Dealing with the Press



Handling the press in high profile cases can be complicated and poses many hidden time bombs. These Attorneys will give you tips for handling the press in newsworthy cases.


Ingrid Evans (Moderator) is the founding partner of the Evans Law Firm in San Francisco, CA ( Ms. Evans litigates elder financial and physical abuse, consumer fraud class actions, securities and false claims/Qui Tam cases. Ms. Evans is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and was named as a Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2015. She is rated as one of Northern California Super Lawyers®, and is peer review AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Evans is also on the Board of Governors for AAJ and Public Justice and an active member of SFTLA. She is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia.

Lori Andrus is a founding partner of Andrus Anderson LLP, based in San Francisco, California. Ms. Andrus specializes in class actions and complex litigation, encompassing a wide range of subject matter. In recent years, Ms. Andrus has focused her practice on equal pay cases. Ms. Andrus has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. The National Law Journal named Ms. Andrus as one of the nation’s 75 “Outstanding Women Lawyers.” Ms. Andrus graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law.

Sarah London is a skilled and experienced advocate for the injured and consumers, distinguishing herself as an active member of fourteen trial teams. Sarah currently handles defective drug and medical device product injury cases as well as environmental disaster cases, such as the Plains Oil Spill. A Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years and 2015 finalist for CAOC Streetfighter of the Year, Sarah has held CAOC leadership positions including her current position as Women’s Caucus Education Co-Chair.

Craig Peters is a trial attorney at The Veen Firm in San Francisco. Prior to representing plaintiffs, Craig worked for 13 years as a public defender. During that time he helped train new attorneys and worked with experienced attorneys on developing themes, theories and discovery plans for their cases. Now litigating complex cases involving wrongful death as well as those with catastrophic life- or career-changing injuries, Craig’s team handles a wide range of cases. Craig has also been asked to associate in to try a wide range of cases outside of the personal injury area. A member of ABOTA, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and American College of Trial Lawyers, Craig has been a finalist for CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year and three times for SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year. Craig has taught law school courses in Evidence, Trial Practice, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.


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