SAN JOSE, Calif.– LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire –Hoge, Fenton, Jones…

SAN JOSE, Calif.– LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire –Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc., a leading Northern California law firm, today announced that Barbara Spector, a 28-year civil trial attorney and respected mediator, has joined the firm as Special Counsel with its Litigation Group. Spector, based in the San Jose office, will continue to emphasize her mediation practice in addition to becoming a key member of the firm’s active and growing litigation department.

Spector holds Mediator and Negotiator certifications from Harvard University. She regularly serves in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) capacities with the Santa Clara County Superior Court, California Court of Appeal, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

In addition to a long and distinguished career as a litigator and ADR facilitator, Barbara is the Vice Mayor of the Town of Los Gatos. She also serves on the Santa Clara County Airport Land Use Commission and spent eight years on the Los Gatos Planning Commission. She is an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, which awarded her the Bryl Salsman Award for outstanding volunteer service to the legal profession and to the community. Both Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine named Barbara a Northern California ADR Super Lawyer in each of the last three years. She is also past president of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

“I am looking forward to renewing a strong and vibrant partnership with Barbara, with whom I’ve worked for over 25 years,” said James Towery, Chair of the firm’s litigation practice. “We believe our clients will greatly benefit from her wealth of expertise, not only in litigation, but in arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation as well.”

Adds Kathryn Meier, Managing Shareholder at the firm, “Barbara is known throughout the valley for her experience and acumen, and she is uniquely positioned to offer our clients unparalleled expertise and results. We look forward to Barbara’s contributions and to further enhancing our offerings in the litigation and mediation arenas.”

About Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.:

Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, a 50-attorney firm serving the legal needs of clients in Northern and Central California from its offices in San Jose, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, Hollister and Modesto, celebrates more than 50 years of client service. It provides advocacy representation and advice to both emerging and established companies in business and technology law, real estate and land use development, employment law, and estates, trusts and taxation. Hoge, Fenton is recognized as one of Northern California’s most highly regarded law firms in the field of trial advocacy. Several members of the firm have gone on to serve on the Superior Court, U.S. District Court and the California Court of Appeal.

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