Mediator's Profile


Herbert Rowland Jr.

Business Name: Ragghianti Freitas

Herb Rowland has been litigating civil lawsuits in California since 1976, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He has represented individuals, corporations, and public entities in a wide range of legal matters and has special expertise in matters involving landslides/flooding, public entity law, and mediation. He has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in 13 California counties.

Herb has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbard, was named a Northern California Super Lawyer, and was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Additionally, Herb serves as a mediator in a broad spectrum of legal issues, including:

  • Business Torts
  • Construction
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal & Medical Malpractice
  • Trusts and Estates


  • University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Law, 1976
  • University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History, 1973


  • All California State Courts
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts: Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California


  • Judge Protem – Jury and Court Trials
  • “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Northern California “Super Lawyer” 2004, 2005
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • American Inns of the Court – Master
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

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