Patrick Becherer

Of Counsel

Patrick Becherer is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer specializing in product liability, toxic torts, environmental, intellectual property and commercial lawsuits. He has tried cases in the federal and state courts throughout California. In addition, he has served as the national and regional trial counsel for manufacturers of motor vehicles, tires and pharmaceuticals, for whom he has handled cases in more than a dozen other states. During his 40-year career, he has completed dozens of jury trials with successful results for his clients. Patrick previously worked as an attorney at Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer.

Patrick also maintains an active appellate practice. He was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1979 and has handled more than 90 appeals in federal and state courts.

Patrick is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.



Wabash College, Indiana, AB, 1965

University of Michigan, JD, 1968


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

Product Liability Advisory Council

Member, Editorial Board, California Tort Reporter

Author and speaker, What’s New in Tort and Trial Practice, 1990–2013


The Best Lawyers in America®: Product Liability Litigation published by USNews.com

Northern California Super Lawyers®—Civil Litigation Defense

Top Rated Lawyer® in Commercial Litigation published by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®

Faculty, Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates