Over 100 Years Representing Sonoma County & Northern California
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The Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery Team
  • Lewis R. Warren
  • Brendan M. Kunkle
  • Mitchell B. Greenberg
  • Michael D. Green
  • Scott R. Montgomery
  • Jaimee A. Modica
  • Patrick W. Emery
  • W. Barton Weitzenberg
  • Richard W. Abbey
  • Jack M. Sanford
  • Brian G. Lance
  • Daniel J. Wilson
  • Danielle N. Podshadley
  • Kaitlyn D. Wright
  • Natasha Berg
  • Jenna C. Gioiello
  • Lewis R. Warren Lewis R. Warren


    Lewis has been associated with the firm since 1990, and a shareholder since 1997. Over the years, the focus of his practice has been in business litigation with varying degrees of emphasis in real estate, employment law, intellectual property matters, the wine industry, and probate disputes.
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  • Brendan M. Kunkle Brendan M. Kunkle


    Brendan Kunkle is an attorney who has practiced at Abbey Weitzenberg since 2000. He previously practiced in San Francisco since having been admitted to the bar in 1994. He is currently the Managing Partner at Abbey Weitzenberg. For the past 19 years, he has dedicated his practice solely to the representation of plaintiffs.

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  • Mitchell B. Greenberg Mitchell B. Greenberg


    Mitchell joined the firm of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery as of January 1, 2005. Previously, he was a partner at San Francisco’s Dillingham & Murphy from 1992 through 2004, where he represented large corporations, as well as individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses in a wide range of civil litigation matters in courts throughout the state, as well as serving as the firm’s hiring partner.
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  • Michael D. Green Michael D. Green


    Mike has achieved some of the most significant recoveries on record on behalf of his clients in the North Bay area counties and in the State of California in certain practice areas. Mike has been the lead trial lawyer in jury trials taken to verdict in wrongful death cases, personal injury cases, product liability cases, employment cases, premises liability cases, and medical malpractice cases. Mike teaches trial practice to law students at a local law school. He has been recognized as one of the top plaintiff-side attorneys in Northern California.

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  • Scott R. Montgomery Scott R. Montgomery


    Scott is an award-winning trial lawyer representing victims of injury, childhood sexual abuse, and wrongful death. He has tried approximately 30 cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators with numerous 7 and 8 figure verdicts, judgments, and arbitration awards.
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  • Jaimee A. Modica Jaimee A. Modica


    Jaimee’s practice focuses on business & commercial litigation, real estate litigation, trust & estate litigation, elder abuse litigation, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm in January 2015, Jaimee was a staff attorney and clinical professor in the Housing Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center.
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  • Patrick W. Emery Patrick W. Emery

    Of Counsel

    Pat Emery has been a trial lawyer in Sonoma County for over 35 years. His efforts have resulted in his recognition as a Super Lawyer of Northern California and his inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he is one of only three practicing attorneys in Sonoma County elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.
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  • W. Barton Weitzenberg W. Barton Weitzenberg

    Of Counsel

    Bart was voted by his peers as a Super Lawyer of Northern California. He has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has received the highest possible rating by the only national peer review rating service. He has also received the Sonoma County Bar Association’s highest award for professional and community achievement. He has also received the Sonoma County Bar Association’s Award for Careers of Distinction.
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  • Richard W. Abbey Richard W. Abbey


    Dick has been a member of the firm of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, through several name changes, since 1973. Over the years, his practice has focused on real estate, commercial, corporate, and financial institution litigation and transactions. Through that period of time, he has acted as primary counsel to some of the community's largest financial institutions.
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  • Jack M. Sanford Jack M. Sanford


    John “Jack” Sanford has been a litigation attorney with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery since 2014. Jack’s practice focuses on plaintiffs’ litigation, primarily personal injury lawsuits.

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  • Brian G. Lance Brian G. Lance


    Brian Lance’s entire legal career has been dedicated to representing people who have been harmed by others. Brian is a trial lawyer and has tried numerous jury trials and arbitrations resulting in successful outcomes for his clients.
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  • Daniel J. Wilson Daniel J. Wilson


    Dan Wilson is a skilled litigation attorney with experience representing some of the world’s leading companies in a wide ...
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  • Danielle N. Podshadley Danielle N. Podshadley


    Danielle is a litigation attorney with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. Danielle’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, and elder abuse litigation.
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  • Kaitlyn D. Wright Kaitlyn D. Wright


    Kaitlyn D. Wright has been an attorney with Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery since passing the California Bar Examination ...
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  • Natasha Berg Natasha Berg


    Natasha Berg is a dedicated personal injury attorney at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. With five years of New York ...
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  • Jenna C. Gioiello Jenna C. Gioiello


    Jenna Gioiello (formerly Bailey) recently joined Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery’s business litigation practice. She comes ...
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Firm Profile

One of Northern California’s premier law firms for over 100 years

Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery provides general civil trial representation in all courts and represents its clients in a wide range of real estate and business transactions.

Our firm is one of the most tenured law firms in Sonoma County. We bring generations of aggressive, effective and successful legal representation to the communities of Sonoma County and Northern California. We have withstood the test of time because we provide cutting-edge representation. We enjoy the highest possible rating by the only legitimate national rating service for lawyers and law firms.

How We Can Help

The practice is well known and respected for its specialties in banking, corporate and real estate transactions, employment, construction, personal injury and wrongful death, product defect, and class action law.

Why Choose Us?

Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery offers a full range of legal services. The partners command special areas of expertise gained from more than 100 years of experience in successfully serving their clients. An outstanding team of associates and paralegals assists the partners in providing vital support services to meet clients’ needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our Reviews

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    They really took care of everything! I just focused on my healing process and communicated with updates when needed. I would definitely recommend this law firm because they care about you.

    - Heather P.

    They were great to work with, thorough, experienced, and quick to respond. I will certainly work with this firm again if the need arises. Thank you!

    - Renee R.

    As with a lot of people in our situation; hiring the right law firm was one of the most important decisions of our lives. We are beyond grateful that we had the great good luck to have the Abbey Weitzenberg Warren and Emery team represent us.

    - N. Stephens

    I will never forget what Abbey, Weitzenberg, and Warren, and Emery has done to help me and to make sure I was given a fair trial. Thank you for being by my side.

    - Rachael E.

    They speak to me in a clear and concise manner and they’ve given my husband and me excellent guidance all the way through. I have tremendous faith in this very talented team of legal professionals.

    - Christel T.

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