Joanne Rosendin Deceased

Managing Partner


Oakland, CA


Sack Rosendin Inc., is a female/minority-owned firm.

Managing Partner, Joanne Rosendin, was a seasoned litigator and trial attorney with over 30 years of litigation experience. She had served as lead trial attorney in scores of cases involving products and premises liability, construction negligence, construction defects, personal injury and business litigation spanning over three decades, in addition to business transaction work involving contracts and residential and commercial leases. As a specialist in asbestos defense litigation, Ms. Rosendin had supervised and managed hundreds of asbestos cases successfully to resolution throughout California on behalf of construction engineering companies, product manufacturers and suppliers, and premises owners. As National Coordinating Counsel for a major construction engineering firm, Ms. Rosendin implemented and coordinated the defense strategy for local asbestos counsel in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States, ensuring that the nature and scope of information disseminated through discovery nationwide was consistent and accurate. As National Counsel, she established the strategic defense in hundreds of cases scattered throughout the country and set the parameters for reasonable settlement ranges and litigation costs.

Ms. Rosendin earned her J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1985 where she was recognized as a top oral advocate in the school’s inter-scholastic nationwide oral advocacy competition. She was a member of the State Bar of California, the San Francisco Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Association of Defense Counsel, and she was licensed to practice in all of the state courts in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Business Litigation and Contract Litigation
  • Contractor Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Transactions Law
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1985
  • University of California, Davis
    • B.A. – 1978

Honors And Awards

  • Recipient, National Moot Court Award
  • Best Oral Advocate

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member