Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

The firm has substantial experience in virtually all aspects of civil litigation including:

  • Civil Courts – State
  • Civil Courts – Federal
  • Arbitrations – Nationwide
  • Mediations
  • Judicial Reference
  • All Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

The firm’s litigators regularly represent clients in a broad range of cases before California state courts, the United States federal district courts, and various administrative and regulatory tribunals.  The firm’s litigation practice encompasses a full range of dispute resolution in the areas of insurance (defense and coverage cases), complex business and real estate matters (including construction, escrow, title, insurance and lending cases), and entertainment law.  The firm regularly represents insurance companies, financial institutions, title companies, real estate brokers and escrow companies, real estate and high tech developers, entertainment firms and numerous other types of businesses.

The firm’s litigation philosophy is to attempt resolution of disputes without the necessity of full scale court intervention through the use of informal and less expensive dispute resolution services, such as arbitration and mediation.  In addition to practicing law, a number of the firm’s attorneys offer professional services as arbitrators and mediators.  Furthermore, the firm makes extensive use of its associates, law clerks, and paralegals in order to provide cost effective resolution of disputes.  When full scale litigation is unavoidable, the firm engages in aggressive and creative approaches geared toward achieving its clients’ goals in the most cost-effective manner.