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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    36 years, 100 cases
  2. Environmental: 15%
    36 years, 25 cases
  3. Insurance: 10%
    36 years, 25 cases
  4. Arbitration: 10%
    36 years, 15 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($650-950/hour), contingent (10-30%)

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Kieve Law Offices

5A Funston Avenue
The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, 94129-5266


VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 198803/07/2016
DCActive 197407/05/2016
NMAuthorized to practice law197307/09/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Business2010
Super LawyerLaw & Business2009
Super LawyerLaw and Business2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerLaw & Business2004
Super LawyerLaw & Business2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerQuinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP2002 - 2008
PartnerDebevoise & Plimpton1987 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationFellowN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Nominating CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
American Bar Association, Federal Practice Task ForceMember1998 - 2002
American Bar Association, Nominating CommitteeMember1998 - 1999
American Bar Association, Discovery Practice Standards Task ForceMember1997 - 1999
American Bar Association, Nominating CommitteeMember1996 - 1997
American Bar Association, Civil Practice Standards Task ForceMember1996 - 1998
American Bar Association, Council MemberN/A1996 - 1999
American Bar Association, Federal Initiatives Task ForceChairman1995 - 1996
American Bar Association, Task Force on the Justice SystemCo-chair1994 - 1995
American Bar Association, Task Force on Gun ViolenceFounding Member1993 - 1994
American Bar Association, Coordinating Committee on Civil Justice ReformMember1990 - 1993
American Bar Association, Task Force on District Court Advisory Groups under the Civil Justice Reform ActD.C. Circuit Member1990 - 1991
American Bar Association, Special Review Committee on the Federal Civil RulesMember1990 - 1992
American Bar Association, Federal Procedure CommitteeCo-chair1989 - 1992
American Bar Association, Environmental Law CommitteeVice-chair1988 - 1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oxford UniversityN/AMA - Masters1975
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Oxford UniversityLawBA (Honours) Jurisprudence1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingDiscovery in Arbitration1992