Douglas E. Kirkman is a Partner in the firms General Civil Litigation department. Mr.... more
Douglas E. Kirkman is a Partner in the firms General Civil Litigation department. Mr. Kirkman has extensive experience handling some of the toughest complex business cases that have been litigated in this region. Complex business cases can be some of the most difficult types of litigation to handle. These cases often involve thousands of documents, require hundreds of hours of depositions, requ... view profile
Brad grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before commencing his undergraduate... more
Brad grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before commencing his undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While at Santa Cruz, he double majored in Legal Studies and Politics and studied one quarter in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, Brad worked as a legal assistant in San Francisco before attending law school at University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.... view profile
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