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“Creative and persuasive. Jerry can help you identify legal theories you may never have thought of-and how to develop them factually.”

Bill Smith, Abramson Smith Waldsmith


Attorney Gerald Clausen is certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Clausen is rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in each year since that accolade was established in 2004.

Mr. Clausen began his career as a personal injury trial lawyer, trying several cases to verdict. He thus brings a unique perspective to the practice of appellate law. He holds a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, an M.A. in psychology from the University of New Mexico, and a B.A. from Occidental College.

Mr. Clausen speaks and writes frequently on appellate and trial procedure as well as on issues of substantive law.

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State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

California attorneys certified as specialists must pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfill ongoing education requirements and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.

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Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review RatingsTM

An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV® rating.

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