Robert S. Lawrence
Partner, Lawrence Bartels LLP
My current practice consists 80% complex litigation in state and federal court, and 20% copyright and trademark disputes.
"I was sued last year for copyright infringement for something a 3rd party had posted on my website, and Robert was instrumental in helping me..."
"Robert represented me last year in a wrongful termination case. He convinced my former employer to pay what they owed, and extracted a premium on top."
Lawrence Bartels LLP
Sep 2019 - Present
Lawrence Bartels is a full-service law firm specializing in high-end commercial litigation and business transactions. All the firm's partners have more than 15 years' experience, and all have significant trial experience.
Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly
Jul 2017 - Sep 2019
Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly is a litigation firm staffed with former AmLaw100 and AmLaw200 partners and associates, who specialize in handling complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Callahan & Blaine
Senior Trial Counsel
Jan 2011 - Jul 2017
Callahan & Blaine is widely recognized as one of the premier litigation boutiques in California, staffed entirely with seasoned trial lawyers who have achieved repeated victories in complex business litigation before both judges and juries.
Collette Erickson Farmer & O'Neill
Jan 2000 - Jan 2010
° Successfully defended telecom company in $640 million toxic tort suit (4 month jury trial)
° Succesfully defended developer in $10 million fraud suit over broker's fee (2 month jury trial)
° Successfully defended hedge fund in $30 million fraud suit by CFTC
° Successfully defended individuals in copyright infringement suit by the band Phish
° Obtained TRO against competitor in Lanham Act case alleging initial interest confusion
° Counsel in 50+ JAMS and AAA arbitrations and mediations
Baker & McKenzie
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
° Counsel in international arbitration proceedings in India and Spain
° Counsel responsible for production of documents in federal antitrust review
° Represented Somali refugee in immigration proceedings
° Represented elevator company in product liability matters