Demler Expands Northern California Presence

Demler Expands Northern California Presence

The firm recently added two highly experienced commercial litigation lawyers to its Northern California office. Former Archer Norris partner Derek Lim and associate Shannon Mallory have brought their growing litigation practice that focuses on transportation, employment, construction and business law. Derek, who joins the firm as a partner, is a seasoned litigator and has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for several years. He is a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee and a member of the Transportation Industry Defense Association (TIDA). He has represented small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts. Shannon is a skilled advocate and utilizes a client-centered approach in litigating her cases. Derek and Shannon have successfully teamed up to defend their clients in high stakes cases involving complex legal issues and catastrophic injury claims.

Demler has also expanded its Sacramento presence by adding former Farmer Smith & Lane attorney, Eric Brenneman, who handles a wide variety of tort, insurance, contract and construction defect litigation in both state and federal courts. He also advises commercial carriers and Joint Powers Authorities on coverage issues and assists insurers in conducting first-party fraud investigations, including administering examinations under oath. He has represented commercial clients, policy holders and individuals in courts across California and as pro hac vice counsel in other jurisdictions. Eric joins Steve Block in our Sacramento office.

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Long Beach, CA 90804

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