Focused. Innovative. Proven.

About Us

Relying on decades of combined experience, Caulfield Law Firm brings clarity to the often muddy waters of civil litigation for its public entity and corporate clients throughout Northern California. We strive to combine a large firm level of legal advocacy with small firm value and attention to achieve the best, most economical outcome for clients. We believe in aggressive advocacy while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and ethical standards.

Our four primary practice areas are: public entity defense litigation, business litigation, general civil litigation, and insurance coverage. See our Practice Areas page for details.

The most favorable outcome can often be achieved before trial—at the pleadings stage, via a successful dispositive motion, or through strategic settlement. However, when pre-trial resolution fails, we are prepared. Combined, our attorneys have obtained in excess of 100 trial verdicts, and have handled numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts. For details on our achievements, see our Representative Matters page.

We also understand the significant role that insurance plays for our clients. Our insurance coverage practice provides representation and coverage opinions for both policyholders and carriers in complex property and liability coverage matters and bad faith actions.

Please contact us to obtain more information as to how our unique combination and wealth of experience can assist in the navigation of your legal matter.

What We Do

Litigation and Insurance Coverage.

Public Entity Defense Litigation

We defend counties and cities in federal and state court lawsuits, including federal civil rights claims, dangerous conditions of public property, contract disputes, and many others.

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Business Litigation

We defend corporate clients in actions involving breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, and more.

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General Civil Litigation

We have experience with a variety of general civil litigation matters including wrongful death actions, construction defect, insurance defense, personal injury defense, real property disputes, and other claims.

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Insurance Coverage

We provide coverage opinions and analysis for property and liability insurance claims, declaratory relief and bad faith actions, and negotiate and settle insurance coverage disputes.

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Our Team

Unique Experience.

Caulfield Law Firm currently has three experienced attorneys. Owner and Managing Attorney Andrew T. Caulfield has tried numerous cases to verdict. Mr. Caulfield is head of the Litigation Group and is joined by litigation associate Joe Little. With more than 27 years of insurance coverage experience, Mary P. Derner heads the Firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice. Natalie Bradburn is the Firm’s Office Manager.
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Andrew T. Caulfield

Mr. Caulfield is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Caulfield Law Firm. Experienced in all phases of litigation, Mr. Caulfield has successfully resolved cases for clients as lead counsel in ...
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Mary P. Derner

Mary Derner is Of Counsel at Caulfield Law Firm. She has practiced insurance coverage law and litigation for over 30 years. Ms. Derner was recently nominated by her peers for ...
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Natalie Bradburn

Natalie Bradburn is the Office Manager at Caulfield Law Firm. With over 19 years in working side-by-side with highly respected, active trial attorneys representing public and private entities as well ...
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Joe Little

Mr. Little is a Litigation Associate Attorney at Caulfield Law Firm with a wealth of experience in both California state and federal courts.  At Caulfield Law Firm, Mr. Little primarily ...
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