General Litigation Practice

From preliminary negotiations through trial and appeal, Lapidus & Lapidus has the expertise and capabilities to meet all of your litigation needs.

Lapidus & Lapidus is an accomplished litigation and trial firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all facets of litigation, from traditional litigation, trials and appeals in state and federal courts, to a broad range of alternative resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration. Lapidus & Lapidus also provides practical advice regarding settlement strategy because a client’s best interest sometimes does not include costly and time-consuming court actions. We litigate commercial disputes, trademark and copyright infringement matters, unfair competition claims, real estate disputes and employment matters. We also provide litigation counsel and advice to clients facing criminal and regulatory investigations.

As featured in the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the attorneys at Lapidus & Lapidus have successfully litigated cases across Southern and Northern California. We have also provided litigation services, community involvement and other pro bono work in Los Angeles, as well as in New Orleans, Louisiana with respect to post-Hurricane Katrina relief.

Our clients range from well-known international companies to mid-sized and small businesses. We also have familiarity with high-profile cases that draw public interest and scrutiny. We understand, however, that our clients’ interests require lawyers that are focused on achieving results and not on promoting themselves. No matter a company’s size or an individual’s means, all clients desire counselors who will effectively, economically, and aggressively protect their interests and get them results. At Lapidus & Lapidus, we have the knowledge, capacity and commitment to vigorously represent our clients, whether through litigation defense or aggressive prosecution.

Lapidus & Lapidus offers the same quality representation that our clients expect from the nation’s largest firms, without the billing rates associated with those firms. In short, we provide top firm expertise at a fraction of the price, while also providing the personalized treatment, on both large and small matters, that the big firms simply cannot provide.


  • Won a permanent injunction and a judgment of over $700,000 in Lanham Act/trademark infringement and unfair competition case against client’s direct competitor in food, health and nutraceutical industry.
  • Won a jury verdict in a wrongful termination case in State Superior Court against an international dental implant manufacturer.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction against nation’s largest television syndicate based on contract breaches for syndication of various television programs.
  • Won a $660,000 federal court judgment in copyright infringement case arising out of the unlawful use of commercial jingles.
  • Won motion to dismiss defamation complaint filed by millionaire fashion executive.
  • Successfully appealed trial court’s ruling in consumer fraud case.
  • Won motion to dismiss federal complaint brought pursuant to CAN-SPAM Act in United States District Court in Oklahoma City.
  • Successfully prosecuted a variety of commercial litigation disputes, including breaches of contract, copyright infringement, unfair business practices, collection matters and real estate disputes.
  • Represented partners and shareholders in disputes involving fraud, breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duties and dissolution of prior joint business entities.
  • Defended employers in litigation involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-compete agreements, discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age and disability and breach of contract claims.
  • Represented employees in a range of labor disputes, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-compete agreements, wage and hour violations and employment discrimination.
  • Defended high-tech companies in a variety of matters including copyright and trademark litigation, computer software disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and email “spam” litigation.
  • Represented individuals in federal securities and fraudulent investment actions, including claims involving the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (“RICO”), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Represented clients involved in real estate litigation including disputes involving construction defects, environmental disputes, including Proposition 65 and CERCLA matters, fraudulent conveyances, as well as landlord/tenant disputes, homeowners’ associations disputes, unlawful detainer actions and unlawful housing discrimination cases.
  • Represented plaintiffs in cases involving personal injuries, including sexual assault and battery, elder abuse and premises liability.
  • Defended individuals accused of white collar crimes.