Civil Litigation

We handle a broad array of civil litigation matters, focusing on business and commercial litigation. Unlike most civil litigators, we have extensive trial experience in federal and state court – our lawyers have tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict – so when other lawyers may balk at going to trial because of their inexperience, we welcome the challenge where trial is in our clients’ best interests. We have experience handling the following types of civil disputes:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Fraud
  • Breach of Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Business Fraud
  • Civil Rights violations
  • Commercial/Contract Disputes
  • Constructive Trusts
  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement actions
  • Environmental Claims involving RCRA, CERCLA, and the Clean Water Act
  • Involuntary Dissolution proceedings
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Leases
  • Partnership and Shareholder disputes
  • Real Estate disputes, including Specific Performance actions
  • Receiverships
  • Securities Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Derivative suits
  • Trust disputes
  • Writs of Attachment

Significant Matters


Represented the City of Los Angeles in connection with four matters – two Los Angeles federal district court cases involving disability rights claims, a federal whistle blower investigation, and a Housing & Urban Development (“HUD”) investigation. Obtained summary judgment for the City in one of the district court cases one week prior to trial, summary judgment was affirmed by the 9th Circuit following our oral argument. Our Firm spent several years litigating the other three matters before the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office stepped back in and resumed the representations.

Wrongful Death

Represented as co-counsel a major health care provider in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit arising from a suicide at one of its facilities. Reached a favorable settlement following several protracted mediations.

Breach of Contract/Fraud

Represented a business executive and his company in federal district court in Los Angeles for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, misappropriation of trade secrets, negligent misrepresentation, and promissory estoppel. Representation commenced late in the proceedings, assisting out-of-state co-counsel in litigating and successfully negotiating a beneficial settlement following extensive pre-trial discovery.

Breach of Contract/Fraud

Represented a large corporate entity with numerous offices throughout the United States in California state court breach of contract actions against various vendors. Were able to successfully settle all cases in the client’s favor on a cost-effective basis.

Business Fraud

Represented husband and wife plaintiffs in an arbitration (originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court) in an action to recover a portion of their business that had been taken without compensation. Settled the case to our clients’ satisfaction following a successful mediation.


Represented individuals in deposition testimony and responding to civil discovery requests.