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Deborah L. Cote

Associate

(510) 463-8600
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Oakland
1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607


Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1990

  • Team member, Hasting National Moot Court, 1989-1990
  • Award recipient, Hasting International Law Moot Court Competition, 1989
  • Outstanding marks in law of the EEC and International law, Cambridge Summer Law Program, 1988

B.A., U.C. Berkeley, 1983

Honors

Law Firm Diversity Committee Representative, 2009-2014

Deborah Cote is an associate in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group in the Gordon & Rees San Francisco office. For the past 13 years, Ms. Cote managed a substantial toxic tort and environmental law litigation caseload defending product manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, premises owners and fiber suppliers.

Prior to that, Ms. Cote handled first and third-party insurance defense litigation including premises liability, accountant professional liability and employment law. Prior to her private sector work, Ms. Cote was an Assistant District Attorney for six years and clerked at the California Supreme Court, Criminal Central Staff for a year after law school.

Admissions

California
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Community Involvement

Animal Assisted Therapy, SF SPCA, 2011-2014
Edina Community Lutheran Church, 2014
Minneapolis Woman’s Club, 2014
St. Francis Lutheran Church Endowment, former board member, 2009-2014

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Contact

(510) 463-8600

dcote@grsm.com


Offices

Oakland

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1990

  • Team member, Hasting National Moot Court, 1989-1990
  • Award recipient, Hasting International Law Moot Court Competition, 1989
  • Outstanding marks in law of the EEC and International law, Cambridge Summer Law Program, 1988

B.A., U.C. Berkeley, 1983

Honors

Law Firm Diversity Committee Representative, 2009-2014

Deborah L. Cote

Associate

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Biography

Deborah Cote is an associate in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group in the Gordon & Rees San Francisco office. For the past 13 years, Ms. Cote managed a substantial toxic tort and environmental law litigation caseload defending product manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, premises owners and fiber suppliers.

Prior to that, Ms. Cote handled first and third-party insurance defense litigation including premises liability, accountant professional liability and employment law. Prior to her private sector work, Ms. Cote was an Assistant District Attorney for six years and clerked at the California Supreme Court, Criminal Central Staff for a year after law school.

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Admissions

California
United States District Court, Northern District of California

Community Involvement

Animal Assisted Therapy, SF SPCA, 2011-2014
Edina Community Lutheran Church, 2014
Minneapolis Woman’s Club, 2014
St. Francis Lutheran Church Endowment, former board member, 2009-2014

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