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Legal Services

Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaire & Gelini, APC

Litigation Firm Serving California Since 1979
Providing quality and reliable legal services
At Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, A Professional Corporation, we handle all types of defense litigation matters, including personal injury, products liability, insurance coverage, premises liability, construction defense, landslide/subsidence law, and landlord defense. We have a specialized team to handle complex toxic tort, including mold and asbestos lawsuits.

Each of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys plays a valued role. We build dedicated, interdisciplinary, problem-solving teams to analyze your case from different angles. At Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, A Professional Corporation, we strategically leverage our broad knowledge base to help devise workable and innovative solutions to your legal matters.

Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, A Professional Corporation, regularly handles litigation involving:

Personal injury
Automobile accidents and injuries
Toxic tort defense
Product Liability

Landslides and subsidence
Landlord/tenant law
Public Entity Defense
Construction Disputes

Personalized and client-centered services
While no law firm can guarantee a favorable result, we are diligent and tenacious in protecting your interests. Our familiarity with California law and standing in the legal community, together with our effective case preparation, can make a significant difference to the ultimate resolution of your case. Regardless of your legal matter, you will experience the quality and dedication we provide at Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, A Professional Corporation.

Contact a well-established law firm today.
1301 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 300
Alameda, California 94501
David Samuelsen
Divorce With Dignity

Our mission is to provide divorce assistance, support and facilitation for those who wish for an amicable divorce.

Divorce With Dignity is a national network of divorce assistance professionals who will help you keep control of your situation and receive an outcome that is safe, easy and affordable.
We understand what you’re going through.

Divorce With Dignity provides a safe place for anyone considering amicable divorce or separation. We assist you with divorce planning, legal documents, support and facilitation services to make your divorce or separation process peaceful and good-natured. Our holistic approach to divorce will provide you with a variety of divorce support services in order to meet many of your needs.
Does the idea of an amicable—even friendly–divorce sound strange to you?

It shouldn’t. Divorce with Dignity has helped scores of people, just like you, receive a fast and easy divorce without experiencing the pain and bitterness associated with most divorces. You do not have to part as enemies. While it is true that most divorces end in costly court battles and bitter disputes, it doesn’t have to happen to you! Contact your local Divorce with Dignity provider to get the divorce assistance you deserve.
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1151 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 126-B
Alameda, CA 94502
Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

Donahue Fitzgerald,  LLP conducts a highly diversified civil practice, providing a full range of litigation, business counseling, transactional, and alternative dispute resolution services in the areas of business, corporate, real estate, intellectual property, employment, immigration, creditors’ rights, and insurance, as well as services in the areas of trusts and estate planning. Our clients range from individuals, sole proprietorships, and small, family-owned businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 corporations, including some of the country’s most prominent technology companies and retailers. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell rated Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP as a 2013 Top Ranked Law Firm in California based on their AV Preeminent Rating; a distinction bestowed on only 222 of 43,000 firms considered.

The firm was founded in 1918 and has offices in Oakland, Mill Valley, and Walnut Creek. Each of our attorneys brings several areas of expertise to the practice of law, allowing us to maintain a dynamic, flexible firm structure. The breadth of our experience and our cooperative culture enable us to offer our clients the sophistication and expertise of a larger firm, while retaining the responsiveness and efficiency of a smaller firm. Throughout nearly nine decades of providing legal services, our goal always has been to provide our clients with the highest quality of service in the most cost-effective manner. To achieve this end, we carefully staff all projects, matching client objectives with the professional skills and experience of our practitioners. Whenever possible, one attorney assumes full responsibility for handling a matter. For more complex transactions or litigation, we assemble a team suited to the special demands of the matter. Whether we are retained to provide representation for a single matter or to handle a client’s ongoing legal needs, we strive to develop a close working relationship with our clients so that we may effectively represent them.

Our transactional, real property, and intellectual property attorneys have in-depth experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of legal documents relating to business, employment, real property, copyrights, trademarks, and estates and trusts. Our litigators have successfully represented clients in complex litigation and arbitrations involving contract disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, software piracy, unfair business practices, wrongful termination, and employment discrimination, antitrust and trade regulation, securities matters, insurance claims, product liability, creditors’ rights, and contested wills. Our attorneys strive not only to develop a high level of expertise in their areas of specialization, but also to bring a business and practical perspective to each matter. We seek to be both counselors and problem-solvers, trying to help our clients avoid legal problems and vigorously representing their interest when problems arise.
1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Steven Lee
Ericksen Arbuthnot, Attorneys at Law

California Coverage
We have been focused on California since 1950. Our seven law offices cover the 58 counties in this amazingly diverse state. Our centrally located Los Angeles and Sacramento offices serve major metropolitan areas. The entire Bay Area is covered by our San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland offices.  Our Fresno and Bakersfield offices serve the state’s growing Central Valley.

Local Knowledge
Even in a state as large as California, it’s possible to have local knowledge. Through our northern and southern California offices, our attorneys have represented local and national clients in jurisdictions all over the state. We know the local courts and judges.  We understand the variations in jury pools in different parts of the state. We probably know most of the expert witnesses you’re likely to encounter.

Personal Relationships
Each office is large enough to handle your matter and small enough to allow direct contact with your attorney. We think responsiveness and communication are essential to delivering great client service.

Practice Areas
Ericksen Arbuthnot attorneys handle transactional and litigation matters for our clients locally and nationally. Our practice areas are well-represented across our offices around the state.

JOSEPH KIM, Associate
Joseph is an associate in the Oakland office. His focus is on construction defect litigation. Prior to joining Ericksen Arbuthnot, Joseph worked in civil litigation, and was a justice fellow at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he handled arrangements, motion hearings, and conducted five jury trials.

While in law school, Joseph was selected as one of the six finalists in the “Advocate of the Year” competition. He was also a research associate for counsel to the Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, where he helped litigate the constitutionality of the state’s divestment statutes.

He is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association.
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 1050
Oakland, California 94612-3768
Joseph Kim
Kotowski Law Firm

Christina Kotowski
Experience. Expertise. Integrity.
Christina Kotowski has provided practical and effective legal advice and representation to California employers of all sizes for nearly twenty years. Whether you need advice on complying with local ordinances, understanding California pay stub requirements, handling leave requests or defending a lawsuit, Christina is an experienced attorney who delivers results.
How can we help you?

Christina can help with:

Attorney demand letters
State and federal lawsuits
Labor Commissioner wage claims
EEOC/DFEH charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
Employee handbooks and policies
Advice on hiring, discipline and termination
Leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations of disabilities
Employment law compliance audits
Required training

Activities and Awards

Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Law Section Board Member (2017-2018)
Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) Contra Costa Chapter Board Member (2017)
Northern California SuperLawyer 2016 & 2017 – one of the Top 5% of lawyers in Northern California
Northern California SuperLawyer Rising Star 2010 & 2011
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
2601 Blanding Avenue, Suite #C386
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 748-0930
Christina Kotowski
Law Office of Richard H. Poulson

Litigation services for individuals AND businesses in the bay area
Efficient and effective legal representation focused on the client’s goals.
The legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone – we’re here to help find the answers and create the solutions you need. Don’t let yourself get buried in details. Contact us instead.

At the Law Office of Richard H. Poulson, you have twenty years of legal experience available to serve the client in a variety of litigation matters. From family law and divorce to employment and personal injury to commercial disputes, we are committed to your representation and your goals.


The Law Office of Richard H. Poulson focuses on civil litigation services for individuals and businesses in the Bay Area.  Whether you are an individual seeking a divorce or compensation for an injury or employment matter, or a business facing a commercial dispute, the Law Office of Richard H. Poulson can provide aggressive representation in an efficient manner with the client’s satisfaction being the goal.

– Divorce and Family Law
– Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination
– Personal and Occupational Injuries
– Commercial Litigation
2233 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 3
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 747-8034
Richard Poulson
Law Office of Scott R. Dallas
1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, C 94710
Scott Dalllas
Law Offices of Gene P. Lafollette

Trusted Lawyer in Alameda, CA

Whether you’re facing a specific legal issue or have questions that only a lawyer can properly answer, The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette is here to help. The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette works hard to support clients across Alameda, CA no matter the situation at hand.
A Compassionate Legal Professional at Your Service

As a lawyer in Alameda, CA, The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette understands that looming legal issues can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette believes in treating clients with care and respect. When you work with The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette, you’ll get the benefit of:

Extensive legal knowledge
Convenient office hours
Reasonable fees

Attempting to tackle a legal matter on your own can end up negatively impacting the outcome of your situation. Why risk such repercussions when a dedicated lawyer is on hand to offer guidance when you need it the most? To set up an appointment, call The Law Offices of Gene P. LaFollette today.

1516 Oak Street, Suite 220
Alameda, CA 94501
Law Offices of Patrick Maloney

Areas of Law

General Civil and Trial Practice. Real Estate
Personal Injury
Trust and Water Rights Law.

Estate Planning

2425 Webb Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Patrick Maloney
Law Offices of Paul F. Mahler

Welcome to the Law Office of Paul F. Mahler. Our practice is devoted to providing legal services of the highest quality to our clients. With over thirty years of experience as a business transactions attorney, Mr. Mahler is able to provide his clients with sound legal advice that provides practical solutions to both simple and complex business problems. His breadth of experience allows him to work quickly and efficiently, providing clients with timely, cost-effective solutions to their legal matters. Our business clients run the gamut from entrepreneurial start-ups to established businesses with national and international operations.

If you are looking for exceptional advice on legal matters related to your business, please give us a call. We look forward to assisting you.
2381 Mariner Square Drive, Suite 175
Alameda, CA 94501
Joni Mahler
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