2021 Vault Rankings
About Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
Weintraub Tobin is a full-service firm with five offices all based in the Golden State. The firm’s lawyers work across eight core practice areas and myriad industries.
Weintraub Tobin’s roots date back to 1852, making it California’s oldest law firm and the oldest west of the Mississippi. Richard Tobin started his law practice in San Francisco representing clients like Hibernia Savings and Loan Society and the first archbishop of San Francisco, Joseph Sadoc Aleman. (The Archdiocese continues to be a firm client to this day.)
Meanwhile, in 1978, a group of lawyers broke away from Sacramento’s largest firm, Downey Brand, to form Weintraub Genshlea Chediak. The Weintraub firm grew to more than 40 lawyers when it merged with Tobin & Tobin in 2012. Weintraub Tobin has continued to grow over the past several years, and today it is home to more than 70 lawyers.
A Firm of Many Talents
With practices covering everything from banking and finance to trusts and estates, Weintraub Tobin’s experience is wide ranging. The firm’s lawyers work in various industries, including agribusiness, entertainment and media, financial institutions, food and hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations, real estate, retail, and transportation.
Weintraub Tobin boasts a strong litigation practice, with around half of the firm’s lawyers focusing on the area. The firm’s litigators handle disputes relating to business and corporate, employment, intellectual property, real estate, and more—and the firm is home to experienced trial lawyers. On the transactional side, Weintraub Tobin represents a range of clients, including investors, startups, large and small companies, and nonprofits. The firm has a dedicated Tax Group but also takes a cross-practice approach through which tax lawyers help clients across the firm’s practices. Another area of note for the firm is its Real Estate practice—the firm’s real estate attorneys have had an impact throughout California, assisting with transactions, financings, and more.
Weintraub Tobin values being part of the greater community—in fact, among the factors considered when assessing employee performance is community involvement. Many of those within the firm volunteer or support local organizations, including American Cancer Society, Athena San Diego, California Lawyers for the Arts, Goodwill Orange County, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Women in Film, etc.
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-6000
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
50 - 100
1st year: $125,000
Jennel Fernandez, Human Resources
Director of HR
No. of U.S. Offices: 5
No. of International Offices: 0
Los Angeles, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Sacramento, CA (HQ)
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Banking & Finance
Entertainment & Media
Labor & Employment
Trusts & Estates
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.