Joshua Garth Genser

Contact: 510.237.6916
Law School: UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Jurisdiction: California


About Joshua Garth Genser
Joshua Genser was born and raised in West Contra Costa County, California, and is the second generation of his family to provide legal services to West County businesses. Mr. Genser is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Development Company, LLC, developing office, warehouse, industrial and commercial properties in and around Richmond. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Genser has practiced law since 1983, handling litigation and transactions in business and real estate matters. In addition, Mr. Genser serves the community as a Director (and past Chair) of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Pinole Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Richmond Community Foundation, Director, Treasurer and Past President of Temple Beth Hillel, and Director and Secretary of the Richmond Country Club. In 2007, Genser & Watkins was awarded the Chief Justice Ronald M. George Pro Bono firm of the Year by the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and Joshua Genser was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by The Law Center. Joshua Genser has also been honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Free initial consultation for bankruptcy. $100 initial consultation for everything else.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Representing businesses and individuals in business, construction and real estate transactions and disputes. Also representing parties in disputes over decedentsâ estates and trusts, and defending the elderly against financial abuse.
Attorney, Law Offices of Joshua Genser
Representing businesses and individuals in business, construction and real estate transactions and disputes.
Attorney, Norris & Norris
A partner in West Contra Costa County's largest law firm, Mr. Genser concentrated in civil litigation, with special emphasis on cases and issues which required quantitative economic, financial or statistical analyses.
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt HallLaw Degree (1983)
Honors: McBain Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist
Stanford UniversityM.A. (1980)Economics
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, The Law Center
Chief Justice Ronald George Pro Bono Firm of the Year, Contra Costa County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Member, California State Bar


Articles & Publications
  • Trial and Error
    The Sciences
  • Explaining the Inexplicable: A Primer on Present Value
    Contra Costa Lawyer
  • Statistics, Probability and the Law: What You Don't Know Can Lose the Case
    Alameda County Bar Association Bulletin
  • Employment Litigation Isn't Out of Control -- It's a Tempest in a Teapot
    SF and LA Daily Journals and The Recorder
  • Economists and Accountants as Expert Witnesses on Damages
    SF and LA Daily Journals
  • Economic Experts Help Decide if Claim is Actionable
    SF and LA Daily Journals
  • The Economic Case for the Coexistence of Monopoly Power and Goodwill in the Cable Television Industry
    Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
  • How the 1992 Cable Act Affects Sales Tax Liability
    Cable TV and New Media Law & Finance


Website: Joshua Genser's Website Profile
Website: Genser & Watkins LLP Website


Point Richmond, CA
125 Park Place
Suite 210
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Telephone: 510.237.6916
Fax: 925.885.0335
Emeryville, CA
1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
Telephone: 510.788.0675
Fax: 510.237.9851
Oakland, CA
1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: 510.788.0040
Fax: 510.236.9851