Demler Adds Two Veteran ABOTA Trial Lawyers
New partners Steven Block and Brian Buddell have joined the firm as seasoned trial lawyers and are members in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Steve is heading up the firm’s newly opened Sacramento Office, where he has been practicing for nearly 40 years as an active trial lawyer and later as a mediator. Brian was a former partner with San Francisco’s Managing Partner John Brydon at his former firm, Brydon Hugo & Parker, which they left in 2014. Before rejoining Brydon, Brian was a Partner and trial attorney at Pond North. The addition of Block & Buddell means the firm now has 5 ABOTA lawyers. Founding partner Robert Armstrong is a member of the Southern California Chapter. Long Beach partner Terry Rowland and Brydon both hold the organization’s highest rank of Diplomate, a rarity in any law firm. In the last few years, the firm’s trial attorneys have obtained defense verdicts in an insurance bad faith trial; a wrongful eviction case based on alleged religious discrimination; a wrongful death products liability cancer case; and multiple verdicts in personal injury cases where the awards have been substantially less than our statutory offers to compromise.