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FMG expands in California with 11-attorney team


Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, a leading nationwide litigation law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of a lateral team of 11 attorneys formerly practicing with the firm of Thompson Coe & O’Meara.

Led by Frances O’Meara, who will join the firm as a Partner and Vice Chair of FMG’s 40-lawyer National Professional Liability Practice Section, the group will consist of 9 attorneys in Los Angeles along with additional attorneys in San Diego and San Francisco. Together with FMG’s current attorneys in San Diego, Los Angeles (Downtown, LAX, and Orange County), San Francisco (Downtown and Marin County), and Sacramento, the firm now has over 70 attorneys collectively in its 7 California offices. FMG now has nearly 200 lawyers in 20 offices across 10 states.

In addition to Ms. O’Meara, Michael Hirota, Holly Teel, Robert Latham, and Stephen Caine join the firm as Partners in Los Angeles. Marie Colmey joins the firm as Senior Counsel in Los Angeles, and Joseph de Hope is a Senior Counsel in San Francisco. Mindy Bae, Diana Leon, and David Ramirez are Associates in Los Angeles, and Lauren Kane is an Associate in the firm’s San Diego office.

The group primarily practices in Professional Liability (Lawyers, Accountants, Healthcare, Architects & Engineers, Real Estate, and MPL), Employment (discrimination, wage and hour, PAGA, and class action), Tort & Catastrophic loss (Transportation), Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability, Cyber, and Appellate law.

Ben Mathis, FMG’s Managing Partner, said, “This is an extremely talented group of attorneys. They are nationally recognized, and they bring a particularly robust E&O practice. Together with our existing team, we have built a truly elite professional liability section that has industry knowledge and trial experience that is unequalled. They also add additional quality depth to our other core practices in California, including our Employment, Tort, Coverage, Cyber, and Appellate teams.”


About Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP: Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP is a leading national litigation firm, serving clients through its practice sections in Appellate Advocacy, Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers, Construction & Design Law, Data Security, Privacy & Technology, Financial Services and Banking, Government Law, Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability, Labor and Employment, Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions and Tort & Catastrophic Loss. With offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, FMG attorneys serve as trusted counsel to corporations and governments throughout the country, providing practical, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for legal issues. For more information about FMG, visit