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Anthony N. DeMaria

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Fresno, CA

DeMaria Law Firm, APC
1690 W Shaw Ave, Suite 220
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-387-5122
Fax: 559-570-0126
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Managing partner and founder of the DeMaria Law Firm, Anthony N. DeMaria represents clients in California and Colorado in matters of insurance defense. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, his practice focuses on representing insurance companies and their clients, and he has experience defending cases in judge trials, jury trials, federal courts and state courts.

Admitted to practice in the state of California, Mr. DeMaria is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts, a major in political science and a minor in history. At the University of San Diego School of Law, he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor.

While in law school, Mr. DeMaria received several honors, including the American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy and Torts and Legal Writing. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. DeMaria is a member of The State Bar of California and its Judicial Nominee Evaluation Committee, the Denver Bar Association, the Northern California Fraud Investigators Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Bar, the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Fresno County Bar Association. His volunteer work in the community includes service with the American Heart Association’s Fresno Chapter and as chairman of Fresno’s charity walk and run known as Lawyers Have Heart.

* 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
  • 100%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Insurance Defense


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Anthony N. DeMaria

First Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of California Davis, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a Minor in History, Honor: Four Year Varsity Letterman in Swimming, 1991

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President of the Fresno Athletics baseball organization for youth and summer college baseball players
  • Past President of the Bullard Cal Ripken youth baseball league
  • Member, Fresno Grizzlies Advisory Board (Fresno’s AAA Baseball Team)


  • Martindale-Hubbell, the AV rating for preeminent lawyers
  • Northern California Super Lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Public Entity Protection to Public Records Request,” February 2009
  • “Defending a Public Entity Case at Trial – Analyzing Trial Issues and Explaining the Trial Process Step by Step”, Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 12, 2019
  • “The Steps of Defending a Litigated Case: From Service to Discovery and Up to Trial”, Mercury Conference, Brea, California, April 2, 2019
  • “The Litigation Process for Public Entities: From Discovery to Done”, PARMA Annual Conference, Monterey, California, February 14, 2018
  • “Public Entity Use of the Anti-SLAPP Motion to Strike Complaints Brought Against the Entity and its Employees; Explain Anti-SLAPP and How to Effectively Use Those Motions to Dispose of Cases at the Outset”, Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 14, 2017
  • “Practical Considerations for Dealing with Subsequent Remedial Measures”, Central Valley PARMA, February 25, 2016
  • “AED’s and Other Medical Hot Buttons,” 2011 Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, Califor February 6, 2011
  • “Civil Litigation, Investigation and Discovery: Protecting Your Investigative Materials,” 200 PARMA Conference, February 3, 2009
  • “California Public Records Requests — What’s Protected?” 2010 Annual PARMA Conferenc Sacramento, California, February 16, 2010
  • “California Public Records Requests – What’s Protected?” Annual PARMA Conference, Sac California, February 17, 2010
  • “Off Campus Activities – Risks Presented, Managing Students and Staff,” Annual PARMA Sacramento, California, February 17, 2010
  • “COITO: Are Witness Statements Discoverable?” Fourth Annual CalPRIMA/PARMA Joint C Clovis, California, September 30, 2010
  • “Are Witness Statements Discoverable?” Clovis, California, October 1, 2010
  • “No Reward for the Good Guy: Analyzing the Danger of Your Efforts to Correct Liability Ris PARMA Conference, Indian Wells, California, February 25, 2016
  • “Public Records Requests and Available Protections,” Riverside Schools Insurance Authori Valley, California, February 25, 2011
  • “California Public Records Requests – What’s Protected?” CASBO Annual Conference, Ana California, April 6, 2011
  • “Paralegal’s Guide to Propounding and Responding to Written Discovery,” IPE Teleconferen 2011
  • “Call of Duty Modern Warfare: DeJning Legal Duties for Public Entities,” Annual PARMA Co Monterey, California, February 14, 2012
  • “Duty Bound: Public Entity Legal Duties,” PARMA, Fresno, California, October 10, 2012
  • “Public and Jury Perceptions and Impressions of Public Entity Defenses,” Annual PARMA Rancho Mirage, California, February 4, 2013
  • “Focus Groups: How to Use Them and How to Gauge Jury Views of Your Case,” Annual PA Conference, San Jose, California, February 11, 2014
  • “California Public Records Act & Hot Button Topics,” SIRMA In-Service, Valencia, Californi January 27, 2015
  • “Taking A Claim Through the Litigation Process Start to Finish,” Annual PARMA Conferenc California, February 10, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Colorado Bar
  • Judicial Nominee Evaluation Committee of the California State Bar
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Elected to American Board of Trial Attorneys., 2014


  • Mr. DeMaria won a defense verdict in Boyajian v. JC Penney in the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno.  The plaintiff tripped and filed a personal injury action alleging a future surgery and seeking seven figures from the jury.  Mr. DeMaria won a full defense verdict and defense judgment., 2018

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Public Entities
  • Schools
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Office Location for Anthony N. DeMaria

1690 W Shaw Ave
Suite 220
Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: 559-387-5122

Fax: 559-570-0126

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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