César A. Alvarado

Special Counsel

“Understanding my clients, determination, creative thinking and hard work are the foundations of my practice – it’s how I can manage the risks of litigation while achieving my clients’ goals."

Sabrina L. Axt

Senior Associate

“With success comes the increased likelihood of risk. My job is to mitigate any threats so my clients can get back to focusing on their bottom line.”

Jonathan C. Bacon


“Avoiding reactive and formulaic approaches to litigation is key to resolving lawsuits quickly, efficiently and favorably. I believe my clients are best served by an early and proactive focus on creative solutions.”

Eugene C. Blackard Jr.

Managing Partner

“If you want to work with today’s thought-leading companies, you’d better start looking and acting like them. I approach any problem with the strategic mind set to be lean and efficient—like business today.”

W. Eric Blumhardt


“By cutting straight to the heart of each matter strategically, efficiently and economically I add value to clients’ most challenging cases.”

A. Barclay "Clay" Byrnes

Senior Associate

“Taking an aggressive approach from day one is critical in construction defect litigation. I find evaluating all practical options leads to a cost-effective and favorable resolution.”

Noël M. Caughman


“In every deal or workplace matter, it’s essential to account for ‘the human factor’ and the personalities involved in order to obtain practical results for clients.”

Charles R. Diaz


"Understanding how litigation is not always the best solution, I combine my knowledge of the law with a commitment to defending my clients’ interests."

Gregory K. Federico

Senior Associate

“Litigation requires successful team strategies combined with playing to individual strengths – aggregating these qualities forms the art of dispute resolution.”

Erin M. Gallagher

Senior Associate

“I enjoy helping craft effective and workable frameworks to address clients’ challenges.”

Christopher M. Harnett


"As a trusted California advisor to national corporations, I manage risk in an advisory capacity before litigation as well as in the course of defending complex and catastrophic injury lawsuits."

Robert F. Hinton


“Litigation is a collaboration of client and attorney, each working with an appreciation and understanding of the other’s role. Together, we minimize risk, pursue the most effective solution and, hopefully, achieve or exceed the client’s goals”

Allan L. Isbell

Special Counsel

"At Archer Norris, we provide effective advocacy by distilling facts and law into compelling narratives about how Justice favors our clients."

Todd A. Jones


“My clients have businesses to run and litigation is typically a last resort for them. My job is to minimize the disruptions created by disputes and lawsuits, and to help them get on with running their business.”

Nandor B. Krause


"The key to successful representation is to listen carefully to the client's needs and desires, and to draw on my experience as a litigator and trial attorney to help clients meet their specific goals."

Robert A. Latham III


“Understanding my clients, their pressures, and the business market helps me partner with them to meet their daily and not so ordinary challenges."

Limor Lehavi


“Whether providing coverage advice, analyzing claims, or litigating coverage issues, I want my clients to feel certain I have left nothing to chance when it comes to protecting their interests.”

Nicole M. McLaughlin

Senior Associate

“As a lawyer, I am passionate about using my knowledge of the law to solve my clients’ problems and protect their interests.”

Jasun Molinelli


"Any goal that you set, we will help you attain it. Any problem that you have, we will help you solve it."

Richard E. Norris

Of Counsel

“Some lawyers concentrate on discouraging their clients from doing anything involving risk. My approach is to solve problems. My clients are smart business leaders who know where they want to go – my job is to get them there.”

J. Virginia Peiser

Of Counsel

“I assist business owners and investors in reducing taxes and expenses, so that they can pass more of their wealth on to their beneficiaries.”

Jennifer A. Riso

Special Counsel

“Determination and preparation are key in resolving any dispute. I work hard to stay two steps ahead and obtain the best and most effective outcome for my clients.”

Seth J. Schwartz


"My clients inspire me to provide them the best legal services I can, and help them to uphold their personal and professional integrity.”

Edward L. Shaffer

Of Counsel

“During delicate business negotiations or controversial project approvals, I strive for a workable balance where all parties emerge feeling satisfied with the final result.”

William H. Staples


“Communication is critical - clients appreciate that I keep them in the loop about their case. The feedback they provide allows me to achieve their goals.”

Sarah E. Tobias


“My client-focused approach to lawyering allows me to build relationships and obtain the best resolution possible for all of my clients.”

Christopher K. Trembley

Senior Associate

“As an advocate for our clients, it is my job to thoroughly understand their goals and concerns, and utilize the most effective strategies to solve their problems.”

Richard W. Vanis, Jr.


“Providing quality legal services is my top priority. I strive to find the most effective means to attain my clients’ goals.”

Kenneth C. Ward


“I can learn a client’s business for the purpose of a trial - it’s tougher for a business attorney to learn the art of conducting a winning trial.”

Omar J. Yassin


"In my management of complex litigation, I provide guidance to clients and help them avoid future exposure and claims."

  • César A. Alvarado
  • Sabrina L. Axt
  • Jonathan  C. Bacon
  • Eugene  C. Blackard Jr.
  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • A. Barclay "Clay" Byrnes
  • Noël M. Caughman
  • Charles R. Diaz
  • Gregory K. Federico
  •   Erin M. Gallagher
  • Christopher  M. Harnett
  • Robert F. Hinton
  • Allan  L. Isbell
  • Todd  A. Jones
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Robert A. Latham III
  • Limor Lehavi
  • Nicole M. McLaughlin
  • Jasun Molinelli
  • Richard  E. Norris
  • J. Virginia Peiser
  • Jennifer A. Riso
  • Seth J. Schwartz
  • Edward L. Shaffer
  • William  H. Staples
  • Sarah E. Tobias
  • Christopher K. Trembley
  • Richard W. Vanis, Jr.
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Omar J. Yassin

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