Well-Recognized Litigation Attorneys In San Francisco

We are able to offer to our clients many years of experience in courtroom advocacy in contested trials involving a full range of disputes from child custody matters to complex accounting, asset valuations, and business disputes. Our general approach is to first focus our efforts and our clients' goals to resolution of disputes through negotiation and mediation. Because of the high cost and uncertainty of disputed evidentiary matters, we consider contested trials and hearings to be a "last resort" option in most cases. However, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial when it is in the best interests of our clients.

Our principal lawyers are well-recognized throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for their courtroom skills. Partner Richard M. Bryan is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. The attorneys at Bryan · Hinshaw draw on more than 80 years of combined experience to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in every case.

Litigation Attorneys Focused On The Goals Of Our Clients

In family and many small-business disputes, the parties usually have other relationship issues and a multitude of nonlegal factors and circumstances that must be resolved to achieve a peaceful resolution with the least amount of damage to other important values. Our interrelated civil litigation practice is well-coordinated to provide effective and comprehensive solutions to complex disputes in a range of areas, including:

We not only endeavor to guide our clients to direct resources and energy on realistic and cost effective goals and options, we seek to harmonize the purely legal aspects of each matter with other nonlegalistic factors. Parents who battle over custody of children must still remain parents after the legal warfare has ended. Siblings who must administer an estate or run a family business still have lifelong connections and business needs to find common ground in dispute resolution.

But "when all else fails", we have the experience and skill to forcefully and effectively advocate for our clients in the setting of courtrooms and arbitrations hearings. Sometimes bringing parties to the "courthouse steps" or obtaining a resolution by a third-party decision-maker is part of a larger dynamic to move forward in family dispute matters.

Dedicated To Achieving Results In Interrelated Practice Areas

The attorneys at Bryan • Hinshaw have more than 80 years of combined experience in our selected practice areas. Because we focus on specific areas of the law that frequently overlap, our clients receive comprehensive legal solutions to avoid future problems that could become costly. Our interrelated litigation experience covers a wide spectrum of concerns that affect individuals, families and businesses, including:

  • Business litigation: We have extensive experience representing businesses, stakeholders, partners and individuals in contract disputes and protecting our clients' rights in the dissolution of business partnerships. Our integrated business litigation model is well-suited for business clients with family-owned businesses, partnerships, LLCs and shareholders who have divergent views concerning the operation of an existing entity.
  • Real estate litigation: Our real estate litigation lawyer focuses on resolving ownership disputes, prosecuting or defending partition actions, and handling homeowners association litigation.
  • Family law litigation: The firm is well-regarded for our compassionate approach to resolving family law problems. Our trial-proven attorneys have experience in local courts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and strive to resolve family law disputes efficiently, while rigorously protecting our clients' comprehensive rights.
  • Probate, trust and conservatorship litigation: Our probate and estate lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of California probate law. We represent parties in all aspects of probate litigation to resolve inheritance disputes effectively. We have substantial experience in conservatorship and guardianship litigation as well, representing the executor, administrator, trustee, conservator, guardian, or challenging family member.

For more information about our litigation services, please contact our San Francisco office online or by phone at 415-906-3085. We are happy to review your legal matter during a 30-minute initial interview.