Blake Loebs, Top Deputy City Attorney Litigator for San Francisco, Joins Meyers Nave
OAKLAND – Meyers Nave proudly announces that Blake P. Loebs has joined the firm as Principal in the Trial and Litigation Practice Group, bringing more than two decades of litigation experience to the firm’s public and private entity clients.
During his 22-year career as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, Blake served as first chair in over 25 civil jury trials involving allegations of police misconduct, officer-involved shootings, and catastrophic personal injuries. As Chief of Civil Rights Litigation for nine years, he supervised civil rights litigation in the office that The American Lawyer described as “one of the most aggressive and talented city law departments in the nation.”
“Blake Loebs has an outstanding record of winning many of the most complex, emotionally charged and publicly scrutinized cases recently faced by the City and County of San Francisco,” said Meyers Nave Managing Principal David Skinner. “He is particularly adept at handling litigation that attracts extensive media attention, which also makes him an ideal addition to our Crisis Management Practice Group.”
Blake has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit and the California Courts of Appeal, taken and defended over 1,000 depositions, and argued more than 500 motions in federal and state court. He has resolved hundreds of cases short of trial through motions, settlement or dismissal.
“Meyers Nave is a perfect fit for me. The firm has an outstanding reputation for the quality and sophistication of its work, and its broad litigation practice presents exciting opportunities for me to assist clients in matters involving everything from civil rights and employment, to land use and environmental law, as well as practically every type of challenge faced by public agencies,” explained Blake.
In 2013, the San Francisco Police Officers Association honored Blake as the “Citizen of the Year,” reflecting his special expertise in defending officer-involved shooting cases. Working with numerous experts, Blake has developed reports and testimony in areas such as suicide-by-cop, ballistics, trajectory analysis, crime scene reconstruction, hostage negotiation, toxicology, psychology, crisis management, fiber analysis, DNA analysis and more. He has also assisted in drafting General Orders for the San Francisco Police Department, shaping policies on matters such as vehicle chases.
About Meyers Nave: Founded in 1986, Meyers Nave continues to expand throughout California with more than 80 attorneys in six offices providing a comprehensive range of legal and regulatory services to public entities and private businesses across the state. In 2014, Law360 named Meyers Nave a “California Powerhouse” – “one of the leading firms for local governments and public agencies throughout the state as well as private clients focused on complex, public-facing transportation and development projects.” www.meyersnave.com