|[November 29, 2012]
Hoge Fenton Alumnus Appointed to the Bench
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel is pleased to announce that former shareholder James
E. Towery has been appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the bench
in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, with
swearing-in expected in December.
James E. Towery (Photo: Business Wire)
Towery, a renowned expert in legal ethics, has a decades-long history of
commitment to the legal profession. He recently served as Chief Trial
Counsel to the State Bar of California, was President of the State Bar
in 1995-96, chaired the Board of Governors Discipline Committee in 1994,
served on the California Chief Justice's Commission on
Multi-Jurisdictional Practice, and chaired its Task Force on Insurance
Disclosure. In 2008 he was selected as a Lawyer Representative to the
federal Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Towery also served in the
American Bar Association House ofDelegates for many years and has been
selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.
In his 21 years at Hoge Fenton, Towery demonstrated a similar commitment
to leadership, serving on the firm's Executive Committee, acting as its
risk management counsel, and chairing its litigation practice group. He
acted as a mentor to young litigators and was instrumental in ensuring
that the firm's associates were afforded a high level of ongoing
training in trial advocacy skills.
Daniel W. Ballesteros, a shareholder and member of Hoge Fenton's
Executive Committee, commented, "Jim exemplifies Hoge Fenton's
commitment to the legal profession and to serving our community. He
joins a very distinguished class of Hoge Fenton alumni who have been so
honored to serve, and we could not be more proud of his appointment. We
wish him the very best in this next phase of his career."
Towery said, "I have been blessed during my career to work with some
outstanding trial lawyers and wonderful colleagues, such as those at
Hoge Fenton as well as my present firm of Rossi Hamerslough. Both firms
have a real commitment to public service which I greatly value."
About Hoge Fenton:
For many clients, we are the smart alternative to "big law." We are a
mid-sized, multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. In
continuous existence for 60 years, Hoge Fenton enjoys a stellar
reputation in the legal community, with nine alumni having gone on to
serve on the bench in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Monterey County
Superior Court, California Court of Appeal and the U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of California.
Offering focused expertise in state and federal litigation (alternative
dispute resolution, trial, appellate), real estate and land use
development, business formation and transactions, finance, mergers and
acquisitions, intellectual property, labor and employment law, high net
worth estate and wealth planning, and complex family law.
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