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Richard M. Bryan 
San Francisco, California
phone 800-229-4619
fax 415-296-0812
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Mr. Bryan is a San Francisco lawyer who handles matters throughout Northern California and Bay Area counties.

With over 40 years experience in handling complex economic, accounting, and technical matters for clients facing distressing personal crisis, Mr. Bryan brings a wealth of insight and knowledge to our clients.

Mr. Bryan's effectiveness as a courtroom advocate, negotiator, counselor, and mediator is well recognized by his peers. He was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and as a Northern California SuperLawyer, he enjoys an A.V. peer review rating.  He has also served as a mediator and arbitrator in family law, probate litigation, construction, real estate, and general business litigation matters. His integrity and professional contributions were honored by his election to the prestigious American Bar Foundation. 

A frequent lecturer and seminar leader on continuing education programs for attorneys, Mr. Bryan has also written articles on matters related to family law, probate litigation, construction law, contract disputes, and trial and settlement techniques. He served as President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco, a Director of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as a Delegate to the State Bar of California Conference of Delegates in addition to service on numerous professional association committees.

Areas of Practice:
Accounting Disputes and Financial Asset Division and Valuation Litigation
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Support
Probate and Trust Litigation
Business, Contract, and Real Estate Litigation
Contested Trials and Hearings
Mediation and Negotiation
Arbitrator, Referee, Private Judge
Bar Admissions:
California, 1964
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1964
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1964
U.S. Federal Courts, 1964
U.S. Supreme Court, 1964
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1963

University of California, Berkeley, CA, A.B. with Honors, 1960

Past Employment Positions:
United States District Court Judge Alfonso J. Zirpoli, Law Clerk, 1963 - 1964

Alameda County, Assistant Public Defender, 1964 - 1965

Farella, Braun & Martel, Partner, 1966 - 1981

Martindale-Hubbell* AV Rated *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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Bryan • Hinshaw, A Professional Corporation, in San Francisco, CA, serves clients throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, Alameda, Walnut Creek, Hayward, San Rafael, San Bruno, San Jose, Palo Alto, Modesto, Stockton, Pleasanton, Berkeley, Lafayette, Concord, Santa Rosa, San Francisco County, Marin County Napa County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Stanislaus County, and San Joaquin County, California.

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