Jump to Navigation


"Barry has counseled me through personal and business matters for the better part of a decade. He is an intelligent litigator, fiercely loyal, honest, and more importantly, a wise and friendly confidant during difficult circumstances."
— Steven M.

Barry K. Tagawabt

Barry K. Tagawa received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1980 and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. During law school, he was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and a published author of a law review article in 1983. Mr. Tagawa was an associate at Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1984-88, and moved to San Francisco in 1988. In San Francisco, Mr. Tagawa worked as an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton from 1988-90, and then as an associate at Long & Levit from 1990-93.

In January 1994, Mr. Tagawa started his own law practice in San Francisco, and he has been successfully representing clients as a sole practitioner since then. Mr. Tagawa is a member of the California State Bar Association (member of the Litigation Section) as well as the Hawaii State Bar Association. Mr. Tagawa is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (member of the Litigation and Real Property Sections) and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Tagawa is actively involved in a wide variety of civil litigation, including both personal injury litigation and commercial litigation, which involves construction, real estate, business and insurance disputes.

In addition to numerous arbitrations and trials, he has handled appeals before the Hawaii Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal and the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 9th Circuit.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Tagawa has served as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court and as a mediator for the Early Settlement Program of the San Francisco Superior Court. For examples of cases previously handled by Mr. Tagawa, visit the notable cases page. For more detailed information about Barry Tagawa's professional and educational background, visit the following link.

The Law Office of Barry K. Tagawa represents clients throughout San Francisco, California, and the Bay Area. Call (415) 516-1844 or e-mail barry@sf-attorney.com to arrange a free initial consultation with attorney Barry Tagawa, Esq.

*Photo by Pamela Gentile

Areas of Practice

Office Location

The Law Office of Barry K. Tagawa

Barry K. Tagawa
1692 Oakville Court
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: 415-516-1844
E-mail: barry@sf-attorney.com
Map and Directions