Farley J. Neuman


415.705.0404 | fneuman@gnhllp.com | Partner

Farley J. Neuman, a founding partner at Goodman Neuman Hamilton LLP, specializes in litigating cases involving accounting malpractice, legal malpractice, employment law, pharmaceuticals, and software implementations, including ERP and CRM implementations.

He has particular expertise in presenting complex cases to juries in both federal and state courts.  Mr. Neuman has obtained numerous defense verdicts on behalf of his clients, including in “bet-the-company” cases seeking tens of millions of dollars of compensatory  and punitive damages.

Mr. Neuman, a 1981 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, was a CPA who began his career with a former “Big 8” accounting firm before commencing the practice of law.  He has served as an arbitrator and a pro tem judge for the San Francisco Superior Court; as a member of the panel of arbitrators for the New York Stock Exchange, the Pacific Stock Exchange and the American Arbitration Association; and as a judge for Stanford Law School’s appellate advocacy program.  Mr. Neuman is admitted to practice law in California and Illinois and has handled cases in Illinois, Virginia, Utah and throughout California. He was the founder and president of The College Bound Foundation, a non-profit mentoring program for at-risk youth in San Francisco, and served on the Board of Trustees of Gateway Public Schools.

Mr. Neuman has lectured frequently on topics such as the fundamentals of trial practice and the use of expert witnesses.  He has contributed to two books: as a consultant to the editors of Wrongful Employment Termination Practice (2d ed. CEB 1997); and as a contributing author of two editions of California Civil Discovery Practice (3d ed. CEB 1998 and 4th ed. CEB 2006).  He also has published numerous legal articles, including “Jury Research:  Can You Afford Not To Do It?,” “Analyzing Prejudgment Interest Issues in Tort Actions,” “Basic Filing Deadlines for California Employment Discrimination Cases,” “Conducting Discovery Beyond the Code,” “A Perspective on Economical Litigation,” “CPA Has No Liability to Third Parties for Review of Financial Statements,” “Accounting Issues in Litigation: A Referee Can Blow the Whistle,” and a comment on “Frame v. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.”

Mr. Neuman’s clients include CPA firms, banks, insurance companies and other corporations, including McKesson Corporation, Moss Adams LLP, Armanino LLP, Burr Pilger Mayer, River City Bank and CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company.

Mr. Neuman enjoys the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV) awarded to individual attorneys, and has repeatedly been named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco magazine.

He has two children and lives with his wife near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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