Attorney Profiles

Terry Anastassiou


Partner — San Francisco



Mr. Anastassiou is certified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, and his work is focused in appeals and writs in State and Federal courts.  He has elicited published decisions in the areas of statutory and regulatory interpretation, evidentiary privileges, and professional responsibility in the context of toxic torts. His practice also includes civil rights, partnership dissolution, public entity liability, employer liability for employee torts, insurance law, intellectual property, and transactional and employment law and litigation.  In addition to admission to all California courts, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Anastassiou is a contributing author to Continuing Education of the Bar’s treatises on Civil Writs and Insurance Litigation and has published articles on appellate procedure, contractual arbitration, the use of special masters in complex litigation, and enforceable arbitration agreements in the context of consumer and business liability coverage.  In addition to having been a regular faculty member for Continuing Education of the Bar’s annual seminar on developments in California tort law, he has also presented seminars on writ procedure, legal writing and pretrial motion practice, and taught legal writing at Hastings College of the Law.

A native of New York, Mr. Anastassiou received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.  Prior to joining Ropers, he worked as a researcher for Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Systems, Inc. and as a legal research attorney for the San Mateo County Superior Court.