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Services & Industries >> Litigation

As counsel to our clients, our goal is to avoid litigation whenever possible. However, when litigation becomes unavoidable, Allen Matkins provides creative, results-oriented, resourceful and cost-effective problem-solving assistance.

Allen Matkins’ experience is comprehensive, and we are recognized nationwide for our expertise in handling complex business disputes, whether through alternative dispute resolution or litigation.

We provide litigation services in the following areas:


Benchmark Litigation recognized Robert MooreAnthony Oliva and Michael Betz as “California Litigation Stars” in 2018.

The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognized 32 Allen Matkins attorneys. Dwight L. Armstrong being named Best Lawyers' Orange County Litigation-Labor & Employment "Lawyer of Year." Valentine S. Hoy named San Diego Litigation-Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year." In addition to the individual acknowledgements, Allen Matkins received Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings in the 2019 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' “Best Law Firms" for Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate Law in San Diego.

Chambers USA 2018 has ranked Allen Matkins as the number one real estate law firm in California for the 17th consecutive year. Our Construction Group, Labor & Employment Group and Environmental Group were ranked again this year in California.

Super Lawyers magazine in 2018 recognized 41 Allen Matkins attorneysSandi Nichols was named to the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers: 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers.

  • Their strategic approach to litigation - 'they know where the cases are going.' They win - they have prevailed in each and every case for us."
    - General Counsel, Real Estate Developer
  • They anticipate the right issues, are sensitive to our business needs and respond accordingly."
    - General Counsel, Oil Company
  • They provide high quality representation with a major concern for cost - they do not milk fees and they do not surprise us with large bills. Efficient and excellent service."
    - Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Hotel Chain


Moore Robert R

Robert R. Moore


San Francisco

(415) 273-7465
Tony Oliva

Anthony J. Oliva


Los Angeles

(213) 955-5626