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About Us

Proudly serving since 1978

Farbstein & Blackman has been 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.

Our Trusted Attorneys

Michael A. Farbstein


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. Read More.

H. Ann Liroff


Ann is a highly experienced employment counselor and trial attorney with over 30 years of practice. She guides clients on compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws, wage and hour laws, and regulations. Read More.

Ramsey F. Kawar


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


Good Judgment

It’s not just about the legal merits that matter, but also the larger issues of fairness and righteousness, which motivate jurors and attorneys alike and compel a given position. It’s about making good judgments.

411 Borel Avenue Suite 425, CA 94402, USA
(650) 554-6200,  Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM