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James L. Dawson

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James Dawson has extensive experience trying complex employment, business, and real property cases. He has tried over 150 cases to verdict and has appeared before the California Court of Appeal, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and t… Read More
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Marc A. Eisenhart

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Marc Eisenhart brings a wealth of trial and appellate experience to the areas of real estate, business, employment and landlord-tenant litigation. Marc is a tenacious advocate who excels at problem solving and forward-reaching strategy to obtain rema… Read More
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William L. Gates

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Bill Gates began his approximately forty-five year career as a business, real estate, and political attorney by, in his words, “working as a groupie in a political campaign.” This ultimately led to a position as Chief of Staff and Counsel to Cali… Read More
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Joshua J. Borger

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Josh Borger is an aggressive litigator with the knowledge and experience to pursue or defend you in your case. He practices commercial and civil litigation in a variety of areas, including unfair business practices, breach of contract, trademarks, tr… Read More
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William D. Mahan

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For nearly forty years, Bill Mahan has provided his clients with invaluable and exemplary legal services in the areas of corporate and business law, estate planning, probate and taxation, and trust administration. In addition to his J.D. degree, Bill… Read More
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John Kevin Crowley

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Since 1979, John Crowley has emphasized trial work. He has tried to verdict many civil and criminal jury trials, has numerous published appellate opinions, has tried many family law dissolution cases to judgment, and has defended Alcoholic Beverage C… Read More
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Steven M. Fink

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Steve Fink is of counsel at GED. Steve has been selected six times by San Jose Magazine as one of the top lawyers in Employment Law. “The legal barriers which any employee faces are daunting, if not downright scary. The employer is usually represen… Read More
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Sharlene Strabley

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Sharlene began working for Jim Dawson as a filing clerk in 2002. She has worked her way up to Paralegal supporting James Dawson, Marc Eisenhart, and Joshua Borger in all practice areas including trial preparation, discovery, case management, electron… Read More
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Cindy Rubi

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Cindy Rubi has performed paralegal duties for attorney Steven M. Fink in his employment and civil litigation practice since 1997. She also oversees his accounts receivables and accounts payables. Read More
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Sally Wagner

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Sally Wagner has served as a paralegal to attorney Steven M. Fink in his civil and employment practice since 1999. She supports the legal team with processing and handling legal documentation and is also involved with case management, discovery and t… Read More
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Mariela Villarreal

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Mariela Villarreal has served as a legal secretary to attorney John Crowley in his practice since 2006.  She has worked in all practice areas including case management, discovery and trial preparation, scheduling and client relations.  She is also… Read More
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Maria Riggio

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Maria Riggio has worked for GED since 1997. She is the office manager, whose responsibilities include billing, accounts payable, staffing, payroll, and event planning. Education B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook University Read More
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Janet Laverty

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Janet Laverty joined Gates Eisenhart Dawson in January, 2012, bringing with her many years of executive assistant experience. She is the receptionist for the office, in addition to fulfilling many other administrative duties. Janet is the first perso… Read More
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Sylva Swenson

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Sylva Swenson began working for GED as a receptionist in 2016. She answers the phones, greets clients and provides all necessary office support. In the past, she worked for various tech companies as an administrator, translator and interpreter. Educa… Read More
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