Partners



Jennifer C. Rasmussen

Jennifer C. Rasmussen is a Partner in the San Francisco office. She has an extensive experience in all facets of civil litigation, especially those with potential high value needing unique problem-solving skills. She has worked on the defense side, including …

George A. Otstott

George Otstott is a partner in Demler Armstrong & Rowland’s San Francisco office. For 20+ years he has represented defendants in numerous areas of insurance defense litigation and coverage work, including jury trials. Mr. Otstott handles complex litigation, products and …

Brian Buddell

Mr. Buddell is a trial attorney with extensive experience in many areas of civil defense including: Products Liability, Premises Liability, Complex Personal Injury, Toxic Torts, Transportation/Trucking, Wrongful Death, Auto/Truck Casualty Claims, Environmental, Employment and Insurance Coverage.  He has successfully defended …

Steven A. Block

Steven A. Block has practiced law as a civil litigator in Sacramento for nearly 40 years.  He holds an AV peer rating from Martindale-Hubble and handles a wide variety of complex litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, products

Paul A. Peters

Paul Peters is an attorney in our San Francisco office, where his practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith defense, personal injury defense, and general civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation …

Bruce Sample

Bruce Sample joined Demler, Armstrong & Rowland shortly after graduating from Southwestern University School of Law, where he attended on a full academic scholarship, was a member of the Law Review and graduated with Honors in the top 10% of …

Timothy Lippert

Timothy Lippert, a litigation and trial partner, practices personal injury defense and insurance bad faith litigation.  Early in his career, Mr. Lippert gained experience in employment litigation and defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits.  He handles all types

Paul M. Bessette

Paul Bessette is a senior litigator with over twenty-five years of experience in corporate defense, products liability, construction defect, toxic tort and asbestos litigation.  Mr. Bessette’s work has included all aspects of litigation, including multiple trials.  He has represented a …

David A. Ring

David Ring has broad experience in insurance coverage and litigation, including commercial general liability, homeowners, auto, fidelity, directors and officers, professional liability, and commercial crime, as well as insurance bad faith.  His practice also includes appellate work; personal injury defense; …

Brian C. Dunn

Brian Dunn, a litigation and trial partner in the firm’s Long Beach office, specializes in the representation of contractors, manufacturers, and material suppliers in complex construction, product liability, contract, and business disputes.  His extensive litigation experience has encompassed multi-million dollar …

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