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Andrew Sclar and Joseph J. (JJ) Minioza Are Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers

Andrew Sclar and Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza have been selected for the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer list. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Mr. Sclar is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, signifying the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is the Managing Partner of the firmís San Francisco office and serves as a member of Ericksen Arbuthnotís Board of Directors.

Mr. Sclar is also Co-Chair of Ericksen Arbuthnotís Insurance Coverage practice group. He advises clients by issuing coverage opinions on a wide range of insurance issues arising under a variety of insurance policies, including general liability, property, errors and omissions, standard form, manuscript, primary and excess. Mr. Sclar also represents clients in insurance coverage litigation, including declaratory relief actions, defense of extra contractual liability claims, insurance policy rescission actions and subrogation and contribution actions under additional insured endorsements.

Mr. Sclar also specializes in defending professional liability claims, including claims against lawyers, real estate agents and insurance agents and brokers. He has a broad range of additional experience handling construction defect and construction site accident cases, as well as wrongful termination, premises liability, products liability, commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters, and commercial trucking cases. He has been with Ericksen Arbuthnot since 1985, has successfully tried cases in many Bay Area courts and has a strong track record in representing clients in state and federal appeals.

This is the second year Mr. Minioza has been acknowledged as a Super Lawyer. He is also AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He is the Assistant Managing Partner of the Oakland office and Co-Chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group and the Real Estate Practice Group.

Mr. Minioza is a trial attorney specializing in defending companies and insurance carriers in many types of civil litigation, including employment, real estate and construction, personal injury, and commercial disputes. He has tried numerous cases to verdicts with a high degree of success in state and federal court in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also has extensive experience in arbitrating and mediating complex claims and suits.

Mr. Sclar can be reached at 415.362.7126 or . Mr. Minioza can be reached at 510.832.7770 or .