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Birnberg & Associates is located in San Francisco, California serving the Port of Oakland and San Francisco provides expert legal representation of longshore and maritime workers, as well as representation of Jones Act Seaman, fisherman, ship repairers, and sailors. With excellent representation and strong academic credentials, including over 20 published maritime cases; Birnberg & Associates is committed to representing its clients in excellence, tenacity to the highest legal representation. Read more

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We are focused solely on maritime and personal injury cases. We focus in on communication with our clients and our attorneys and staff provide support, information, guidance, and representation in the following fields of law:

Cory Birnberg

Attorney Cory Birnberg is a licensed attorney, graduating in 1982 from Loyola Law School in the State of California. He received his Masters of Law degree in Admiralty, from Tulane University in 1984.

Attorney Birnberg has years experience as a lawyer, of those years including experience as a maritime lawyer. In addition, he has a Masters of Law Degree in Maritime Law, and is a Certified Admiralty Specialist with the State Bar of California Admiralty and Maritime Law Advisory Commission.

He is currently the only attorney appointed by the California State Bar to the Commission for Admiralty and Maritime matters in Northern California. He is one of two who passed the State Bar's Specialization for Admiralty in Northern California, in August 2009, and is an Admiralty Specialist.

Attorney Cory Birnberg has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School of Law, since 2000, and teaches a 3 unit course once a year in all Admiralty and Maritime subjects; including Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

Certified Legal Specialties
  • Certified Admiralty Specialist
  • State Bar of California Admiralty and Commissioner on the State Bar of California Maritime Law Advisory Commission
Bar Admissions

California, 1982

Classes/Seminars

Admiralty and Maritime subjects; including Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act., University of California, Hastings School of Law, 2000-present.

Honors and Awards

He is one of two who passed the State Bar's Specialization for Admiralty in August 2009, and is an Admiralty Specialist. Over 20 published maritime cases.

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Cory Birnberg Fights for the Rights of Deceased Postal Employee’s Widow

Workers’ Compensation attorney, Cory Birnberg, with A Professional Law Corporation, recently attended a hearing for a U.S. postal worker’s widow in a highly controversial case regarding the death of postal worker Samuel Macasieb, who died inside the west Oakland processing and distribution center, one of the largest and busiest postal service facilities in California.

Government Grants Benefits to Widow After NBC Report
Attorneys George P. Surmaitis and Cory Birnberg NBC Interview