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Demetrius is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Demetrius has extensive experience deposing witnesses and preparing corporate representatives for deposition and trial. Demetrius presents regularly to conferences on preparing corporate representatives for deposition.
Demetrius began his career representing consumers and businesses in nationwide antitrust class actions against price-fixing cartels operating overseas. These cases generated billions of dollars in settlements. In 2019, Demetrius began taking roles defending corporations and public and quasi-public entities. Demetrius was part of a four-person trial team that successfully defended California's Department of Water Resources in a seven-week bench trial in the Oroville Dam Cases. The trial resulted in a complete defense judgement for the department.
Demetrius has extensive experience litigating cases involving breach of contract, business torts and corporate governance issues in both state and federal courts. He also assists clients in performing internal investigations, conducting e-discovery, and leading mediation/arbitration teams. This work involves intense high-level collaboration with in-house counsel and corporate executives.
Demetrius has a JD-MBA from the University of Iowa. He graduated with Distinction in 2006.
Demetrius has been a board member for the Bay Area Urban Debate League (“BADUL”) since 2012. BAUDL builds and maintains competitive research-based debate programs at underserved public high schools. Demetrius firmly believes that those who have benefitted from a legal education owe it to their local communities to give something back.
- Recent Publication on Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/tort_trial_insurance_practice/publications/the_brief/2018-19/summer/speak-yourself-30b6-deposition/
- Recent Presentation: “Giving Testimony: The Truth and Only the Truth.” Property and Liability Resource Bureau 2022 Regional Conference in San Antonio.
- Awards: Named to California's Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019 2020, 2021, and 2022. Named a rising star in 2016 and 2017.
- Admissions: California, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Eastern District of Michigan.