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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

Beyers|Costin

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.

His practice areas include civil litigation, personal injury, landlord tenant habitability, construction defect, hospital negligence and medical malpractice,  real property disputes, product liability, insurance coverage and landslides.

David Donadio

Brayton Purcell

222 Rush Landing Rd., Novato 94945, braytonlaw.com, 415-898-1555

David Donadio is junior partner at Brayton Purcell, the largest law firm in the North Bay.

He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in philosophy. The Massachusetts native then moved to California and he obtained  his law degree from University of San Francisco, where he was president of the Environmental Law Society. After his second year of law school, Mr. Donadio spent a summer clerking for the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality. Concurrently with his J.D. he obtained a master’s degree in law, with a concentration in environmental law, from Vermont Law School.

Mr. Donadio began work with the Novato office of Brayton Purcell in 1991 as a law clerk and an associate immediately after his admission to the California Bar. In January 2000, Mr. Donadio became a junior partner. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of associate attorneys and paralegals in both the Novato and Los Angeles offices. He was listed as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers” in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Super Lawyer Magazine.  He is currently chairperson of the Plaintiff Steering Committee regarding revision of the San Francisco General Orders. Mr. Donadio is admitted to the California Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the U. S. District Court, Northern California. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California and Public Justice.John Mackie

Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross

100 B St. #400, Santa Rosa, 95401, cmprlaw.com, 707-526-4200

John Mackie is managing partner at Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, where he specializes in wine and food law, finance and lending, business organization, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and environmental regulation. He has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and he obtained his J.D. from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley in 1973.

He began his law career in public service, at San Francisco’s Department of City Planning, where he helped draft the city’s first subdivision ordinance and redraft the residential zoning ordinance. He later worked for the Association of Bay Area Governments and served in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Before switching to private practice, he was the deputy of business, transportation and housing for the State of California.

In 1990, he established a food and wine practice at San Francisco-based Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, and in 1998 helped found Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross. He is a founding board member and president of the Sonoma County Food and Wine Center, a founding trustee and secretary of The Oliver Ranch Foundation, a trustee of Sonoma Academy and a member of Sonoma County Slow Food Convivium. He has also been named a Northern California Super Lawyer.Clay Clement

Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

3333 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95403, ckflaw.com, 707-523-1181

Clay Clement is a business trial lawyer and managing partner for Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy. His practice is largely devoted to real estate litigation, including property tax, broker liability, eminent domain, partnership and other business disputes involving real property.

He has handled major property tax cases throughout California involving oil, gas, geothermal and refinery properties. He has also handled escrow and title insurance disputes, contract cases and many cases involving the wine industry. He has tried over 125 cases before state courts in 18 California counties, federal district and bankruptcy courts and before arbitrators, assessment appeals boards and state administrative agencies.

Mr. Clement is an honors graduate of the University of the Pacific and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.  In addition to his practice, he has taught real estate and litigation subjects at Kennedy Law School, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Hastings College of Law Business Litigation Institute.

Mr. Clement is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, two organizations where membership is available only by invitation and only to the most capable and experienced trial counsel.

Mr. Clement’s biography has appeared in Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in every year the list has been published, starting in 2004 when he was named one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California.

Cynthia Smith

Coombs & Dunlap

1211 Division St., Napa 94559, coombslaw.com, 707-252-9100,

Cynthia Smith is the managing partner of Coombs & Dunlap, LLP. Ms. Smith concentrates her practice on employment and business law, advising employers and employees regarding employment, business and contractual issues and representing them in related litigation. She also provides pro bono legal counseling to a number of Napa County nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Smith provides employers with a full range of employment advice, including employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, executive compensation, disciplinary and termination issues, anti-harassment training, wage and hour issues and consulting agreements. She advises businesses regarding entity selection and formation, royalty agreements, asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, stock purchase agreements and protection of intellectual property. She has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as in private arbitration, in breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, trademark infringement, harassment, discrimination and unfair competition actions.

Ms. Smith received her B.A. in art history, with distinction, from Stanford University, and her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, where she earned membership in the Order of the Coif. At Davis, Ms. Smith received the Sacramento County Bar Association Business Law Section Scholarship and the Deborah J. Frick Memorial Scholarship.

Ms. Smith is a member of the St. Helena Unified School District Board of Trustees and a former Board Member of St. Helena Skatepark, Inc. and Acorn Soupe. She continues to volunteer with the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation and has coached NYSL soccer for four years.Gregory Walsh

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 200  Santa Rosa, 95404, dpf-law.com, 707.524.7000

Gregory Walsh is a current managing director of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, one of the North Bay’s largest full-service law firms with Sonama and Napa county locations. He also chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Walsh’s practice encompasses all aspects of labor and employment law, including advising employers on how to prevent issues before they arise, and developing workable solutions to those that do. His practice overlaps with the firm’s Alcohol Beverage and Litigation groups, representing clients in administrative and court proceedings, and he splits time between the firm’s Napa and Santa Rosa offices. 

He began his legal career practicing labor and general business law in Boston.  He later returned to the Bay Area, where he continued developing his practice with one of the nation's largest labor and employment firms, representing union and non-union employers.   In 2004, he moved to Sonoma County, and in 2011, the North Bay Business Journal named him as a "Forty Under 40" award recipient.  He sits on the board of the Employers Advisory Council, and is a frequent speaker throughout the North Bay. 

Greg received his B.S. while double-majoring in journalism and sociology at the University of Oregon.  He earned his law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as senior executive editor of the Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.  He is admitted to practice in California, Massachusetts, and several federal jurisdictions.Katherine Ohlandt

Farella Braun + Martel

899 Adams St., St. Helena 94574, fbm.com, 707-967-4000

Katherine Ohlandt is a partner in Farella Braun + Martel’s Family Wealth Group and heads the firm’s Wine Country office in St. Helena. Her areas of practice include complex trust and estate matters, including the development and implementation of estate plans, wealth-transfer strategies, business-succession planning and long-range gift plans.

Ms. Ohlandt has extensive experience in dealing with families and wineries, vineyards, wine-related businesses, restaurant and hospitality businesses and retail establishments, among others.

She is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) and is a trained mediator on trust and estate matters. She has been named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers from 2004 to 2011.

Ms. Ohlandt is a former member of the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Napa Valley and its Charitable Real Estate Fund. She obtained her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.Peter Kleinbrodt

Freitas, McCarthy, McMahon & Keating

1108 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, 94901, freitaslaw.com, 415-456-7500

Peter Kleinbrodt is the managing partner of Freitas, McCarthy & Keating and has represented clients for over 20 years in Marin County, both as a trial and transactional attorney. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Mr. Kleinbrodt practiced entertainment law for a studio in Los Angeles and international law in Hong Kong.

He obtained his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles with high honors as a double major in psychology and sociology and his J.D. from the University of La Verne.

Mr. Kleinbrodt has served as judge pro tempore, commissioner, and arbitrator, as well as serving on numerous settlement panels in and for the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Marin. He has contributed as an author and lecturer in the area of real property law and volunteered in various youth organizations.

He is a member of the Marin County Bar Association, having served as its chair for the insurance and entertainment committees, as well as various committees for the State Bar of California, including the Litigation Section, Real Property Section, Business Section, the Rules and Procedures Committee and the Committee on the Administration of Justice.

John Friedemann

Friedemann Goldberg

420 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa 95403, frigolaw.com, 707-543-4900

John Friedemann is the managing partner of Friedemann Goldberg  and practices in the areas of banking, business and entertainment law. He received his B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981, but his undergraduate studies focused on business management. He worked in banking for several years, and then opted to pursue a law degree, which he obtained from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

In 1990, Mr. Friedemann became a partner in the Los Angeles offices of a national law firm, but soon left to create his own law firm. He has represented financial institutions for more than 25 years and has been in-house counsel, general counsel, and outside counsel to banks, advising them in all facets of lending, deposit operations, human resources and employment law, treasury department operations, regulatory compliance, correspondent banking services, special assets and insurance products and coverage. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has expertise in matters involving fraud.

Mr. Friedemann has been named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. This publication annually identifies the top 5 percent of California attorneys, as voted by their peers. He is as a frequent speaker, teacher, and lecturer on banking and business law at Sonoma State University, University of Southern California Law Center, Loyola Law School and Empire College of Law.Scott Reynolds

Gaw Van Male, 1000 Main St., Napa 94559, gawvanmale.com, 707-252-9000

Scott Reynolds is managing partner for Gaw Van Male, where his practice focuses on business, corporate, succession planning, tax, estate planning and trust administration.

He obtained his J.D from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. He completed his BA in history and biology at Stanford University.

Before law, Mr. Reynolds was with the tax department of an accounting firm in San Francisco. He is a certified specialist in estate planning, probate and trust law designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has lectured on trust administration to groups such as the Continuing Education of the Bar and the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum.

He has been selected as Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He has been involved with the Solano Economic Development Corporation, is a member of the board of directors of the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, and other community organizations.Patrick Grattan

Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Santa Rosa 95404, gsoglaw.com, 707-545-1660

Patrick Grattan is a shareholder and managing partner of the firm of Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell. The firm’s areas of practice include all aspects of civil litigation, as well as business, winery, commercial and real estate transactional law, estate planning, family law and employment matters.  Mr. Grattan’s primary area of practice for the past 10 years has been family law.

He joined the firm in 1977.  He obtained his J.D. from UCLA in 1973, and received his B.A. in economics from UC Davis in 1970.  Mr. Grattan is a member of the State Bar of California, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Andrew Giacomini

Hanson Bridgett

80 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur 94939, hansonbridgett.com, 415-925-8400

Andrew Giacomini is managing partner for Hanson Bridgett, overseeing all of the firms’ five locations in San Francisco, Larkspur, Sacramento, Silicon Valley and the East Bay.

Practice areas include litigation, construction, real estate, government ethics, business and financing. He was elected Hanson Bridgett's managing partner in 2001. He serves as general counsel to clients in a wide array of complex business transactions in the areas of real estate, construction, business formation, and financing. He is also an experienced trial attorney whose litigation practice includes commercial, real estate, and construction disputes.

He is currently the president of Legal Aid of Marin, has served as a board member of the San Francisco Bar Association and was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Bay Area Council. Mr. Giacomini also helped initiate the firm's participation in the San Francisco School Volunteers Allies for Education program, where he now serves on the board.

He is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Marin County Bar Association, President of Legal Aid of Marin, and a board member and chair of the government relations committee of the Bay Area Council.

He received his B.A. from San Francisco State University and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1991.

Jeffrey Schoppert

Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner

1000 Fourth St., San Rafael, 94901, keeginharrsion.com, 415-456-4000

Jeffrey Schoppert is the managing partner for Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner, where he is also a civil litigator practicing real estate, land use, landlord-tenant, contract, business tort and governmental and municipal law before state and federal courts. He counsels developers, owners and government regulators on matters of affordable housing and compliance.

He became a partner in 1995 and previously practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco.

He obtained a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1984. He was a San Rafael Chamber of Commerce director from 2004 to 2009 and served as board chair in 2007. He has served on the Marin County’s Bar Association committees of continuing legal education, public information and administration of justice, and has advised Marin County high school mock trial teams.Scott Steever

Lanahan Steever & Anderson

100 B Street, Suite 320, Santa Rosa 95401, lanahan.com, 707-524-4200 l

Scott Steever is managing partner at Lanahan Steever & Anderson, where he specializes in land use and environmental compliance, labor and employment law and litigation.

He advises clients frequently on matters of environmental compliance and permitting issues.

He attended California State University at Sonoma for his undergraduate degree in political science, and Golden Gate University for his J.D. He also holds a master’s of law form University of San Diego School of Law.

He is a member of the California State Bar, Environmental Law Section, Sonoma County Bar Association, among others.Anne Hernandez

Mullen & Filippi

3700 Old Redwood Highway, # 108, Santa Rosa, 95403, Mulfil.com, 707-542-4600

Anne Hernandez is senior managing partner for Mullen & Filippi’s Santa Rosa office. The firm, with offices in Eureka, Napa and Ukiah, specializes in workers compensation and employment law.

Ms. Hernandez attended State University of New York, Oswego, for her B.A, and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles for her J.D. She was a public defender for the County of Los Angeles from 1983 to 1988 and is a member of California State Bar Association, the Diablo Valley Industrial Claims Association  education chairperson and the San Francisco Industrial Claims Association. James Parrinello

Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor

2350 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael 94901, nmgovlaw.com415-389-6800

James Parrinello is the senior litigation partner and a member or the management committee at Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor. He has represented clients in regulatory, constitutional and government law, including complex litigation, arguing successfully before the U.S. and California supreme courts for 25 years.

His areas of practice include the constitutionality of government regulations, legality of state and local initiatives and referenda, voting rights and reapportionment, rent control and property rights.

He attended University of San Francisco for both his undergraduate degree as well his J.D. He is a member of the Litigation and Government Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and has also been a governor’s appointee to the California Commission on Ballot Initiatives and has served on the faculty of the Hastings College of Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

Michael Watters

O’Brien Watters & Davis

3510 Unocal Place #200, Santa Rosa 95403, obrienlaw.com, 707-545-7010

Michael Watters is the senior litigation partner and the administrative partner at O’Brien Watters & Davis, specializing in trial work involving civil litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, family law and insurance defense, including professional liability, alternative dispute resolution and defending professional licenses.

He attended University of California, Berkeley, and received a B.S. in business administration, then earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business. Following that, he served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer from 1969 to 1971, with tours in Vietnam and Okinawa, and received a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V.”

After his tours ended, he attended Hastings College of Law and received his J.D. in 1974. He then became an associate with Spridgen, Barrett, Achor, Luckhardt, Anderson, James & Zeigler, where he became partner in 1982.

He helped found O’Brien Watters & Davis when Spridgen, Barrett disbanded in 1982.

He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Sonoma County, Marin County, Napa County and American Bar Associations, and has been an arbitrator for the Sonoma, Marin and Napa County superior courts since 1979 and has been Superior and Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem.

Mr. Watters was also a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is currently a member of Association for Conflict Resolution.Leslie Perry

 Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP

438 First St. Santa Rosa 95401, perrylaw.net, 707-525-8800

In 1997 Leslie Perry and fellow partners John Johnson and Michael Miller were the founding members of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP. Today the full service law firm consists of 22 attorneys including 10 partners.

Mr. Perry has practiced in Sonoma County since 1974, where he focuses in the areas of land use, real estate and business law.  He has significant experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and litigation.  Mr. Perry has represented clients in court and before various administrative and planning agencies in many of Sonoma County’s significant CEQA matters.  He also handles land use matters at the appellate level including three CEQA related reported decisions.

After attending the University of Nevada, Reno for two years, Mr. Perry received a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. He obtained his J.D. from Davis as well in 1974. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a member of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair  and is a director for the North Bay Leadership Council.  

Mr. Perry was formerly a member of the Audubon Canyon Ranch Board of Directors; Sonoma County Planning Commissioner 1986-1995, Chairman 1987 and 1992; a member of the Board of Directors of Burbank Housing Development Corporation;  a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Fair (past president);  and a member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center Board of Directors (past president).David Feingold

Ragghianti Freitas

874 Fourth St., San Rafael 94901, rflaw.com, 475-453-9433

Dave Feingold has been in practice since 1986. The majority of his practice is devoted to representing community associations and homeowners in construction and real estate related issues. He also serves as a mediator for dispute resolution. Practice areas include common interest developments, construction and construction defect, real estate and mediation and arbitration.

He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in construction defect actions and arbitrations, including in 2007, settlements of $5 million for a 68 unit condominium association, $2.5 million for a commercial warehouse owner, $1.5 million for a single family homeowner, and two arbitrations to successful awards.

Mr. Feingold served on the Board of Directors of the Marin County Bar Association for several years, and led the 800 member association as its president in 2003. Mr. Feingold also served his community as a reserve police officer with the San Rafael Police Department from 1999-2008. In 2009, Mr. Feingold was again named as a Northern California “Super Lawyer,” a designation awarded to the top 5 percent of attorneys in Northern California.

He graduated from San Francisco State University, summa cum laude, in 1983, and obtained his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings’ College of Law in 1986.Rachel Dollar

Smith Dollar PC

404 Mendocino Ave. 2nd Floor, Santa Rosa 95401, smithdollar.com, 707-522-1100

Rachel Dollar is an AV- rated partner at Smith Dollar PC. She is a certified mortgage banker, certified financial crimes investigator, licensed real estate broker, and an expert on mortgage fraud.

She has represented lending institutions in mortgage banking matters such as lender liability litigation defense; repurchase litigation, mortgage banking related to real estate litigation, mortgage insurance claim and rescission litigation, among other areas.

She has been admitted to all California State Courts, including California Supreme Court, many United States District Courts, and is admitted pro hac vice to multiple state and federal courts nationwide.

She is a member of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Mortgage Bankers Association, Women Business Enterprise National Council, and is a past president of the Sonoma County Bar Association. Ms. Dollar has been widely quoted in national publications, recognized by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, and received the 2010 North Bay Business Journal Women in Business award. She has also published a book on mortgage fraud, is a nationally recognized speaker, and has an acclaimed public industry website Mortgage Fraud Blog.

Gregory Spaulding

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil

90 South E St., Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404,  smlaw.com, 707-524-1900 

Gregory Spaulding is managing partner at Spaulding McCullough & Tansil.  The firm has 19 lawyers practicing in the areas of business matters, litigation, estate planning, employment, insurance coverage, personal injury, real estate, intellectual property, construction, and environmental law.

He attended Marquette University for his B.A. and Southwestern School of Law for his J.D.

He began as an associate for Achor and Miller, became a partner with Achor, Miller & Spaulding, and formed his own firm in 1992. Last fall, Mr. Spaulding was presented with the Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) Award by the Judges of the Sonoma County Superior Court, the highest honor the Court can give an attorney.

He has extensive experience representing business owners, individuals, trustees and beneficiaries, contractors, public and private entities, hospitals and doctors in a wide variety of litigation matters. 

He is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and Association of Defense Council of Northern California. He serves on the board of directors for MOVES, a non-profit agency geared toward reducing violence; Legal Aid of Sonoma County; and the Sonoma County Bar Association. Michael Vasquez

Vasquez, Estrada & Conway

1000 Fourth St. San Rafael, 94901, vandelaw.com. 415-453-0555

Michael Vasquez has practiced law in California since 1984. Before establishing Vasquez Estrada & Conway LLP, he was a partner in the San Francisco office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, a 300 attorney, national law firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, Mike was a partner in the San Francisco firm of Long & Levit. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1981, and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1984. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.

He has defended asbestos-related personal injury suits since 1991. In addition to his products liability practice, he has defended dentists, doctors, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers in professional negligence suits. He has also defended non-asbestos products liability, personal injury and premises liability cases; he has prosecuted personal injury actions on behalf of plaintiffs. Mr. Vasquez has arbitrated and mediated numerous matters, and has tried more than 23 cases to juries, including seven trials to verdict.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Marin County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Defense Research Institute and the La Raza Lawyers Association.

 

 

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