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Robert S. Lawrence

Robert S. Lawrence

Partner, Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly

Irvine
California
Licensed in
CA
Northwestern University
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
About
I am a commercial litigator and intellectual property lawyer at Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly. The firm is widely recognized as one of premier litigation firms on the West Coast, and regularly takes complex business disputes to trial in state and federal courts.

My current practice consists of 50% trademark and copyright disputes, and 50% complex litigation in state and federal court.
22
Years
experience
A few hours
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"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..."

Copyright Dispute
Posted on Mar 12, 2015
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"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."

Employment Dispute
Posted on Mar 12, 2015

Work History

Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly

Partner

Jul 2017 - Present

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.

Jul 2017 - Present

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.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2017

Collette Erickson Farmer & O'Neill

Partner

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

Jan 2000 - Jan 2010

Baker & McKenzie

Attorney

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

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

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