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Languages spoken: Italian

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  1. Litigation: 100%



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Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Sf Airport Office Center
840 Malcolm Rd Ste 200
Burlingame, CA, 94010


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury SF Bay AreaBest Lawyers in America2015
Northern California Top 10SuperLawyers2014
Attorney of the YearConsumer Attorneys of California2013
Trial Lawyer of the Year NomineeConsumer Attorneys of California2011
Trial Lawyer of the YearSan Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association2006
Trial Lawyer of the Year NomineeConsumer Attorneys of California2004
Nominee Trial Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers for Public Justice2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Society of BarristersFellow2011 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2010 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2006 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, San Francisco ChapterAssociate2000 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Advocate1996 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaiforniaPast President1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mazurek vs American Medical Response$17.4 million verdict for bicyclist
In Re Toyota Unintended Acceleration CasesCourt granted preleiminary approval of a $1.1 billion settlement to install new safety equipment and reimburse owners affecting up to 16 million Toyota vehicles.
In Re San Bruno Fire & Explosion CasesSuccesfully defeated motion for summarry judgement seeking to dismiss punitive damages claims by residents.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)California Personal Injury Proof2014
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Personal Injury Proof Update2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Francisco SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Univ of San FranciscoBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters In TrialOpening Statements & Closing Arguments2009