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Gregory M. Fox

Founding Partner

Santa Clara University

University of California, Hastings College of Law

Gregory Fox is a founding partner of the firm. With more than forty years’ experience trying cases before juries in state and federal courts, his expertise includes constitutional and civil rights issues, as well as public entity torts, contracts, business law, and environmental law. His appellate practice includes handling appeals in both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California State Courts of Appeal. He has been lead trial attorney in more than fifty civil jury cases tried to verdict, and he has been recognized by numerous federal and state civil trial judges for his expertise and oral advocacy.

 

Mr. Fox also provides formal training to public and private clients about new developments in the law, risk management techniques, and practical advice on conflict resolution before litigation. Recent training he has facilitated includes sessions about e-mail liability issues, police handling of the mentally ill, dangerous condition of public property, and crowd control and crowd management by law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Fox graduated from Santa Clara University in 1973 with a degree in political science that included honors course work at UC San Diego and Dartmouth College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1976. In 1977, he received a grant from the American Bar Foundation resulting in a published study on density bonus zoning practices in the United States.

 

In 1977, Mr. Fox began his legal career as Senior Energy Advisor in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, coordinating California energy policy regarding off- and onshore petroleum development. From 1980 to 1984, he worked as an antitrust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he served as a litigation team leader reviewing mergers and acquisitions in the petroleum industry. In 1984, he joined the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where he worked in a special trial team representing the City and County of San Francisco in both federal and state courts. He resigned his position as deputy city attorney in 1986 to form Bertrand & Fox.

 

An active member of the California State Bar since 1976, he is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Superior and Appellate courts of the State of California, as well as the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the California Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.