Mr. Gordon is involved in all aspects of litigation at Leone Alberts & Duus with an emphasis on pre-trial law and motion practice, appeals, and writs. Since joining Leone Alberts & Duus in 2015, he has handled cases involving a variety of issues, including civil rights, discrimination, police liability, and complex personal injuries. Mr. Gordon has obtained multiple judgments in favor of public entities through dispositive motions in both state and federal court.
Mr. Gordon recently successfully briefed and argued before the California Supreme Court on behalf of several school district self insurance joint powers authorities as amici curiae. The Court issued a decision in favor of the public entity defendant overturning the lower court on a critical statute of limitations issue. In doing so, the Court adopted many of the arguments made by Mr. Gordon.
Before joining Leone Alberts & Duus, Mr. Gordon clerked for the former Chief Justice of the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court, spent three years as a research attorney for Chief United States Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale in the District of Idaho, and most recently worked as a research attorney at the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In addition to his law clerk and research attorney experience, Mr. Gordon worked for more than a year as an attorney for the Northern California Innocence Project, filing petitions for writ of habeas corpus in California’s state and federal courts. During law school, Mr. Gordon successfully wrote and argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gordon is a northern California native, born in Sacramento, California. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2009 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.