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Randal Barnum

Randal M. Barnum

Mr. Barnum completed his undergraduate work with honors at Stanford University and graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983. He then started his career as a litigation associate with the San Francisco based firm of Bronson, Bronson, and McKinnon. He joined Bowles & Verna in Walnut Creek where he became a partner in 1989. Mr. Barnum started the Law Offices of Randal M. Barnum in 1993.

Mr. Barnum has given speeches and lectured on various aspects of employment law for numerous organizations and companies including the Council on Education in Management, chambers of commerce, insurance companies and other business organizations. Mr. Barnum was featured on the television show "Make It Your Business." Mr. Barnum enjoys the highest rating available for attorneys (AV- very high preeminent) by Martindale & Hubbell. Mr. Barnum is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of employment law every year since 2008.

He has also published articles in the fields of litigation and employment law including; "Winning the Battle and the War: Defending Against Motions for Attorney's Fees Under Section 1988 of Title 42" 52 Insurance Counsel Journal 320, April, 1985 and "Sexual Harassment; Prevention and Remedies for a Difficult Problem", The Business Journal, Vol. 7, No.23, March 14, 1994.

In 1990, Mr. Barnum began serving as an arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez, California and devotes substantial time to these Alternative Dispute Resolution methods as well as serving as a mediator. Mr. Barnum is also affiliated with the Contra Costa County and Solano County Bar - Alternative Dispute Resolution Panels and the Center for Employment Dispute Resolution. Mr. Barnum also serves as a mediator for the State of California, First District Court of Appeal. Mr. Barnum has served as a mediator in excess of 200 cases.

Randal and Chris BarnumMr. Barnum lives in Benicia, California with his wife Christine and has two children, Stephanie and Jacqueline. He is very active in his community serving as President of the Benicia Chamber of Commerce in 1995, on its Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee. Mr. Barnum has also served on the Benicia Civil Service Commission and on the Board of Directors of Youth and Family Services, Inc. of Solano County.