Many years ago, when I was in law school, one of my professors quoted a jurist: “The weak and the few have rights that the many and the strong must observe.” That is the only quote I remember from law school. All these years later, having represented many clients, large and small, the quote still captures my passion for justice and inspiration for practicing law.
GAIL M. RAGEN
Gail is admitted to practice in California, Washington, and Alaska, and she has practiced law for over 35 years. She was born in Seattle and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned her law degree at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.
Upon graduation from law school in 1980, Gail joined the San Francisco law firm of Lillick, McHose & Charles (now Nixon Peabody), where she focused on general commercial litigation and appeared in state and federal court. In 1985, Gail joined the firm of Lewis D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard and became a partner in 1988. There she worked in the areas of professional liability, directors and officers coverage and litigation, commercial litigation and insurance law. Gail has substantial experience in litigation and, having represented clients in numerous states, has earned a national reputation for legal excellence. Gail has handled disputes in the areas of trust and estates, professional malpractice, corporate and partnership control, product liability and product distribution law, employment law, personal injury, antitrust, securities fraud, First Amendment, trademark infringement, and other commercial areas.
In 1991, Gail started her own firm. For over a decade, she represented the world’s leading manufacturer of silicone products in the breast implant controversy that included mass tort litigation, two grand jury investigations, insurance litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings. She has handled numerous cases in state and federal courts and continues to win the respect of clients, judges, and lawyers throughout the country.
In 2005, Gail began practicing with her husband, Jim Ragen. The Ragens have focused their practice on disputes involving business breakups, partnership and minority shareholder disputes, and trust litigation. They have successfully represented clients in Washington, Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and other states.
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