Anne M. Bevington (Senior Counsel)
Ms. Bevington graduated from San Francisco State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Philosophy, and from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.), magna cum laude. In law school she served as Technical Editor of the Hastings Law Review for 1982-83, received an American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence, and was a member of the national honor society, Order of the Coif. In her third year of law school she worked as a judicial extern for Hon. Allen E. Broussard, Justice of the Supreme Court of California.
Ms. Bevington has practiced law in the San Francisco Bay Area, concentrating primarily on civil litigation. She was a partner in the San Francisco firm of Knecht, Haley, Lawrence and Smith until 1995, where her practice involved primarily construction law, insurance coverage, and fidelity and surety bond litigation. She then concentrated on a general civil litigation practice that included employment law, and in 2005, began representing Taft-Hartley Trust Funds. Ms. Bevington has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation.
Reported decisions in Ms. Bevington’s cases include:
South City Motors, Inc. v. Auto. Indus. Pension Trust Fund, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102128, 60 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 1369 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 4, 2015); Bay Area Roofers Health v. Sun Life Assur. Co., 73 F. Supp. 3d 1154 (N.D. Cal. 2014); Auto. Indus. Pension Trust Fund v. Tractor Equip. Sales, Inc., 73 F. Supp. 3d 1173 (N.D. Cal. 2014); Cal. Serv. Emples. Health & Welfare Trust Fund v. Command Sec. Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95352, 2012 WL 2838863 (N.D. Cal. July 10, 2012); Auto. Indus. Pension Trust Fund v. South City Ford, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51807, 193 L.R.R.M. 3114, 53 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2745 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 12, 2012);Auto. Indus. Pension Trust Fund v. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet Inc., 833 F. Supp. 2d 1162, 191 L.R.R.M. 2445, 52 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 1156 (N.D. Cal. 2011);Board of Trustees of the Automobile Industries Welfare Fund v. Groth Oldsmobile/Chevrolet, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39151, 51 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 1178 (N.D. Cal. 2011); Totten v. Hill,154 Cal. App. 4th 40 (2007); Wm. R. Clarke Corp. v. Safeco Ins. Co., 15 Cal.4th 882 (1997); Union Asphalt, Inc. v. Planet Ins. Co., 21 Cal.App.4th 1762 (1994).
Ms. Bevington joined Saltzman & Johnson Law Corporation in 2010, focusing on the representation of joint union-management employee benefit trust clients in ERISA litigation matters.
Ms. Bevington is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all United States District Courts in California.
Kimberly A. Hancock (Senior Counsel)
Ms. Hancock graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics (Honors: Phi Beta Kappa), and from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1999 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).
Ms. Hancock initially practiced law at Pillsbury Winthrop (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) representing technology companies in technology licensing and commercial transactions. Thereafter, Ms. Hancock joined a boutique labor and employment law firm representing individuals in employment, disability and civil rights litigation as well as representing joint union-management employee benefit trusts in ERISA litigation.
In 2010, Ms. Hancock joined Saltzman and Johnson where she specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.
Ms. Hancock is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of California.