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PRACTICE AREAS

Benbrook Law Group provides litigation and counseling services in a wide variety of contexts, including commercial disputes, appellate matters, and disputes arising in the political, administrative, and public policy arenas.

Administrative and Government Disputes and Investigations

  • Represented State Farm in civil action by the California Attorney General to invalidate agreements entered into by State Farm with California Department of Insurance arising out of Northridge earthquake
  • Represented multiple businesses in variety of industries in state and federal False Claims Act matters
  • Represented parties in administrative disputes with, and investigations by, multiple California agencies, including the Department of Insurance, Secretary of State, Department of Corporations, Transportation Commission, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Horse Racing Board
  • Representing landowner in eminent domain dispute
  • Represented national title insurer in multiple administrative investigations by HUD and departments of insurance throughout United States
  • Defended multiple businesses in investigations by Attorney General and districts of attorney for allegedly improper business practices
  • Challenged and defended multiple government contract awards by state and local agencies for clients in a variety of industries
  • Conducted internal investigation for district attorney’s office regarding personnel matters
  • Represented major cellular carrier in internal investigation and voluntary rebate to customers and disclosure to Public Utilities Commission
  • Defended winery in investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arising out of alleged labeling violations

Constitutional Law

  • Filed multiple amicus briefs in constitutional litigation in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court
  • Representing plaintiff firearms dealers in First Amendment challenge to law prohibiting on-site handgun advertising
  • Representing plaintiffs in appeal challenging the constitutionality of certain aspects of California’s 10-day firearm purchase waiting period law

Political and Election Law Matters

  • Represented multiple businesses in private enforcement actions for alleged violations of the California Political Reform Act
  • Represented a member of California Assembly in investigation by California Attorney General into the member’s residency qualification for office
  • Successfully defended state legislator in defamation action over campaign advertisement, and obtained order for payment of attorney’s fees under California’s anti-SLAPP statute
  • Representing county central committee in Fair Political Practices investigation
  • Represented multiple candidates in disputes over ballot designation
  • Represented electronic voting machine companies in dispute with Secretary of State over application of post-election audit regulations
  • Regularly provide advice on campaign finance compliance matters

Commercial Litigation

We have represented:

  • Cellular tower company in multiple suits brought by competitor over cellular tower lease practices
  • Businesses in trade secret litigation, often arising out of employee or partner departures
  • Multiple businesses in breach of contract and business tort disputes
  • Developers and property owners in variety of real estate disputes
  • A bankruptcy trustee in adversary proceedings against multiple contingent fee law firms over reasonableness of attorneys’ fee claims
  • The Sacramento Kings in a dispute with their airplane charter service provider
  • Multiple businesses in consumer class action lawsuits in a variety of contexts, and currently representing major appliance manufacturer in suit alleging improper product labeling
  • Multiple parties in connection with breakups of businesses
  • A variety of business clients in unfair competition claims brought by competitors and consumers