Anthony P. Schoenberg

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As a trial lawyer, Tony Schoenberg represents companies and individuals in real estate disputes, trade secret matters and contractual arbitrations.  He has tried many cases to successful verdicts before juries, judges and arbitrators, and, when appropriate, develops settlement positions to quickly resolve matters for his clients.  Mr. Schoenberg combines rigorous preparation with a common sense approach, always striving to find the best solutions for his clients’ legal issues.

A sample of Mr. Schoenberg’s recent experience includes:

  • Achieving dismissal of all damage claims against client in multi-million dollar fraud litigation arising out of high profile San Francisco commercial real estate project.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for technology company’s co-founder accused of misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Obtaining dismissal of client from $60 million federal lawsuit alleging breach of agreement. to purchase commercial farmland.
  • Achieving favorable outcome in multi-million dollar arbitration arising out of construction of one of the world’s largest solar power plants.
  • Prevailing in Ninth Circuit appeal that affirmed lower court’s denial of preliminary injunction in defense of the City of Sunnyvale in Second Amendment case.
  • Successfully defending famous Internet services company against fraud claims made by software developer.

Mr. Schoenberg serves as chair of Farella's Business Litigation practice. He also oversees all of Farella’s pro bono litigation, including the firm’s participation in the City of San Francisco’s groundbreaking Right to Civil Counsel pilot program. He has counseled nonprofit groups in IP matters, as well as represented individuals in cases involving requests for asylum, civil rights violations and landlord-tenant disputes.

Mr. Schoenberg received a 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his court victory representing the City of Sunnyvale in its successful opposition to a Second Amendment challenge.


  • Former Member, Litigation Section Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Chair, Immigration Task Force, Bar Association of San Francisco