Donald Margolis

Senior Counsel

Don Margolis joined the Office of the General Counsel as Senior Counsel for the Litigation group in May, 2014.  Prior to joining the office, Mr. Margolis served for 18 years as an Assistant Chief Attorney and a Litigation Team Leader in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office.  He previously practiced at Graham & James and Landels, Ripley & Diamond.

Mr. Margolis handles P&T hearings and other core litigation for the university and has expertise litigating civil rights, contracts, False Claims Act, inverse condemnation, personal injury, dangerous conditions of public property, and the law of promised gifts and gifts in the museum context.    He is a graduate of UC Davis Law School and UC Berkeley.