Charles S. Bishop
Born in 1952
Undergraduate: University of Colorado, B.S., with honors, 1975
Legal: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1981

Supreme Court of the United States of America
All Appellate and Trial Courts of the State of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco)
United States District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles)

Practice Expertise
Represents business in all aspects of complex litigation and dispute resolution
Defends large corporations and smaller entities in cases involving products liability, toxic exposure and construction defect allegations
Represents significantly injured parties in personal injury/ wrongful death litigation
Clients include manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors, importers and retailers

Litigation Experience
Defense of hundreds of toxic tort cases, including asbestos, benzene, cancer, silica, and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome claims
Defense of product liability claims involving heat protective clothing, respiratory protection devices, heart pacemaker batteries and other medical devices, laundry equipment, industrial boilers, sandblasting equipment, automotive friction products and caulking products
Prosecution of personal injury actions involving serious and disfiguring injuries and wrongful death to children and adults
Jury trials, mediations, arbitration and extensive appellate experience

Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Defense Research Institute (DRI)