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About Us2018-10-21T16:18:33+00:00

Birnberg & Associates located in San Francisco, California serving the Port of Oakland and San Francisco provides expert legal representation of longshore and maritime workers, as well as representation of Jones Act Seaman, fisherman, ship repairers, and sailors. With excellent representation and strong academic credentials, including over 20 published maritime cases; Birnberg & Associates is committed to representing its clients in excellence, tenacity to the highest legal representation.

Our law firm has tried maritime cases in Hawaii, Washington, Alaska, Texas, Oregon, Louisiana, Florida, and appeared in most port cities.

Our representation of Longshore maritime workers has provided us the experience to represent private individuals employed in our countries defense in Iraq and Afghanistan and throughout the world, commonly known as defense based act and non-appropriated fund cases.

We focus on communication with our clients, strict personal and professional ethic. We focus in on the client’s needs, goals and apply a legal analysis to best obtain a positive result to benefit the client. We focus in on integrity and one on one contact while maintaining professional relationships in our local legal community.

The best thing we can provide in our representation of our clients is an understanding of their maritime experience and their injuries. We are the legal lawyer and the counselor at the same time.

Cory Birnberg - Certified Admiralty Specialist

Cory Birnberg – Attorney

Cory is currently the only attorney appointed by the California State Bar to the Commission for Admiralty and Maritime matters in Northern California and is an Admiralty Specialist.

Since 2000, Cory has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School of Law, and teaches a 3 unit course once a year in all Admiralty and Maritime subjects; including Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

Certified Legal Specialties
• Certified Admiralty Specialist
• State Bar of California Admiralty and Commissioner on the State Bar of California Maritime Law Advisory Commission

Bar Admissions
California, 1982

Classes/Seminars
I have been an Adjunct professor of University of California for 18 years, teaching admiralty and maritime law.

Honors and Awards
He is one of two who passed the State Bar’s Specialization for Admiralty in August 2009, and is an Admiralty Specialist. Over 20 published maritime cases.