Civil Litigation


On the civil side, we specialize in high-stakes claims with multimillion-dollar exposure and significant reputational considerations.  We handle matters ranging from catastrophic personal injuries to complex business disputes, always working together with our clients to achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective manner.  When a sure and swift resolution is paramount, we aggressively pursue strategies to bring our opponent to the table to negotiate a favorable resolution.  When it is in our clients’ best interests, however, we hold the line through trial, planning and preparing the best possible defense with diligence, creativity, and relentless determination.


Representative civil litigation matters:

  • We currently represent a large utility facing dozens of lawsuits, including class actions, arising out of a sudden and catastrophic explosion.
  • We represented a company whose employee, while driving a company vehicle, killed two motorists.
  • We represented a business accused of infiltrating its competitor’s computer database and emails.
  • In an action against a Bay Area municipality for failure to pay certain local taxes, we prevailed on the municipality’s behalf on a motion for summary judgment.
  • We successfully defended a software company against whistleblower allegations involving Sarbanes-Oxley improprieties.
  • We successfully defended a class action suit against a Bay Area business filed by independent contractors who claimed they were employees.
  • We represented the City and County of San Francisco against a complex constitutional challenge to its business tax ordinance.