(Listed alphabetically by firm name.)
Go to bottom of page 7 to view photo galleryPatrick Emery
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
100 Stony Point Rd. #200, Santa Rosa, 95401, abbeylaw.com, 707-542-5050
Patrick Emery is managing partner at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has been a trial lawyer in Sonoma County for over 35 years. He is one of only four practicing attorneys in Sonoma County elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. His efforts have resulted in his election to the American Board of Trial Advocates and inclusion in Best Lawyers of America. His trial experience extends to many types of commercial disputes and personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is also experienced in major consumer class actions. His most recent success is a $10 million class action verdict entered in February 2012 in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore. He is a past president of the Sonoma County Bar Association.Wendy Whitson
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. A Sonoma County native, Ms. Whitson practiced and was a partner at Zankel and McGrane, a San Francisco real estate law firm for seven years before joining Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, in 1994. Areas of practice include complex commercial real estate transactions (leases, purchase/sale, easements, co-tenancy agreements), real estate portfolio management, real estate finance, and commercial loan workouts. Ms. Whitson has been managing director of the Anderson, Zeigler firm for two years.
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.James Beyers
200 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, beyerscostin.com, 707-547-2000
James Beyers, co-founder and shareholder of Beyers|Costin, has specialized in real estate transactions, finance, land use, development and construction law. His knowledge of real estate has been honed representing many commercial and residential real estate developers in Northern California, developing successful relationships that have spanned two to three decades.
Mr. Beyers obtained his B.A. from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, in 1972, where he became a member of the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations and past president of the Sonoma County Alliance.Michael King
Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee, Abel & Kowalski
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkpsur 94939, professionals-law.com, 415-464-8888
Michale King is a managing attorney and a special litigation attorney for Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee, Abel & Kowalski. He is also staff counsel for Farmers Insurance Exchange. His experience includes over 85 civil jury trials and numerous contractual binding arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences and non-binding arbitrations.
He graduated from Dartmouth University, magna cum laude, in 1973, and obtained is J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California. Mr. King has also been appointed as a Pro Tem Settlement Panelist in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Sacramento Superior Courts.