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Amee Mikacich advises clients in product and premises liability, labor and employment, and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout California. She has successfully resolved or tried to verdict hundreds of cases on behalf of her clients, which include owners, manufacturers, contractors, and entrepreneurs in business and technology.

Before joining Hinshaw, Amee practiced at a San Francisco-based international firm for nearly five years. She began her legal career in Oakland, California, where she practiced for many years with a highly respected litigation firm.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • California Board of Directors, 2022 – Present
    • San Francisco Chapter, Vice President, 2022 – Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Litigation Section
  • California Women Lawyers, Former President
    • Board of Governors
    • Foundation Board
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association, Former President
  • San Francisco Superior Court
    • Bench/Bar ADR Committee, Appointed Member
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2005, 2010 – 2015

Representative Matters

  • Lytle v. Berkeley Unified School District, Alameda County: The case involved race, retaliation, and disability discrimination tried to verdict.
  • Dyer v. Ford Motor Company, San Francisco County: Products liability, brake defect, wrongful death case successfully resolved during trial.
  • Gambucci v. Oakfabco, Inc., Los Angeles County: The case involved product liability and personal injury against a boiler manufacturer resulting in dismissal at trial.
  • Bulnes v. Caltrain, San Mateo County: A railroad crossing fatality tried to verdict.
  • Bergquist v. General Motors Corp., Los Angeles County: Product liability mesothelioma tried to verdict.
  • Ledford v. General Motors Corp., Los Angeles County: Product liability mesothelioma tried to verdict.
  • Davis v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Alameda County: Premises liability and elevator-related personal injury tried to verdict.
  • Kennedy v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Alameda County: Successfully secured a verdict in favor of The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), charged with negligent train operation and injury to a child.
  • Porter v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Alameda County: Train versus pedestrian-related quadriplegia tried to verdict.
  • DSC v. Negrin, E.D. Texas: Successfully resolved during trial a case involving breach of contract, industrial espionage, and intellectual property.

Presentations

  • "Dismissed with Prejudice: A Discussion on Race and the Trial of Civil Cases," American Board of Trial Advocates San Francisco Chapter, Webinar, March 10, 2022

  • "Transition to Leadership," California Women Lawyers Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2017

  • "Pathways to Partnership," California Women Lawyers Annual Conference, Concord, CA, May, 2016

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J.D., San Francisco Law School, 1989

B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley, 1984