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Curriculum Vitae of Russell J. Hanlon

Law Offices of Russell J. Hanlon
95 South Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, California 95113
Office Telephone:  (408) 975-7777
Office Facsimile:  (408) 995-3202
Home Office Telephone: (831) 429-5175
Home Office Facsimile:  (831) 429-6785
e-mail address:russellhanlon@yahoo.com
website: http://www.russellhanlon.com
LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
August 1994 – Present:
Sole Practitioner, San Jose, California, with law practice devoted exclusively to appeals, writs, post-trial motions, and assisting trial counsel with major motions and protecting record in trial court in civil cases
March 1983 – June 1994:
Attorney at Berliner-Cohen, San Jose, California (Partner, January 1991 – June 1994)
Major Responsibilities:

  • Handled briefing and oral argument in appeals and writ proceedings
  • Drafted papers for and argued post-trial and other significant motions
  • Supervised three-attorney Appellate Department

PUBLICATIONS:
Hanlon,  From the Agliano Era into the Cottle Era:  A Review of the Opinions of the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District in Civil Cases Decided in 1991 Through 1993, 26 Pac. L.J. 1 (1994)

Hanlon,  The California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District:  A Review of the Court’s Opinions in Civil Cases Decided in 1988 Through 1990, 22 Pac. L.J. 1057 (1991)

Hanlon,  Emerging Trends in California Jurisprudence:  The First Three Years of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, 20 Pac. L.J. 1067 (1989)

HONORS:
Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1996 – present

Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California-Board of Legal Specialization

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (a national Trial and Appellate Lawyer Honorary Society)

Director, Sixth District Appellate Program, 1999-2015
— Chair of the Board of Directors, 2007-2015

Super Lawyer in Appellate Law, Northern California Super Lawyers magazine (by vote of peers) every year from 2005 through 2016

“av” Martindale-Hubbell rating (highest possible rating)

“Superb” – 10.0 out of 10.0 – avvo.com rating

BAR MEMBERSHIPS:
State Bar of California
— Member, State Bar Committee on Appellate Courts, 1991 – 1994

Santa Clara County Bar Association
— Chair, Appellate Courts Section, 1989 and 1990

EDUCATION:
September 1979 – June 1982:
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
— J.D., June 1982

September 1970 – May 1974:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
— B.A. in Psychology with high honors and high distinction, May 1974