Beckman, Feller & Chang, P.C. Attorneys at Law
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El Cerrito
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Fred m. Feller

  • Of Counsel


El Cerrito, CA





Mr. Feller received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  He was a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School and later a housing law specialist with the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation.  Mr. Feller then served as Assistant Director of the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program before joining the firm of York, Buresh and Kaplan in 1985.  Mr. Feller’s practice has focused on premises liability, landlord/tenant and real estate litigation and appeals.  He has served as a Commissioner on the Berkeley Police Review Commission and the Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission and as President of the Berkeley Albany Bar Association.  He has handled over 50 trials and appeals, including over 20 jury trials.

Areas Of Practice

  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1975
  • Pomona College, Claremont, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1971

Published Works

  • Landlord Tenant Practice Manual, San Francisco Bar Association, 1986

Representative Cases

  • Washburn v. City of Berkeley (Rabkin), 240 Cal.Rptr. 784, 1987, Cal.App. 1 Dist., 1987127007
  • Adler v. Elphick, 229 Cal.Rptr. 254, 1986, Cal.App. 1 Dist., 1986142886
  • Bakanauskas v. Urdan, 253 Cal.Rptr. 764, 1988, Cal.App. 1 Dist., 1988161169
  • Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs Legal Committee , 531 U.S.341 , 2001

Representative Clients

  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Berkeley Student Cooperative
  • Planned Parenthood Northern California


  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Berkeley Albany Bar Association
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Travelers Insurance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Berkeley Democratic Club, Member, 1981 to 1989
  • Berkeley-Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Berkeley Police Review Commission, Commissioner
  • Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission, Commissioner
  • Berkeley Albany Bar Association, President
  • Bay Area Legal Aid, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Stanford Law School, Teaching Fellow
  • San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Housing Law Specialist
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program, Assistant Director

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Jewish Family and Children’s Services - East Bay
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Bay Area Legal Aid