Partners Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza, Douglas (Gregory) Kilduff, David Frankenberger, and Carol Ann Seita Are Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers

July 7, 2022

Partners Joseph J. (J.J.) Minioza, Douglas (Gregory) Kilduff, David Frankenberger, and Carol Ann Seita have been selected for the 2022 Northern California Super Lawyer list.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

This is the tenth year Mr. Minioza has been acknowledged as a Super Lawyer.  He is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been voted one of America’s Top 100 Civil Litigators. Mr. Minioza is also the President of the Firm and the Managing Partner of the Oakland/East Bay office.  Mr. Minioza is a trial attorney specializing in defending companies in many different areas of civil litigation, including real estate, employment, personal injury, and commercial disputes.  He has tried over 35 cases to verdict in both state and federal court, achieving a 97% success rate.  He is frequently invited by both his clients and their insurance carriers to give lectures on various areas of law as well as publishing frequently in his areas of practice.  Mr. Minioza can be reached at 510.832.7770 or jminioza@ericksenarbuthnot.com.

This is the seventh year Mr. Kilduff has been acknowledged as a Super Lawyer. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  His practice includes defending construction site injury, motor vehicle, commercial trucking and auto cases, premises liability and products liability cases.  Within his diverse litigation practice, Mr. Kilduff has also defended medical professionals, medical facilities and elder abuse cases.  In addition, he has real estate litigation experience defending the interests of real estate professionals such as home inspectors.  Mr. Kilduff can be reached at 916.483.5181 or dkilduff@ericksenarbuthnot.com.

This is the seventh year Mr. Frankenberger has been acknowledged as a Super Lawyer.  Mr. Frankenberger is the Managing Partner of the Fresno and Bakersfield offices. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of Ericksen Arbuthnot’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). and has been recognized as a Best Lawyer for 2018, 2020 and 2021. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Mr. Frankenberger was voted a Top Attorney in Northern California 2019 by San Francisco Magazine.  Dave is co-chair of the Trucking Liability practice group. He is a member of the Appellate and Healthcare practice groups.  His practice includes complex state court and federal court litigation.  In addition, Dave defends healthcare matters, including claims against doctors, nurses, chiropractors and dentists in medical board, nursing board, and dental board matters. Over the course of his career, Dave has successfully tried numerous matters to jury verdict, including jury trials in both state and federal court. Mr. Frankenberger can be reached at 559.449.2600 or dfrankenberger@ericksenarbuthnot.com.

This is the second year Ms. Seita has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.  Ms. Seita  is a partner and trial attorney in the Fresno/Central Valley office.  Her prior experience includes working for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Fresno in various capacities, including in the Administrative Division, the Victim Witness Unit and the Criminal Unit.  Ms. Seita’s current case load includes matters involving personal injury, premises liability, employment law, subrogation defense, products liability, property damage, and construction defect.  She is a member of the Firm’s Construction, Products Liability, Trucking Liability and Employment Practice Groups and chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Ms. Seita can be reached at 559.449.2600 or cseita@ericksenarbuthnot.com.