Born August 23, 1942. Married with two children and four grandchildren.
Excellent health. Hobbies include sailing, golfing and reading.
Senior principal in the Law Offices of Hubert & Yasutake, 1320 Willow
Pass Road, Suite 590, Concord, California 94520, 925.680.4266, facsimile
Associate of Arts degree from Stockton College, Stockton, California
(1961); Bachelor of Arts degree (Criminology) from University of California,
Berkeley, California (1965); Juris Doctor degree from Boalt Hall, University
of California, Berkeley, California (1968); Admitted to the California State
While attending the University of California as an undergraduate, Mr.
Hubert worked full time at night for two years at the Alameda County Juvenile
Hall, San Leandro, California as a Night Group Supervisor.
As an attorney, he worked three years as a general practitioner and
insurance defense attorney in Stockton, California; three and one-half years
as an Alameda County Deputy District Attorney; twenty plus years as an insurance
defense attorney with Kincaid, Gianunzio, Caudle and Hubert; and founded
Hubert & Yasutake in 1996 which specializes in civil litigation both
for the plaintiff and the defense, with emphasis on plaintiff's subrogation
practice and fire loss claims.
One thousand plus criminal court trials; one hundred thirty five plus
Superior Court criminal jury trials; thirty Superior Court civil jury trials
(the longest lasting eight months); two hundred fifty plus arbitrations as
an arbitrator; five hundred plus mediations as mediator; Judge Pro Tem for
the Contra Costa County Superior Court; an active panel member of the Superior
Court Settlement programs for Contra Costa and San Francisco counties; a
neutral arbitrator for Kaiser Permanente medical malpractice
The Killing of a Human Fetus - The California Law (an article for Alameda
County District Attorney's office); Aquarium Fire II (an article for Subrogator
Best brief and argument, Moot Court Section, second year Boalt Hall;
Third Year Honors Moot Court Program, Boalt Hall.
Taught criminal law and evidence for two years at Chabot Junior College
in the criminal justice program. Lectured regarding evaluation of personal
injury claims, regarding effective negotiations, how to avoid bad faith claims,
medical malpractice seminars, and law office administration to professional
associations and insurance carriers.
Areas of Legal Expertise:
Personal injury claims (vehicular and casualty claims), premises liability
claims, extra contractual liability and bad faith claims, UM and UIM claims,
property damage claims, subrogation claims, construction defect claims, legal
and medical malpractice claims.
Experienced and capable arbitrator and mediator.
Specific Fire Cases
Automobiles, self-igniting (alternator, cruise control, battery harness
and tire friction)
Boat (alcohol stove)
Construction practices (improper nailing thru power lines, use of blow
torches and installation of electric sub panels)
Fireplace failures (defective flue and pyrolysis)
Electrical appliances failing (aquarium equipment, electric blanket,
extension cords, ovens, oven exhaust fan, space heater and toasters)
Natural gas leak
Negligently attempted suicide
Power line tree contact igniting wild land fire
Power line ground fault igniting residence
Smoking materials (discarded)
Spontaneous combustion (high moisture hay and staining materials)
Primary responsible attorney on four appellate matters. A-V rated in
Martindale-Hubbell. Special Master for the State Bar of California (search
warrants); appointed as a Special Master for Northern Federal District Court
(search warrants). Managing principal for Kincaid, Gianunzio, Caudle &
Hubert for seven years.
Available upon request.