Steven L. Krongold

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Krongold Law Corporation PC
 | 100 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-652-2569
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Founder of Krongold Law Corp., P.C., Steven L. Krongold represents clients in Orange County in matters of business litigation, trademarks, fraud, business disputes, trade secrets and alternative dispute resolution. Promising reasonable rates and high-quality legal services, Mr. Krongold has represented several Fortune 500 companies and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law. He also has his Mediation Certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

    In 1983, Mr. Krongold obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, then attended Loyola Law School. He graduated in 1986 with his Juris Doctor and since then has been admitted to practice in the state of California and before the Supreme Court of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

    Mr. Krongold was awarded the Top Verdict in California in 2011 by the Daily Journal Corporation. A member of the executive committee of the California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Section, he is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

    Experienced with cases dealing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Mr. Krongold has also worked on prosecutions brought by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Offices of the United States Attorney’s Office. He has several published articles related to business practices in many different publications.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2015, 2018 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Steven Krongold

    Admitted: 1986, California

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    • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified in Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2016
    • Mediation Certificate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Courts for the Central Districts of California
    • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of California
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of California
    • California Supreme Court
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2019
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers., 2019
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Member of Executive Committee, Solo and Small Firm Section, California Lawyers Association, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Legal advice and representation of non-profit community theatre

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Fundamental principles and rules for protecting copyrights on the Internet, Author, Copyright Protection on the Internet, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2000
    • Summary of key points in Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine, 2018 Cal. LEXIS 1122., Author, Who Owns the Client?, The Practitioner, California Lawyers Association, Solo & Small Firm Section, 2019
    • Summary of key issues discussed in State Supreme Court decision, Author, Sheppard Mullin vs. J-M Manuf.: A Lesson in Undisclosed Conflicts , The Practitioner, California Lawyers Association, Solo & Small Firm Section, 2019
    • Recent updates on law of Copyright as it pertains to Internet use. , Author, Copyright/Internet Law Updates, Arter & Hadden, LLP Client Newsletter, 2003
    • Explanation of precedent-setting Ninth Circuit decision on use of thumbnail images on Internet search engines, Author, Ninth Circuit Rules That Displaying Full-Size Images on Web Site Constitutes Violation of U.S. Copyright Laws, New Matter, State Bar of California IP Section (Spring 2002; Vol. 27, No. 1), 2002
    • Description of new e-Sign Act, Author, U.S. e-tailers Find Implementing E-SIGN Difficult, World e-Business Law Report (August 28, 2001), 2001
    • Analysis of legal issues triggered by peer-to-peer file sharing technology, Author, Peer-to-Peer Technology, Intellectual Property Today (June 2001; Vol. 8, No. 6), 2001


    • Settlement of complex dispute involving breach of stock purchase agreement and consulting agreement for janitorial supply company, 2020
    • Settlement of partnership disputes (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and dissolution), 2018
    • Settlement of buy-out agreement between private investor and limited liability company, 2020
    • Settlement of software licensing fee dispute against multi-national corporation., 2020
    • Settlement of claims between founders and corporate dissolution of pharmacy business, 2020
    • Settlement of federal trade secret misappropriation dispute alleging theft of customer list, 2019


    • Renegotiated terms of trademark licensing agreement, 2020

    Representative Clients:

    • Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., 77 F.Supp.2d 1116, aff’d in part, 336 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003)
    • Blacksnow Interactive vs. Mythic Entertainment, Case No. 02–CV–00112-GLT (C.D. Cal. 2002)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Top Verdicts in California, Daily Journal Corporation, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1986
    • B.A., Economics, UCLA, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Technology
    • Trial Practice
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    Office Location for Steven L. Krongold

    100 Spectrum Center Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Phone: 949-652-2569

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    Last Updated: 4/13/2020

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