Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


1300 Clay Street, Suite 800, Oakland, California 94612

Established: 1999

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation


Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Beutler Corporation
  • Hathaway Dinwiddie
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation
  • Vigor Industrial LLC

Personnel Information

Partners


George D. Yaron

Oakland, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1980
  • Oregon, 1983
  • Nevada, 2001
  • Washington, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2019
Memberships:
  • American and Washington State Bar Associations
  • Oregon State Bar
  • State Bars of California and Nevada
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 1977
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Military:
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1980-1984

Born: 1954


James I. Silverstein

Oakland, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1985
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 1989

Born: 1963


David Gray Douglas

Oakland, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:

Governing Board, CEB, 1997-1999; Delegate, Conference of Delegates, State Bar of California, 1999

Memberships:
  • American and Marin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • California Young Lawyers Association (Director 1996-1999; Treasurer, 1997-1999)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1989
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1993

Born: 1967


D. David Steele

Oakland, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Memberships:
  • The Federalist Society
  • Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1989
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Honors:
Merit Tuition Scholar
Military:
U.S. Navel Reserves, Honorable Discharge [1985-1993]
Language:
  • French

Born: 1967


Associates


Nicholas Yang

Oakland, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, 2018
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A./B.A., 2012
  • University of California, Hastings, J.D., 2017
Language:
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Burmese

Born: 1989


Catherine R. Ligioso

Oakland, CA

 Back To Top



Contact Our Team | About Best's Insurance Professional Resources | FAQs | Qualification Guidelines | Important Notice