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Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

About the CAOC

Mission and History

The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) was founded in 1961 as a professional legal organization that provided support and continuing legal education to its members. Prior to 1995, the CAOC was known as the California Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA).

CAOC serves both as a professional organization for California personal injury attorneys and other lawyers who represent plaintiffs, and as an advocacy group that opposes legislation that would limit courtroom access for those without ample resources.

Today, the CAOC has grown to more than 3,000 attorneys in California who focus on representing plaintiffs and consumers in civil tort and personal injury cases. The CAOC is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

CAOC member attorneys represent clients on a wide range of claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, product safety, defective products, defective drugs, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, insurance bad faith, and employment discrimination cases.




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2020 Officers

Micha Star Liberty
Oakland, CA
Deborah Chang
El Segundo, CA
Craig Peters
First Vice President
San Francisco, CA
Gregory Gerard Rizio
Second Vice President
Riverside, CA
Kathryn Ann Stebner
Third Vice President
San Francisco, CA
Geoffrey Stuart Wells
Fourth Vice President
El Segundo, CA

Past Presidents

Mickel Montalban Arias
Los Angeles, CA
Lee S Harris
San Francisco, CA
Gregory Lawrence Bentley
Newport Beach, CA
Elise Rochelle Sanguinetti
Emeryville, CA
Brian Doster Chase
Newport Beach, CA
John Marshall Feder
San Francisco, CA

CAOC Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Brian Doster Chase
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
Newport Beach, CA
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Alreen Haeggquist
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
San Diego, CA
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Russell Steven Kohn
Kohn Law Office
Oceanside, CA
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Craig Rene McClellan
The McClellan Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Cynthia Bernet McGuinn
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
San Francisco, CA
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John Nickolas Demas
Demas Law Group, P.C.
Sacramento, CA
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Contact the CAOC

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
770 L Street Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 442-6902
Fax: (916) 442-7734

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Benefits of Membership

The benefits of becoming a member in the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) include:

  • Invitation to attend the annual convention where California lawyers gather to take part in seminars, workshops, and networking events;
  • Discounts on continuing legal education (CLE) registration fees for in person and on-line seminars;
  • Networking opportunities including membership in the Diversity Committee, the Women's Caucus and the New Lawyer's Division;
  • Access to TrialSmith's Online Deposition Bank with depositions from more than 250,000 experts depositions;
  • Access to e-mail list servers and job bank;
  • Copy of CAOC publications including Forum articles;
  • Access to the attorney and vendor directories; and
  • Discounts from various vendors and service providers.

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in California

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in California which includes both CAOC members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the CAOC and other professional associations. This includes recognition for CAOC Advocates Club members, President's Club members,  and CAOC members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the CAOC.

Use this directory to find a California personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

Personal Injury Lawyers by County


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