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


Joseph Ou

Peter R. Witherington


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Practice Summary

Mr. Witherington joined the firm in 2022, and his practice at the firm includes maritime and landside personal injury and death actions and various forms of subrogation, among other areas.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Witherington worked as a litigator for the State Bar of California, and as an associate at two U.S. law firms in Shanghai, where his practice focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, export controls and trade sanctions, and cross-border regulatory compliance.

In law school, Mr. Witherington was an executive editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.


China: A New Normal Amid Rising Trade Tensions, GIR: Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2020 (co-author)

Analyzing the Impact of the Hunan Provincial Administrative Procedure Provisions, 36 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 623 (Summer 2013)


California State Bar

Educational Background

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), J.D. (2013)

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (2008)