Murchison & Cumming Names Three Partners and Associate Partner

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Melissa Wood Eisenberg, Heidi Quan and Michael McEvoy named Partners; Daniel Pezold named Associate Partner.

Murchison & Cumming Attorneys Melissa Eisenberg, Heidi Quan, Michael McEvoy and Daniel Pezold

Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Wood Eisenberg, Heidi C. Quan and Michael D. McEvoy have been named Partners and that Daniel G. Pezold has been named Associate Partner.

Ms. Eisenberg joined the firm's San Francisco office almost a decade ago. She focuses her practice in the areas of general liability, premises liability, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death, habitability, construction injury and defect litigation, and employment law. Ms. Eisenberg has obtained successful results for clients in all aspects of litigation, including mediations, arbitrations, summary judgment motions and successful trial results. Her clients include individuals, corporations, contractors, developers, small business owners, restaurants and nightclubs, taxi companies and rental car companies.

Ms. Quan, also of the firm’s San Francisco office, practices in the areas of employment law, general liability, trucking and vertical transportation, and products liability. A Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, she handles matters involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, defense of employers in uninsurable claims in the worker’s compensation arena and premises liability, to name a few. Her clients include individuals, corporations, small business owners, security companies, restaurants, trucking companies and commercial property owners and managers. Ms. Quan is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and the Asian American Bar Association.

Mr. McEvoy practices in Murchison & Cumming's Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Wildland Fire Litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on complex wildland fire litigation and the defense of utility companies and is also experienced in matters involving general liability, product liability, and toxic tort and environmental litigation claims. Mr. McEvoy attended the International Association of Defense Counsel's 2011 Trial Academy and is a member of the Litigation and Environmental sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Pezold also practices out of Murchison & Cumming's Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm's Construction Law and Insurance Law practice groups. He focuses his practice in the area of construction defect defense, representing sub-contractors and general contractors in all fields of construction. Mr. Pezold also has experience in insurance litigation, including bringing and defending declaratory relief and contribution actions, and defending bad faith actions. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and previously served on the American Bar Association, Law Student's Division National Board of Governors, as a law student representative in the House of Delegates as well as a Liaison to Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

About Murchison & Cumming, LLP
With a firm history dating to 1930, Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier, AV-rated civil litigation firm with five offices in California and Las Vegas, whose attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers and individuals, at trial and on appeal. The firm's attorneys also handle employment matters and business transactions. The firm is a member of the USLAW Network. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.murchisonlaw.com.

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