With Experience, Dedication and Good Judgment,
There is Effective Advocacy  with Proven Results.

Whether for individuals or corporations, at  Farbstein & Blackman, we aggressively and efficiently seek results on behalf of our clients, in business, personal injury, employment, and professional liability matters.


Employment Law

Farbstein & Blackman has decades of experience in the full range of employment litigation and counseling, including emerging trends in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and unfair competition.

Personal Injury

Farbstein & Blackman has a proven record of success in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including seven figure verdicts and settlements.

Civil Litigation

We have tried cases in a broad spectrum of matters affecting individuals and businesses in our community, with experience in all phases of litigation, from filing through appeal.

Professional Liability

We devote a substantial portion of our practice to malpractice litigation involving a range of professions, including, accountants, lawyers, software and web developers, real estate professionals and human resource consultants.

Michael A. Farbstein

Michael A. Farbstein

Attorney

Michael Farbstein is a seasoned litigator in employment, tort and business matters for both companies and individuals.  He has successfully tried cases in every county in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as the United States District Court.

Maggie W. Trinh

Maggie W. Trinh

Attorney

Maggie Trinh focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour claims, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, ADA compliance, and misclassification claims.

Ramsey F. Kawar

Ramsey F. Kawar

Attorney

Ramsey Kawar has been a litigator since 2001 and focuses his practice extensively on professional liability litigation, commercial contracts and business law. He is licensed before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Our Story

Since 1978, Farbstein & Blackman, is recognized by its peers as a preeminent civil litigation law firm in Northern California. Because of our litigation experience, we bring a seasoned approach to our counseling and risk management practice.

We emphasize insightful and practical case planning, working closely with our clients to evaluate and present their interests in the most effective way.

We stress the need for a simple, compelling presentation, despite complex facts and law. We marshal the necessary investigation and expert witnesses. We are technologically savvy, utilizing worthwhile software applications and demonstrative evidence techniques. We rely upon our common sense, and a wealth of experience.

We have individually served our community with nonprofit and pro bono work, and believe that a work/life balance is an important component to client service.