Clients We've worked with


After practicing over 35 years as a member of other firms, Ed Demler started his own firm in 1979 with Bob Armstrong and, in 1982, Terry Rowland joined the firm. Deeply rooted in Long Beach, we now have a second office in San Francisco, headed up by John Brydon, a long-time Demler attorney who recently re-joined the firm. Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP, has specialized in representing insurance carriers in serious exposure casualty litigation, bad faith, construction defect, asbestos litigation, and coverage work. Our philosophy underlies the firm’s success and distinguishes us from our competitors.

Demler, Armstrong & Rowland provides the most aggressive defense available, with a cost-conscious approach, based on critical evaluation of the facts and legal issues presented by the case. We believe in maintaining professionalism in all of our dealings with clients, the Court, and opposing counsel, and are always mindful of our clients’ strategic and financial interests. Each case is unique, turns on its own facts and legal issues, which we pride ourselves in identifying and focusing our representation on. To help best serve our clients, we focus on the important information, explaining its significance to the client, and integrating it into the defense of the case before the Court. This gives our clients the proper confidence and knowledge to accurately evaluate the claim for settlement, all the while knowing that we have the proven ability and willingness to successfully take the case to trial, if necessary.

Our firm’s long-standing, successful trial record is unparalleled. Bob Armstrong is a member of ABOTA for more than 20 years and Terry Rowland is an “Advocate” level ABOTA member and a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. John Brydon is a Diplomat of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a member of ABOTA for more than two decades. James Lemieux and Bjorn Green have been with Demler, Armstrong & Rowland for 22 years and partners since 2000. The firm’s collective trial record is detailed in the Trial Highlights page and reflects our repeated success in high exposure litigation against some of the best plaintiffs’ counsel in California. We look forward to working with all of our clients to provide the help and guidance when they need it most.

Long Beach

4500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

101 Montgomery St., Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104


3626 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95864

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596