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Dakin Neville Ferris

Dakin Neville Ferris

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Real Estate

About Me

While my background is in software, intellectual property, real estate and corporate matters, I work on all manner of contracts, including things like hardware manufacturing, international distributor agreements, and cosmetics development and distrubution.


In my free time I enjoy salsa dancing, skiing, chess, and playing with my son and daughter.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    17 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    17 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    17 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    17 years



Hourly ($325-450/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • John-Paul Anthony Serrao

    A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. Can definitely endorse and recommend without reservation.


    John-Paul Serrao Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Judd Law Group

2 Embarcadero Center
Suite 610
San Francisco, CA, 94111



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lucy Duffy, Volunteer of the Year AwardLeukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, Bay Area2000
Thurston Honors SocietyHasting College of the Law1986
Expeditionary MedalUnited States Marine Corps1980

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAxiom Law2013 - Present
Of CounselJudd Law Group2012 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of Dakin Ferris2009 - 2012
Vice President/Associate General CounselTIBCO Software Inc.1998 - 2002
Corporate CounselSymantec Corporation1995 - 1998
AssociateGibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP1988 - 1995
Direct, Legal Services Office Governing BoardUniversity Of Massachusetts Amherst1984 - 1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
SaferRockridge.orgDirector2014 - Present
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Corporation SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionEditor1989 - 1990
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sega Enterprises v. Accolade, Inc., 977 F.2d 1510 (9th Cir. 1992)A win - see

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Publication NameTitleDate
Becoming An IronmanTwice Upon A Full Moon1998

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Univ of Massachusetts, MAPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Alumni Speaker EventsCareers in Law2001
Speaker/DiscussionStreet Law1989