Firm History

Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong provides high quality civil litigation and consultation services to its clients in a wide variety of Practice Areas throughout California. The firm was founded in San Francisco in 1976 and expanded to Santa Rosa in 1982. While the firm’s roots are in insurance defense and civil litigation, our practice quickly expanded to include insurance coverage matters, business and commercial litigation, and toxic torts. We have litigated throughout California in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Our Mission

Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong is dedicated to providing high quality, vigorous representation of its clients in an efficient, effective and economical manner. As a small firm of highly experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, we provide big firm expertise, with small firm flexibility and direct personal service, on a wide variety of matters and with an extraordinary degree of success. Our broad base of experiences and expertise allows us to create imaginative solutions to address all issues implicated by any disputed matter, which contributes to success on behalf of our client and our client’s interests.

Our Principles

Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong was founded and continues to operate on the principle that vigorous representation is compatible with integrity and professionalism.  In dealing with colleagues as well as our clients, we take pride in our responsiveness, reliability and trustworthiness in all matters.  Our attorneys strive to maintain good working relationships which foster better results and enhance the efficiency of our practice.

Our attorneys develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients founded upon regular reporting and consultations to achieve client goals.  We understand and appreciate that an informed and invested client is critical to the provision of superior legal services. We are accustomed to providing services in accordance with client litigation and billing guidelines.