Sacramento

Tower Bridge, Miles Hermann

Sacramento

Sacramento

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Partner
David R. E. Aladjem Photo
David Aladjem helps clients throughout California manage and resolve water resources management problems, especially those at the intersection of water rights, endangered species, and CEQA/NEPA.

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Partner
Annie S. Amaral Photo
Clients rely on Annie Amaral for her complex business litigation and advocacy skills to navigate through federal and state courts alike, both independently and where cases are filed simultaneously in both venues.

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Of Counsel
J. Mark Atlas Photo
Mark Atlas provides his clients the unique combination of more than 40 years of legal experience with the perspective of a long-time resident of a Sacramento Valley community that has a rich history of water resource stewardship.

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Senior Associate
Samuel E. Bivins Photo
Clients facing complex water rights disputes and environmental litigation turn to Sam Bivins for his strong analytical skills, persuasive advocacy, and strategic approach to problem solving. 

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Counsel
David E. Cameron Photo
David Cameron brings a thoughtful, detailed, and aggressive approach to each matter he handles, resulting in efficiency and success for water clients statewide.  

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Senior Associate
Kristin N. Capritto Photo
Kristin Capritto  assists clients in all aspects of estate planning, trust administration and probate — from high value estates to small estate transfers and spousal property petitions. A trained mediator, Kristin can provide clients with alternative dispute resolution when conflicts arise.

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Senior Associate
Bradley C. Carroll Photo
While working as a staff attorney at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Bradley Carroll developed not only strong analytical skills, but also gained a unique perspective on litigation.  Bradley now uses these skills and his strong background in legal research and writing to assist businesses and individuals in all phases of litigation.

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Of Counsel, Consulting General Counsel
Dan L. Carroll Photo
Dan Carroll has represented both private industry and public sector firm clients for over twenty years before the California Public Utilities Commission, primarily in matters related to regulation of electricity, natural gas, water, and transportation.

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Associate
Jackeline E. Castro Photo
Caring and zealous, Jackeline Castro firmly advocates for her client’s interests.
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Partner
Andrea P. Clark Photo
Andrea Clark has a practice focused on water rights and flood control, serving as general counsel to a variety of public agencies from local reclamation districts and water districts to regional joint powers authorities.

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Senior Associate
Courtney L. Daniels Photo
Courtney Daniels’ federal court experience and real estate background have provided her with a unique legal perspective, allowing her to bring solutions that are informed by industry understanding and strategically aligned with clients’ objectives.

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Partner
Joseph G. De Angelis Photo
For more than 20 years, Joe De Angelis has combined his legal skills and accounting background to guide his clients through complex tax planning and business transactions.  His substantial experience as a certified public accountant is extremely valuable to clients requiring practical business solutions to complex legal issues.

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Counsel
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Jim Deeringer is one of Northern California's premier trusts and estates attorneys. With more than 35 years of practice, he has handled hundreds of planning, administration, and litigation matters, involving estates ranging from the relatively small to over $100 million in value.

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Outside Counsel
Bruce F. Dravis Photo
Bruce Dravis has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on corporate governance, contracts, finance, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides advice and counsel on SEC matters.

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Outside Counsel
Jay-Allen Eisen Photo
Jay-Allen Eisen is regarded as one of California’s top appellate attorneys. He has been counsel in more than 300 appeals and appellate writs, over 120 of which have resulted in published, precedent decisions.

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Partner
Sean J. Filippini Photo
Sean Filippini's practice focuses on litigation with experience in multiple practice areas, including construction, real estate, and commercial disputes.

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Partner, Chair, Litigation Practice Group
Janlynn R. Fleener Photo
For over 20 years, a variety of businesses -- from financial institutions to national property developers and shopping center owners, governmental agencies, regional businesses, sole proprietorships and individuals -- have turned to Jan Fleener to handle their complex business litigation.

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Partner
Jeffrey S. Galvin Photo
Jeffrey Galvin represents clients in civil cases, focusing on California trust litigation and probate disputes.  His work often arises from conflicts between siblings, step-parents, and other family members.  He practices in Sacramento County, across Northern California, and in Northern Nevada.
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Counsel
Dale Ginter Photo
R. Dale Ginter has represented senior secured creditors (banks, insurance companies, hedge funds), committees and debtors in all chapters of bankruptcy.

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Associate
Daria A. Gossett Photo
Daria Gossett’s practice encompasses all aspects of general and complex civil litigation, spanning all phases of the litigation process, from pre-lawsuit demands to post-judgment appeals.

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Partner, General Counsel
Sherry Hartel Haus Photo
Sherry Haus is a partner in Downey Brand’s litigation practice group and serves as the firm’s general counsel. She is a seasoned litigator with deep experience in securities litigation and compliance, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. A former federal prosecutor and a former special assistant district attorney, Sherry has tried over 15 cases to verdict in both ...
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Associate
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Tyler Horn’s philosophy of practice is to be a strong advocate for his clients and offer passionate, reasonable and thoughtful problem-solving solutions throughout the litigation process.

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Partner
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Tyson Hubbard is an experienced litigator who focuses on trust and estate disputes. Tyson’s clients rely upon him to steer an efficient and effective path. He draws on his nine years of litigation experience across a wide range of matters, as well as his personal experience as a trustee of a family trust. 

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Partner
Steven B. Hymas, II Photo
With over a decade prior experience working in business and technology, Steve Hymas has a deep understanding of legal issues clients face in relation to how their businesses work, the technical challenges they face, and how to handle those issues to best address their needs.

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Senior Associate
Christopher Miles Kolkey Photo
Christopher Kolkey has a wealth of experience with all phases of litigation and is a passionate advocate for his clients.
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Partner
Thomas E. Marrs Photo
Tom Marrs draws from his litigation experience to efficiently resolve complex family law matters for clients throughout California. Known for his practical approach, Tom skillfully advances his clients’ interests resulting in a successful and timely resolution.
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Partner, Marketing Partner
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As a Certified Family Law Specialist*, Mary Martinelli is uniquely qualified to resolve complex family law matters with an emphasis on business concerns — earning her clients’ trust for more than thirty years.
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Counsel
Robert M. McCormick Photo
Bob McCormick maintains a broad transactional real estate practice with particular emphasis on leasing, purchases and sales, real estate finance and common interest developments.
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Partner
Scott D. McElhern Photo
Clients turn to Scott McElhern to provide his legal insight to map out a strategy for success. He focuses his practice on litigation matters involving construction, eminent domain, real estate and commercial disputes.

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Of Counsel
Daniel J. McVeigh Photo
During the last 35 years, Dan McVeigh has earned the reputation as one of the preeminent employment litigators in the Sacramento region. 

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Counsel
Stephen J. Meyer Photo
Stephen Meyer has more than forty years of experience with complex business litigation with a particular focus in the last several years on food and agriculture.
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Associate
Michael C. Minahan Photo
Mike Minahan works tirelessly to provide efficient and cost-effective assistance to clients involved in a wide range of litigation matters.

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Partner
Meredith E. Nikkel Photo
Meredith Nikkel tackles water rights disputes with the discerning eye of a litigator and the innovative thinking of a problem solver.

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Partner
Kevin M. O'Brien Photo
Kevin O’Brien assists clients throughout California in water rights, water quality, endangered species and environmental matters.  His clients include private landowners, water districts, cities, counties, real estate developers, wineries and mining companies.

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Senior Associate
Kathryn L.
Katie Patterson represents her clients in all aspects of the employment relationship. Be it drafting a handbook that represents the values of your organization, training your employees in legal and ethical responsibilities, investigating employee claims (everything from discrimination to employee satisfaction), or representing you in state, federal, or administrative matters, Katie advances ...

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Senior Associate
Sheila Wirkus Pendergast Photo
Sheila Pendergast has litigated in trial and appellate courts throughout the state for the past ten years and draws on her experience to help her family law clients navigate the legal system.
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Associate
Michael W. Reining Photo
Michael Reining helps clients find solutions to challenges in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and litigation. 

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Partner
James Robertson Photo
James Robertson uses a unique combination of legal skills and business leadership experience to provide his clients with practical and efficient legal advice and to counsel his clients through complex business transactions and an increasingly burdensome regulatory environment.

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Of Counsel
Steven P. Saxton Photo
For nearly 30 years, public agencies, businesses and agricultural landowners have looked to Steve Saxton to successfully handle water, resources, and land use litigation and representation in both private negotiations and in state and federal courts throughout California.

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Managing Partner
Scott L. Shapiro Photo
Scott Shapiro is highly regarded for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley and the West, as well as his successful track record on issues of water rights and water supplies.

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Staff Attorney
Trina L. Spivack Photo
Clients seeking to navigate challenging family law matters in an efficient, straightforward manner seek Trina Spivack’s counsel in resolving property division, financial, and custody issues. 
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Partner
Elizabeth B. Stallard Photo
Elizabeth Stallard helps clients navigate complex employment and business issues with a common sense and pragmatic approach. A seasoned and creative problem-solver, Elizabeth advises clients with workforce management issues and efficiently resolves disputes either through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

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Counsel
M. Max Steinheimer Photo
Max Steinheimer is a highly respected trial lawyer with a deserved reputation for success in the courtroom.  He has served as lead trial counsel in over 40 jury trials in state and federal courts throughout California and Nevada.

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Partner, Co-Chair, Food & Agriculture Group
Dale A. Stern Photo
With over 30 years of experience focused on the agricultural industry, Dale Stern is a trusted business and legal advisor to major agricultural producers, processors and retailers throughout the state.

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Partner
Michael J. Thomas Photo
Michael J. Thomas is one of a few registered patent attorneys based in Sacramento with a law practice focused on intellectual property litigation, including prosecuting and defending claims involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

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Partner
Stan O. Van Vleck Photo
For over 30 years, Stan Van Vleck has successfully resolved disputes for clients with government agencies in California.

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Partner, Chairman
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Bill Warne has built a reputation as one of Sacramento’s top trial lawyers. Bill is retained by individuals, companies, and corporations with complex, high-profile and "bet the company" litigation issues.
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Partner
Matthew J. Weber Photo
Clients that find themselves entangled in intricate legal disputes turn to Matt Weber not only for his legal skills, but because he also takes the time to understand the client’s issues before he recommends a litigation strategy.

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Counsel
James A. Willett Photo
Jim Willett is Downey Brand’s senior attorney in estate planning. His practice emphasizes estate planning, estate taxes, trusts and probate law for individuals and family groups.

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Associate
Blake A. Williams Photo
Blake Williams works with his clients to develop creative and cost-efficient solutions aimed to resolve complex litigation disputes.

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Counsel
Jennifer L. Williams Photo
Regional public entities, businesses, sole proprietorships, and individuals have benefited from Jenny Williams' legal counsel.  In today’s challenging economic climate, an increase in case filings have reduced the court’s availability to hear oral arguments and resulted in significant delays in obtaining trial dates.
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Associate
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Wiemond Wu brings strong analytical and oral advocacy skills to provide clients with clever, cost-effective, and concrete solutions to their legal problems.

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