The strength and success of the firm’s civil practice derives from the experience, knowledge, skill and creativity of our civil litigators, all of whom have more than a decade of litigation experience.

We pride ourselves in aggressive and passionate advocacy, rigorous and accurate analysis, and written work product of the highest caliber. We are problem solvers who work tirelessly to achieve the client’s objectives.

The firm’s civil practice encompasses a broad array of cases and clients. We have represented publicly traded corporations, family businesses, hospital systems, healthcare service plans, universities, real estate companies, tech start-ups, county and municipal governments, labor unions, sports figures, medical and legal professionals, victims of fraud and financial abuse, and individuals whose statutory or constitutional rights have been violated.

Our practice spans federal and state court and includes representation of plaintiffs and defendants at the trial court and appellate levels, as well as in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

And while we chose to remain a small firm, we routinely litigate complex, multi-party cases that are usually the domain of much larger firms — and have worked with and opposed some of the largest and most well-known firms in California.

The many different types of cases the firm has experience handling include:

  • Anti-kickback and Stark Act civil cases
  • Bad faith insurance claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Civil rights violations
  • Civil theft
  • Commercial disputes 
  • Corporate governance issues 
  • Defamation
  • Elder and dependent adult financial abuse
  • Employment discrimination 
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Environmental and toxic tort actions
  • Federal and California False Claims Act 
  • Fraudulent conveyance 
  • Healthcare provider claims 
  • Healthcare reimbursement disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes 
  • Investor fraud
  • Legal malpractice 
  • Nuisance and trespass actions 
  • Probate matters
  • Professional negligence
  • Real property-related controversies
  • Civil RICO
  • Securities fraud 
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Theft of trade secrets 
  • Unfair competition
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Wrongful Death.
  • Sexual harassment 

Additionally, the firm has experience litigating class, mass, derivative and taxpayer actions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.

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