Gregory C. Read

Special Counsel

(415) 848-8909


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Gregory Read is a trial lawyer who consistently delivers outstanding results for his clients. He tried 300 cases as a Navy JAGC officer (1968-70), ultimately becoming the chief prosecutor for the Fifth Naval District Law Center in Norfolk, Virginia, before joining a prominent San Francisco law firm in 1971 for a distinguished career.

Greg has extensive experience in the areas of complex litigation, aviation, products liability, and mass tort.  He is a nationally recognized speaker and author on trial tactics and graphics. Honors include:

  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation in Northern California (2013 and 2018)
  • The Best of the Best Guide: Top 25 product liability attorneys in the United States (2008)
  • San Francisco Magazine: Top 100 attorneys in Northern California (2013)
  • Intercontinental Finance Magazine: Top 500 attorneys in the world (2013)
  • International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers: One of the inaugural 413 lawyers selected world-wide
  • Daily Journal: Defense verdict in a major aircraft case was recognized as one of the top California defense verdicts (2011)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel: President (2000-2001)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers: Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates: Member