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Our Founders and Our Roots

DuRard, McKenna & Borg traces its roots back more than 50 years when our founder, Ernie Norback, began representing working men and women in San Francisco.

In the mid-‘60s Robert DuRard joined the firm and came to personify the unofficial motto: “No cause too hopeless, no case too small.”  Well known in local labor circles as well as local courts, Bob served as an Officer of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers’ Associates and was a familiar face at many local charity organizations.  Bob retired from active practice in November 1996 and died in 1999 but the spirit of his work remains very much with us today.

Michael G. McKenna joined the firm in 1983, and focused his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury law, with a special emphasis on third party cases. He was an active member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and was a long-time co-chair of that organization’s Labor Committee.   Michael always felt he owed a debt of gratitude to organized labor as his membership in the Marine Cooks and Stewards’ Union allowed him to ship out in 1969 and travel to Asia with the Merchant Marines.  He also worked as a member of Hod Carriers Local 36 during law school.  A San Mateo native, Michael’s presence at the firm deepened the roots of our practice in the local community.  Michael retired in September 2016 but his spirit, dedication and work ethic remain as our standard.

Sue Borg joined the firm in 1990 and continues the long legacy of service to the working men and women of the San Francisco Bay Area.  See more about Sue and her work on her profile page.

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  • San Mateo Office
    2015 Pioneer Court
    Suite A
    San Mateo, California 94403
    Phone: 650-348-6741
    Fax: 650-348-6979