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Katherine P. Vilchez

Senior Counsel

(415) 875-4354
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of California, Davis, School of Law, 2000

  • Highest Honors: Comparative Law
  • Moot Court

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis, 1997

  • Intern For Interracial Interpersonal Dynamics, Socioeconomic Inequality and Race Relations Courses
  • Tutor for Race Relations Course

A.A., Sociology, Valedictorian, Yuba Community College, 1993

Katherine P. Vilchez is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Tort & Product Liability practice group. Ms. Vilchez has over fifteen years of experience in civil litigation including toxic tort litigation, products liability, insurance coverage, construction defect litigation, real estate and business litigation, and public entity defense. Since 2004, her practice has focused primarily on the defense of clients in the tort and products liability arenas, including the complete handling and management of case files for several national clients. Her experience includes the examination of lay and expert witnesses, all phases of discovery, law and motion practice, oral arguments at court hearings, settlement conferences and negotiations, mediations, and trial preparation. She is particularly skilled in witness examination in high stakes cases.

Ms. Vilchez’s clients have included automotive parts suppliers and manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, large general contractors and subcontractors, a glass furnace subcontractor, products suppliers, premises owners (oil companies), a boiler manufacturer, large insurance companies, several public school districts and a public transportation entity.


U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California