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About Our Firm

For over 25 years, our attorneys have represented California consumers in lawsuits against the country’s biggest corporations. With cases against General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, PG&E, and other major defendants, we lead the state in complex mass tort litigation. As lawyers born and raised in Sonoma County, we are committed to seeing our communities recover and rebuild after the recent Northern California wildfires.

Giving Back to the North Bay

Like many of you, these fires deeply impacted our families, friends, and neighbors. We are determined to hold the responsible parties accountable while seeing all fair and reasonable money damages returned to our clients and to our cities and counties. That is why we have lowered the contingency rate for our firm’s wildfire clients and pledged our charitable support to the long-term recovery effort.

Our Attorneys

Founding Partner

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1990
    • Honors: Hasting 1066 Scholar Award
    • Law Review: Hasting International and Comparative Law Review, Executive Publications Editor

  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A. – 1987
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hellenic Law Society
Founding Partner

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 1998
    • Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Editor

  • Haverford College
    • B.A. – 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
Founding Partner

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude – 1985
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review, Member, 1984 – 1985

  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
    • B.A. – 1980
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
Founding Partner

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. – 1994

  • University of California Davis, California
    • B.A. – 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hellenic Law Society
Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Honors: President, Public Interest Law Foundation

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Research

  • University of California, San Diego
    • B.A. – 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. – 2007
    • Honors: UC Davis Law Review, Hopkins Award for Best Student Comment Vol.40
    • Law Review: UC Davis Law Review, Senior Symposium Editor

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. – 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • J.D. cum laude – 2012
    • Honors: CALI Awards for Trial Practice, Environmental Law Practice, International Environmental Law, Information Privacy Law
    • Nexus Journal of Law and Policy: Executive Board Member and Articles Editor
    • Environmental Law Society: President

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. – 2007

Court-Appointed Leadership

Our firm takes pride in an unmatched record of leadership in California and national mass tort cases. We have earned our distinguished reputation based on integrity in the law and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. The following court-appointed positions are among those held by members of our firm:

Federal Bankruptcy Proceedings

  • In Re PG&E Corporation [No. 19-30088] and Pacific Gas & Electric Company [No. 19-30089]: Official Committee of Tort Claimants for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Ch.11
  • Ephedra [No. 05-06040-H11]: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, Ch. 11
  • New England Compounding Pharmacy [No. 12-19882]: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Ch. 11

Federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

  • DePuy ASR [MDL No. 2197]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel
  • Ephedra [MDL No. 1598]: Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee
  • Gadolinium [MDL No. 1909]: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee
  • National Opioid Litigation [MDL No. 2804]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel
  • Ortho Evra [MDL No. 1742]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel and Court-Appointed Mediator
  • Rezulin [MDL No. 1348]: Plaintiffs’ Science and Expert Committee
  • Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella [MDL No. 2100]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel

California Coordination Proceedings (JCCP)

  • Actos [JCCP No. 4696]: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
  • Baycol [JCCP Nos. 4217 and 4223]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • California North Bay Fires [JCCP No. 4955]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel and Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
  • DePuy ASR [JCCP No. 4649]: Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee
  • Fosamax [JCCP No. 4644]: Co-Lead Counsel and Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
  • Gadolinium [JCCP No. 4546]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • Metabolife [JCCP No. 4360]: Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • Ortho Evra [JCCP No. 4506]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • PPA [JCCP No. 4166]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel
  • Reglan [JCCP No. 4631]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • Rezulin [JCCP 4122]: Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
  • Risperdal [JCCP No. 4775]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel
  • Talcum Powder [JCCP No. 4872]: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
  • Toyota Motor Cases [JCCP No. 4621]: Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee
  • Trasylol [JCCP No. 4593]: Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel
  • Vioxx [JCCP No. 4247]: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
  • Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella [JCCP No. 4608]: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and Co-Liaison Counsel
  • Zoloft [JCCP No. 4621]: Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel

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