Joshua B. Bevitz


Joshua Bevitz concentrates his practice on real estate, construction, and business litigation as well as cybersecurity. As partner in the Walnut Creek office, Joshua advises developers, builders, and general contractors on a variety of real estate, construction, and insurance related claims. Joshua works with his team to negotiate and, if necessary, litigate claims on behalf of his clients.

Joshua has experience practicing in a wide range of legal specialties, including civil litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, insurance litigation, professional liability defense, personal injury defense, transportation law, admiralty law, international law, and criminal law. He has experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts, resolving cases through alternative dispute resolution, and in enforcing judgments.

Joshua also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs in Washington D.C. While in law school, Joshua was an Executive Editor of the Hastings Law Journal, which published his law school note, Flawed Foreign Policy: Hypocritical U.S. Attitudes Toward International Criminal Forums, 53 Hastings L.J. 931 (2002). Joshua also earned credits at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and honors in his Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy courses.

• Presenter, “Unlawful Detainer,” BNI Meeting, April 4, 2019.

• Author, "Inside Key ABA Guidance on Attorney's Cybersecurity Duties," Law 360, December 12, 2018. 
• Quote Source, "Marriott Breach Puts Spotlight on Hotel Cyber Risk," Business Insurance, December 4, 2018. 
• Quote Source, "Marriott Hack Shows High Premium Placed on Travel Details," Law 360, November 30, 2018.
• Co-Author, "The Marriott Breach: What Happened and What Should You Do About It?" Newmeyer & Dillion, November 30, 2018. 
• Author, "Companies: Per the American Bar Association, Here Are Your Attorney's Obligations," Newmeyer & Dillion, October 26, 2018.
• Quote Source, "Insurer on the Hook for Yahoo's Outside Counsel Bill in Email Scanning Case," Legal Tech News, October 19, 2018. 
• Quote Source, "Cyber Insurance Growing Pains: Sixth Circuit Overturns Email Phishing Ruling," Legal Tech News, July 30, 2018.
• Quote Source, "Does Cyberinsurance Cover Phishing Scams? Ask Your Local Federal Court," Legal Tech News, April 16, 2018.
• Author, "4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Being the Next Data Breach Victim," Dark Reading November 7, 2017
• Author, "Recovering Your Attorney's Fees in Adjoining Property Disputes," Newmeyer & Dillion, April 6, 2017.
• Author, "A Victory for Computer Fraud Policy Holders: Court Finds Insurace Coverage for Fraudulent Money Transfer Instructions," Newmeyer & Dillion, July 21, 2018
• Author, "You May Not Have the Insurance Coverage for Computer Fraud That You Think You Do," Newmeyer & Dillion, March 29, 2018
• Co-Author, "WARNING: The Federal Trade Commission Will Prosecute Companies Over Consumer Data Breaches- Its Recommendations Should Be Heeded," Newmeyer & Dillion, March 6, 2018

• Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015

• University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J. D. – International Law Concentration, 2002
• Washington University, B.A., English Literature – Minor in Writing, 1997
• Washington University, B.S. – Business, Law, and Economics Concentration, 1997

• California, 2002
• United States District Court, Northern District of California
• United States District Court, Central District of California
• United States District Court, Eastern District of California
• United States District Court, Southern District of California
• United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

• Contra Costa County Bar Association
• CCCBA Food Drive Committee