San Francisco



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 in-house for an insurance company. Ms. Rasmussen handles all aspects of litigation from preparation of … Continue reading Jennifer C. Rasmussen

Amber Lee Kelly

Ms. Kelly, an Oakland, California native, is a career defense litigator with over 30 years of experience defending corporations and public entities from a variety of claims. She has extensive trial, mediation, and arbitration experience in a wide variety of areas, including complex toxic torts, products liability, premises liability, government tort liability, construction defect, Americans … Continue reading Amber Lee Kelly

George A. Otstott

George A. 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 catastrophic injury and complex litigation, products and premises liability, environmental and toxic torts in asbestos and talc cases … Continue reading George A. Otstott

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 his clients in hundreds of arbitrations and dozens of trials throughout twenty-eight of California’s fifty-eight … Continue reading Brian Buddell

Margaret Lesniak

Margaret has practiced in the areas of insurance bad faith litigation; personal injury; landlord/tenant; defense of public entities and their employees in civil litigation; ADA claims; employment and housing discrimination claims, boundary disputes, negligence actions and intentional torts. Margaret received a Bachelor of Arts in politics from New York University in 1993, and a J.D. from Seton Hall … Continue reading Margaret Lesniak

James V. Weixel

Jim Weixel, an attorney in the firm’s San Francisco office, has concentrated his practice on toxic tort defense and other areas of casualty defense litigation for over twenty-five years. Mr. Weixel was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1990 and to the California bar in 1993. He has been an associate, partner, and of counsel … Continue reading James V. Weixel

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 and in protecting their policyholders in insurance defense matters.  He has defended insurers for many … Continue reading Paul A. Peters

Vicky Chan

Vicky Chan is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and the University of California Hastings College of the law. She has been a civil litigator since 2003, specializing in the defense of residential and commercial property damage and boundary disputes, landlord/tenant lawsuits in rent controlled jurisdictions in Northern California, and catastrophic personal injury … Continue reading Vicky Chan

Lisa Pan

Lisa L. Pan has over 30-years’ experience as a litigator, with a special emphasis on insurance coverage and large-loss claims.  She also has experience evaluating insurance coverage for professional-liability cases involving insurance-agents, attorneys, accountants, engineers, securities brokers, real-estate professionals, pharmacists and podiatrists.  Her current focus is on motions and appeals, especially on matters involving complex … Continue reading Lisa Pan

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 wide array of clients, including national defense contractors, elevator/escalator manufacturers, construction contractors, motor vehicle manufactures, … Continue reading Paul M. Bessette

Long Beach

4500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

101 Montgomery St., Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Sacramento

3626 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95864

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596