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Teresa Cunningham, Partner

Email: tcunningham@gawvanmale.com

T: 707.252.9000

F: 707.252.0792

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation including business and commercial litigation, real property litigation, employment litigation 

  • Employment and Labor Law

  • Administrative disputes – DFEH, EEOC, EDD and Labor Commission 

Teresa has 30 years of significant litigation background. She practiced ten years as with a San Francisco boutique insurance defense firm gaining first hand experience handling a variety of complex litigation matters arising from toxic tort claims and construction disputes as well as defense of personal injury claims for several common carriers. In addition, Teresa gained both bench and jury trial experience as well as handing a broach variety of substantive motions and appearances. While at GVM, Teresa expanded her practice to include labor and employment law counseling and defense. She is well versed in proactive compliance and frequently offers seminars and training for her clients. Teresa has served as Litigation Department chair and works in conjunction with GVM practice group for litigation support.           

 Education

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D. 1988

  • University of California, Davis, B. A. with High Honors, 1985

Honors & Awards

  • North Bay Business Journal, Business/ Women of the Year in Professional Services, 2008

  • Legal Aid of Napa Valley, Pro Bono Service Award, Outstanding Lawyer in Napa County (2009) and Firm Award (2015)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • California Bar Association

  • Napa County Bar Association

  • Napa County Women Lawyers Association

  • Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court (Marin, Napa, Sonoma)  

  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Board of Directors, Napa County Bar Association appointment

  • Napa Solano SANE/ SART, Board of Directors

Bar Memberships

California- 1988

Joined the Firm

1998