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Damon M. Thurston
Associate

Mr. Thurston joined the firm in 1999. His practice areas include counseling and representing medical and legal professionals in malpractice actions, the defense of general contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers in large-scale construction defect actions, the defense of employers and public entities in employment and civil rights claims, business litigation, toxic tort defense, and general civil defense work in a wide range of personal injury and products liability actions. Mr. Thurston is also a registered patent attorney, and represents clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in applying for both patents and trademarks. Mr. Thurston has represented a wide range of clients, including physicians and other allied health care providers, lawyers from a broad spectrum of practice areas, construction professionals and product manufacturers, public officials and officers, security guard companies and real estate professionals, electronics manufacturers and local small businesses.


Selected Representation
General Contractor and excess carrier in an indemnity/subrogation action against a roofing Subcontractor and its excess carrier arising out of a roof collapse during construction that resulted in severe injuries and the death of one worker, Alameda County Superior Court ($3.7 million verdict in favor of General Contractor and its excess carrier).

Education
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993, Environmental Studies; U.C. Regents Scholar
J.D. with Distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1996

Associations
California Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

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

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

United States Patent Bar


Contact

thurston@rankinlaw.com