Mission Statement: San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) promotes civil justice through education and trial advocacy.  For over fifty years, SFTLA has served the needs of the plaintiff's bar. Continuing the traditions started by a small group of legal warriors, SFTLA is committed to providing quality continuing legal education, preserving access to justice for everyone, and creating social and networking opportunities.

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                          Guardian of Justice Sponsors

                          The Dolan Law Firm,  Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP, The Veen Firm

                          Partner of Justice Sponsor  

                          Bohbot & Riles, PCThe Brandi FirmThe Cartwright Law Firm, Llp



SFTLA is Proud to Present our Member of the Month

Elise R. Sanguinetti 





Elise Sanguinetti is a partner of Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos LLP. The main focus of expertise of Ms. Sanguinetti is serious injury, wrongful death cases, civil appeals and legal malpractice. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in civil litigation, and holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a California Super Lawyer every year since becoming eligible. The last two years Ms. Sanguinetti was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Bay Area.

Ms. Sanguinetti graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.). She was admitted into the California state bar in 1997. When not in the courtroom, she is a frequent speaker at seminars and writes articles that are featured in various legal publications. Her copious amount of work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors including the prestigious, Joe Tonahill Award from the American Association of Justice.

Ms. Sanguinetti is the current president of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the treasurer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and a past president of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association.



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Law student resources internships, Fellowships, law student chapters and more....

Consumer resources visit www.sftlacares.org to learn more about ways you can protect yourself and your family.

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Medicare Public Service Memo

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SFTLA Events

Diversity Fellowship Farewell Party
August 4, 2016

Membership Party
September 1, 2016

Women Referring Women
September 15, 2016

Board Dinner
September 22, 2016

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
September 29, 2016

Judges Dinner Dance
October 14, 2016

Board Retreat
October 21-23, 2016

NLD Karaoke Night
October 27, 2016

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting
November 3, 2016

Mock Trial
November 5, 2016

Diversity Committee Mixer
November 8, 2016

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
December 6, 2016

Holiday Cocktail Party
December 8, 2016

Women's Caucus Service Day
December 15, 2016


The Application for the 2016 Summer Fellowship is now CLOSED

U.S. Chamber - Legal Reform Summit
a policy parade on how to eliminate Americans' rights. To push back on this effort, AAJ Research has created a new online slideshow detailing the top 10 ways the U.S. Chamber hurts Americans. Click here to view the slideshow.

Open Courts Coalition Presentation
Click here to view the presentation!

Effect of Patient Safety Program on MedMal Occurance 
The heart of Medical Malpracitce suits is Medical Malpractice
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology FEBRUARY 2011

AAJ presents Final Medicare Seminar - More Info Here

"A World Without Lawyers" Video submitted by CAOC - Click Here to view!

The Expert Witness Arsenal Packet on Dr. Charles DiRaimando is complete! Click here to purchase!

New Pictures Posted!  Check out our updated Photo Album!

Shannan Dugan presents on civil justice at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo
May 13, 2010

Michael Kelly wins Trial Lawyer of the Year 2010
April 22, 2010

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