Anna Gehriger

Anna C. Gehriger joined our firm in April 2010 where she practices primarily employment and premises liability law. Ms. Gehriger is admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of California, Davis School of Law, in 2006. Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Gehriger worked for three years as a civil litigator at Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP, in San Francisco, gaining general litigation experience, including in the areas of construction defect, errors and omissions, landlord-tenant, personal injury, premises liability, and real estate/real property litigation.

Ms. Gehriger is a volunteer in the local legal community. She is active in the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Barristers Club and has served as an officer (Director, 2013; Secretary, 2014). In 2015, BASF’s Justice and Diversity Center selected Ms. Gehriger as an “Outstanding Volunteer.” In addition, Ms. Gehriger chaired the Barristers Club’s Diversity Committee for several years, oversaw volunteers compiling BASF’s 2015 Goals and Timetables Report for Minority Recruitment and Retention, served on the planning committee for the 25th anniversary conference of the California Minority Counsel Program (of which Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt is a member firm), served on the California Bar Foundation’s Scholarship Alumni Steering Committee, and serves as a volunteer reader for scholarship applications for the California Bar Foundation’s scholarships.

Prior to law school, Ms. Gehriger worked at the public interest law firm Equal Rights Advocates, which inspired her to pursue her law degree. For her legal studies, the Davis School of Law awarded her the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, which is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to the public interest. While earning her law degree, Ms. Gehriger participated in King Hall’s Immigration Clinic and Civil Rights Clinic, and completed summer internships at Bay Area Legal Aid and Equal Rights Advocates. In 2004, she received a Public Interest award from the California Bar Foundation.

Finally, Ms. Gehriger is interested in all aspects of sustainable building, ranging from building design and its effect on occupants, to resolving potential legal disputes concerning the LEED rating system. In 2009, Ms. Gehriger became a LEED Accredited Professional. To become a LEED Accredited Professional, one must demonstrate an understanding of green building techniques, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system and certification process. Ms. Gehriger is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California Chapter which promotes and advocates for green building.

Ms. Gehriger speaks English, Spanish, German, and Swiss-German.


Honors

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Recipient 2004-2006, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Outstanding Volunteer, San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center, 2015
  • Public Interest Award, California Bar Foundation, 2004