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Edward  Tugade
Practice Areas:
  • Products Liability Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Construction
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense

San Francisco Attorney
Edward Tugade

Phone: 415.949.1900


Languages: English

Mr. Tugade’a practice covers all phases of litigation, specializing in the areas of products liability, general liability, professional liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States District Court (Northern and Central Districts) and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining Demler, Armstrong & Rowland’s San Francisco office with John Brydon, Mr. Tugade was with Hugo Parker (formerly Brydon, Hugo & Parker); Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; and Foley & Mansfield.  He was also in the U.S. Marine Corps as a decorated combat veteran and former JAG law center supervisor.  After several years of service, he received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 2002.

A graduate of U.C. Hastings College of the Law, he clerked as an extern with Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S. District Court and Judge Leslie Tchaikovsky of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  Mr. Tugade is an adjunct professor of law, teaching legal analysis and writing at Golden Gate University.  He has experience in appellate work, managing complex cases in different jurisdictions involved with large-scale document productions and preparation of client libraries, and working both as, and with, national counsel for various clients, including managing teams of lawyers to defend hundreds of asbestos cases in state and federal courts.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD, 2001
  • The College of William and Mary, BA, English, Academic Honors, 1988

Bar Admission, Affiliations And Awards

  • California State Bar, 2003
  • Association of Defense Counsel of California
  • Defense Research Institute Marine Corps Combat Action Veteran with Honorable Discharge in June 2002


  • C.C.P. § 1030:  A Sword for the Defense, 2008
  • Walton v. Powell Adds Fuel to the Fire as it Promotes the Component Parts Doctrine as a Shield of Liability, 2011

Contact This Firm

Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP

101 Montgomery Street
Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Law Firm Contact: John R. Brydon

Tel: 415.949.1900

Fax: 415.354.8380



Member Since: 2015

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