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About Archer Norris, PLC

Archer Norris filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in August 2018.

Archer Norris is a full-service law California law firm with 100 lawyers who work out of five Golden State offices. The firm specializes in complex litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, health care, intellectual property, public entity, environmental and real estate transactions. The firm’s headquarter office in Walnut Creek serves as a hub for technology, finance and administration. Although Archer Norris’s offices are based in California, the firm’s business-savvy litigators and transactional lawyers are admitted to practice in 17 states, broadening the firm’s legal reach and impact.

2 For the Price of 1

Archer Norris was created from the 2000 merger of two Bay area firms: Richmond-based Norris & Norris (founded in 1949) and Walnut Creek's Archer, McComas, Breslin, McMahon & Chritton (founded in 1981). Since then, Archer Norris has built a legacy of gaining top litigators, which has shown in their cases. From obtaining a favorable $8 million verdict on behalf of a client in the re-trial of a case that had previously resulted in a $20.7 million verdict to restoring $21.5 million lost in hospital funds, Archer Norris has secured large sums for prominent clients and continues to resolve commercial disputes, steer groundbreaking deals, reduce risks and maximize opportunities for their clients.

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Archer Norris doesn’t just shine for its client services, but has been recognized for modern-thinking, being named 1 of 20 firms in the National Law Journal's 2015 and 2016 Midsize Hot Lists, recognized for thinking and acting innovatively as a proven strategy for success. In addition, Archer Norris was named 1 of 25 leading innovators by The Recorder's 2014 Innovator Awards, given to those with original approaches to improving delivery of legal services to clients of all kinds. While the firm’s praises grow, so does the firm itself, having cumulated a double-digit growth for six consecutive years and earning a ranking in the San Francisco Business Times’ “Largest Law Firms in the East Bay” in 2016. 

Archer Norris, PLC

2033 North Main Street
Suite 800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 930-6600

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Douglas C. Straus
Total No. Attorneys 2018:
50 - 100

Employment Contact

No. of U.S. Offices: 5

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
Newport Beach, CA
San Francisco, CA
Sacramento, CA
Walnut Creek, CA (HQ)

Major Departments

Employment & Human Resources Services
Environment and Natural Resources
Intellectual Property
Real Estate, Land Use and Construction