Debra F. Bogaards has a new solo practice, Bogaards Law, in the Union Square district of San Francisco. She is both a mediator and a plaintiff’s attorney. In 2019, she stopped doing insurance defense work for State Farm and Mercury as well as private clients after 37 years. Her mediation practice is well suited for her, given her strong background in both insurance defense and plaintiff’s personal injury, employment, elder abuse and tenants’ rights cases. An accomplished trial attorney, she has successfully completed 37 jury trials and one bench trial, and she’s been a Northern California Super-Lawyer for the past 14 consecutive years. She also is President of the U.C. Hastings Board of Trustees. In her free time, Debra enjoys cycling in West Marin.