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Law Firm Practice and Background

The Law Office of Roderick P. Bushnell, formerly Bushnell, Caplan, Fielding & Maier LLP, and formerly Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding LLP has been practicing law in San Francisco since 1971. In December, 2011, David Fielding left the firm and he currently retired. On June 30, 2016 Alan Caplan left the firm. Rod Bushnell is continuing his solo practice in San Francisco. The firm has engaged in extensive civil and criminal litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels. The firm has tried in excess of 100 cases, mostly in the Bay Area, and has been the law firm of record in over 75 published appellate opinions.

The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has been rating lawyers with respect to legal ability and general ethical standards for over 100 years. The firm has had earned the highest rating awarded for legal ability and general ethical standards.

The firm's practice currently focuses on representing plaintiffs in cases involving:

  • Labor and Employment Law
    (with an emphasis on wrongful discharge, civil rights and sexual harassment)
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Consumer and Environmental Protection
    (consumer fraud and consumer class actions).

The firm has been lead counsel or co-lead counsel in litigation involving shareholder derivative actions, consumer class actions, unfair competition and false advertising cases, employment rights class actions, labor and employment cases, and environmental lawsuits brought on behalf of the general public. These cases are in addition to representing innumerable civil plaintiffs and criminal defendants through the years.

The firm has represented a number of public-interest non-profit organizations in litigation, or otherwise, including:

          The Natural Resources Defense Council
          The Environmental Law Foundation
          Fort Mason Foundation
          Sweatshop Watch
          The Asian Law Caucus
          Global Exchange
          Bay Area Video Coalition
          Bluewater Network
          Bread & Roses

Roderick Bushnell also has experience in providing mediation services, and employer consulting and litigation defense.

 

 

     
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