W. Eric Blumhardt


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

Brett T. Carmody


“No matter how big or small the case, I’m committed to maintaining my client’s reputation and professional integrity while delivering results.”

William L. Coggshall, III


“Oftentimes being prepared is a way to posture a case for early resolution by way of mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods - other times, it is absolutely necessary to take the case to trial.”

Keith R. Gillette


“Successful advocacy combines persuasive communication with an understanding of client objectives.”

Chad D. Greeson


“Advances in digital resources open a world of possibilities and new ways we can help our clients achieve their goals.”

Patrice N. Harper

Special Counsel

"Representing a client means more than putting on a suit and appearing in court. It means learning the client’s business like it is your own and making the necessary decisions to advance your client’s interests. That is what I do every day."

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”

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."

Julia Levitskaia


“Helping my client attain his or her needs and goals is the number one priority in every case I am involved in.”

Peter W. McGaw

Of Counsel

“My clients are in the business of doing business. I’m in the business of practicing law. My job is to do what I do best so they can do what they do best.”

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.”

Priti D. Phukan, Ph.D.


“My extensive scientific training enables me to develop a quick understanding of the issues and obtain broad protection of intellectual property.”

Summer M. Smith


“Whether it’s an individual or a company, I am committed to providing my clients a full range of counsel to resolve
litigation they may face and to proactively avoid it.”

Douglas C. Straus

Managing Partner

"We understand business disputes are problems clients want solved quickly and fairly. We deliver favorable resolutions skillfully and efficiently. When trials occur because the alternatives have failed, we produce victories."

Jonathan W. Thames


“My business model is solving my client’s problem.”

Jon P. Tonsing

Of Counsel

“The California business climate is dynamic – my mission is to cost-effectively protect my client’s interests, minimize business threats, and maximize opportunities.”

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.”

Stephen B. Welch


“Our approach includes the client in every step of the litigation process. In most cases, client participation is critical to the successful and cost- effective resolution of the case.”

Zachary B. Young


“Whether pursuing early resolution or preparing for trial, I help clients identify the most effective resolution and how to achieve it.”

  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • Brett T. Carmody
  • William  L. Coggshall, III
  • Keith  R. Gillette
  • Chad D. Greeson
  • Patrice N. Harper
  • Robert F. Hinton
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Julia Levitskaia
  • Peter  W. McGaw
  • Richard  E. Norris
  • Priti D. Phukan, Ph.D.
  • Summer M. Smith
  • Douglas C. Straus
  • Jonathan W. Thames
  • Jon P. Tonsing
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Stephen B. Welch
  • Zachary B. Young

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Adrian Lambie

Archer Norris welcomes Adrian Lambie to our Appellate and Litigation practices.