Mr. Costa has been practicing for nearly 40 years focusing on General Civil Litigation in the Central and Northern California areas. He has tried more than 50 civil cases to a jury verdict in numerous State and Federal courts on a variety of subjects including personal injury, product liability, property damage, contracts, labor and employment, consumer remedies, breach of fiduciary relations including abuse, toxic torts, and environmental law. He has also tried countless cases to the court and through binding arbitration.
Mr. Costa is admitted to practice before all the Superior Courts of the State of California, the United States Eastern, Northern and Central Districts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of California.
He has acted as a Superior Court Pro Tempore Judge in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties and has periodically acted as a mediator and an arbitrator since 1993.
Mr. Costa joined Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto & Forestiere LLP as a Partner in September, 2021 after 20 years as the Principal of The Costa Law Firm.