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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Choosing a Mediator

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Russell S. Roeca
Roeca Haas Montes De Oca LLP

Areas of Experience: Professional Liability; Medical and Legal Malpractice; Fee Disputes; Real Estate; Personal Injury; Commercial and Business Litigation

Russ Roeca is an accomplished trial lawyer and certified mediator with boutique AV-rated Roeca Haas Montes De Oca LLP. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict, jury and court trials, and handled arbitrations, both binding and non-binding. He is proud of his resolution success rate. Roeca is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in Legal Malpractice Law.

Roeca’s practice focuses upon professional liability of attorneys, real estate, and healthcare professionals, as well as related insurance, commercial and business litigation. His professional liability practice includes attorney malpractice, fee disputes, and disciplinary investigations by the State Bar of California. His practice area necessarily has exposed him to every realm of the practice of law, and this extensive experience is reflected in his grasp of the complex issues he handles.

Roeca cares deeply about fostering a sense of community. He was President of the Bar Association of San Francisco (2009) and a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California (2001-2004). He was a member of the State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance and co-chair (2010-2012). Roeca is proud of his diversity efforts and promoting equal justice, and was appointed to the State Bar’s Council on Access & Fairness chairing its Judicial Committee. He is BASF’s Delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates and to the Bench Bar Coalition. He served the City of San Francisco as a Fire Commissioner from 1996-2004.

Roeca received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976 and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by his colleagues in the profession since 2006 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Roeca was honored to be named the 2010 Myer J. Sankary Lawyer of the Year, Small & Solo Firms, by the State Bar of California. In 2011 the Bench Bar Coalition named Roeca Bar Leader of the Year for his many valuable contributions to the greater legal community.

Hourly Rate:  $475