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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 1996)
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (B.A., 1991)
  • l’Universite D’Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Political Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France (1991)

Theresa C. Barfield
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Theresa Barfield has two decades of experience litigating large, complex cases and has built an impressive record of success for clients using every aspect of litigation at her disposal, including courtroom trials, binding arbitrations and favorable settlements.

Much of her ability to deliver favorable results for her clients has been formed through her unique experience working in equal parts during her career on behalf of plaintiffs and then on the defense side.  She began he career as a passionate advocate for plaintiffs seeking consumer justice and compensation for serious personal injuries, and a decade later moved to the defense side where she worked on behalf of a range of clients including large developers and insurance companies.  No matter who the client or what the subject matter, she brings a unique ability to use litigation to work tirelessly to obtain positive results for clients she represents.

Among Theresa’s specific achievements are co-chairing a 3-month jury trial in Contra Costa County that included complex expert testimony in the areas of geotechnical engineering, geology and civil engineering that resulted in a complete defense verdict in face of $20M in exposure, including securing a post-verdict cost award. She has extensive experience with all aspects of case management for high exposure complex civil litigation cases, many involving as many as 50 parties and including millions of dollars of exposure.  She is admitted to the State Bar of California, as well as numerous Federal District Courts, Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

When she’s not advocating on behalf of her clients, she’s advocating on behalf of the Folsom High School Music Boosters, where she serves as a board member, helping to support the school’s nationally-recognized music program through fundraising activities, including the renowned annual Folsom Jazz Festival.

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 1996)
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (B.A., 1991)
  • l’Universite D’Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Political Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France (1991)