About Us

Demler Armstrong & Rowland was established in 1979 in Long Beach, California.  For more than 35 years, our primary focus has been the defense of general liability and catastrophic injury lawsuits, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance bad faith claims.  We are a litigation and trial firm with offices in both Northern and Southern California, and our lawyers are routinely called upon to try high-stakes cases in courtrooms throughout the state.  With a core group of partners who have been together for more than 20 years, we have the size and experience to take on the largest cases, but are still small enough to be able to provide the level of personal service that our clients expect.

Recent News

Otstott and Pan Win MSJ on Primary Assumption of Risk in Videotaped Hockey Case

George A. Otstott and Lisa L. Pan of Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP’s San Francisco office won summary judgment using a primary assumption of the risk defense involving a collision between two adult league hockey players on the ice during …

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Kathryn Dao elevated to Partner

The firm is proud to announce that Kathryn Dao has been elevated from Senior Associate to Partner.  After graduating from Michigan State University School of Law in 2010, Kathryn has focused her practice on the defense of cases involving premises …

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Excluding Hearsay Evidence and Expert Opinion

Defense Research Institute (DRI) has featured the article by Edward Tugade and James Weixel on how to exclude hearsay product identification evidence.  Read more here. 

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Tugade and Mahoney secure an outright dismissal of DAR’s client

Edward P. Tugade and Kelley T. Mahoney of Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP’s San Francisco office successfully secured an outright dismissal of their client, a small, family-owned manufacturer and distributor of wood products based out of Wisconsin, who had been …

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In Memoriam for Partner Bruce E. Sample (1966-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce that our partner and dear friend, Bruce Sample, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Bruce joined the DAR family shortly after graduating from Southwestern University School of Law, where he attended …

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Long Beach, CA 90804

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San Francisco, CA 94108

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Gold River, CA 95670

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Walnut Creek, CA 94597