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John G. Cowperthwaite

John G. Cowperthwaite

Of Counsel
Alameda, California

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil And Trial Practice In All State and Federal Courts With An Emphasis on Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Defense
  • Landslide/Subsidence Law
  • Product Liability
  • Landlord Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor - May, 1980
    • Law Review: U.S.F. Law Review, Member, 1980
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1975

Published Works

  • Comment, "Admiralty Jurisdiction and the FMLA: The Maritime Lien on Houseboats", 14 University of San Francisco Law Review 641, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Delegate, State Bar Convention, 1985
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Lawyers' Club of Alameda County

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Law Clerk

Office Location

Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, A Professional Corporation

1301 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 300
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-444-7688
Fax: 510-444-5849
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