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425 California St. 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel (415) 537-7700
Fax (415) 634-1601
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Oakland Office:
1970 Broadway, Suite 950
Oakland, CA 94612-2221
Tel (510) 893-6300
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Robert L. Henn
Frederick M. Etzel
John Douglas Moore


Robert L. Henn

Columbia University
New York University School of Law (J.D.). 
Editor, New York University Law Review.
Root-Tilden Scholar.

Admitted: California

State Bar of California
Bar Association of San Francisco

Marin County Bar Association



Frederick M. Etzel


John Douglas Moore

University of California at Berkeley
(A.B., 1977);
Golden Gate University (J.D., 1980).
Member, Golden Gate University Law Review, 1979-1980.
Faculty:  Hastings College of Advocacy 1988 - present; Golden Gate University School of Law 1979 - 1980.

1980, California
1980, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1981, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
1982, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
1988, United States District Court for the Central District of California
1990, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

State Bar of California
San Francisco and Marin County Superior Courts, Judge pro tempore
Marin County Superior Court, Referee and Arbitrator
Bar Association of San Francisco, Attorney Fee Dispute Panel, Arbitrator
California Resource Recovery Association
Northern California Recycling Association

Grass Roots Recycling Network

Published Articles

"Seller Assisted Marketing Plans," California Trial Lawyers Association, Forum, Vol. XII, No. 7, Sept., 1982

"Terror Revisited: New Legislation Still Requires Careful Drafting of No-Contest Clauses," Estate Planning, Trust and Probate, News, Vol. 12, No. 3, Fall, 1992

"The Estate Practitioner's Guide to California Evidence," Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate, News, Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter, 1993

"Terror(?) at the Supreme Court: Surviving Spouses Must Elect Between Heirship and Community Property Rights," Estate Planning, Trust and Probate, News, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer, 1994

Co-author "Civil Litigation for Entertainment Lawyers: Provisional Remedies", New Matter, Fall 1995 (Publication of Intellectual Property Section of State Bar of California)

"Exclusive Garbage Franchises May Threaten Independent Contractors and Debris Box Companies", The Wrecking and Salvage Journal, Vol. 30, Issue 2, February 1996

"C & D Hauling Rights Under Attack", C & D Recycling Magazine, May/June 1997

Selected Presentations

Demonstration: Closing Argument, Hastings College of Advocacy (1993 - 2000)

Contractors: How to Collect Fees and Not Get Sued

Current Issues in Flow Control: CRRA Conferences March, 1996, May 1997

The Legal Perils of the Recycling Industry, ACRI Annual Meeting, September 1996

Debate: "Are landfills potholes on the road to zero waste?" CRRA Conference, June, 1999.

Legal Issues in Extended Producer Responsibility, CRRA Conference June, 2000

Practice Areas

John focuses his practice in three areas: 1) he provides exceptional trial and litigation advocacy, with extensive experience, in complex business, real estate, estate and trust, recycling, and intellectual property matters; 2) he serves as general counsel to businesses and individuals with substantial resources to provide practical cost-effective problem solving; and 3) he provides specialized advice and advocacy to businesses and associations in the recycling industry. Specific examples may be obtained by email request to the above address. You may also visit his recycling web site at

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