Partners



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

Mr. Sample was the recipient of the prestigious Paul Wildham Scholarship awarded to those students showing extraordinary promise in the study of law, and received a full academic scholarship to attend Southwestern University School of Law.  During law school, he …

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 …

Edward P. Tugade

As a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, Mr. Tugade helps clients with a range of cases involving products liability, general liability, professional liability, toxic tort and asbestos litigation.  He has worked extensively on multiple trials, appeals, and in …

Tamara A. Laskin

Tamara Laskin is a partner in the Long Beach office and focuses her practice on construction defect litigation.  She has extensive experience representing subcontractors throughout California involving construction deficiencies in both residential and commercial settings.  Ms. Laskin has successfully resolved …

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