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 judicial officers and its senior practitioners providing instruction and real-world advice on the art and science of trial practice.

The section holds programs of interest for civil practitioners of all experience levels and abilities. In past years, the Litigation Section has sponsored presentations on 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 procedures and to promote the efficient and fair administration of justice.



Jaime Bianca Herren
Jaime Bianca Herren
Holland & Knight LLP
50 California Blvd, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 743-6937


Mark Hilliard
Mark Hilliard
Brothers Smith LLP
2033 N. Main Street, Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA. 94596
(925) 944-9700


Adam Carlson
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
(925) 9471147


Board Members

Joshua D. Cohen
Wendel Rosen LLP
(510) 622-7518

Kyong Kim
Kelly, Hickel & Klein, P.C.
(415) 951-0535

Scott Lantry
Whiting, Ross Abel & Campbell, LLP
(925) 296-6000

Andrew Oberst
Brothers Smith, LLP
(925) 944-9700

Andrew Verriere
Hartog, Baer, Zabronsky & Verriere
(925) 253-1717