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General Defense
1300 Clay Street, Suite 800
Oakland, California 94612Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 415-658-2929
Fax: 415-658-2930
E-Mail: gyaron@yaronlaw.com
www.yaronlaw.com
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Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Alternative Insurance CorporationAssicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
AXA Insurance CompanyChubb Group of Insurance Companies
Clarendon America Insurance CompanyClarendon National Insurance Company
Crum & Forster InsuranceFirst Mercury Insurance Company
George Hills Company/ClaremontLincoln General Insurance Company
Munich RE AmericaRiverStone Claims Management, LLC
United States Fire Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Beutler CorporationEnstar (US) Inc.
Hathaway DinwiddieShimmick Construction
Todd Pacific Shipyards CorporationWest Bay Builders, Inc.
Woodruff-Sawyer
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Personnel Information
Partners
George D. Yaron
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:gyaron@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1980
  • Oregon, 1983
  • Nevada, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2001
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • State Bars of California and Nevada
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 1977
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Military:
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1980-1984
Born:1954
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James I. Silverstein
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jsilverstein@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1985
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 1989
Born:1963
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David Gray Douglas
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:ddouglas@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Governing Board, CEB, 1997-1999; Delegate, Conference of Delegates, State Bar of California, 1999
Memberships:
  • American and Marin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • California Young Lawyers Association (Director 1996-1999; Treasurer, 1997-1999)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1989
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
Born:1967
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D. David Steele
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:dsteele@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • The Federalist Society
  • Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1989
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Honors:
Merit Tuition Scholar
Military:
U.S. Navel Reserves, Honorable Discharge [1985-1993]
Language:
  • French
Born:1967
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Of Counsel
Keith E. Patterson
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:kpatterson@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
Education:
  • University of Southern California, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1998
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1974
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Associates
Jenna E. Settino
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:jsettino@yaronlaw.com
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • California, 2005
Education:
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S., 1998
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 2002
Born:1975
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Cleve B. Collado
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:ccollado@yaronlaw.com
Years of Experience:3
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2006
  • San Francisco Law School, J.D., 2010
Born:1995
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Christopher F. Wong
Oakland, CA
E-Mail:cwong@yaronlaw.com
Years of Experience:4
Admitted
  • California, 2014
Education:
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. Political Science, 2009
  • Chapman University School of Law, J.D., 2014
Born:1983
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