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1435 River Park Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, California 95815Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 916-565-6222
Fax: 916-565-6220
E-Mail: jpc@diepenbrockcotter.com
www.diepenbrockcotter.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1993

Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Non-Profits
  • Bad Faith Defense
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About Us
Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP is a law firm specializing in civil litigation. Prior to starting Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP, Anthony Diepenbrock was a partner in the Sacramento law firm of Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras. In 1993 he left that law firm to form a law firm limiting its practice to civil litigation. John Cotter joined the firm in 1994. It is their belief that a smaller law firm is more attentive, efficient, and cost-conscious in handling litigation, especially trial.

Centrally located in Sacramento, California, Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP is able to service clients throughout California. It handles matters in all Federal, State and Appellate courts and appears before various administrative and regulatory agencies.

The lawyers of Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP represent clients in cases involving construction site accidents, trucking/vehicular accidents, premises liability, public entity defense, non-profits, employment law, professional malpractice, construction defect litigation, wrongful termination, toxic tort exposure, products liability, insurance bad faith, railroad accidents and premises liability litigation.

Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP's goal is to provide the highest quality legal service efficiently and economically without compromising the integrity of its clients' position.
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Additional Locations
Los Angeles, California
1701 James M. Wood Boulevard
1435 River Park Drive, Suite 400 (95815)
Los Angeles, California 90015
Telephone: 213-297-2978
Fax: 213-297-2701
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Arch Insurance CompanyClarendon National Insurance Company
GuideOne InsuranceHudson Insurance Company
Ironshore Specialty Insurance CompanyLancer Claims Services, Inc.
Magna Carta CompaniesMeadowbrook Insurance Group
Praetorian Insurance CompanyProgressive Insurance Company
Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of CA (PARSAC)Williamsburg National Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Google LLCGordon Trucking Company, Inc.
Heartland Express, Inc.May Trucking Company
McDonald's CorporationParatransit Services
Union Pacific Railroad CompanyUnited Natural Foods, Inc.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partner
John P. Cotter
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:jpc@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (President)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • Pepperdine University, B.S., 1986
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1991
Born:1963
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Associates
Anthony R. Rossmiller
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:arr@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude), 1998
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Language:
  • French
Born:1975
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Vera Cha Lu
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:vyc@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2007
Memberships:
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., 1997
  • University of California Davis School of Law, King Hall, J.D., 2001
Born:1975
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Brian J. O'Connor
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:bjo@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 1991
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1991
Born:1962
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Joshua W. Rose
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:jrose@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 1997
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1993
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Born:1969
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Scott D. Cote
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:sdc@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 1999
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1992
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998
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Jennifer L. Hippo
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:jlh@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1998
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2002
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John C. Padrick
Sacramento, CA
Years of Experience:28
Admitted
  • California, 1991
Education:
  • Albion College, B.A. Economics and Bus. Admin., 1985
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1991
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Of Counsel
Anthony C. Diepenbrock
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:td@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Memberships:
  • Sacramento Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1961
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1965
Born:1940
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Benjamin A. Davies
Sacramento, CA
E-Mail:bad@diepenbrockcotter.com
Admitted
  • California, 2000
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 1991
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998
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