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Ropers Majeski

A Professional Corporation

545 Middlefield Road, Suite 175, Menlo Park, California 94025

Established: 1950

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • ERISA
  • Estate Planning
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asset Protection
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Elder Abuse/Rights
  • Fee Disputes
  • Insurance Services
  • IT and Business Process Outsourcing
  • Litigation Management
  • Non-Profit
  • Special Education Law
  • Taxation
  • Wealth Management
  • Maritime & Multimodal Transportation


About Us

At Ropers Majeski, we pride ourselves on the results we deliver and the value we add to every client relationship. Our lawyers are skilled in providing litigation and business transaction services for clients in a broad range of industries. We solve problems, structure deals and represent our client's best interests in everything we do.

Ropers Majeski began 70 years ago when Silicon Valley's tech sector was in its infancy. Over the years, we have broadened our legal portfolio to include construction, real estate, employment law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation and transaction services. We have grown from our home office in Silicon Valley by adding offices in in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Paris, and an affiliate office in Hong Kong.


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Jennifer E. Acheson

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Additional Biographical Details:

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Association of Dispute Resolution of Northern California
Education:
  • The University of Kansas, B.A., 1980
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1985

Born: 1955


Lael D. Andara

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • California, 2001
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1998
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2001

Born: 1972


Spiros E. Fousekis

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Employment
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Hellenic Law Society
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2004
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2008

Francois G. Laugier

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • International Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • France, 1985
  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Memberships:
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce (Past President)
  • French Ministry of Economy and Finance
Education:
  • Université de Montpellier, France, Master of Private Law, 1984
  • University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M., 1988
Language:
  • French

Born: 1963


Enrique Marinez

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1998
Memberships:
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
Education:
  • Occidental College, A.B., 1987
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1992
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1965


David M. McLaughlin

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:

Redwood City Chamber of Commerce

Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1983
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Born: 1961


Frank J. Pagliaro, Jr.

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect
  • Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1967
  • California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of the Armed Forces
Memberships:
  • Inter-American, American, New York State and San Mateo County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1963
  • Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1965
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1967
Language:
  • French

Born: 1940


Dean A. Pappas

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., 1975
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1984

Born: 1954


Todd A. Roberts

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Directors and Officers
Admitted
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • University of Oregon, B.S., 1983
  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1987

Born: 1961


Blake J. Russum

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Life and Health
  • Regulatory Law
  • ERISA
Admitted
  • California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2003
  • University of California Davis School of Law, King Hall, J.D., 2008

Michon M. Spinelli

Menlo Park, CA

Practice Areas
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Litigation
  • Governmental Entity Defense
Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • Nevada
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Education:
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2000

Born: 1976

  • German A. Marcucci

Associate


  • Robert Yang

Of Counsel


  • Alexandria C. Carraher
  • Kirill M. Devyatov
  • Martin D. Dioli

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