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Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe
A Professional Corporation
555 12th Street, Suite 1800
Oakland, California 94607Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 510-834-4350
Fax: 510-839-1897
www.bjg.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12925, Oakland, CA 94604-2925
Established: 1974

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Product Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Law
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyAffiliated FM Insurance Company
AIMS - Acclamation Insurance Management ServicesAmerican Claims Service
Anchor Claims Services, Inc.Arch Insurance Group
AXA Re Property & CasualtyBroadspire
Carl Warren & CompanyClarendon America Insurance Company
Clarendon National Insurance CompanyCrawford & Company
Crawford Technical ServicesFirst Specialty Insurance Corporation
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.Hudson Insurance Company
Lloyd's UnderwritersMattei Insurance Services, Inc.
Network Adjusters, Inc.North American Risk Services
North American Specialty Insurance CompanyQBE the Americas
Quanta Specialty Lines Insurance CompanyRisk Management Services, Inc.
Royal & SunAllianceSedgwick CMS
Sirius International Insurance CorporationSwiss Re America Group
TRISTAR Risk ManagementUSF Insurance Company
Virginia Surety Company, Inc.Western Heritage Insurance Company
Westport Insurance Corporation
Non-Insurance Clients
Administrative Office of the CourtsAmvac Chemical Corporation
County of AlamedaCounty of Santa Barbara
East Bay Municipal Utility DistrictHarley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc.
Target Corporation
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Personnel Information
Shareholders
Robert B. Lueck
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:rlueck@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1978
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County and Contra Costa County Bar Associations
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California
Education:
  • University of Southern California, A.B., 1975
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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Alan E. Swerdlow
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:aswerdlow@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1987
Memberships:
  • American and Alameda County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1984
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1961
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Thomas E. Mulvihill
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:tmulvihill@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1987
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (Board of Arbitrators)
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1981
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1958
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Christopher E. Brumfiel
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:cbrumfiel@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2001
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., 1994
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1972
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Jeffrey A. Chadic
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jchadic@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1998
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • Allan Hancock College, A.A./A.S., 1987
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 1990
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1997
Born:1963
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Emmett E. Seltzer
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:eseltzer@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • Vanguard University of Southern California, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1995
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003
Born:1973
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Tamiko A. Dunham
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:tdunham@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (with high honors), 2000
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1978
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Gregory B. Thomas
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:gthomas@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2005
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (cum laude), 1997
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1975
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Principals
Alexander Rolph Moore
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:amoore@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1998
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (Dean's List), 1986
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Born:1964
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Jonathan W. Heck
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jheck@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2001
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., 1996
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1973
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Jeffrey A. Loew
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jloew@bjg.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2006
  • California, 2010
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2002
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1980
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Roseanne C. Lazzarotto
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:rlazzarotto@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2007
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2003
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1980
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Associates
Christopher J. Lee
Oakland, CA
Admitted
  • California, 2011
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2005
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2010
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James B. de los Reyes
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jdelosreyes@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2011
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • Stanford University, B.A. (Departmental Honors), 1999
  • University of California, Hastings, J.D., 2011
Born:1978
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Daniel E. Trowbridge
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:dtrowbridge@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2010
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2014
Born:1988
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William F. Stanger
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:wstanger@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.S., 2002
  • University of California Davis School of Law, J.D., 2014
Born:1979
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Lauren A. Pagan
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:lpagan@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2015
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • California State University, Chico, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2012
  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2015
Born:1990
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Michael E. Yakumithis
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:myakumithis@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2016
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Toledo, B.S., 2012
  • University of Toledo School of Law, J.D., 2015
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Linh T. Le
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:lle@bjg.com
Years of Experience:1
Admitted
  • California, 2015
Education:
  • University of the Pacific, B.A., 2011
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2015
Born:1988
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Trevor Cross
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:tcross@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 2016
Education:
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., History, 2011
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2015
Born:1987
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Temitayo O. Peters
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:opeters@bjg.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2015
  • California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2017
Memberships:
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
Education:
  • California Baptist University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2010
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2014
Born:1990
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Of Counsel
David J. Garthe
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:dgarthe@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1972
Designated as a Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and a Super Lawyer for 2015.
Memberships:
  • American and Alameda County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, A.B., 1968
  • University of California Davis School of Law, J.D., 1971
Born:1946
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Gail C. Trabish
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:gtrabish@bjg.com
Admitted
  • California, 1982
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Virginia State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Alameda County Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgetown University, B.S.B.A., 1976
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1980
Born:1955
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Service Areas
Fairfield, California38 miles
Hayward, California17 miles
Martinez, California24 miles
Napa, California39 miles
Pleasanton, California30 miles
Redwood City, California35 miles
Sacramento, California90 miles
San Francisco, California13 miles
San Jose, California47 miles
San Rafael, California30 miles
Santa Rosa, California55 miles
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