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:
and Employment Law
(with an emphasis on wrongful discharge,
civil rights and sexual harassment)
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
The Environmental Law Foundation
Fort Mason Foundation
The Asian Law Caucus
Bread & Roses
Roderick Bushnell also has experience in providing mediation services,
and employer consulting and litigation defense.