Shelley S. Buchanan -  Of Counsel

Law Offices of Bill Ford

Gina Raith - Of Counsel

Legal Excellence. Dedication to Clients.



Shelley Buchanan brings 21 years of civil litigation experience and prior experience in accounting and financial services to assist clients devise elegant solutions to complex legal problems in as cost-effective and efficient manner as possible.

Ms. Buchanan has dedicated her education and legal skills to serving clients in civil disputes, administrative hearings, trials, and through the appellate process.

Ms. Buchanan graduated from Mount Holyoke College, magma cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University, and received her Law Degree from the University of California, Hastings in 1994.





With 15 years of litigation and transactional experience in civil and commercial litigation in Chicago and the Bay Area, Gina Raith has handled matters ranging from nationwide class actions (toxic tort, products liability, consumer and securities fraud) to personal injury, medical malpractice/elder abuse to real estate disputes (landlord/tenant, premises liability, purchase/sale issues) to business formation and trust and estate planning/administration. 

Her extracurricular and sometimes remunerative endeavors gravitate to writing, health and wellness, activism and coalition-building. She has served in several leadership roles and volunteers for the Center for Domestic Peace in San Rafael, California, an organization that provides vital services to victims of domestic violence. 

She studied communications and psychology at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana before attending law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.