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Charles Marriott Kagay

Charles Marriott Kagay

Practice areas:

Appeals, Antitrust & Trade Law, Litigation

About Me

Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Antitrust & Trade Law: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Scott Anthony McMillan

    Charles M. Kagay is a brilliant lawyer, and performs his work with equanimity despite the most desperate or fluid of circumstances. Charles Kagay's name is on some of the most important cases in California regarding Civil Procedure, including Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield, Cel-Tech, etc.


    Scott McMillan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Spiegel Liao & Kagay, Professional Corporation

388 Market Street Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94111-5379




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Certified Specialist - Appellate LawState Bar of California2010
Certified Specialist - Appellate LawState Bar of California2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalSpiegel Liao & Kagay, PC2012 - Present
Chief Appellate CounselOffice of Independent Counsel in re Cisneros2001 - 2006
Special Deputy Attorney General - intermittentCalifornia Department of Justice1995 - Present
Chief Appellate CounselOffice of Independent Counsel in re Espy1995 - 2002
PartnerSpiegel Liao & Kagay, LLP1985 - 2012
Deputy Attorney GeneralCalifornia Department of Justice1976 - 1985


Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsChairman, Board of Directors2013 - 2014
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsPresident2013 - 2014

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mileikowsky v. West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, 45 Cal.4th 1259 (2009)Hearing officer's order overturned.
UAS Management, Inc., v. Mater Misericordiae Hospital, 169 Cal.App.4th 357 (2008)Summary judgment reversed.
Cel-Tech Communications, Inc. v. L.A. Cellular Telephone Co., 20 Cal 4th 163 (1999)Unfair competition claims reinstated.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Harvard University Kennedy School of GovernmentPublic PolicyM.P.P.1976
Harvard CollegeApplied MathematicsA.B.1972