Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP is dedicated to providing its clients with an unparalleled level of legal representation. Our unique blend of talent, experience and agility allows us to provide our clients with powerful solutions for businesses, individuals and government entities at both the trial and appellate level.
Our firm and employees pride ourselves on five principles: quality, integrity, client service, client value, and teamwork. As you come to know us and do business with us, you will see these principles applied in everything we do to serve your needs.
Since founding the firm in 1999, we have established ourselves as a preeminent litigation and appellate firm. We advise a diverse array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, start-up and closely-held business ventures, public entities, judges, law firms and individuals alike, in an equally diverse range of disputes. Our practice is nationwide in matters spanning from individual disputes to nationwide class actions.
Our broad experience allows us to handle a wide spectrum of practice areas. We represent clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in cases at the trial and appellate level, in areas encompassing commercial disputes, intellectual and trade secret matters, constitutional law, defamation and first amendment lawsuits, employment and employee-related litigation, environmental and land use disputes and professional liability and ethics.
Our firm is known for and takes great pride in the quality of our work, and more importantly, our record of success. We frequently are sought out by other lawyers and law firms and have become known as the “go to” firm for the toughest and most challenging cases.
A law firm is defined by its attorneys. It is for that reason that we set strict criteria and adhere to rigorous hiring standards. We select our attorneys from top law schools and major, well-respected law firms. Most of our attorneys have clerked for many esteemed state and federal judges at the trial and appellate level.
A number of us teach at Northern California law schools, including Stanford, Hastings, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of San Francisco as well as team lead seminars and conduct lectures to our peers. Founding partner Jim Wagstaffe is well known as the author, along with Ninth Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima and U.S. District Court Judge William Schwarzer, of the widely-used and respected Rutter Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial (3 volumes, 3,600 pages).
Every attorney at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP believes that the core values of commitment, ethics, and professionalism are the keys to effective legal representation.
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