San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1986

  • Comments Editor, Pacific Law Journal, published comment  

B.S., Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" distinction in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2021)

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2016-2021)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of General Litigation and Civil Litigation Defense (2004, Law & Politics)

Chuck Custer is a senior partner at Gordon & Rees with extensive trial experience taking over 20 jury trials (State and Federal) throughout California to verdict.  Mr. Custer is the National Practice Group Leader of Gordon & Rees's Tort and Product Liability Defense practice group.  His practice focuses on litigation and negotiation of high exposure, catastrophic and complex injury cases in the fields of products liability, general liability, premises liability, food contamination, major trucking/transportation, security/law enforcement, construction site accidents, maritime injuries and sports/recreational injuries. Mr. Custer has a technical educational background as an engineer, graduating in 1979 from U.C.L.A. with a B.S. in Engineering. 




American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
Bar Association of San Francisco (former member of the Board of Directors of the Barristers Division, served as Chairman of the Judges' Dinner Committee)

Community Involvement

Mr. Custer also has been active in the United Way of the Bay Area, serving as a board member since 2006 and chairing Gordon & Rees's award-winning campaigns for several years.