Richard E. Flamm
Attorney at Law
2840 College Avenue, Suite "A", Berkeley, CA 94705
Tel: (510) 849-0123
Fax: (510) 849-0145
Conflicts of Interest 101
Intellectual Property/Legal Ethics
Practical Ethics: Use (And Abuse) of Ethics Rules
in State and Federal Trial Practice
Conflicts of Interest
and Law Firm Disqualification
Conflicts of Interest: Fundamental Precepts
J.D. (1981) Rutgers University
M.A. (1982) Rutgers University
B.A. (1975) University of California at Santa Cruz
1995-present Law office of Richard E. Flamm (Berkeley)
Private practice devoted to providing advice and expert testimony
with respect to attorney and
judicial ethics matters; including attorney and judicial
disqualification motions and appeals. Representative case: Whitacre
Inv. Co. v. State Dept. of Transp., 946 P.2d 191 (Nev. 1997).
1990-1995 Kaufman & Logan (San Francisco)
Senior attorney in charge of complex litigation, disqualification
motions and appeals. Representative case: Truck Ins. Exchange v.
Fireman's Fund, 6 Cal. App.4th 1050, 8 Cal. Rptr. 2d 228 (1992).
1986-1990 Long & Levit (San Francisco)
Senior associate responsible for defense of legal malpractice actions
and conflict of interest claims. Representative case: Atasi Corp. v.
Seagate Technology, 847 F.2d 826 (Fed. Cir. 1988) .
New York (1982), New Jersey (1982), California (1986) & United
States Supreme Court (1997). Also admitted to appear before the
D.N.J., S.D.N.Y., N.D.Cal, C.D.Cal, and Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Federal
Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Ethics Committee (1997-);
Chair, Alameda County Bar Association Ethics and Civility
Committee (1997- 2000); Member, California State Bar Board of Governors
Committee on Ethics and Professionalism; Member, Advisory Council to the
ABA Commission on Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Judicial Disqualification: Recusal and Disqualification of
Judges; Conflicts of Interest and Law Firm Disqualification
(Banks & Jordan Publishing ©2003), Supplement 2009.
Disqualification Motions and Appeals: Attorneys, Law Firms, Judges and Others
Banks and Jordan Law Publishing, 2010
It Could Happen to You:
Intellectual Property magazine (Summer, 1996)
Conflicts of Interest in Entertainment Law Practice
Entertainment and Sports Law (A.B.A.) (Spring, 1996)
Conflicts of Interest in Intellectual Property Litigation
California-Western Law Review (Spring, 1996)
The "Conflict," The Recorder (March 29, 1996)
Judicial Disqualification in Florida, The Florida Bar Journal
Judicial Disqualification in California, The Daily Journal
(January 3, 1996)
Lawyer Disqualification: Conflicts of Interest and other Bases
Judicial Disqualifications: Conflicts of Interest and other Bases
Richard E. Flamm, consultant in Berkeley, California, specializes in handling conflicts of interest matters, including attorney and judicial disqualification motions and appeals. He is the author of a nationwide treatise on Judicial Disqualification: Recusal and Disqualification of Judges, and has been recognized as the nation's leading authority on that subject. He is
past Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Ethics Committee.
On December 10, 2009, Mr. Flamm testified before the
Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy.
By Direction of the Chairman, Hon. John Conyers,
for a Hearing on Examining the State of Judicial Recusals after Caperton v. A.T. Massey
For information on Mr. Flamm's treatises, Conflicts of Interest and Law Firm Disqualification, Judicial Disqualification: Recusal and Disqualification of Judges; Conflicts of Interest and Law Firm Disqualification or Disqualification Motions and Appeals: Attorneys, Law Firms, Judges and Others, contact Banks and Jordan Publishing, 510-849-0145.
Mr. Flamm is a regular speaker for CCE and has presented numerous in-house presentations for some of the nation's largest law firms and corporations.