Robert S. Lawrence

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in irvine, CA

Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP
 | 15615 Alton Pkwy, Suite 250
irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-791-9629
Fax: 949-759-3812
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on complex civil litigation but possessing criminal defense experience as well, Robert S. Lawrence is a partner at Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP. From the firm's office in Irvine, California, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the state. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for the high quality of his work and the ethical manner in which he handles his clients' affairs, Mr. Lawrence has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

The types of matters that Mr. Lawrence has worked on have involved securities violations, bank and tax fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, false advertising, environmental claims, intellectual property infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and toxic torts. He also has experience in civil and criminal cases alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Some of his representative successes have included a $7 million copyright infringement settlement and obtaining a summary judgment in favor of a company and its senior management that were being sued for fraud by investors.

Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice before all California and Illinois state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Lawrence attended the University of California, San Diego, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991. He then pursued his legal studies at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. He joined his current firm as a partner in 2017.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Intellectual Property (10%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Criminal Defense (10%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Robert Lawrence

Admitted: 2000, California

Professional Webpage: http://ftrlfirm.com/service/robert-lawrence/

Honors/Awards:

  • Who's Who In American Law, Marquis, 2014
  • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Who's Who In American Law, Marquis, 2011
  • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Top Attorney - Intellectual Property, Orange County Business Journal, 2014
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Top Attorney - Litigation, Orange County Business Journal, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Legal Services Program - BASF

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Accidental Partnerships, CLE Presentation, Speaker, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Boscoe v. HCV Pacific Partners, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. 411531 (2004)
  • Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. v. Cierra Photonics, Sonoma Superior Court, Case No. 225419 (2002)
  • Sunham Home Fashions, LLC v. Diamond State Ins. Co., 813 F. Supp. 2d 411 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • Apple Computer, Inc. v. Podfitness, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36347 (N.D. Cal. May 9, 2007)
  • ProLink Holdings Corp. v. Fed. Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119222 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 14, 2011)
  • Prime Partners IPA of Temecula, Inc. v. Chaudhuri, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67070 (C.D. Cal. 2012)
  • Torres v. Nutrisystem, Inc., 289 F.R.D. 587 (C.D. Cal. 2013)
  • Lang Van v. VNG Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155289 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 8, 2014)
  • Falcon Stainless, Inc. v. Rino Cos., 572 Fed. Appx. 483 (9th Cir. Cal. 2014)
  • Monster Energy Co. v. HRHH Hotel/Casino, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11965 (C.D. Cal. 2014)
  • Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Beasley, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33725 (N.D. Cal. 2005)
  • Sam v. Crump, 2007 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1425
  • United States v. Kim, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7842 (N.D. Ill. 1996)
  • Morgan v. Hyatt et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2011-00473005, 2017
  • Falcon Stainless, Inc. v. Rino Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Case No. SA CV 08-00926 AHS (MLGx), 2011
  • Clark v. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (2008) , 165 Cal. App. 4th 150
  •  United States v. Stoecker, 920 F. Supp. 876 (N.D. III. 1996)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 432430, 2012
  • Lolita Ariza v. Rodan & Fields LLC, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:16-cv-03826 TJH (ASx), 2016
  • Michael Taylor Designs, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No.: C10-02432-RS, 2010
  •  J. K. Harris & Co.. LLC. v. Kassel, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7862 (N.D. Cal. 2002)
  • Phish, Inc. v. Knighthood Tees, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. C-01-1147 PJH, 2002
  • Anhing Corp. v. Viet Phu, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:13-cv-04348-BRO-JCG, 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Newport Trial Group, 2017
  • SAIL Capital Partners, 2017
  • JDS Uniphase Corporation, 2009
  • EVOX Productions LLC, 2017
  • 1 800 Get Thin, LLC, 2011
  • Pro Circuit Racing, 2013
  • Anhing Corporation, 2017
  • TAPS Fish House & Brewery, 2017
  • Monster Energy Company, 2015
  • Sypris Solutions, Inc., 2016
  • Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc., 2010
  • Top Surgeons, LLC, 2012
  • VNG Corporation, 2014
  • Signal Capital LLC, 2017
  • CP Bio, Inc., 2016
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., 2013
  • Tagtrends, Inc., 2018
  • Gyant Corporation, 2012
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1991
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Universidad de Costa Rica, EAP, 1990
  • Universitat de Barcelona, EAP, 1987

Industry Groups

  • High Tech
  • Internet
Office Location for Robert S. Lawrence

15615 Alton Pkwy
Suite 250
irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-791-9629

Fax: 949-759-3812

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Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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