W. Eric Blumhardt


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

Colin Coffey


“By understanding the pressures of the healthcare and government environments, I try to minimize the risks my clients face and enhance their business opportunities.”

Sharon Collier


“I maintain a steady focus on emerging, game-changing events to infuse a practical context to complex litigation, whether at trial or in settlement negotiations.”

Monica M. de Leon


“My connection to clients and their concerns is extensive – I know they care about cost-effective, practical solutions and I seek to be a valuable resource in achieving their goals.”

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."

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.”

Christopher M. Harnett

Of Counsel

"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."

Richard D. Hoang

Senior Associate

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

Andrew J. King


“Focused on interpreting and litigating insurance coverage issues, I strive to mitigate, if not avoid, the risks inherent in coverage disputes.”

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."

Adrian T. Lambie

Of Counsel

“Growth in any business brings increased exposure to regulatory issues and legal claims. I use my litigation and advisory experience to advocate for my clients and protect their bottom line.”

Kathy K. Lee-Chun

Senior Associate

“Helping my clients achieve their goals—not limiting them—is how I define excellence in law. As an effective litigator, I pursue creative possibilities, identify and execute the right strategy through strong advocacy, while managing any associated risks.”

Shannon E. Mallory

Senior Associate

"By always keeping my clients' best interests in mind, I am able to present numerous solutions to give them the representation, comfort, and peace of mind they deserve."

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.”

Tiffany F. Ng


“Strategic analysis and application of critical legal precedent prove essential for a winning argument, no matter the stage of a case.”

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.”

Jessica S. Pliner

Senior Associate

“My experience has taught me valuable lessons about the ins and outs of litigation. Whether it’s pursuing early resolution or going to trial, it’s essential to always be two steps ahead to achieve success.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Dominic A. Watkins


“In my view, advocacy means passionate and ardent pursuit of your clients’ interests and preparing their cases with the detail and care required of a matter on trial track.”

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.”

  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • Colin  Coffey
  • Sharon  Collier
  • Monica M. de Leon
  • Charles R. Diaz
  • Keith  R. Gillette
  • Chad D. Greeson
  • Christopher  M. Harnett
  • Richard D. Hoang
  • Andrew J. King
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Adrian T.  Lambie
  • Kathy K. Lee-Chun
  • Shannon E. Mallory
  • Peter  W. McGaw
  • Tiffany F. Ng
  • J. Virginia Peiser
  • Jessica S.  Pliner
  • William  H. Staples
  • Douglas C. Straus
  • Jonathan W. Thames
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Dominic A. Watkins
  • Stephen B. Welch

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Christopher Terril

Archer Norris welcomes Christopher Terril to our Litigation practice.