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San Francisco litigator David Newdorf is featured in the 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, an annual list of the top attorneys in the region. This honor is bestowed on no more than 5 percent of the state's lawyers. Selection is based on peer nomination and evaluation of the lawyer's professional accomplishments.

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Newdorf Legal is a San Francisco Bay Area Business Litigation Law Firm representing individuals, businesses and public entities.

News Flash

Newdorf Legal, a firm of preeminent business litigators, has negotiated favorable settlements for employees, from CEOs to lower echelons. The firm just concluded a confidential settlement on behalf of an employee wrongfully accused of embezzlement. Contact us to see how we can help you or your business with a commercial dispute.

We're growing!

Newdorf Legal, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading litigation boutique firms, is growing to better serve its clients. The firm has added a senior litigation attorney and senior paralegal.

Vicki Van Fleet joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Previously, Van Fleet worked as Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel in the Office of Corporate Counsel at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and as a litigation associate at firms in New York and Boston.

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Another Victory.

The California Supreme Court ruled that court awards to accident victims for past medical expenses must be limited to the amounts actually paid and accepted as payment in full by medical care providers. The decision will save business and government billions each year. San Francisco business litigator David Newdorf represented the League of California Cities as a friend of the court, or amicus curiae, in the case. The Supreme Court cited Mr. Newdorf�s brief in rendering its decision.

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Newdorf Legal led San Francisco to a major court victory that makes jails safer.

Based on David Newdorf's trial strategy and appellate briefing, a federal court ruled that San Francisco's policy of conducting a visual strip search for weapons and drugs before placing new arrestees in the general jail population did not violate the prisoners' rights.

The 6-5 ruling by an en banc panel of judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came in the case of Bull v. City and County of San Francisco.

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David Newdorf has obtained exceptional results in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.

The key to success, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, is experience, preparation and clear communication with the client.

Newdorf Legal helps clients in the technology, banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, consumer products, government contracts, and public sectors. David Newdorf has the industry knowledge and experience to help you with your most challenging legal problems.

Newdorf Legal works closely with client representatives to assure a clear understanding of the client's goals and needs. Client decision-makers are involved in the representation to the maximum extent possible at every phase.

David Newdorf is experienced with difficult and sensitive cases. One example reported in the press: The plaintiff's "story was stomach turning," The Recorder reported. But in his closing argument, Mr. Newdorf depicted plaintiff's "witness as untrustworthy and his story as preposterous.... [T]he jury sided with the defense two days later." The Recorder (March 7, 2005).

Many cases are more effectively and efficiently handled by a single experienced lawyer overseeing every aspect of the work. Newdorf Legal uses the latest technology to deliver services efficiently and effectively. The firm leverages resources by tapping client knowledge and human capital when possible.

David Newdorf is recognized as a zealous advocate for his clients. His representation was "dogged and inspired," said the Society of Professional Journalists (Feb. 4, 2000). "Newdorf was able to overcome a series of procedural maneuvers by the state attorney general's office." The Recorder (Feb. 15, 2000). Mr. Newdorf's success in a pro bono First Amendment case led one newspaper to remark: "David Newdorf is no typical lawyer." San Francisco Bay Guardian (March 22, 2000).

Newdorf Legal is the go-to small firm for big problems. When business executives and public officials face complex legal challenges in Northern California, they turn to David Newdorf for advice and representation. Newdorf Legal handles breach of contract lawsuits, fraud claims, investor disputes, real estate litigation, business collections, interference with contract, interference with prospective economic advantage, unfair competition claims, and many other areas of business litigation.

When choosing a lawyer, look beyond the firm name. Some clients pay a premium for a large law firm based on reputation. But not every case requires a large number of lawyers and paralegals. Moreover, the reputation of many large firms is based on lawyers who have long since retired. The experience and know-how of the lawyer handling your matter today is what counts.

Track Record.
With a background in journalism, a large international law firm and government, David Newdorf has top-tier credentials. His firm is an alternative to the traditional large law firm for your litigation needs.

The Go-To San Francisco Business Lawyer For Trials and Appeals.

For Businesses of All Sizes, Newdorf Legal Is An Alternative To The Traditional Big Law Firm

Dedicated To Serving The Litigation Needs Of Business and Public Entities

Big Law Firm Results, Small Law Firm Attention

A Top-Rated Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer

Attorney For California Business

Newdorf Legal practices in state and federal courts in San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Marin County, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Redwood City, San Mateo, Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Contra Costa County, and San Rafael. Call Newdorf Legal because RESULTS MATTER.

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