Founding partner of a boutique litigation firm in Oakland, CA. Handles all aspects of litigation through jury trials. Has significant experience defending asbestos personal injury and products liability cases and has also handled medical malpractice and employment cases. Is part of the national trial team for a large Fortune 500 company in products liability cases. Also, serves as National Counsel for several clients and oversees the work of local counsel outside the State of California. Works with various medical facilities on issues of patient health care and compliance with both state and federal health care requirements. Provides presentations and seminars throughout the state on patient placement issues as well as the legal process for conservatorships, guardianships and habeas petitions.

Professional Associations

Northern California Super Lawyer; Member of the Defense Research Institute; Member Northern California Association of Defense Counsel; Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America; voted a FORBES Fortune 500 “Go To Law Firm”; Board Member George Mark Children’s House.


Degrees: University of California at Berkeley (1988); Santa Clara University Law School (1991)


State Admissions:
California – 1991 to present

Federal Admissions:
United States District Court, California Northern District, Eastern District, Central District and Southern District.


Attorney: Madeline Buty
Fax: 1-510-267-0117
Email: [email protected]


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