A long-standing litigation boutique in the San Francisco Bay Area
focused on admiralty, transportation, insurance and subrogation


Joseph Ou

C. Joseph Ou


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Practice Summary

Mr. Ou’s practice focuses on marine and landside litigation, including property, cargo, and workers’ compensation subrogation, as well as defense of bad-faith lawsuits and Jones Act and recreational marine personal injury claims.  Mr. Ou is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California and Hawaii and has considerable success prevailing in both trial and motion practice.

Mr. Ou graduated from U.C. Davis with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Communications and obtained his juris doctor from U.C. Hastings. While in law school, Mr. Ou served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Laurel Brady at the Contra Costa Superior Court and worked as a legal intern for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office.

Bar Admissions



The Overexpansion of the Communications Decency Act Safe Harbor, 35 Hastings Comm. & Ent L.J. 455 (2013)

Motor Turck Cargo Claims: The Secret Sause to Maximize Recovery Potential, Subrogator, Fall 2023 (co-written with Joshua Kirsch and Jeff Bonsall)

Educational Background

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2013), Cum Laude

University of California, Davis, B.A., Economics and Communications (2003)