Anne joined P.C in 2003 as an associate. Her practice focuses on pharmacy matters, personal injury, and premises liability.

EMAIL ANNE MARCHANT

Education

  • Duke University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, 1987
  • Dean’s List
  • Semesters abroad at Cambridge University and the University of Madrid
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing

Admissions

  • All California courts.
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California.

Published Decisions

  • Wilson, McCall & Daoro et al. v. American Qualified Plans, Inc. (1999) 70 Cal.App.4th 1030.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • National Association of Insurance Women

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

  • Extensive jury trial experience representing defendant attorneys and doctors in professional liability actions in state courts.
  • Fully service retail clients with both non-litigation legal issues and litigation matters in the practice areas of products liability, personal injury, wrongful death and the unique practice area of pharmacy law.
  • Successfully arbitrate and mediate disputes in professional liability, real estate, medical malpractice, insurance and personal injury cases.
  • Extensive appellate court experience.

Recent Successes and Achievements

  • On September 10, 2008, and obtained a dismissal of Rite Aid in an action alleging products liability, breach of warranty, and negligence with respect to the pharmacy’s dispensing of Strattera® to the Plaintiff’s 15 year-old son. Plaintiff alleged his son committed suicide after an increase in the prescription dose, and alleged Rite Aid, along with the drug’s manufacturer, should have warned of the dangerous effects of the drug, including suicide ideation. Plaintiff agreed to dismiss Rite Aid prior to Rite Aid’s filing of a motion to dismiss.
  • Sibley v. Eshoo – Defense verdict obtained in a legal malpractice, fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty case involving a golf partnership; pretrial demand $850,000
  • Oliver v. Perdue – Defense verdict obtained in a legal malpractice/employment and age discrimination case; pretrial demand $3 million.
  • Banducci v. Marrar – Defense verdict obtained in medical malpractice case against orthopedic surgeon; pretrial demand of $250,000.
  • Civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including the defense of attorneys, accountants, doctors, dentists, psychiatrists, and real estate brokers in professional liability actions.
  • Achieved dismissals in attorney malpractice, personal injury and medical malpractice suits prior to hearing on dispositive summary judgment motions.
  • Achieved defense verdicts in numerous binding arbitrations.
  • Prepared and worked up numerous cases to trial, resulting in favorable verdicts for clients.
  • Leading role in drafting and updating prior firm’s publication: California Law on Legal Malpractice.

Interests and Hobbies

  • Anne grew up in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Venezuela, Barbados, Jamaica, Mexico, England, France, Spain, and Thailand. She returned to the United States where she graduated from Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Connecticut. Traveling has remained a passion, although with a husband who also practices law and three young children, travel for the foreseeable future is limited to frequent family weekend getaways to The Sea Ranch on the Sonoma County coast.
  • Anne enjoys spending time with family and friend, cooking, photography, knitting, and music.

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