Business Litigation

For over 50 years, Farella Braun + Martel has tried cases across the nation and is known as one of the country’s leading trial firms for business, real estate, antitrust, and other complex commercial and consumer class-action litigation.  The firm’s lawyers have tried cases representing clients in telecommunications, hospitality, real estate development, retail, and high technology.  We are courtroom veterans, skilled in trial and appellate advocacy and experienced in civil, criminal, and regulatory matters.  Six of our litigation partners have been selected as fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and many of our partners regularly teach trial advocacy skills at law schools and trial practice institutions throughout the country.  Our appellate expertise is equally broad in the federal and California courts of appeal, as well as at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Two of our partners are fellows of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

We have the experience and resources to handle the largest, most complex cases but can keep the small cases small as well.  We maintain an in-house state-of-the-art litigation support department that allows us to cost-effectively manage the vast quantities of documents and data required in civil discovery and complex trials.

While litigating cases and preparing for trial, we explore settlement options with clients because we understand that our clients’ time and resources are best spent growing their businesses.  We therefore look for opportunities to mediate or use other forms of alternative dispute resolution where a matter can be resolved quickly and effectively, allowing our clients to focus their energies on their business and not on lawsuits.