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Brian Buddell to Moderate Distinguished Panel on What the Civil Court Judges Want You to Know to be a Better Advocate

Partner BRIAN H. BUDDELL will be moderating The Judges Speak: Civil Court Litigation Do’s and Don’ts in San Francisco on October 25, 2019.  The featured speakers will be eight local judges.  Attendees will receive 6 hours of CLE credit, including …

Derek Lim appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation and Litigation Committee

Demler, Armstrong & Rowland is pleased to announce that Northern California partner, Derek Lim, has been appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation and Litigation Committee for the 2019-2020 term.   Mr. Lim is a leader in the firm’s …

U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Blow to the Bare Metal/ Component Parts Defense

Partner Edward Tugade published on the Bare Metal Defense

Erin McGahey Joins Demler Armstrong

Demler, Armstrong & Rowland LLP takes great pleasure to announce that Erin McGahey has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as Of Counsel, bolstering our continued ability to provide our clients with top notch representation and to successfully litigate and …

Successful 2-Day Seminar at Demler Armstrong

The reviews are in and this year’s Toxic Torts two-day conference was a tremendous success due to the innovative, interactive, engaging, and exceptional presentations by top trial attorneys and industry leaders.  Read more about it in the Summer 2019 issue of

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 …

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 …

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. 

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 …

John Brydon is speaking on the impact of artificial intelligence

John Brydon, managing partner of our San Francisco office, will be speaking on the impact of artificial intelligence on the practice of law along with Hugh McCabe of the San Diego law firm Neil Dymott. Click here for more details.

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