Bishop | Barry is a leading AV-Martindale rated Bay Area law firm with a nearly ninety year tradition. Members of our firm have played major roles in many high stakes lawsuits in California.

As seasoned and experienced litigators, we are fully aware of the risks, time, and expense of litigation. We evaluate potential disputes, the liabilities posed by particular circumstances, and advise our clients how to resolve controversies without litigation. When a dispute reaches the litigation arena, our experience provides aggressive and cost-effective litigation. We strive to reach a favorable resolution at the earliest possible time, whether in or out of court. We are personally concerned with our clients’ needs in all our work.

Our substantial litigation experience includes defending lawsuits arising from defective products, asbestos injuries, defective construction, catastrophic accidents, and professional liabilities. We have defended our clients in a variety of courts, tribunals, and proceedings, including class actions. We have also litigated coverage issues involving liabilities arising from hazardous waste sites, environmental exposures, large commercial property losses, defective construction, and intellectual property. Over the past twenty years, members of the firm have been involved in many of the leading California insurance appellate cases.

Our attorneys have tried to conclusion hundreds of jury trials. The firm has an unusual strength in its core group of seasoned attorneys with 20 to 35 years of experience. Nelson Barry is a life member and past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Other members are involved in insurance specialty groups such as the Defense Research Institute and Property Loss Research Bureau.

Our clients depend on our business common sense to anticipate and avoid costly battles by resolving disputes. We value our clients and attempt to exceed their expectations. We have maintained relationships with many of the major national and international insurance carriers.

Experience teaches that many cases require multiple professional skills. To better serve our clients we work as a team combining our professional experience to achieve a successful result. We take pride in our collegial atmosphere.

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Marketplace Tower
6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 875
Emeryville, CA 94608

Tel (510) 596-0888
Fax (510) 596-0899