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About Our Firm

Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients who have been harmed or injured by the wrongful conduct of corporations and other major defendants. For over 25 years, our attorneys have litigated complex cases against the country’s biggest companies. As lawyers born and raised in the Northern California, we are committed to seeing our communities recover after the recent California wildfires.

Giving Back to Northern California

Like many of you, these fires deeply impacted our families, friends, and neighbors. We are working to hold the responsible parties accountable while returning all fair and reasonable money damages to our clients and to our local communities. To that end, 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
Of Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Mexico

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    • J.D. – 2008

  • University of Montana, Missoula
    • B.A. – 2005

Of Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • J.D. – 2016
    • Law Review: Co-Editor-in-Chief, UC Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal

  • Swathmore College
    • B.S. – 2013

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

We are proud of the trust that judges and other lawyers place in our firm to lead these important cases both in California and nationally.

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