strong><br />

JESS B. MILLIKAN, PAUL D. NELSON<br />

Bushnell & Caplan, LLP<br />

DAVID H. FIELDING<br />

Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP<br />

LAURIE HEPLER<br />

Cassel Malm Fagundes LLP<br />

JOSEPH H. FAGUNDES<br />

Cleek & Elin<br />

ROBERT J. CLEEK<br />

Coddington, Hicks & Danforth<br />

CLINTON H. CODDINGTON, LEE J.<br />

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RANDOLPH S. HICKS, R. WARDELL<br />

LOVELAND<br />

Covington & Burling LLP<br />

DAVID B. GOODWIN<br />

Crowell & Moring LLP<br />

ETHAN P. SCHULMAN, J. DANIEL<br />

SHARP<br />

Cynthia Podren Attorney at Law<br />

CYNTHIA PODREN<br />

David F. Sarnowski Attorney at Law<br />

DAVID F. SARNOWSKI<br />

David McNeil Morse Attorney at Law<br />

DAVID MCNEIL MORSE<br />

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP<br />

JOSEPH E. ADDIEGO<br />

Dell’Ario & LeBoeuf, P.C.<br />

ALAN CHARLES DELL’ARIO<br />

Diane M. Matsinger<br />

DIANE M. MATSINGER<br />

Dietrich, Glasrud, Mallek & Aune<br />

DONALD H. GLASRUD, BRUCE A.<br />

OWDOM<br />

Dillingham & Murphy, LLP<br />

PATRICK J. HAGAN<br />

Dowling Aaron Incorporated<br />

NICKOLAS J. DIBIASO<br />

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP<br />

ALAN J. LAZARUS<br />

Duane Morris LLP<br />

JOSEPH M. BURTON, PAUL J. KILLION,<br />

RICHARD L. SEABOLT<br />

Edward P. O’Brien Attorney at Law<br />

EDWARD P. O’BRIEN<br />

Ellen Lake<br />

ELLEN LAKE<br />

Ernest M. Thayer Attorney at Law<br />

ERNEST M. THAYER<br />

Farella Braun + Martel LLP<br />

JEROME I. BRAUN, STEVEN R.<br />

LOWENTHAL, DOUGLAS R. YOUNG<br />

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett<br />

& Dunner, L.L.P.<br />

SCOTT A. HERBST<br />

Fish & Richardson P.C.<br />

FRANK E. SCHERKENBACH<br />

Fisher & Phillips LLP<br />

TIMOTHY J. MURPHY<br />

Flesher Broomand McKague LLP<br />

WILLIAM C. BARRY<br />

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada A Limited<br />

Liability Partnership<br />

H. MATHEW MOORE<br />

Fred J. Hiestand A Professional<br />

Corporation<br />

FRED J. HIESTAND<br />

Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier<br />

LLP<br />

MARTIN H. DODD<br />

Geoffrey Rotwein<br />

GEOFFREY ROTWEIN<br />

Gilmore Wood Vinnard & Magness A<br />

Professional Corporation<br />

DAVID M. GILMORE<br />

Gordon & Rees LLP<br />

KENNETH S. PERRI, RICHARD R. SPIRRA,<br />

DON WILLENBURG<br />

Gregory F. Jilka Attorney at Law<br />

GREGORY F. JILKA<br />

Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP<br />

J. MICHAEL COCHRANE<br />

Guy Kornblum & Associates<br />

MUKESH ADVANI<br />

Haapala, Thompson & Abern LLP<br />

REBECCA S. WIDEN<br />

Hall, Hieatt & Connely, LLP<br />

MARK B. CONNELY<br />

Hansen, Kohls, Jones & Sommer, LLP<br />

KEVIN R. CULHANE<br />

Hanson Bridgett LLP<br />

NEIL R. BARDACK<br />

Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson & McLay,<br />

LLP<br />

MARK G. BONINO, LAWRENCE M.<br />

GUSLANI<br />

Herb Fox<br />

HERB FOX<br />

Herum Crabtree, Inc.<br />

STEVEN A. HERUM<br />

J. Frank McCabe<br />

J. FRANK MCCABE<br />

Jacques LeBoeuf Attorney at Law<br />

JACQUES LEBOEUF<br />

James M. Berg Attorney at Law<br />

JAMES M. BERG<br />

James S. Thomson<br />

JAMES S. THOMSON<br />

Janet Morgan Attorney at Law<br />

JANET MORGAN<br />

Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation<br />

JAY-ALLEN EISEN<br />

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP<br />

MICHAEL J. HASSEN, PAUL L. WARNER<br />

Joan Wolff<br />

JOAN WOLFF<br />

Joe Ramsey Attorney at Law<br />

JOE RAMSEY<br />

Joel Franklin<br />

JOEL FRANKLIN<br />

John R. Cosgrove Attorney at Law<br />

JOHN R. COSGROVE<br />

Jon B. Eisenberg Attorney at Law<br />

JON B. EISENBERG<br />

Jones Day<br />

ELWOOD LUI<br />

Judith Ellen Ganz Attorney at Law<br />

JUDITH ELLEN GANZ<br />

K&L Gates LLP<br />

JOHN L. BOOS, EDWARD P. SANGSTER,<br />

TIMOTHY P. WALKER<br />

Karen Leaf Attorney at Law<br />

KAREN LEAF<br />

Karl S. Mayer Attorney at Law<br />

KARL S. MAYER<br />

Kastner Banchero LLP<br />

E. JEFFREY BANCHERO<br />

KC Branch Firm A California Law Firm<br />

K. CHRISTOPHER BRANCH<br />

Keker & Van Nest LLP<br />

ELLIOT R. PETERS<br />

Kenney & Markowitz L.L.P.<br />

DAVID W. GORDON<br />

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP<br />

ROGER L. COOK, GENE CREW<br />

King & Spalding LLP<br />

PAUL R. JOHNSON<br />

L. Douglas Pipes Attorney at Law<br />

L. DOUGLAS PIPES<br />

Law Office of Gerald Clausen<br />

GERALD A. CLAUSEN<br />

Law Office of Kendra L. Tanacea<br />

KENDRA L. TANACEA<br />

Law Office of Lauren Poplack Hallinan<br />

LAUREN POPLACK HALLINAN<br />

Law Office of Robert R. Granucci<br />

ROBERT R. GRANUCCI<br />

Law Office of Scott S. Furstman<br />

SCOTT S. FURSTMAN<br />

Law Offices of Anthony Boskovich<br />

ANTHONY M. BOSKOVICH<br />

Law Offices of Bernard N. Wolf<br />

BERNARD N. WOLF<br />

Law Offices of Charity Kenyon<br />

CHARITY KENYON<br />

Law Offices of Cliff Gardner<br />

CLIFF GARDNER<br />

Law Offices of David S. Vogel<br />

DAVID S. VOGEL<br />

Law Offices of Doron Weinberg<br />

DORON WEINBERG<br />

Law Offices of John M. Kelson<br />

JOHN M. KELSON<br />

Law Offices of Paul W. Berning<br />

PAUL W. BERNING<br />

Law Offices of Robert E. White<br />

ROBERT E. WHITE<br />

Law Offices of Russell J. Hanlon<br />

RUSSELL J. HANLON<br />

Law Offices of Thomas J. LaLanne<br />

THOMAS J. LALANNE<br />

Law Offices of Vincent P. Hurley<br />

VINCENT P. HURLEY<br />

Lentz & Duval<br />

GILBERT W. LENTZ<br />

Linda F. Robertson Attorney at Law<br />

LINDA F. ROBERTSON<br />

Littler Mendelson P.C.<br />

HENRY D. LEDERMAN, RICHARD H.<br />

RAHM<br />

Louis N. Hiken Attorney at Law<br />

LOUIS N. HIKEN<br />

Louis S. Katz<br />

LOUIS S. KATZ<br />

Low, Ball & Lynch A Professional<br />

Corporation<br />

RAYMOND COATES<br />

Mackenroth & Laird LLP<br />

DAVID E. MACKENROTH<br />

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP<br />

HARRY W. R. CHAMBERLAIN, DAVID L.<br />

HUARD<br />

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte &<br />

Carruth LLP<br />

JAMES P. WAGONER<br />

McDermott Will & Emery<br />

RORY LITTLE<br />

McManis Faulkner<br />

MICHAEL REEDY<br />

Meegan, Hanschu & Kassenbrock<br />

MARK R. KASSENBROCK<br />

Melendez & Associates, LLP<br />

MICHAEL W. MELENDEZ<br />

Meredith J. Watts<br />

MEREDITH J. WATTS<br />

Michael A. Willemsen Attorney at Law<br />

MICHAEL A. WILLEMSEN<br />

Michael R. Marron, Esq.<br />

MICHAEL R. MARRON<br />

Miller Law Group<br />

JOSEPH P. MASCOVICH<br />

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and<br />

Popeo, P.C.<br />

HARVEY SAFERSTEIN<br />

Morgan, Franich, Fredkin & Marsh<br />

WILLIAM N. SIAMAS<br />

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP<br />

JAMI WINTZ MCKEON<br />

Morris Polich & Purdy LLP<br />

DAVID L. BRANDON<br />

Morrison & Foerster LLP<br />

RUTH N. BORENSTEIN, ELLEN<br />

BORGERSEN, GEORGE C. HARRIS<br />

Moscone, Emblidge & Sater LLP<br />

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Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston<br />

GEORGE E. MURPHY<br />

N. Rommel Bondoc Attorney at Law<br />

N. ROMMEL BONDOC<br />

Nancy A. Aimola Attorney at Law<br />

NANCY A. AIMOLA<br />

Nina Wilder Attorney at Law<br />

NINA WILDER<br />

Nixon Peabody LLP<br />

WALTER T. JOHNSON<br />

Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss A<br />

Professional Corporation<br />

MICHAEL MASUDA<br />

Nossaman LLP<br />

KURT W. MELCHIOR<br />

Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C.<br />

MELVILLE OWEN<br />

Parish & Small<br />

william h. parish<br />

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Paul Hastings LLP<br />

PAUL W. CANE<br />

Phillips, Erlewine & Given LLP<br />

R. SCOTT ERLEWINE<br />

Physicians’ Advocates<br />

CHARLES BOND<br />

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP<br />

KEVIN M. FONG, JOHN M. GRENFELL,<br />

THOMAS V. LORAN<br />

Porter Scott A Professional Corporation<br />

TERENCE J. CASSIDY<br />

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP<br />

DAN BROMBERG<br />

Reed Smith LLP<br />

ROBERT D. PHILLIPS<br />

Reynolds Maddux LLP<br />

PHILLIP J. MADDUX<br />

Richard E. Flamm<br />

RICHARD E. FLAMM<br />

Richard I. Sherman Attorney at Law<br />

RICHARD I. SHERMAN<br />

Riordan & Horgan<br />

DENNIS P. RIORDAN<br />

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP<br />

SANFORD SVETCOV<br />

Robert D. Bacon Attorney at Law<br />

ROBERT D. BACON<br />

Robert F. Kane<br />

ROBERT F. KANE<br />

Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley A<br />

Professional Corporation<br />

MICHAEL J. BRADY, PAMELA E.<br />

COGAN, ADRIAN G. DRISCOLL, SUSAN<br />

H. HANDELMAN<br />

Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP<br />

SANFORD JAY ROSEN<br />

Rothschild, Wishek & Sands, LLP<br />

QUIN DENVIR<br />

Russell and Russell A Professional Law<br />

Corporation<br />

KENT A. RUSSELL<br />

S. Michelle May Attorney at Law<br />

S. MICHELLE MAY<br />

Samuelson, Wilson & Roe<br />

PETER G. SAMUELSON, JACQUELYN K.<br />

WILSON<br />

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP<br />

STEPHEN H. DYE<br />

Schofield & Associates, PLC<br />

LOUIS F. SCHOFIELD<br />

Sedgwick LLP<br />

FREDERICK D. BAKER, KELLY SAVAGE<br />

DAY<br />

Seiler Epstein Ziegler & Applegate, LLP<br />

DOUGLAS A. APPLEGATE<br />

Severson & Werson<br />

JAN T. CHILTON<br />

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton<br />

LLP<br />

PETER S. HECKER, NEIL A.F. POPOVIC,<br />

STEVEN B. SACKS, ROBERT J. STUMPF<br />

SNR Denton<br />

PAUL E. B. GLAD<br />

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP<br />

GREGORY G. SPAULDING<br />

Spiegel Liao & Kagay, Professional<br />

Corporation<br />

CHARLES M. KAGAY<br />

Squire, Sanders (US) LLP<br />

RODNEY R. PATULA<br />

Stephen B. Elrick Attorney at Law<br />

STEPHEN B. ELRICK<br />

Steven Finell<br />

STEVEN FINELL<br />

Stoel Rives LLP<br />

MELISSA A. JONES<br />

Stromsheim & Associates<br />

reidun stromsheim<br />

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Sweeney & Greene LLP<br />

JAMES F. SWEENEY<br />

Terry A. Roach,<br />

TERRY A. ROACH<br />

Terry M. Gordon Attorney at Law<br />

TERRY M. GORDON<br />

The Davis Law Firm A<strong>PC</strong><br />

TIMOTHY C. DAVIS<br />

The Miles Law Firm A Professional<br />

Corporation<br />

LAWRENCE W. MILES<br />

Thomas M. Burton<br />

THOMAS M. BURTON<br />

Thomas P. Murphy Attorney at Law<br />

THOMAS P. MURPHY<br />

Thomas W. Wilson Attorney at Law<br />

THOMAS W. WILSON<br />

Tony J. Tanke Attorney at Law<br />

TONY J. TANKE<br />

Vincent A. Ruiz Attorney at Law<br />

VINCENT A. RUIZ<br />

W. Richard Such Attorney at Law<br />

W. RICHARD SUCH<br />

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin &<br />

Tobin Law Corporation<br />

THADD A. BLIZZARD<br />

Weyand Law Firm<br />

ERIC C. SHAW<br />

William L. Osterhoudt<br />

WILLIAM L. OSTERHOUDT<br />

Williams Pinelli & Cullen, LLP<br />

JOHN R. WILLIAMS<br />

Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP<br />

CRAIG C. CORBITT, DANIEL S. MASON<br />

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TOD L. GAMLEN<br />

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BARRY M. WINOGRAD<br />

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CHARLES A. DYER<br />

Ericksen Arbuthnot<br />

ROGER F. ALLEN<br />

Ernest A. Long, ADR<br />

ERNEST A. LONG<br />

Fisher & Phillips LLP<br />

JOHN D. MCLACHLAN<br />

Flynn/Williams, LLP<br />

SCOTT WILLIAMS<br />

Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi A<br />

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DAVID R. LUCCHESE<br />

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Gary Richard N. Moore<br />

GARY RICHARD N. MOORE<br />

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GREGORY F. JILKA<br />

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CHARLES E. TOOMBS<br />

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J. SCOTT MCKAY<br />

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THOMAS G. BEATTY<br />

McNeil, Silveira, Rice & Wiley<br />

PATRICK J. MCNEIL<br />

McPharlin Sprinkles & Thomas LLP<br />

ELAINE M. SEID<br />

McPhee & McPhee Attorneys at Law<br />

CHARLES A. MCPHEE<br />

Meegan, Hanschu & Kassenbrock<br />

JAMES L. HANSCHU<br />

Melvin D. Honowitz Attorney at Law<br />

MELVIN D. HONOWITZ<br />

Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP<br />

KENNETH C. MENNEMEIER, ANDREW<br />

W. STROUD<br />

Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP<br />

WILLIAM J. ARNONE<br />

Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson A<br />

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ROBIN PAIGE DONOGHUE<br />

Michael Brooks Carroll<br />

MICHAEL BROOKS CARROLL<br />

Michael D. Handlos<br />

MICHAEL D. HANDLOS<br />

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MICHAEL F. GRADY<br />

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MICHAEL J. GIANUNZIO<br />

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MICHAEL L. DWORKIN<br />

Michael S. Rubin Attorney at Law<br />

MICHAEL S. RUBIN<br />

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JOHN A. SEBASTINELLI<br />

Miller & Giannini<br />

GARY V. GIANNINI<br />

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MITCHELL P. MILLER<br />

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PAUL D. MARIENTHAL, EUGENE H.<br />

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PETER A. KLINE, KATHERINE S. PAK<br />

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HARVEY SAFERSTEIN<br />

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RICHARD R. HERZOG<br />

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STEPHEN E. LOQUACI<br />

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JOHN B. MONTGOMERY<br />

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DAVID A. BREWER<br />

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GEORGE A. CUMMING, FRANKLIN<br />

BROCKWAY GOWDY, GARY A.<br />

HERRMANN, DANIEL JOHNSON, JOHN<br />

W. LARSON, RONALD B. MOSKOVITZ,<br />

KENT M. ROGER<br />

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CONRAD D. BREECE<br />

Morrison & Foerster LLP<br />

ELLEN BORGERSEN, ROLAND E.<br />

BRANDEL, STANLEY A. DOTEN, PAUL<br />

FLUM, PAUL T. FRIEDMAN, JAMES J.<br />

GARRETT, MELVIN R. GOLDMAN,<br />

SUZANNE S. GRAESER, ZANE O.<br />

GRESHAM, PETER W. HANSCHEN,<br />

JANET STONE HERMAN, ROBERT M.<br />

MATTSON, PETER J. PFISTER, MICHAEL<br />

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G. SCOTT EMBLIDGE<br />

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donald e. brodeur<br />

keeva g. coe<br />

jeffrey w. curcio<br />

kathryn e. doi<br />

frank p. fedor<br />

john e. fischer<br />

suzanne e. hennessy<br />

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KENT E. OLSEN<br />

Oracle USA, Inc.<br />

MICHAEL W. CLANCY<br />

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP<br />

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SUZANNE M. RUFFLO<br />

Parichan, Renberg & Crossman<br />

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Paul B. Wells<br />

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GAYL A. WESTENDORF, THOMAS S.<br />

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PETER N. MOLLIGAN<br />

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ROLLIE A. PETERSON<br />

Petredis Law Offices<br />

NICHOLAS P. PETREDIS<br />

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Physicians’ Advocates<br />

CHARLES BOND<br />

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RICHARD S. BEBB, RONALD E.<br />

BORNSTEIN, TERRENCE A. CALLAN,<br />

THOMAS F. CHAFFIN, MARY B.<br />

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BRUCE A. ERICSON, GEORGE P. HALEY,<br />

TERRY KEE, M. DAVID MINNICK, RUTH<br />

MODISETTE, RODNEY R. PECK, GREG<br />

L. PICKRELL, STANLEY F. PIERSON,<br />

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SPARKS, JOSEPH R. TIFFANY, MARK N.<br />

WHITE, LINDA C. WILLIAMS, STANTON<br />

D. WONG, STEPHEN M. WURZBURG<br />

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THEODORE F. BAYER<br />

Plageman Lund & Cannon LLP<br />

DANA W. FOX<br />

Poindexter & Doutre, Inc.<br />

JAMES W. POINDEXTER<br />

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FESSENDEN, DAVID A. MELTON,<br />

NORMAN V. PRIOR<br />

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ARCHER F. PUGH<br />

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Randall I. Barkan<br />

RANDALL I. BARKAN<br />

Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos, LLP<br />

ROBERT A. RANDICK<br />

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ANDREW F. SACKHEIM<br />

Real Restaurants<br />

ROBERT L. DUNN<br />

Rebecca J. Kurland<br />

REBECCA J. KURLAND<br />

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ELLEN L. BASTIER, CHARLES H.<br />

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Regents of the Univ. of Calif.<br />

LLOYD C. LEE<br />

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PETER AXELROD<br />

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Robert R. Outis A Professional<br />

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ROBERT R. OUTIS<br />

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