T. Theodore Cruz

T. Theodore Cruz

Of Counsel
Walnut Creek, California

T. Theodore Cruz joined Pearson & Schachter as Of Counsel. Ted is an experienced attorney who has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters. He has appeared in state and federal courts and arbitrations in contracts, real property, medical malpractice, insurance defense and bad faith, and employment cases. His experience includes drafting pleadings, legal research, discovery, taking and defending depositions, law and motion practice, and attending settlement conferences and court hearings.

Ted's past matters include representing an individual against a government entity in a breach of contract action involving multi-state and multi-party litigation; representing a physician in a breach of contract dispute against a national office software manufacturer; representing a hospital patient in a medical malpractice arbitration against a major healthcare provider for failing to diagnose and prevent a degenerative kidney disease and transplant; and preventing a home foreclosure and obtaining a significant and rare attorneys' fee award under the newly enacted California Homeowner's Bill of Rights.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1997


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. - 1991
    • Major: Healthcare Law
  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Premedicine