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About Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation

With roots dating back to 1852, full-service California firm Weintraub Tobin can rightfully claim to be the state’s oldest law firm and the oldest West of the Mississippi. In that year, 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). When Richard’s son Robert Tobin joined the firm in 1875, it became known as Tobin & Tobin, a name that stuck around for well over a century as the firm grew to a 16 attorney practice by 2011.

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 since increased in size and footprint with the 2012 merger with Beverly Hills’ Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman & Grodin, the 2014 merger with Newport Beach-based Waldron & Bragg, and the 2015 opening of a small San Diego office.

Award Worthy Clients

Weintraub Tobin attorneys in its Entertainment practice are heavily invested in Hollywood and all forms of media.  Firm clients have included Warner Bros. Studios; actresses Diane Lane, Gina Gershon, and Zosia Mamet; directors Doug Limon (Swingers, The Bourne Identity), Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (the Kung Fu Panda movies); screenwriters Phil Hay Matt Manfredi (Clash of the Titans, Ride Along); and screenwriters/directors David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, The Untouchables) and Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash).  Collectively, firm clients have won all sorts of awards including Pulitzers and each of the EGOT awards: the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys.  The firm’s related Digial Media practice is also heavily invested in the video game industry, repping video game designers like Cliff Bleszinski (Unreal, Gears of War) and Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption).

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 558-6000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Michael Kvarme
Hiring Partner: Kelly Dankbar
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100

Base Salary

1st year: $125,000

Employment Contact

Jennel Fernandez, Human Resources
Director of HR
(916) 558-6000

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments

Trusts & Estates
Labor & Employment
Real Estate
Intellectual Property