Barry L. Bunshoft

Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Barry L. Bunshoft practices in the area of litigation, including business litigation, construction, insurance, intellectual property, marine and energy, and sports and recreation. He has more than 40 years' experience as a litigator and has worked on many high-profile trials, both criminal and civil.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bunshoft served as a deputy attorney general for the State of California, prosecuting business and consumer fraud cases.

In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Mr. Bunshoft has been a frequent speaker at seminars for the construction industry, the insurance industry, the ski industry and fellow lawyers. He has served on the boards of the Save San Francisco Bay Association, the Webb Schools of California and the Coro Foundation. He also has served as the member for the United States on the Legal Committee of the International Ski Federation and was named a Super Lawyer for Northern California.

A member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco, Mr. Bunshoft is a 1961 graduate of Harvard Law School and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.

•Duane Morris LLP
- Of Counsel, 2006-present
•Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP
- Partner, 1975-2005
- Chairman, 1985-2000
•Cushing Cullinan Hancock & Rothert
- Partner, 1970-75
- Associate, 1965-70
•State of California
- Deputy Attorney General, 1961-1965
•United States Navy
- Lieutenant, USNR

Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America
•Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Business Litigation, 2010
•Northern California Super Lawyers
Who's Who Legal California 2009 for Insurance and Reinsurance
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities
•International Ski Federation
- Legal Committee, Member for the United States

Selected Speaking Engagements
•Frequent speaker at seminars for the construction industry, the insurance industry, the ski industry and fellow lawyers, sponsored by, among others, the American Bar Association, the State Bars of California and Idaho, Andrews, Mealeys, the Construction Forum, the Practicing Law Institute, Fulcrum, Lloyd's of London and the National Ski Areas Association.

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Areas of Law

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Sports
  • Recreation


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1962, California

Law School Attended

Harvard Law School
Class of 1961

University Attended

University of Massachusetts
Class of 1955

Birth Information

Born in 1934

Associations & Memberships

Board Memberships
•Save San Francisco Bay Association
- Former Board Member
•The Webb Schools of California
- Former Board Member
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Representative Cases

Representative Matters; The Spade Cooley murder case- successfully affirmed on appeal the jury verdict against Spade Cooley, the well-known king of western swing, for first degree murder and murder by torture of his wife. SeePeople v. Cooley(1963) 211 Cal.App.2d 173. The two biggest dam failures in America last century- represented the general cont... More

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415 957 3175


415 354 3290


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Office Information
Barry L. Bunshoft
Of Counsel
 One Market Plaza, Suite 2200,
San Francisco, CA 94105-1127


Duane Morris LLP (San Francisco, California)

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