César A. Alvarado

Special Counsel

“Understanding my clients, determination, creative thinking and hard work are the foundations of my practice – it’s how I can manage the risks of litigation while achieving my clients’ goals."

Sabrina L. Axt

Senior Associate

“With success comes the increased likelihood of risk. My job is to mitigate any threats so my clients can get back to focusing on their bottom line.”

Jonathan C. Bacon


“Avoiding reactive and formulaic approaches to litigation is key to resolving lawsuits quickly, efficiently and favorably. I believe my clients are best served by an early and proactive focus on creative solutions.”

W. Eric Blumhardt


“By cutting straight to the heart of each matter strategically, efficiently and economically I add value to clients’ most challenging cases.”

Jeffrey A. Buck

Special Counsel

“I believe open and direct communication, as well as client input, are essential in developing effective strategies for favorable results.”

Sharon Collier


“I maintain a steady focus on emerging, game-changing events to infuse a practical context to complex litigation, whether at trial or in settlement negotiations.”

Matthew S. Covington


“Whether it’s pursuing early resolution or going to trial, I do everything I can to stay two steps ahead and help my clients achieve their goals.”

Charles R. Diaz


"Understanding how litigation is not always the best solution, I combine my knowledge of the law with a commitment to defending my clients’ interests."

Erin M. Gallagher

Senior Associate

“I enjoy helping craft effective and workable frameworks to address clients’ challenges.”

Keith R. Gillette


“Successful advocacy combines persuasive communication with an understanding of client objectives.”

Christopher M. Harnett


"As a trusted California advisor to national corporations, I manage risk in an advisory capacity before litigation as well as in the course of defending complex and catastrophic injury lawsuits."

Robert F. Hinton


“Litigation is a collaboration of client and attorney, each working with an appreciation and understanding of the other’s role. Together, we minimize risk, pursue the most effective solution and, hopefully, achieve or exceed the client’s goals”

Nandor B. Krause


"The key to successful representation is to listen carefully to the client's needs and desires, and to draw on my experience as a litigator and trial attorney to help clients meet their specific goals."

Robert A. Latham III


“Understanding my clients, their pressures, and the business market helps me partner with them to meet their daily and not so ordinary challenges."

Jasun Molinelli


"Any goal that you set, we will help you attain it. Any problem that you have, we will help you solve it."

Tiffany F. Ng


“Strategic analysis and application of critical legal decisions prove essential for a winning argument, especially in the appellate arena.”

Michael C. Osborne


“Smart resolutions in sophisticated conflicts take into account the solution and the cost of getting there and implementing it. The true measure of success is client satisfaction both now and in the future.”

J. Virginia Peiser

Of Counsel

“I assist business owners and investors in reducing taxes and expenses, so that they can pass more of their wealth on to their beneficiaries.”

Jennifer A. Riso


“Determination and preparation are key in resolving any dispute. I work hard to stay two steps ahead and obtain the best and most effective outcome for my clients.”

Edward L. Shaffer

Of Counsel

“During delicate business negotiations or controversial project approvals, I strive for a workable balance where all parties emerge feeling satisfied with the final result.”

William H. Staples


“Communication is critical - clients appreciate that I keep them in the loop about their case. The feedback they provide allows me to achieve their goals.”

Douglas C. Straus

Managing Partner

"We understand business disputes are problems clients want solved quickly and fairly. We deliver favorable resolutions skillfully and efficiently. When trials occur because the alternatives have failed, we produce victories."

Christopher K. Trembley

Senior Associate

“As an advocate for our clients, it is my job to thoroughly understand their goals and concerns, and utilize the most effective strategies to solve their problems.”

Kenneth C. Ward


“I can learn a client’s business for the purpose of a trial - it’s tougher for a business attorney to learn the art of conducting a winning trial.”

Stephen B. Welch


“Our approach includes the client in every step of the litigation process. In most cases, client participation is critical to the successful and cost- effective resolution of the case.”

  • César A. Alvarado
  • Sabrina L. Axt
  • Jonathan  C. Bacon
  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • Jeffrey  A.  Buck
  • Sharon  Collier
  • Matthew S. Covington
  • Charles R. Diaz
  •   Erin M. Gallagher
  • Keith  R. Gillette
  • Christopher  M. Harnett
  • Robert F. Hinton
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Robert A. Latham III
  • Jasun Molinelli
  • Tiffany F. Ng
  • Michael C. Osborne
  • J. Virginia Peiser
  • Jennifer A. Riso
  • Edward L. Shaffer
  • William  H. Staples
  • Douglas C. Straus
  • Christopher K. Trembley
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Stephen B. Welch

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