ATTORNEYS


Michael J. Hughes
Michael Hughes began representing community associations in 1983 and has for more than 25 years provided counsel to boards of directors and memberships in all aspects of CID operations, including CC&R interpretation, revisions and enforcement, commercial relationships with vendors, member disputes and construction defect litigation.
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John P. Gill
Since 1992, John Gill has represented homeowners associations and property owners in construction defect claims, business litigation, and general transactional and corporate matters.
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Michael J. Cochrane
Michael J. Cochrane has been practicing law in Northern California for more than twenty years. His focus has been representing homeowners who have suffered damages from landslides, foundation movement, fire, water intrusion, and other real property related damage claims.
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Stephanie J. Hayes
Principal Stephanie J. Hayes joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2008. Before joining the firm, Ms. Hayes spent 13 years representing homeowners associations and other clients in a wide variety of corporate and real estate matters, including commercial loan transactions.
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Amy K. Tinetti
Amy Tinetti joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2007, and became a Principal in 2012. She has been representing homeowners associations since 2004 in all aspects of their corporate operations, including governing document analysis, interpretation, revision and enforcement, elections, real property and title issues, planning and collection of large special assessments, analyzing and drafting agreements with vendors, and member disputes and litigation.
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Matthew P. Harrington
Matthew P. Harrington has been practicing law in Northern California for more than thirty years. His primary focus has been representing public entities in tort, inverse condemnation and civil rights litigation.
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Melissa B. Ward
Senior Counsel Melissa Ward joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2016.  She has been representing homeowners associations since 2010 in all aspects of their corporate operations, including governing document analysis.
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David F. Mangini
David F. Mangini joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2015 as Senior Counsel.  He is involved in all aspects of the firm's construction defect work – from initial claim investigation through resolution by settlement or trial.
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Anne Marie Manning
Anne Marie Manning has been practicing law in Northern California for over ten years. Her practice focuses on the representation of clients involved in real estate-related disputes, with emphasis on construction and development.
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Edith C. Murphy
Edith Murphy represents homeowners associations in all aspects of their corporate operations, including governing document analysis, interpretation, revision and enforcement, elections, real property and title issues, special assessments, analyzing and drafting agreements with vendors, and representation of homeowners associations in member disputes.
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Allyson C. Murphy
Associate Allyson Murphy was admitted to the California Bar in 2005, and joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2011. Ms. Murphy's practice focuses primarily on the representation of homeowners associations in construction defect litigation.
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Andrew H. Crowl
Andrew Crowl represents homeowners associations in all aspects of their corporate operations, including corporate governance, governing document analysis, interpretation, revision.
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Paralegals


Marcia C. Berardi
Marcia Berardi joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2013 with 20 years of experience as a litigation paralegal. In addition to an extensive background in personal injury law with a highly regarded firm that specialized in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, Ms. Berardi has significant case experience in insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, business fraud, and medical malpractice.
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Judy Janney
Judy Janney joined Hughes Gill Cochrane in 2015 with eight years of experience as a litigation paralegal.  In addition to an extensive paralegal background in complex family law litigation and mediation.
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Theresa E. Davies
Theresa Davies began her legal career with one of Northern California's pre-eminent medical malpractice defense firms more than twenty-five years ago.  Ms. Davies' work in the medical malpractice arena resulted in her first trial experience, and Ms. Davies found that she enjoyed and was well-suited to the fast pace and challenge of litigation.
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