With experienced trial and appellate attorneys who specialize in many different areas of law, Wendel Rosen handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters on behalf of our clients, consulting with clients from the start of the transaction or project, through trial and, if necessary, appeal.

When direct negotiations break down, a party breaches the contract, a party infringes upon the rights of  another, or a dispute cannot be otherwise resolved, our litigation attorneys help our clients devise a well-thought-out strategy for resolving the conflict. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to ensure that our litigation strategy meshes with their business objectives. We weigh the pros and cons, lay out potential outcomes, and advise our clients based on their business priorities, industry conditions, and risk tolerance.

Arbitration and Mediation

When disputes cannot be resolved with direct communications, many times the dispute resolution process begins with mediation or arbitration. Our attorneys help clients determine if one of these methods is required or otherwise appropriate for their situation, then we effectively represent and advise them through the process. When alternative forms of dispute resolution fail or are undesirable, and taking a matter to trial is the only option, then our experienced trial attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Experienced Litigators

Our clients know they can count on an experienced team of Wendel Rosen attorneys and paraprofessionals to effectively handle their litigation matters through trial and appeal. Our attorneys have handled trial and appellate matters from local jurisdictions to the United States Supreme Court, including all levels of California appellate courts. Many of our attorneys have been retained as consultants and expert witnesses in other cases. Others have been selected to serve as judges pro tem, mediators, or arbitrators.

Publications

Impacts of the Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders on Development and Related Litigation

Impacts of the Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Orders on Development and Related Litigation

03/19/2020 | Client Update

As of March 18, 2020, eleven Bay Area and neighboring counties have issued Shelter-in-Place orders, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and…

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USPTO Stripped of Power to Deny Disparaging or Vulgar Trademarks

USPTO Stripped of Power to Deny Disparaging or Vulgar Trademarks

04/27/2018 | The Recorder

Wendel Rosen intellectual property litigation attorney Joshua Cohen explains the trademark case that stripped the USPTO from blocking disparaging trademarks in this article that first appeared in the April 27,…

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6th Circuit Joins Employee Class Action Bandwagon

6th Circuit Joins Employee Class Action Bandwagon

06/13/2017 | Josh Cohen

Previously we wrote about the pendulum swing regarding employee class action waivers; first to one extreme, with the Supreme Court’s 2011 AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion decision, which looked like…

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05/17/2017 Publication Josh Cohen FDA Recalls FDA Menu Regulations
03/01/2017 Publication Mark S. Bostick Syllabus for Bankruptcy for Litigators 101(A)
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09/02/2016 Publication Joshua D. Cohen Class Actions Back from Verge of Extinction
04/25/2016 Publication Joshua Cohen Deflate-Gate: Second Circuit Reinstates NFL’s Four Game Suspension of Tom Brady
10/20/2015 Publication California Real Property Journal Beware the “Security Side Deal” in Multi-Debtor Real Estate Secured Obligations
06/17/2015 Publication Neal Parish California Supreme Court Endorses City Authority to Adopt Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Events

ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium

ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium

11/15/2019 | Alameda County Bar Association

Join attorney Steve Morger who will speak at two programs on November 15, 2019 for the ACBA Bankruptcy Symposium from 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM.  The annual ACBA East Bay…

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The Black Sky Fallout: Recent Decision Upends Decades of Commercial Real Estate Lending

The Black Sky Fallout: Recent Decision Upends Decades of Commercial Real Estate Lending

06/27/2019 | Wendel Rosen Client Seminar

Join Wendel Rosen real estate attorneys Al Flor, Jr. and Steve Morger who will present "The Black Sky Fallout: Recent Decision Updates Decades of Commercial Real Estate Lending," on Thursday,…

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Red Flags for Retained Experts

Red Flags for Retained Experts

03/13/2019 | Forensic Expert Witness Association

Litigation Attorney Josh Cohen will present on March 13, 2019 as part of Forensic Expert Witness Association's "Red Flags for Retained Experts" in South San Francisco, CA. Program Description Working…

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05/17/2018 Seminar Appraisal Institute _ Northern California Chapter The Top Ten Things I Wish My Client’s Attorney Told Me Before Testifying
10/11/2017 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar It’s a Jungle Out There: Minimizing Litigation Risks in Your Commercial Real Estate Deals
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10/09/2017 Webinar myLawCLE Webinar Guarantor Liability 2017
03/02/2017 Sponsorship California Women Lawyers 17th Annual Northern California Judicial Reception
06/19/2014 Seminar Alameda County Bar Association Mediating the Smaller Case
07/24/2012 Seminar Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Northern California Chapter Ten Most Important Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case

News

Partner Steve Morger Reviews Impact of Black Sky Decision on Commercial Lending

Partner Steve Morger Reviews Impact of Black Sky Decision on Commercial Lending

01/03/2020 | The Registry

In his byline article for The Registry, Partner Steve Morger discusses the recent California Supreme Court decision in Black Sky Capital LLC v. Cobb, which upended decades of lending practices…

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Wendel Rosen Boosts Land Use Practice With Addition of Patrick Tuck

Wendel Rosen Boosts Land Use Practice With Addition of Patrick Tuck

10/02/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the Bay Area and the state, welcomes attorney Patrick Tuck as an associate in the firm’s…

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Wendel Rosen Welcomes Marc Brainich to Litigation Practice

Wendel Rosen Welcomes Marc Brainich to Litigation Practice

05/29/2019

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, has added Marc Brainich to its Litigation Practice Group. “We place…

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02/21/2019 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Expands with Addition of William “Buddy” Rowell as a Partner
11/02/2016 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Scores Top Tier “Best Law Firms” Rankings Once Again
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11/11/2015 Press Release   Firm Named to Sixth Annual “Best Law Firms” List

Related Areas

Wendel Rosen offers litigation services related to all substantive areas of our practice. Visit the Capabilities page to explore.