Richard K. Grosboll

Richard K. Grosboll

Dick specializes in employee benefits law and works for the firm’s pension, health and welfare, apprenticeship, and other trust clients.

BIO

Dick specializes in employee benefits law and works for the firm’s pension, health and welfare, apprenticeship, and other trust clients. He has represented Taft-Hartley employee benefit trusts for almost 34 years. In prior years he served as the Co-Chair of the Welfare Benefits Section of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Employee Benefits Committee and for several years spoke at the annual ABA Employee Benefits Conference. In the 1990’s he was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of law, teaching employee benefits from a labor law perspective. Dick also taught an ERISA class at Hastings College of the Law from 2013-2016. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner, the founder of this firm. He also clerked for the Department of Labor’s ERISA Division in San Francisco. 

Dick has been active in the San Francisco community and with non-profit entities, having served on numerous boards and committees. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (serving as President of the Board during 2015-2016). He also serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Board of a homeless support group (North Beach Citizens) and for many years served on the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (having served as its Chair of the Board for four years).

Previously, he served on the San Francisco Traffic and Parking Commission (appointed by the Mayor), including serving as Chair of that Commission. He also served on the Mayor’s Committee on Commissions and on San Francisco’s Charter Reform Committee. He served for three years on the Board of the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation (legal aid for low-income people) and served as a Law Mentor at Mission High School in San Francisco.