Russell S. Roeca

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Roeca Haas Montes De Oca LLP
 | 48 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-352-0980
Fax: 415-352-0988
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (50%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    As a founding partner of the Roeca Haas Montes De Oca LLP law firm in San Francisco, California, attorney Russell S. Roeca focuses his practice primarily on representing real estate and health care professionals as well as other attorneys with their issues involving professional liability, disciplinary investigations, fee disputes and defense against malicious prosecution. Additionally, he provides effective representation to his commercial clients with their matters involving all types of business and commercial litigation, loss prevention strategies and other legal challenges.

    Through his long and illustrious career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Roeca has gained extensive trial experience on a variety of legal matters in both state and federal courts. Certified as a mediator by The Bar Association of San Francisco and appointed by the Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco as an arbitrator, Mr. Roeca has the skills and experience to help his clients resolve their issues.

    Mr. Roeca began his legal career in 1980 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and his license to practice from The State Bar of California, where he also received his certification in legal malpractice law. He is admitted to practice before all of California's U.S. District Courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Dedicated to his practice, Mr. Roeca remains active in many professional legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), where he also served as the organization's president as well as chair for the organization's Legal Malpractice Section.

    Devoted to his community, he volunteers his services and provides financial support for BASF's Volunteer Legal Services Program and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. Additionally, he is a longtime member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and actively supports BASF's Law Academy.

    In recognition of his high ethical standards and outstanding legal service, Mr. Roeca has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Russell Roeca

    Admitted: 1981, California

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    • Member of the Bar’s diversity committees and has championed the Law Academy high school Classroom to Career program co-sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Education
    • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
    • Named as Super Lawyer since 2006
    • Awarded Bar Leader of the Year by the Bench Bar Coalition, State Bar of California, 2011
    • Honored to be named the 2010 Myer J. Sankary Lawyer of the Year, Small & Solo Firms, by the State Bar of California

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator
    • Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, 2001-2004
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Delegate
    • Co-Chair, State Bar Committee, Professional Liability Insurance, 2010-2012
    • Member, State Bar Committee, Professional Liability Insurance
    • Chair of the Legal Malpractice Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2006
    • Member, State Bar of California
    • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, 4th District (San Francisco and Marin County)
    • President, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2009
    • Director of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 1994
    • United States Supreme Court
    • California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
    • Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign, 1994-1998
    • Volunteer Legal Services Program of BASF
    • Aids Legal Referral Panel

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panelist, Bar Association of San Francisco

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1976
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    Office Location for Russell S. Roeca

    48 Gold St
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Phone: 415-352-0980

    Fax: 415-352-0988

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