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Our Civil Litigation attorneys focus their practice in the areas of real estate, business, construction, trust administration, municipal defense and personal injury. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing municipalities, including Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Morgan Hill, and representing both plaintiffs and defendants in non-public entity cases, such as contractual matters, construction disputes, trust & estate matters, and real estate disputes. Our attorneys are familiar with the local Superior Courts in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Francisco Counties, as well as Federal Courts in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The practice emphasizes potential resolution of cases prior to trial; however, our attorneys have substantial experience in both jury and court trials, as well as appeals.


Our Dispute Resolution attorneys specialize in resolving matters without the necessity of proceeding to trial. Our attorneys use their negotiation skills to bring about prompt resolution of matters and resolve matters using their dispute resolution skills before either party in a dispute files litigation. Our attorneys help clients select the proper dispute resolution forum: mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, or another creative method and the right mediator or arbitrator. Our attorneys have mediated and arbitrated cases in real estate, business, construction disputes, municipal law, will contests and estate matters. Our attorneys also do not hesitate to use procedural motions in court to narrow the dispute to make them amenable to settlement. Working very closely with the Civil Litigation attorneys, our dispute resolution attorneys ensure that issues and matters that need judicial intervention or need to be tried do go to court and are not needlessly delayed by dispute resolution.

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