ATTORNEYS

Geoffrey A. Mires
Shareholder

Mr. Mires joined the firm as an associate in 1982 and was promptly made a shareholder. He has for many years served as the firm president and senior shareholder. He has successfully tried numerous cases on behalf of medical and legal professionals in malpractice actions before juries and arbitrators. He also has successfully represented physicians in Medical Board matters and regularly counsels medical and legal professionals in avoiding and responding to administrative investigations and actions. Mr. Mires’ three decades representing professionals has earned him preeminent ratings from his peers including an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has served as a settlement commissioner and mediator for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. His work as a mediator has earned the respect of both sides of the bar, enabling cases to come to successful resolution.


Selected Representation
Numerous defense jury verdicts, including cases of failure to diagnose cancer, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries due to orthopedic and neurologic surgery, and failed resuscitation.

Numerous defense arbitration awards in complex professional liability cases.

Successful representation of physicians before the Medical Board of California, including MBC allegations of improper use of pain medications and allegations involving the death of patients.

In addition to extricating his clients from suit by means of motions for summary judgment, the respect for Mr. Mires’ integrity and acumen in the legal community has led to innumerable dismissals of his clients from suit, based upon his frank communication of his objective assessment of the case.

Education
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1976, Political Science
J.D., Golden Gate University Law School, 1980

Admissions
State of California, all Superior Courts and Appellate Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California


Professional
California Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association

Contra Costa Bar Association

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys

 

Contact

mires@rankinlaw.com