Hanson Bridgett LLP

Legal Services | California, USA
tel: 925-746-8460 | fax:
1676 No. California Blvd., Suite 620 | Walnut Creek | California | 94596 | USA


Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 180 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.

Lawyers Worldwide: 197


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Eric S. Clarke

Eric S. Clarke

Partner and East Bay Market Leader
Kristina D. Lawson

Kristina D. Lawson

Managing Partner


Update on California's Latest Extension of COVID-19 Tenant Protections

After over two years of statewide eviction moratoria in the forms of executive orders, Judicial Council rules, and legislation, California's eviction moratorium was scheduled to come to an end on March 31, 2022. However, on March 31, 2022, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, serving as acting governor while Governor Gavin Newsom was out of state, signed Assembly Bill 2179 into law, which took effect immediately. The bill extends tenant protections and places restrictions on local governments, as described in this alert. Like previous eviction restrictions, these new rules apply equally to owners and operators of senior communities...

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Hanson Bridgett Announces New Market Leaders

May 12, 2022  (San Francisco, CA) –  Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, is pleased to announce new leadership appointments. Adam Hofmann will serve as the Sacramento Market Leader and Gilbert Tsai will serve as the San Francisco Market Leader. Hanson Bridgett's Market Leaders provide regional leadership, strengthen the firm's community presence, and foster growth across California...

Hanson Bridgett Recognized as a Best Place to Work

May 6, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the eighth year. The award is presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The firm ranked 9th in the large companies category. The companies in Hanson Bridgett's category (200-499 employees) that made the 2022 Best Places to Work list were ranked highest by their employees on values like solid compensation and benefits offerings, management practices, fun, collaborative culture, and other defining characteristics...

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HB Briefly

Briefly is designed to provide readers with updates on the latest litigation developments in California. Our focus is on general litigation as well as issues surrounding class actions, products liability, discovery, privacy, cybersecurity, and the professional practice of law.