Inside LMSCH

Frank C. Liuzzi is a San Francisco native. He began his career as a litigation attorney in a large Bay Area defense firm, thereafter shifting the focus of his practice to plaintiff. Mr. Liuzzi has extensive mediation, arbitration and trial experience in personal injury, product liability, motor vehicle, premises liability, contract and employment cases. He has also prepared and argued cases before the State Appellate courts.

Mr. Liuzzi is also a faculty member teaching trial practice a at the University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program. He is the president of the Italian American Bar Association of Northern California. He is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Santa Clara University. He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1991, where he was vice president of the student body and judicial extern for the First District of the California State Court of Appeal.

Martin D. Murphy is a fourth generation native San Franciscan. He has extensive experience in both plaintiff and defense civil litigation. He began his legal career representing injured workers in both workers' compensation claims and third party personal injury actions. Mr. Murphy then spent several years defending parties in lawsuits addressing construction site accidents, construction defect, products liability, premises liability, statutory violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state and national class actions.

Mr. Murphy is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Santa Clara University. He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1991. He has remained active in the law school by residing on the Board of Governors, acting as an Alumni liaison and directing the John Scully Memorial Trust Fund. Mr. Murphy is also an active member of various legal and civic organizations and a volunteer in the community.

Michael R. Solomon began his career as an attorney for mid-sized and large civil defense firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, gaining significant litigation experience in the areas of public entity, personal injury, employment, construction defect and professional malpractice law. He operated a solo practice for several years, specializing in plaintiff's personal injury, employment and business litigation. He formerly served as a hearing officer for the city of Alameda.

Mr. Solomon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992.

Deborah A. Churton has specialized in the area of transactional real estate law throughout Northern California for more than twenty-seven years. Ms. Churton joined Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton, & Hale LLP., as a partner in June, 2012, after practicing with GCA Law Partners LLP in Mountain View since 1995, and earlier with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.

Ms. Churton specializes in tenant representation in her leasing practice, focusing largely on San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Bay Area technology companies. Her clients include start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, many of whom require representation throughout the United States. In serving as legal counsel to the strategic real estate teams of several clients, Ms. Churton is responsible for negotiating leases, subleases and ancillary agreements in connection with more than 2.5 million square feet of office and corporate headquarters space throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

Ms. Churton was raised in Daly City and San Francisco. She earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and served as City Editor of the Daily Californian. Ms. Churton attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where she earned her J.D. in 1984, graduating cum laude as a member of the Order of the Coif and the Thurston Honor Society. Ms. Churton has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2009.

Michael E. Hale is a fourth generation San Franciscan, third generation San Francisco attorney and third generation alumni of the University of San Francisco School of Law. He also graduated with Honors from the University of California in Santa Barbara in 2001. While attending USF Law School, Mr. Hale received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Real Estate (Sales) Transactions, was a Staff Member of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, General Member of the Business Law Association and a participant in the USF Intensive Advocacy Program.

Mr. Hale was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006 and is licensed to practice in all California State Courts as well as the United States District Court of Northern California. Mr. Hale has practiced as a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer his entire career and has also worked with commercial tenants assisting with lease negotiations. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Hale was honored with the designation of California Super Lawyer Rising Star. He also published an article in 2012 for Plaintiff magazine entitled, Sexual Torts and Vicarious Liability: Expanding Mary M. into the Private Sector.

Mr. Hayden is a San Francisco native and a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, the University of California at Davis (a member of the Honor's program in History) and the Santa Clara University School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Eugene Lynch while in law school. Mr. Hayden has extensive trial experience, after having served as a Deputy Public Defender for the County of Stockton before shifting the focus of his practice to civil litigation. He has litigated and successfully tried to verdict cases for both the defense and plaintiff. Mr. Hayden has concentrated on plaintiff's personal injury litigation since 1997. He has been a trial attorney for over 30 years and brings unbridled enthusiasm to each case.

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