Angelica A. Zabanal

Angelica A. Zabanal joined Knox Ricksen as an associate in 2016. Her practice focuses on health care fraud litigation, personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts.

Prior to joining Knox Ricksen, Ms. Zabanal served as a law clerk for two civil litigation law firms in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, specializing in medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance, and employment matters. While in law school, Ms. Zabanal completed externships for the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and the Hawai‘i State Family Court of the First Circuit.  Additionally, Ms. Zabanal completed internships for the Chief Division Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Honolulu Division; Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu; and Office of the Public Defender, State of Hawai‘i.  Ms. Zabanal was also a member of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, Women’s Committee, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association 
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)

Publications & Speeches

  • Pursuing Initiatives to Enhance Civil Justice in Hawai‘i.” Hawai‘i Bar Journal, 17 Hawai‘i B.J. 12 (June 2013).

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, ACLU of Northern California, Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Implicit Bias and the Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013)


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  • J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2014)
  • B.A., with Honors in Ethics in Society, Stanford University (2009)

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California (2015)
  • United States District Court, Northern District Of California (2015)