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Summary: JD Journal has named the top litigation boutiques in the Bay Area.

Note: These are BCG Attorney Search’s favorite litigation boutiques in the Bay Area.


As long as there is money to be made and people with grievances, there will be a need for litigation attorneys. In northern California, boutique litigation firms can thrive if they prove themselves competent to the major companies and wealthy individuals in the area.

JD Journal has analyzed the legal industry in the Bay, and we have identified the top litigation boutiques there. The following is our list of the best of the best in 2017:

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Braun Hagey & Borden

Braun Hagey & Borden LLP is a boutique firm that “protects businesses, investors and entrepreneurs in high-stakes legal disputes throughout the country,” according to their website. The cases they take on include class actions, intellectual property litigation, and bankruptcy matters. With offices in San Francisco and New York City, the small boutique prides itself on winning tough cases against much bigger firms.

Durie Tangri

With clients such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Medium, and Pinterest, Durie Tangri has made a name for itself as the civil litigation boutique for the tech industry. Located in San Francisco, the 23 attorney law firm focuses on civil litigation, and it has been recognized for its excellence. For instance, Chambers USA said, Durie Tangri “has a sterling reputation, representing market-leading companies in some of the most complex and highly publicized cases in the country.”

Farmer Brownstein Jaeger

Boutique litigation firm, Farmer Brownstein Jaeger LLP  serves large public companies and their executives as well as small businesses and entrepreneurs. According to the company website, the law firm’s “team of lawyers has extensive experience in antitrust, securities and complex business litigation, and in government investigations conducted by authorities in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.”

Feinberg Day Alberti & Thompson

Located in San Francisco, Feinberg Day Alberti & Thompson is a litigation boutique that caters to the area’s bustling technology industry, and their specialty practice is IP litigation. According to the company website, Feinberg Day “are trial lawyers with unmatched technical depth and over 100 years of experience in IP and commercial litigation. We have taken that set of skills and created a refreshingly new and unique solution to achieve the best results for our clients — from Fortune 100 companies to individual inventors.”

Nassiri & Jung 

Nassiri & Jung LLP has two offices, one in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco. The litigation boutique focuses on employment law, class action lawsuits, and trial & appellate litigation. According to the company website, their philosophy is to prepare for trial, not a settlement.

“Most firms prepare their cases for “litigation” or settlement. Nassiri & Jung prepares to win at trial. We believe that this trial-oriented philosophy gives our clients a clear advantage when it comes to obtaining favorable results because we focus on the heart of each of our cases, not the unnecessary side issues that some attorneys see as their bread and butter,” the website states.

Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin

With an office in San Francisco, Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin LLP has a trial and litigation practice that is national in scope. The firm has clients in the media, insurance, business & finance, and technology industries; and they focus primarily on intellectual property, employment & labor, and consumer protection & class action.

Valle Makoff 

Valle Makoff LLP  is a litigation boutique with four offices in California–Los Angeles, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Silicon Valley. The firm specializes in business disputes such as breach of contract, entertainment litigation, and intellectual property and represents companies as well as individuals.


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