Caitlin T. DiMaggio

Caitlin DiMaggio

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas

Business Law

Breach of Contract

Civil Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Defense

Premises Liability

Privacy & Cyber Security

Professional Liability


  • All Courts in the State of California


  • J.D., University of Hastings, College of the Law
  • B.A., Economics and History, University of California, Los Angeles

Caitlin T. DiMaggio


Ms. DiMaggio is a litigation associate in the firm's San Francisco office where she has experience handling complex civil litigation matters concerning professional liability, business torts, fraud, real estate, employment and data privacy issues. She has also defended numerous clients in cases brought under California's Unfair Business Practices Act (Business & Professions Code Sections 17200 and 17250, et seq.), Financial Elder Abuse laws (Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15600 et seq.) and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code Section 1750, et seq.).

Prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, Ms. DiMaggio worked with the Office of General Counsel for the State Bar of California, providing advice and counsel on regulatory, employment and administrative compliance issues Ms. DiMaggio previously interned with AT&T's legal department. Before law school, Ms. DiMaggio was a litigation consultant with FTI Consulting, Inc., where she performed statistical analysis of financial data for complex litigation projects.

Notable Representations

  • Achieved full defense verdict following a two-week jury trial in Santa Clara Superior Court in which plaintiffs sought in excess of $3 million in damages arising from insurance broker's alleged financial elder abuse, professional negligence, and B&P 17200 Unfair Business Practices claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of Plaintiffs' malicious prosecution claims following one- week bench trial after trial court granted C.C.P. 631.8 motion (motion for judgment).
  • Successfully argued against tentative ruling at hearing on motion for summary judgment of legal malpractice complaint, resulting in trial court reversing tentative and dismissing all claims against client.
  • Recovered full compensation due to client on breach of contract claim after one-week bench trial.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement of lawsuit involving claims of professional negligence and B&P 17200 Unfair Business Practices claims brought against insurance general agent client.
  • Drafted successful writ of mandate before California Court of Appeal.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims – A Primer for Both New and Seasoned Attorneys, co-presented with Jason E. Fellner, San Mateo County Bar Association, October 27, 2017, February 9, 2017 and November 20, 2014; Bar Association of San Francisco, March 15, 2016
  • Smart Utilization of Demonstratives at Trial, co-presented with Jason E. Fellner, MPBF, San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2017

Professional Contributions

Ms. DiMaggio is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and the Italian American Bar Association.

Unpublished Appellate Decisions

  • Allstate v. Berg, et al., California Court of Appeal, First District (2016) – successfully appealed denial of special motion to strike brought pursuant to C.C.P. § 425.16.
  • Franicevich et al. v. Peterson, California Court of Appeal, First District (2014) – defeated appeal of order sustaining demurrer as to the legal malpractice, breach of contract and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage claim and dismissing complaint.

Academic Distinctions

  • ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, Paris, France (2012)
  • UC Hastings Women's Law Journal
  • First Place, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Madison, WI (2011)
  • Second Place, Liberty University Negotiation Competition, Lynchburg, VA (2011)
  • International Academy of Dispute Resolution Law School Mediation Tournament, Chicago, IL (2010)
  • CALI Award for Excellence: Community Property (2012)

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