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


J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

  • Thurston Honor Society
  • Order of the Coif

B.A, magna cum laude, University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington

  • Editor-in-Chief of college newspaper 


Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" distinction in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2023)

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2018-2024)

Selected, San Francisco Top Attorney in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2014

Described as “...class-action 'star' specializ[ing] in medical product liability as well as other complex litigation matters...” (Who’s Who Legal California, Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2009-2010)

“GCs Name 43 Best-Of-The-Best Attys” (Law360, 2013)

BTI Client Service All-Star, (2012 and 2014)

Cited in the Expert Guide to U.S. Product Liability Lawyers, The Legal Media Group

Super Lawyers® distinction in Civil Litigation Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Appellate (2005-2016,
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Fletcher Alford is a San Francisco partner in GRSM’ Commercial Litigation, Class Action, Tort & Product Liability, and Cyber, Privacy & Data Security Practice Groups. He focuses on commercial litigation and the defense of class actions along with other complex matters in trial and appellate courts, with an emphasis on claims involving financial services, product liability, consumer fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices. He has extensive trial and appellate experience and handles complex cases before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Previously, Mr. Alford served as a law clerk for the Hon. Anthony Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.


U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Supreme Court


Bar Association of San Francisco
American Bar Association
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar

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