Steven Berk has over twenty years of litigation experience spanning both the private and public sectors. His practice ranges from representing Fortune 500 Companies, to consumers. Steven is based in Washington, D.C. and founded Berk Law in May 2009. Steven began The Corporate Observer in 2009 as a legal blog focusing on consumer advocacy. The Corporate Observer continues to highlight the rights of consumers, whistleblowers and investors and to question the conduct of corporate interests and regulators. Steven adopted an informed, often humorous and candid "tell it like it is" attitude that still resonates with readers. The Corporate Observer continues to grow, broadening its viewpoint with additional authors and attracting an ever-growing group of readers concerned with the evolving relationship between individuals and corporations.
Beth Terrell is a member of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie, PLLC in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Gonzaga University and the University of California, Davis School of Law. Beth focuses on complex litigation, including consumer fraud, defective product, securities, and wage and hour class actions. She has been recognized for her outstanding work by Washington Super Lawyers 2010 and 2005 as well as Washington Rising Stars 2005 and 2004.
Brian K. Matise's legal focus includes all aspects of general civil practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation. He has considerable experience in commercial trial work, suits involving governmental entities and commercial / product defects. He attended the University of New Mexico for his undergraduate studies and received his law degree from University of Redlands, CA.
Derek G. Howard is Senior Counsel to Minami Tamaki LLP. His legal experience focuses on complex litigation, including expertise in class actions, business fraud, deceptive practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, elder abuse, ethical duties by corporate entities, and antitrust practices in major consumer-oriented industries.
Gary E. Mason specializes in consumer class action and mass torts at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP. He has received national recognition for his work on litigation over defective polybutylene pipe that resulted in an unprecedented $950 million in settlement. He graduated from Brown University and received his law degree from Duke University Law School.
Jon Shub is a partner at Seeger Weiss LLP and is recognized as one of the nation's leading consumer rights lawyers. His work in the area of defective consumer electronics and computer hardware as well as cases against HP, Maytag, IBM and Palm have earned him well deserved attention. He attended American University for his undergraduate studies and Delaware Law School of Widener for his legal studies.
Pat McNicholas is a trial lawyer who has won numerous noteworthy cases on behalf of individuals in a variety of different areas of law. He has extensive experience with consumer protection cases. Pat earned his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and his law degree from McGeorge School of Law.
Rosemary Rivas practices in Finkelstein Thompson's San Francisco office and focuses on antitrust, consumer fraud, and securities litigation. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Rosemary received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 2000. While in law school, she served as the Senior Note Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills and Trusts.
Seth A. Katz is a shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. in their Colorado office. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of complex, pharmaceutical mass tort, and class action litigation. He is currently most active in the area of complex and class action litigation on behalf of aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1993.