Bailey Glasser Opening California Office Led By Arthur Bryant and Todd Walburg
Firm Expanding West Coast Practice with Two Prominent Attorneys
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FEBRUARY 12, 2020, OAKLAND, CA – Leading national law firm Bailey Glasser is opening its first California office in Oakland, CA. The office, at 1999 Harrison Street, will serve as headquarters for Bailey Glasser’s West Coast practice and will be led by nationally known litigator Arthur H. Bryant, the former Chairman of Public Justice, who joined Bailey Glasser last year, and Todd A. Walburg, who joined the firm as a Partner on January 1, 2020. Walburg, a noted Oakland-based litigator and trial attorney, has handled national product liability, personal injury, mass tort, and class action cases for nearly two decades.
“We were already excited to have Arthur Bryant join us to open a California office,” said Benjamin L. Bailey, Co-Founder of Bailey Glasser. “The addition of Todd Walburg is doubly exciting. With Arthur and Todd there, the new office will dramatically enhance our substantial West Coast litigation practice and allow us to have boots on the ground coast-to-coast to fight for justice for our clients. Our work in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration and VW Diesel Emissions cases, for example, is just the start.”
Bryant spent 35 years building Public Justice. He has won major victories in many areas of the law, including consumer protection, constitutional law, toxic torts, civil rights, class actions, and mass torts. The National Law Journal has twice named him one of the “100 Most Influential Attorneys in America.” Bryant became Of Counsel to Bailey Glasser in July 2019. He left Public Justice and started working full time at Bailey Glasser on January 1, 2020.
Walburg has significant experience handling automotive and technology defect litigation and has been a leading attorney in several high-profile product liability cases. He joins Bailey Glasser from Cutter Law, P.C., where he was the Partner in charge of the firm’s Oakland office. Previously, he was partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where he was the chair of the firm’s Auto and Transportation Cases Practice Group. While at Lieff Cabraser, Walburg worked closely with lawyers from Bailey Glasser, including Ben Bailey and Eric Snyder, in litigating and settling the sprawling Toyota Unintended Acceleration cases, and later, the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions cases.
Walburg was named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Oakland, California for his work in Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, by Best Lawyers in America. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this distinction each year. Walburg brings to Bailey Glasser several pending product liability, automotive defect, and personal injury cases, and is joining several other exciting cases at the firm.
“We are building something special in California – an office handling high-stakes, high-impact litigation that makes a difference,” said Bryant. “We are going to tackle cutting-edge legal issues and fight for people in a variety of areas, including consumer rights, gun safety, defective products, and auto safety. And we’re going to keep battling for access to justice for all.”
“I have devoted my career to representing the legal rights of individuals who have been seriously injured, or who have lost a loved one as a result of corporate misconduct or individual negligence,” said Walburg. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to expand this important work with Bailey Glasser.”
Bryant and Walburg will be recruiting attorneys and staff to support client work at Bailey Glasser in the Oakland office, initially including a litigation associate and a paralegal/office administrator. The new office space will be ready for occupancy in the spring.
About Bailey Glasser LLP
Celebrating 20 years of exceptional and creative client service, Bailey Glasser was founded by Ben Bailey and Brian Glasser in Charleston, West Virginia in 1999. Since then the firm has grown to 57 lawyers located in 12 offices including Birmingham, AL; Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE; St. Petersburg, FL; Boston, MA; St Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Cherry Hill, NJ; Westchester, NY; and Morgantown and Charleston, WV. Plaintiffs and defendants rely on Bailey Glasser to handle the most challenging and consequential legal issues – regionally and nationwide – using a trial-focused approach to vigorously protect the interests of its clients. The firm’s corporate lawyers handle business matters ranging from the negotiation and execution of billions of dollars in commercial transactions, to IPOs, to assisting foreign businesses with investments in US assets. For more information, visit baileyglasser.com.