Some 500 people turned out to honor retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on November 10 at a special banquet at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. The event was sponsored by the Bay Area Union Labor Party, a political action committee and forum for the cause of working people and unions. The party is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 7.
Boxer, wife of Boxer & Gerson Co-Founder Stewart Boxer, was presented with the group’s Robert “Bob” Morales Leadership Award in recognition of her 24 years’ service representing California in the United States Senate. Morales was a longtime labor leader in the Bay Area who died in 2015.
Senator Boxer was also noted for her previous service in the House of Representatives and the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
Boxer & Gerson staff members were well-represented at the event. The group flanking Boxer in the photo below includes (l-r): attorneys Warren Pulley, Gary Lee, Dennis Popalardo, Stewart Boxer, Julius Young, Michael Gerson (with his wife Jamie to his left), Jenny Jerez, Justin Litvack, John Harrigan, and Lee’s wife Lisa Oyama on the far right.
Stewart Boxer and Michael Gerson founded Boxer & Gerson in 1977. The firm has earned a reputation over the years in the Bay Area and beyond for aggressive and intelligent representation of injured and infirm clients who often had little other recourse in pursuing a just settlement of their claims.
The firm is also recognized by peers and media, most recently earning U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” awards as Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for metropolitan Oakland for workers’ compensation and personal injury.