Angelica Zabanal Joins Selman Breitman's San Francisco Office

Angelica Zabanal is the newest Associate in Selman Breitman’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Equine Law, General Liability, and Product Liability practice groups.  Angelica has represented national insurance companies in complex insurance fraud litigation and qui tam actions. Her litigation experience, which also includes insurance defense, mass torts, and medical malpractice, allows her to hone in on the medical aspects of liability.  

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hawai'i, Angelica earned her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. with Honors in Ethics in Society.

While in law school, Angelica was a member of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Team; founded Law for Youth Empowerment (LYtE), a law student organization dedicated to juvenile justice; and served as the Vice President of the Filipino Law Students Association.  She also served as a judicial extern to Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. (ret.) of the Hawai’i Supreme Court and as an intern to Chief Counsel Anthony Lang of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Honolulu Division.

A daughter of Filipino immigrants, Angelica is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. She has previously served as a board member of the Alameda County and Mid-Peninsula (Palo Alto) chapters of the ACLU of Northern California.