Litigation Section

The Litigation Section provides a forum for civil trial attorneys to hone their advocacy skills, network and socialize. It presents seminars on trial practice featuring the county’s fast track judges and its most senior practitioners in live demonstrations on the art and science of trial practice.

The section sponsors programs of interest for civil practitioners of all experience levels and abilities. In past years, the Litigation Section has sponsored presentations regarding use of technology in the courtroom, jury trials, complex issues in breach of contract cases, taking and defending depositions, ADR, and litigating in federal court.

The section also facilitates dialogue with the local Superior Court bench to keep pace with changing court procedure (including e-filing and related administrative developments) and ensures the efficient and fair administration of justice.

Members receive discounts to Litigation Section programs. For more information or if you have an interest in joining the board of directors, please contact one of the co-chairs below.


Leonard E. Marquez
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 834-6600

Justin Schnitzler
Ring Hunter Holland & Schenone LLP
985 Moraga Road, Suite 210
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: (925) 226-8251

Geoffrey Steele
Gizzi & Reep, LLP
Solano Law Group
940 Adams Street, Suite A
Benicia, CA 94510-2950
Phone: (707) 748-0900

Board Members

Joshua D. Cohen
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
Phone: (510) 622-7518

Theresa Baumgartner
Law Office of Theresa A. Baumgartner
Phone: (925) 225-2111

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