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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350, Concord, California 94520

Established: 1950

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Public Entities
  • Trucking Liability
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Law


About Us

We have been focused on California since 1950. Our seven law offices cover the 58 counties in this amazingly diverse state. Our centrally located Los Angeles and Sacramento offices serve major metropolitan areas. The entire Bay Area is covered by our San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland offices. Our Fresno and Bakersfield offices serve the state’s growing Central Valley.

Even in a state as large as California, it’s possible to have local knowledge. Through our northern and southern California offices, our attorneys have represented local and national clients in jurisdictions all over the state. We know the local courts and judges. We understand the variations in jury pools in different parts of the state. We probably know most of the expert witnesses you’re likely to encounter.

Each office is large enough to handle your matter and small enough to allow direct contact with your attorney. We think responsiveness and communication are essential to delivering great client service.

Ericksen Arbuthnot attorneys handle transactional and litigation matters for our clients locally and nationally. Our practice areas are well-represented across our offices around the state.


Additional Locations

  • Bakersfield, California
  • 1430 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 520
  • Bakersfield, California 93301
    • Telephone: 661-633-5080
    • Fax: 661-633-5089
  • Fresno/Central Valley
  • 2440 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 101
  • Fresno, California 93711-3300
    • Telephone: 559-449-2600
    • Fax: 559-449-2603
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 835 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
  • Los Angeles, California 90017-2656
    • Telephone: 213-489-4411
    • Fax: 213-489-4332
  • Sacramento, California
  • 100 Howe Avenue, Suite 110S
  • Sacramento, California 95825-8200
    • Telephone: 916-483-5181
    • Fax: 916-483-7558

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • American Professional Agency
  • Clopay, Inc.
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation

Personnel Information

In Memoriam


Robert M. Arbuthnot — (1936-2014)


A. D. Ericksen — (1883-1969)


Preston N. Ericksen — (1921-1997)


Lois A. Lindstrom — (1948-2018)


Resident Partners


Andrew Kozlow

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2007
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., 2004
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Joseph J. Minioza

Managing Partner, President

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1998
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1993
  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1997

Brian M. Sanders

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2002
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • California State University, Fullerton, B.A. (cum laude), 1996
  • Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, J.D., 1999

Jesse Boyd

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • New Mexico, 2003
  • California, 2008
  • Maine, 2010
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1994
  • The University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2003

G. Dennis Rodgers

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1983
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1980
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1983

Ann K. Merrill

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2005
Education:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1995
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2003

Andrew J. Chan

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • Florida, 2009
  • California, 2015
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2003
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2007

Resident Associate


Leila Mohseni

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2017
Education:
  • Shahid Beheshti University, B.A., 2011
  • The University of Chicago Law School, LL.M., 2013
  • The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2016

Senior Counsel


Elsa S. Baldwin

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • Oregon, 1990
  • California, 1991
Education:
  • Pomona College, B.A., 1979
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.L.I.S., 1984
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989

Joshua J. Bettencourt

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2005
Education:
  • Santa Clara University, B.S., 2001
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2005

Lisa A. Corman

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2001
Education:
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1991
  • University of Denver, M.A., 1996
  • Golden Gate University, J.D., 2001

James G. Gilyard

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 2002
Education:
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., 1994
  • University of San Francisco, J.D., 1999

Christopher J. Hogan

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1997
  • Nevada, 2005
Education:
  • City University of New York, B.A., 1988
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1997

Gregory A. Mase

Concord, CA

Admitted
  • California, 1993
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1986
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1992

(For biographical data on other personnel, see Additional Office Information)

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