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Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, 100 Stony Point Rd. #200, Santa Rosa, 95401, abbeylaw.com, 707-542-5050
Patrick Emery, managing partner at Abbey, Weizenberg, Warren & Emery, has been a trial lawyer in Sonoma County for over 35 years. He graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis.
Mr. Emery has been recognized as a Super Lawyer of Northern California and been included in the Best Lawyers in America. He is also one of six practicing attorneys in Sonoma County elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Much of his trial experience includes personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as in major consumer class-action lawsuits. He also represents individuals and businesses in large case commercial litigation, often involving issues of agricultural production and financing, in addition to his work as a plaintiff’s attorney.
Mr. Emery has served as president of the Sonoma County Bar Association and as a member of the Sangster Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He is a frequent lecturer on civil litigation for numerous organizations, among them the California Continuing Education of the Bar, and has taught trial practice at Empire College School of Law and trial advocacy at Stanford University Law School.
Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, 50 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa 95404, azdgg.com, 707-524-4910
Wendy Whitson was admitted to the California Bar in 1987. The Sonoma County native previously practiced and was a partner at Zankel and McGrane, a San Francisco-based, real estate law firm before, before coming to Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, where she is the managing partner.
Areas of practice include commercial landlord/tenant, business, real estate transactions and employment law.
Ms. Whitson earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained her J.D. from Hastings College of Law, University of California, in 1987.
She is a member of both the Sonoma County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Beyers Costin, 200 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 95401, beyerscostin.com, 707-547-2000
Bob Haroche has been with Beyers Costin since 1992, specializing in areas of real estate, land use, general commercial litigation and bankruptcy. He received a B.S. in economics from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1983, and his J.D. from New York University in 1988.
His practice includes construction brokerage and partnership disputes, intellectual property and commercial transactions, with specialty focus on civil appeals and land use writ practice. He has represented developers, property owners and business owners in areas of zoning, development entitlements, environmental compliance and contract disputes at both the state and federal level.
Prior to joining Beyers Costin, he specialized in securities and employment litigation at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in San Francisco.
He is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, California Bar Association, the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Board of Directors, Sonoma County Animal Shelter.