Maggie Ziemianek

Maggie A. Ziemianek


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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Maggie Ziemianek is a highly regarded business and commercial litigator who has nearly two decades of experience representing clients in matters in both state and federal court. She specializes in insurance coverage litigation, contracts, intra-corporate disputes, antitrust, trade secrets, and business torts.

Maggie has represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, and guided them through all aspects of preparing for and defending litigation matters. She is especially skilled in developing case strategy, briefing, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, trial and arbitration strategy, trial and arbitration representation, internal investigations, settlement negotiations, and appeals.

Outside of her practice, Maggie is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a true Bay Area sports fan.

Representative Work

Represented Santa Barbara Middle School in insurance coverage dispute relating to Thomas Fire and mudslides; settled on favorable terms.

Represented New York boutique hotel chain in COVID-19 business interruption action.

Secured dismissal of real estate company in reasonable accommodation case; settled claims against subsidiary on favorable terms.

Represented technology company in dispute with large retailer; defeated special appearance motion challenging jurisdiction.

Secured dismissal of action brought by celebrity against law firm on first round of demurrer briefing.

Represented agricultural cooperative, in antitrust litigation relating to the U.S. egg market; settled on favorable terms.

Served as trial counsel on behalf of gasoline franchises in six-week jury trial, resulting in a partial verdict against large oil franchisor.

Served as arbitration counsel on behalf of private wealth management clients in FINRA arbitration resulting in a significant award against leading financial services firm.

Represented The County of Alameda in litigation against the City of Oakland arising out of the City's decision to impose a parking tax on the Oakland Coliseum.

Provided pro bono representation to individuals seeking asylum.


Northern California Super Lawyer (2020-2021)

Super Lawyer's "Rising Star" (2010-2017)

Super Lawyer's "Top Women Attorneys in Northern California" (2012)

Academic Distinction

Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Associate Editor


J.D., Villanova University School of Law (2004)

B.A., cum laude, Villanova University (2000)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

San Francisco

415-995-6438 Direct Phone
415-995-3457 Fax

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