Complex Civil Litigation

When it comes to complex civil matters, Larson's elite trial lawyers have the experience to litigate virtually any type of dispute in state and federal courts nationwide.

Our practice covers all facets of civil litigation matters, including complex contractual disputes, torts, antitrust litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property and patent litigation, and securities fraud.

We represent clients—including high-net-worth individuals, executives, government officials, celebrities, and sports figures—as both defendants and plaintiffs. Larson handles cases from the pre-complaint investigation through discovery, summary judgment, arbitration or mediation, and trial, as well as the appeals process. Clients and other firms have also retained us well into a matter as co-counsel or last-minute trial counsel.

  • Successfully represented a leading financial advisory firm in a breach of contract and trade secret arbitration hearing against former advisors who improperly used confidential company information.
  • Won summary judgment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a fraud case brought by James Huntsman, son of church leader and successful businessman Jon Huntsman and grandson of church apostle David Haight, in which the plaintiff sought the return of all of his voluntary, unrestricted charitable contributions.
  • Represented a real estate development partnership and its co-managing partner in two civil rights suits seeking damages against a Southern California county for its retaliatory investigation against the co-managing partner (for whom we won acquittal after a marathon 10-month jury trial), resulting in a $65 million settlement.
  • Retained as trial counsel to represent investors in a class action against Snap Inc., which resulted in a $154 million settlement of all claims against the defendants.
  • Won summary judgment, which was later affirmed on appeal, in favor of a private water company in a complex property and water rights dispute that included allegations ranging from breach of fiduciary duties to elder abuse.
  • Served as trial counsel in the trial of lawsuit spanning 17 years regarding claims that the federal government mismanaged tribal assets, resulting in settlements of $82 million and $137 million for the Quapaw Nation and tribe members.
  • Obtained settlements totaling more than $40 million for the states of Arizona and Oklahoma in connection with their efforts to seek recovery following the Volkswagen AG emissions “Diesel Dupe” scandal.
  • Obtained a complete dismissal of the City of Irvine from two high-profile class action lawsuits regarding the enforcement of anti-camping policies and adequacy of shelters within Orange County.
  • Successfully defended Korbel Winery in a putative class action alleging that the winery’s products contain arsenic and that the winery is required to warn customers about the arsenic in its wine, wherein the court sustained Korbel’s demurrer without leave to amend.
  • Successfully represented a software company and its founders against claims alleging copyright violations, misappropriation of trade secrets, civil RICO violations, and breached employment agreements, in arbitration.
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 50 company in a hotly contested employment dispute, wherein the plaintiff alleged wrongful termination, discrimination, and defamation claims against our client.
  • Obtained dismissals, later affirmed on appeal, of two intellectual property disputes related to a motion picture on behalf of an A-list actor and producer.
  • Represented a widow in disputes arising from the administration of decedent husband’s estate.
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