Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Hanson Bridgett litigators provide custom solutions to help clients achieve results that matter. We balance cost effective litigation management tools with time tested techniques to find advantages during all phases of the dispute, whether it be discovery, trial, arbitration, mediation or otherwise. The firm’s litigation practice spans many substantive areas and includes deep experience at all levels of research and investigation, discovery, project management, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeal. When problems arise, we work closely with the client to identify and master the key issues and objectives, mapping a strategy for resolving the dispute in keeping with the client’s goals and means.

By taking a proactive approach, we identify and create choices for resolving disputes while helping the client to identify and manage the risks and benefits of each particular path. We are no strangers to the courtroom and have won many important victories that have generated headlines. However, time has shown that our greatest victories are those that came through the careful planning, strategic analysis and open communication that has produced satisfied, well informed, clients who continue to work with Hanson Bridgett. 

Major Areas of Focus:

  • Appellate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care and Senior Housing & Care
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Trust & Estates

For a more in-depth overview of our approach, please refer to our litigation and dispute resolution brochure.





Primary Contact

Batya F. Forsyth Partner
San Francisco
415-995-5827 Direct Phone
415-995-3479 Fax

Related Practices


Business Litigation

Health Care Litigation

Public Sector Litigation

Insurance Recovery

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Employment Class Actions

Product Liability & Torts

Shopping Centers

Trust & Estate Litigation

Water Law

Class Actions

Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy


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Howard W. Ashcraft Jr.

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Neil R. Bardack

Andrew A. Bassak

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Ellen K. Demson

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Anthony J. Dutra

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Adrianna C. Kourafas

Jordan A. Lavinsky

Emily Leahy

Raymond F. Lynch

Simran K. Mahal

Kimon Manolius

Jennifer M. Martinez

Robert A. McFarlane

Paul B. Mello

Nathan A. Metcalf

Heather K. Michel

Joseph F. Moore

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