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Patricia Medina’s practice focuses on complex litigation in state and federal courts.  She has litigated breach of contract, fraud, corporate governance, securities, and employment cases to successful conclusion.  In addition, Ms. Medina has advised clients from a variety of industries such as financial services, professional sports, chemical manufacturing, and technology.  Ms. Medina has also worked closely with corporate officers and directors to prepare them for deposition, managed electronic discovery in federal cases, and volunteers as a Discovery Facilitator for the Marin County Superior Court to assist in the resolution of discovery disputes.

Ms. Medina has represented individuals and corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years.  Before joining Sacro & Walker as of counsel, Ms. Medina practiced with a firm in Marin County and was a litigation director (a partner-level title) for a major San Francisco law firm.

Ms. Medina is admitted to practice in all California state courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California.

Representative Matters*

  • Defended depositions in shareholder derivative suit and briefed successful motion to dismiss for related securities class action.
  • Defended depositions of senior executives in lawsuit arising out of termination of shipping industry trade association’s CEO.
  • Prepared corporate representative of national airline to testify in an antitrust trial as a non-party witness.
  • Trial experience has ranged from representation of sports equipment distributor in federal court trial of breach of contract claim to representation of brokerage firm in securities arbitration.

Education

Ms. Medina earned her Juris Doctor in 1993 from New York University School of Law.  She obtained her undergraduate degree cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1990.

Professional Activities

Ms. Medina is a past Board member of the Association of Latino Marin Attorneys and has worked with Latino law students on interviewing skills.  She has held various leadership positions for the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and received an Award of Excellence for leadership in CLE and programming.  Ms. Medina has served on the Marin County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and on the Marin bar’s pro bono, judicial evaluation, modest means mediation, and public outreach committees.  She also has volunteered as a scorer for the Marin County high school mock trial competition.  Ms. Medina is fluent in Spanish.

*Examples include representation before joining Sacro & Walker.