Founding Partner Joe Genshlea Turns a New Page

Download: Genshlea Press Release 2012.pdf

SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO / LOS ANGELES –Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, a business law and litigation firm, announced that founding partner, Joe Genshlea, is leaving the firm at the end of 2012 to focus his attention on his new mediation practice.

While Joe has enjoyed his years as one of our state’s most pre-eminent trial attorneys, receiving countless accolades over four decades, he has always had an appetite for peacemaking. As a mediator, or “negotiator” as Joe likes to say, he will continue to put his lifetime of experience to good use. Joe’s knack for persuading parties to recognize their own solutions to intractable conflict is unmatched.

“Joe has been our esteemed partner since 1978, and while we are losing a dear friend, we fully support his decision to turn a new page and wish him tremendous success and happiness” says Michael Kvarme, Managing Shareholder.

“The firm is on solid ground and in good hands with its current leadership. The direction the firm has gone these last few years gives me great confidence that the legacy I helped to build will carry on” says Joe. “I am equally confident in the future generation of leaders at the firm and will be watching with pride where the firm goes in the years to come.”

Joe has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in an extraordinarily wide range of disputes, both large and small, including banking, real estate, commercial contracts, fraud, intellectual property, accounting malpractice, labor and employment, personal injury, and securities just to name a few. His accomplishments are impressive and include being the tenth lawyer in California to be elected to its State Bar Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1986, and selected in 2001 as the “Distinguished Lawyer of the Year” by the Sacramento County Bar Association. Joe will move into his new office at 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1750, on January 1st. You will then be able to contact him at [email protected].