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Frank R. Ubhaus

Frank R. Ubhaus

Mediation and Arbitration

Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Ubhaus has over forty years of experience as a trial attorney. He has also successfully served as a mediator in resolving various civil disputes as well as serving as a judge pro tempore in the Santa Clara Superior Court. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Conflicts Administration Program, and as a member of the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Mr. Ubhaus has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, representing clients in a wide variety of complex civil business and securities litigation in addition to matters involving allegations of securities violations, tax violations, banking law violations, environmental crimes and mail fraud.

Mr. Ubhaus has been consistently honored in the area of criminal defense in The Best Lawyers in America®. From 2005 through the present, Mr. Ubhaus was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense.


  • Born in San Francisco, California
  • Married with two children
  • Interests include backpacking, fly fishing, tennis, golf and reading

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1970 - present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeal throughout the United States
  • United States District Courts: California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York

Activities / Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1973 – present, past chairman, Federal Courts Committee
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice


  • University of San Francisco, J.D., 1969
    • Member, University of San Francisco Law Review
    • Member, University of San Francisco Moot Court Board
    • Recipient of the Charles Kendrick full academic scholarship, 1966 - 1969
    • McAuliffe Law Honor Society
  • University of San Francisco, B.S., 1966