Anne Marie Murphy

Anne Marie Murphy: Attorney with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Finalist, "Consumer Attorney of the Year," Consumers Attorney of California, 2007-2008. Listed as Northern California "Rising Star", Northern California Super Lawyers and San Francisco Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Listed as Northern California "Super Lawyers", Northern California Super Lawyers and San Francisco Magazine, 2013-2016. Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate, 1995-1999. Panelist: "Elder Abuse Litigation," San Mateo County Bar Association, 2011; "Elder Abuse Litigation," State Bar of California Annual Convention, 2010; "Handling Cases Involving Physical and Financial Elder Abuse," CYLA, State Bar of California Webinar, 2010; "Winning Cases in Securities Arbitration," State Bar of California Annual Convention, CAOC Tahoe 2010; "Securities Arbitration," CYLA, State Bar of California Webinar 2010; "Winning Trials through Motions in Limine," 2010; Moderator, "Preparing for Trial," Consumer Attorneys of California, 2011; Co-chair, Consumer Attorneys of California Tahoe Seminar, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; "Financial Elder Ebuse Litigation: Assessing, Preparing and Presenting Claims," Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) 2012 Annual Conference San Francisco; "Credit Counseling Class Actions and the CROA," 2012; Consumer Attorneys of California Beaver Creek Conference, 2012; Moderator, "CSI Effect," 2012 Consumer Attorneys of California Tahoe. Elder Abuse Litigation: Getting To Verdict Or Settlement In Tough Economic Times And Checklists For Settlement," CAOC 51st Annual Convention 2012; "Ethical Issues in Lawyer Communications," San Mateo County Bar Association 2013; “Elder Abuse Litigation: Sharpening Skills in Physical and Financial Abuse Cases” LAS 2013 Annual Conference; “PAPANTONIO: THE CONSERVATIVE WAR ON CONSUMER PROTECTIONS (VIDEO),” broadcast, Ring of Fire, August 4, 2013; “Is Major League Baseball the ONLY Business to Have an Antitrust Exemption?” Santa Clara University, September 27, 2013; “Ethical Issues Emerging From The Patient-Client Relationship” CAOC Annual Convention, San Francisco, November 16, 2013; Co-Chair/Moderator CAOC 2014 Class Action Seminar; Co-Chair/Moderator CAOC Political Training, May 5, 2014; “Cy Pres in Class Action Settlements: How to Do It Right and Benefit Legal Service”, Impact Fund Webinar, July 28, 2014; Moderator, “Dos and Don’ts in the Courtroom” CAOC 53rd Annual Convention, San Francisco November 14, 2014; “CCRC Litigation” California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Annual Convention, Monterey, November 21, 2014; “Elder Law and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)” CAOC Hawaii Seminar, December 1, 2014; Co-Chair CAOC/SFTLA/BASF 2015 Class Action Seminar, February 10, 2015. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Annual Convention, November 2015; “Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” CAOC 2015 Hawaii Seminar, November 30, 2015; CAOC Class Action and Mass Torts 2016 Seminar, San Francisco, Co-Chair and Moderator; “Why aren’t more female lawyers making it to trial?.” SFTLA, January 7, 2016; “Trial Skills: The Ins And Outs Of Handling Witnesses (Roundtable Discussion),” CAOC 2016 Sonoma Seminar, Moderator; Co-Chair of the CAOC 2016 Sonoma Seminar; “Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Continuing Care Contracts/Frequently Asked Questions” CANHR Webinar, April 20, 2016; Presentation to CANHR CCRC Panel, April 30, 2016.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Elder Abuse
  • Consumer Rights
  • Securities
  • Business Litigation
  • Consumer Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-753-1763  Phone
650-697-0577  Fax
650-692-3606  Fax
650-692-1112  Fax
University Attended:
Vassar College, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 2007, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1999, California; 2009, U.S. Supreme Court
California Commission on Access to Justice (Commissioner, 2010—); San Mateo County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Consumer Attorneys of California (Member, Board of Directors 2010—); Consumer Attorneys of California Women's Caucus (Past Chair); San Mateo County Barristers (Member, Board of Directors, 2008-2010); San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association; California Women Lawyers (Lifetime Member); American Association for Justice; California Young Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2009-2011).
Reported Cases:
Komarova v. National Credit Acceptance 175 Cal. App. 4th 324 (2009); Epstein v. Superior Court, 193 Cal. App. 4th 1405 (2011).

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (10 reviews)
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