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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Employment: 50%

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  • Matthew James Jensen

    Mr. Farbstein is a talented litigator and formidable trial attorney. He's definitely someone you want on your side.


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Farbstein & Blackman

411 Borel Ave #425
San Mateo, CA, 94402-3518


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California SuperLawyers2010
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMenlo College2009 - Present
AttorneyFarbstein & Blackman1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember, Bench Bar Committee2008 - 2009
San Mateo Little LeagueBoard Member2006 - 2007
San Mateo Bar Association, Labor & Employment SectionChair2001 - 2006
YoungLife Mid-PeninsulaCommittee member and current Chair2001 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fabien Cappa v CrossTest, Inc., et al.Judgment in favor of defendants/cross-complainant
American Mortgage Network v Loancity,com, et al.verdict for plaintiff and for cross complainant
Martinez v Terix CorporationVerdict for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityHumanitiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Mateo County Bar AssociationA Litigator's Perspective on Disability Accommodation Cases2014
SMCBA Labor & Employment SectionRecent Developments in the Law of At Will Employmen2006
SMCBA Labor & Employment Section meetingThe Fight for Employees - What is Unfair Competition2004
San Mateo County Bar Associaton MCLEBias in Jury Selection2002
San Mateo County Bar MCLEEliminating Bias in the Workplace2001
San Mateo County Bar MCLEAvoiding Bias in the Workplace2000
Chapter MeetingRisk Management2000
ASHI Inspection World 2000Avoiding and Surviving Litigation2000