The best time to seek our services is before you need us. Unfortunately, although we regularly provide our clients with risk management counseling designed to help them avoid the need for our litigation services, most clients engage us after it is too late to avoid a dispute or legal proceeding.

Our substantive legal experience covers a broad spectrum of substantive law and our practical experience has been honed in a broad variety of forums, as demonstrated by the representative matters listed below. But no matter the substantive area of law or the forum, we believe the key to success is understanding the client's business goals with respect to the litigation and the legal context within which the dispute arose. We combine that understanding with our experience as seasoned negotiators, practical problem solvers and seasoned trial and appellate lawyers to map out a strategic path towards successful resolution.
We regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout California, at both the trial and appellate levels. Our trial experience includes both jury and bench trials. We also arbitrate cases before AAA, JAMS and ADR Services in front of single arbitrators and multi-arbitrator panels and we have unique experience in arbitrating before FINRA (the Financial Industries Network Regulatory Authority). In addition to general commercial litigation, we have experience in personal injury, real property, class action, environmental contamination, construction, intellectual property and trade secret litigation.
Examples of our representative experience include:
   Trial counsel for small family lender in state court trial defending fraud and forgery claims and pursuing foreclosure.
•   Trial counsel for city in federal court trial involving CERCLA claims arising out of shopping center development.
•   Trial counsel for national warehouse mortgage lender pursuing mortgage broker for fraud.
•   Lead counsel for community bank in pursuit of real estate development loan collection.
•   Achieve multi-million dollar judgment for regional bank in major fraud case involving secured commercial loans and secured
    real property loans.
•   Achieve multi-million dollar settlement for plaintiff in state court commercial construction defect case.
•   Achieve awards totaling more than $20 million in arbitrations for client over residential purchase contract disputes.
•   Trial counsel in a multi-week fraud and breach of contract trial in federal court on behalf of an insurance company which resulted in
    multi-million dollar jury verdict for the company.
•   Lead counsel in NASD securities arbitration involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets resulting in defense verdict for client.
•   Trial counsel in two-week federal bench trial defending national insurance company on bad faith claims resulting in defense verdict
     for the company.
•   Trial counsel in six-week state court bench trial defending insurance company clients against $15 million contribution claim for
     construction defects resulting in successful bench decision for client that was upheld on appeal.
•   Class action counsel for homebuilder client achieving successful defense of claims alleging unfair business practices
     and misrepresentation.
•   Class action counsel for courier service client achieving favorable settlement of wage and hour / unpaid meal period claims.
•   Class action counsel for national marketing company achieving favorable settlement of illegal call recording claims.
•   Class action counsel for national insurance company achieving favorable resolution of claims over insurance premium payments.
•   Frequent lead counsel for national service industry client seeking and obtaining temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief
     to prevent misappropriation of trade secrets.