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Dean Pollack

Partner

Direct Dial (510) 835-6705

dpollack@burnhambrown.com

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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Dean Pollack

Practice Expertise

  • Trial lawyer whose practice focuses on product liability defense and asbestos litigation in state and federal court
  • Represents manufacturers and distributors on automotive products, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, pumps, boilers, floor tile, and gaskets, as well as premises owners in complex products liability litigation

Litigation

  • Civil trial experience to verdict/judgment
  • Local trial counsel defending service providers, construction sub-contractors and manufacturers in numerous arbitrations and mediations for personal injury claims including products, auto and premises liability, train collisions, roll-overs, explosions, exposure to mold, formaldehyde, various organic compounds and asbestos
  • Defending and prosecuting unlawful detainer actions, habitability claims, discrimination cases
  • Retained by private and public entity property owners to defend, and take offensive measures, to establish and enforce easements and adverse possession of property, solve liability exposures relating to residential and commercial properties
  • State court litigation involving defense of unfair business claims and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Manage dedicated team in multi-million dollar traumatic brain injury case for transportation provider in road rage case
  • Authored Successful Appellate argument regarding due process and dispositive motions
  • Successfully argued numerous dispositive motions in products liability and contract cases including demurrers, motions for summary judgment, summary adjudication, and motions to strike involving strict liability, negligence, punitive damages, intentional interference with contract and prospective economic advantage and pre-emption

Advice & Counsel

  • Substantial experience in counseling insurers and their insureds on litigating toxic tort claims

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Defense Research Institute, Lawyers Professionalism & Ethics Committee, Alameda County Bar Association, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association