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Co-Counsel Attorneys:

Thomas Marc Litton, B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; J.D. Golden Gate University School of Law, active Co-Counsel Attorney with the Law Office of Roderick P. Bushnell.

Mr. Litton has been representing California workers for nearly 40 years. He began his legal career as a law clerk and then as an associate at Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP. After several years at BCF he founded Litton & Geonetta LLP. He is now the principal of the Law Offices of Thomas Marc Litton.

Mr. Litton represents employees in discrimination, wage and hour, and wrongful termination cases before administrative agencies and in California state and federal courts. While always ready to go to trial, Mr. Litton understands that most clients prefer to avoid the stress, delay, expense, and uncertainty of trial and he works tirelessly to achieve just settlements through direct negotiation with employers and their counsel and through mediation or arbitration. Mr. Litton has tried many employment cases to verdict before both juries and judges and has an outstanding record of success.*

Mr. Litton also handles select personal injury cases on behalf of injured parties. He screens each potential case personally and will not undertake representation unless he believes he can achieve a favorable outcome for the client.

Mr. Litton welcomes referrals from past clients and other attorneys.

If you would like to contact Mr. Litton to schedule a no-cost, no‑obligation evaluation of your employment or personal injury claims, please call him at 415‑421‑4774 or e-mail him at

*Past results are not a guarantee of future outcomes.

Leslie C. Leone

Over twenty years ago, Leslie C. Leone founded the Leone Law Firm. Ms. Leone is proudly a third-generation San Francisco native. She attended UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University School of Law. Along with her own law practice, Ms. Leone is an active co-counsel attorney with the Law Office of Roderick P. Bushnell.

Ms. Leone began her legal career as a Staff Attorney for the Teamsters Union, and she worked for the Operating Engineer’s Union (both of her parents were members of these Unions). As a Personal Injury Attorney and Employment Law Attorney, Ms. Leone has diligently represented hundreds of employees and injury victims and obtained millions of dollars in compensation for her clients.

Should you wish to contact Ms. Leone regarding a personal injury or employment matter, her contact information is provided below.

Telephone: 415-299-0066




Of-Counsel Attorneys:

April M. Strauss, J.D., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, Of-Counsel attorney for the Law Office of Roderick P. Bushnell, focuses on complex federal and state consumer class actions, privacy law, California False Claims Act, fraud, advertising and environmental cases. She evaluates the business practices and marketing materials of organizations across a wide range of industries and geographies. She is adept at applying state and federal law to complex areas of science or technology, and frequently negotiates with multiple parties to craft creative compliance programs that would be embraced by company management, and still meet federal and state legal requirements.

Ms. Strauss’s CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPM credentials reflect her commitment and strong foundation in U.S. and EU privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions. They also demonstrate her understanding of privacy program governance and the skills necessary to manage a privacy program across all stages of its operational life cycle.

Reported Cases:

·       San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 224 Cal. App. 4th 627 (2014); San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 213 Cal. App. 4th 1212 (2013); San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., 182 Cal. App. 4th 438 (2010)

·       Kasky v. Nike, 27 Cal. 4th 939 (2002), cert. granted, 537 U.S. 1099 (2003), cert. dism. as improv. granted, 539 U.S. 654 (2003)

·       Day v. AT&T Corp., 63 Cal. App. 4th 325 (1998)

·       People ex rel. Lungren v. Superior Court, 14 Cal. 4th 294 (1996) (amicus)

·       Richmond v. Allstate Ins. Co., 847 F. Supp. 447 (S.D. Cal. 1995)

·       Mangini v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 7 Cal. 4th 1057 (1994); Mangini v. J. G. Durand International, 31 Cal. App. 4th 214 (1994)


Georgetown University Law Center, Doctor of Law (JD), cum laude, 1989–1992 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award—1992 Dean’s List, Spring ‘91 and Spring ‘92 Activities and Societies: Gilbert and Sullivan Society University of Florida, BA, 1989

Bar Admissions & Select Memberships California State Bar Member, June 1992—Present CIPP/US, Certified Information Privacy Professional (US Concentration); IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/E; Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU Concentration); IAPP CIPM - Certified Information Privacy Manager - IAPP

Diana L. Maier, Of-Counsel Attorney for the Law Office of Roderick P. Bushnell, originally began contributing to Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP in 2003 as co-counsel for the firm. She briefly became a partner in 2008 but left shortly thereafter to focus on the defense side of preventative employment work, conducting workplace investigations, and to expand her experience in internet and privacy law in the US and Europe.

Ms. Maier is a Bay Area native. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (international relations) from Georgetown University in 1992 (magna cum laude). She attended the University of Seville, Spain, (1990-1991) and served as a Judicial Extern with the Hon D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Court, Northern District of California. She attended Stanford Law School and graduated in 1998.

Ms. Maier began her legal career as a Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara County before forming her own practice, the Law Office of Diana Maier, working closely with Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP, and then focusing on privacy compliance, workplace complaint investigation, and employment defense. Her current practice, the Maier Law Group, focuses on mediation, employment law, data privacy law, workplace and Title IX investigations, Title IX, Workplace Training, Conflict Resolution, Executive Coaching, and Workplace Audits. Ms. Maier provides legal counsel in both English and Spanish.


·       CIPP/US, CIPP/E - Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. private sector and Europe


·       State Bar of California, December 1998; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, December 2003


Former Partners:

Alan M. Caplan, former Partner of Bushnell & Caplan, LLP and Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP, practiced for many years as a criminal defense attorney, and later focused on plaintiff's consumer class actions, plaintiff's employment rights and discrimination cases, plaintiff's personal injury cases, and plaintiff's cases generally. He was co-lead counsel in landmark cases such as Mangini v. R.J. Reynolds (which eliminated the Joe Camel advertising campaign), Kasky v. Nike (which related to false advertising of working conditions). He tried a wide range of cases including unfair business practices, Proposition 65 (requiring health warnings to consumers), personal injury, and homicide.

Background & Education:

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1969

·        Member, Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC), University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.S., cum laude, 1966

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia, 1969; California, 1971; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1971; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1971; U.S. Supreme Court, 1980; U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1987; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1990; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1991; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1991; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1993


Selected Professional & Business Activities:

·        Mediator, San Francisco Bar Association Early Disposition Program, 1986-1995

·        Guest Lecturer, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Litigation Seminar, Topic: Jury Selection 1994

·        Appointed Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco Municipal Court, 1986-1992

·        VISTA Volunteer Lawyer, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, Cleveland, Ohio, 1969-1970


·        Klanwatch Project, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1986-Present

·        State Bar of California

·        Bar Association of San Francisco, Litigation Section (former member)

·        Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly, California Trial Lawyers Association) 1990-2011

·        San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Litigation Section (former member)

·        Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California, 1975-1996; Treasurer, 1986; Member, Board of Directors 1986-1995

·        California Employment Lawyers Association, 1987-1994; Advisory Board, 1990-1994

Selected Awards:

·        Designated a "Northern California Super Lawyer," by Law & Politics, and San Francisco Magazine, 2015-2016

·        Co-Recipient: "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award" by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2003

·        "California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for Appellate Advocacy" by California Lawyer Magazine, 2002

·        Who's Who in California, 1988

·        Marin County Board of Supervisors resolution "Commending Bushnell, Caplan and Fielding, LLP and particularly Alan Caplan, for their outstanding contribution to the battle against tobacco use and addiction among minors and to preservation of the health of Marin county minors." 1988

David H. Fielding, former Partner of Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP, retired in 2014. Mr. Fielding’s practice encompassed both trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts and included the litigation and mediation of individual as well as class-wide claims and lawsuits. He worked as a mediator, creatively resolving labor and employment law and other business-related disputes. His approach to alternative dispute resolution was forthright, experienced, efficient and effective.

Mr. Fielding is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, and of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. degree) where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Georgetown Law Journal. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1969 and was a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and various federal district courts and state courts of appeal.

Mr. Fielding served as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow and staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance Program in Calexico, California in the late 1960's. During his legal career, he also served as an International Legal Center Fellow and Consultant to the Legal Aid Program of the University of Costa Rica School of Law and the Costa Rican Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (Municipal Development Institute).

Mr. Fielding served as the California State Bar Appointed Board Member of the California Rural Legal Assistance Program and as an officer or board member on the Boards of Directors of other community non-profit organizations including the Bay Area Video Coalition and La Raza Legal Central. He also served as Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior court and was a frequent lecturer on employment-law-related subjects, including discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Mr. Fielding brought his experience to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, serving as a Mediator for the San Francisco Bar Association's Voluntary Early Mediation and Early Settlement Programs. He was also a frequent Mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Inter-American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and the California Employment Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco Bar Association.

Mr. Fielding served as an Urban Community Development Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Cuzco, Peru from 1964 to 1966. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Italian.

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