Spotlight: Law firm managing partners

Listed alphabetically by firm name. Based on the Business Journal's December 2013 list of the largest North Bay law firms: Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery, Anderson Zeigler Disharoon Gallagher & Gray, Beyers Costin, Bradley Curley Asiano Barrabee Abel & Kowalski, Brayton Purcell, Carle Mackie Power & Ross, Clement Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Coombs & Dunlap, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, Farella Braun & Martel, Freitas McCarthy McMahon & Keating, Friedemann Goldberg, Gaw Van Male, Geary Shea O’Donnell Grattan & Mitchell, Hanson Bridgett, Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner, Merril Arnone & Jones, Mullen & Filippi, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Mueller & Naylor, O'Brien Watters & Davis, Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz, Ragghianti Freitas, Smith Dollar, Spaulding McCullough & Tansil and Vasquez, Estrada & Conway LLP.


 Patrick EmeryAbbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery100 Stony Point Rd., #200, Santa Rosa, 95401,, 707-542-5050

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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. He is a past president of the Sonoma County Bar Association.Wendy Whitson Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray50 Old Courthouse Sq., Santa Rosa, 95404,, 707-524-4910

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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 three 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.

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