Mr. Roland has extensive jury trial, court trial and arbitration experience and has regularly appeared before administrative agencies including planning commissions, city councils and administrative appeals boards. Mr. Roland’s work has involved properties and transactions in numerous states and in England, Canada, Norway and Australia. In addition to practicing in the federal and state courts of California, Mr. Roland has been admitted to practice pro hac vice or otherwise provided counsel in matters in Florida, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington.
Mr. Roland’s notable achievements include:
Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments
Mr. Roland has served as an arbitrator and settlement panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court and as an expert witness on matters pertaining to the standard of care of counsel in commercial litigation. He has been a speaker before the American Bar Association, San Francisco Bar Association, Association of Defense Counsel, Lloyd’s Insurance Market, The Real Estate Roundtable and corporate counsel, real property and claims groups on trial practice, litigation management, cost-control methods in complex commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, investigative techniques, unfair competition law, real estate and eminent domain issues, and issues germane to the financial services industry. Additionally, Mr. Roland is widely published in these areas and recently authored the “Early Resolution Strategies for Real Estate Disputes” chapter in “Inside the Minds: Real Estate Dispute Resolution,” published by Aspatore Books.
Mr. Roland joined Sedgwick’s San Francisco office in 1982, following clerkships with the California Supreme Court, Honorable Frank Richardson, and the San Francisco Superior Court, Honorable Ira Brown.
He has been a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California, carries an AV designation, is recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and is regularly recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyer.” He was named by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine as one of the region’s top lawyers.