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ABOUT EDWIN PRATHER

Edwin has served in a number of different capacities since becoming a member of the legal profession in 1997. Edwin has established himself as a “go-to” lawyer with substantial experience representing thousands of clients in state and federal matters. He has been representing individuals and companies in civil and criminal matters and related investigations, all over the country and the world.

After receiving his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Edwin served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi in the Central District of California and as the first judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the Northern District of California.

Early in his career, Edwin was an attorney at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, the nation’s oldest legal and civil rights organization serving low-income Asian Pacific American communities. There, he worked on high profile anti-Asian violence cases including, United States v. Dr. Wen Ho Lee, Kuan Chung Kao v. Rohnert Park, and Truong v. San Francisco Housing Authority.

Thereafter, Edwin joined the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office as a trial attorney where he represented criminal defendants charged with various crimes from petty misdemeanors to serious felonies and tried dozens of cases to verdict. Edwin spent several years as a partner at the criminal defense firm of Clarence & Dyer, LLP, and as an attorney in the White Collar Crime Practice Group at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell & Phillips, both in San Francisco.

In 2009, Edwin established his own law practice to use his contacts, experience, and skills to provide results and solutions for his clients.

Your choice of attorney is the most important decision you can make. Edwin has been selected time and time again by clients, his peers, judges, and the government. He has been recognized by:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Edwin was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the California Commission on Access to Justice, the state’s commission charged with exploring ways to improve access to civil justice for Californians living on low and moderate incomes.

The Northern District of California Court

Edwin was selected by the Judges of the Northern District of California Court to serve as the Chair of the Magistrate Merit Selection Committee and as the Chair of the Lawyer Representatives for the Court to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A committee of the Northern District of California also selected Edwin to serve on the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Members of the Bar and Judiciary

Edwin received a “Preeminent AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis, for legal ability and professional ethics, reflecting confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.

Peers

Edwin was selected for inclusion on the 2009 Inaugural Northern California Rising Stars list featuring outstanding young lawyers in Northern California, as well as the Rising Stars lists for 2010, 2011, and 2012. Less than 2% of eligible lawyers are selected for rising star status.

Edwin was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Additional Awards

  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Northern California Rising Stars lists
  • Awarded the Minority Bar Coalition of Northern California’s Champion of Unity Award, October 2008
  • Received the Unity Award from BASF, October 2007
  • Featured in the Nichi Bei Times, “Nikkei Newsmakers – Young Nikkei Attorney Stays Focused on a Legal Career That Helps People Achieve Justice,” January 1, 2006
  • Named one of the twenty-one “Top Lawyers Under 40” in the nation by NAPABA, October 2005
  • Honored by the Asian Law Caucus with its Pro Bono Service Award, April 2005
  • Received the Special Recognition Award from the Japanese American Citizens’ League for the Northern California, Western Nevada, Pacific District, April 2005
  • Awarded AABA’s Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy, March 2005
  • Awarded AABA’s Outstanding Service Award, March 2004

STAFF

Sybil Renick | Of Counsel

Sybil is Of Counsel to the Prather Law Offices having joined the firm in 2010. Sybil has over a decade of experience as a civil litigator at large national law firms representing Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities in various areas of the law. Sybil has extensive and successful litigation and trial experience in California in the areas of products liability, insurance coverage, and employment law matters, as well as trade secret, unfair competition, and other business and investor disputes. Sybil obtained her law degree in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a L.L.M. in intellectual property from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2010.

Tatia Oshidari | Of Counsel

Tatia joined Prather Law Offices as Of Counsel in 2017. She has substantial experience in corporate and commercial litigation and has served in various legal and business capacities for restaurants. Her restaurant work includes business planning, restaurant concepts, leases, permits, health compliance, alcohol licenses and employment law. Tatia focuses on Prather Law Offices’ restaurant practice and civil litigation matters. She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine School of Law in 1998.