Wayne Maire

Wayne H. Maire is the founding principal of Maire & Deedon. The firm was originally founded in 1983. Mr. Maire's practice emphasis is civil defense litigation. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, general and products liability, automobile, casualty and surety law.


Mr. Maire received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Brigham Young University in 1976 and his law degree at University of Santa Clara, School of Law in 1979. He was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States Northern and Eastern District Courts in 1979, and the U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth District in 2009. In 1989, Mr. Maire received the "AV" designation by his peers for being considered in a class of attorneys who are "Very High to Preeminent" in their field.


Mr. Maire is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, The Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the California Defense Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He has served from 1998 to the present on the Board of Directors of the California Defense Counsel, and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada from 1988 to 1991 and 1996 to 2003. Mr. Maire served as President of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada in 2002. He also served as the President of the California Defense Counsel in 2006 and served on the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute from 2004 through 2007 as the Regional Director of California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.


In 2003 he was appointed by Chief Justice Ron George of the California Supreme Court to serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts on the Fair and Efficient Administration of Civil Cases. Mr. Maire was one of four California attorneys appointed to this panel charged with rewriting the rules and procedures regarding the fast track program and administration of civil cases in California. Mr. Maire has been recognized by Law & Politics as one of Northern California's "Super Lawyers" since 2005 and in Best Lawyers in America since 2010.