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The focus of Mr. Gambel’s practice is solving legal problems and protecting clients’ interests in significant legal matters.  Leveraging technology and other cost-effective resources, and partnering with other attorneys as appropriate, he provides and personally leads a legal team tailored to each client’s need.


Mr. Gambel has worked in tandem with national coordinating counsel in the U.S. and has managed foreign counsel in Asia, South America, the U.K., and The Netherlands.  He is trusted with referrals from premier national law firms to serve their clients where there is a need for his particular expertise. 


Formerly a partner in an AmLaw 100 firm where he practiced for twenty years, Mr. Gambel has extensive bench and jury trial experience in complex business litigation as well as arbitration and mediation expertise. 




Counseling and advice in support of clients' business objectives.

Negotiation and documentation of agreements to advance and protect clients' interests.

Negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes.




Admiralty and maritime

Business and commercial

Business torts

Commercial landlord-tenant issues

Construction disputes


Insurance coverage and recovery

Insurance bad faith

International trade issues

Lender liability

Professional liability

Regulatory Matters

Trade secrets

Unfair business practices




University of Virginia

School of Law:

J.D., 1980

College of Arts & Sciences:

B.A. Economics, with High Distinction, 1976


Phi Beta Kappa




American Bar Association

Litigation Section: Insurance Coverage Committee


California Bar Association


Pacific Admiralty Seminar

Steering Committee: 1986 to 2000
Chair, 1990 Session on the Pacific Rim
Chair, 1998 Session on Technology, Practice & Procedure


Maritime Law Association of the United States




44 Montgomery St., Suite 4100

San Francisco, CA  94104

415.392.3100   415.392.3133 fax

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