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Year founded: 2016
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Larson is an elite litigation firm committed to achieving success in any courtroom. A fierce advocate for our clients and a formidable adversary for opposing counsel, we focus exclusively on winning high-stakes cases. We litigate complex civil and white collar cases, regulatory matters, appeals, and international disputes. Our unmatched trial experience in these areas informs our strategy from the outset so that we can secure victory for our clients.

A Record of Success

  • Retained by Riverside County to conduct an investigation into allegations regarding the treatment of the 13 Turpin children while under the care of the County departments after being rescued from their abusive home in 2018, as well as into the care provided to all children and adults by the County departments.
  • Won complete acquittal of the co-managing partner of a real estate development partnership following a marathon 10-month jury trial, defeating the government's allegations that the defendants bribed county officials to obtain a $102 million settlement in an eminent domain case, which at the time, then-Attorney General Jerry Brown dubbed to be one of the most significant public corruption matters in California's history.
  • Following the complete defense verdict at trial, obtained a $65 million settlement for the real estate developer and its co-managing partner for the retaliatory investigation and malicious prosecution, among other civil rights claims.
  • Retained as trial counsel to represent investors in a class action against Snap Inc., which resulted in a $154 million settlement of all claims against the defendants.
  • Won summary judgment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a fraud case in which the plaintiff sought the return of all of his voluntary, unrestricted charitable contributions.
  • Obtained complete acquittal at general court-martial trial of a military officer charged with multiple felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Represented clients in an SEC action in federal court after successfully appealing and reversing a $15.5 million disgorgement and penalties judgment against them.
  • Obtained complete acquittal at general court-martial trial of a military officer charged with multiple felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Counseled the Orange County Water District in its efforts to remediate volatile organic compounds in the Orange County North Basin, pursuant to CERCLA and related federal and state regulations, resulting in successfully achieving the site's status on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List.
  • Obtained the complete dismissal of criminal felony charges related to ambulance transport fraud claims against a medical doctor.
  • Obtained a $2.1 million settlement in a complaint against MGM Resorts for a surviving victim of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
  • Won summary judgment, later affirmed on appeal, in favor of a private water company and its officers, defeating allegations that defendants misappropriated water rights and breached fiduciary duties.
  • Prevailed before the U.S. Court of Appeals, affirming the dismissals we obtained on behalf of an A-list actor and producer in two intellectual property disputes.
  • Obtained multimillion-dollar settlements for the Quapaw Nation and tribe members in a lawsuit spanning 17 years regarding claims that the federal government mismanaged tribal assets.
  • Obtained a favorable sole-tax-count, no-custody, no-restitution disposition, and the dismissal of all remaining charges for an aerospace economic development expert charged with embezzling millions of dollars in NASA funds.
  • Successfully represented the states of Arizona and Oklahoma in connection with their efforts to seek recovery following the Volkswagen AG emissions “Diesel Dupe” scandal, obtaining settlements totaling more than $40 million.
  • Secured the dismissal of criminal charges and obtained a civil compromise for a leading industrial materials manufacturer following an industrial homicide investigation.
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a mass media company in a hotly contested employment dispute.
  • Obtained a $10 million jury verdict and judgment against the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center and in favor of a minor child abused at the defendant’s facilities.
  • Represented the senior executive of an international mining company in an investigation by the Justice Department and Eastern District of New York, resulting in no charges being filed.
  • After five days of trial in federal court, secured dismissal of all nine counts alleged against a retired senior Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused of conspiring to commit fraud and make false statements to federal officers.
  • Represented Arizona voters challenging the constitutionality of unequally populated voting districts created by a state commission, before the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral components of Larson'sfirm culture. We use these core values to guide not only our business operations, but also our efforts to improve the legal community. Drawing upon the unique and varied backgrounds of our team members allows us to think broadly, better understand our clients and our opponents, sharpen our performance, and deliver the highest level of service and results.

Our attorneys carry these principles throughout their practice and in their involvement with diversity-driven professional organizations and associations, which include the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), and the UCLA Law Fellows Program designed to increase diversity in the law school pool.

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Rankings

Larson LLP is nationally ranked in 3 practice areas and metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Appellate Practice
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Metro Rankings

Los Angeles, CA
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Orange County, CA
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 3 for Litigation - Patent

Highlighted Client Comments

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Commercial Litigation
I have used Larson on a number of litigation matters. They are strong in a number of critical areas, including providing quick responses, organizing a small efficient team to understand the key elements of the case, and tenaciously and relentlessly executing their strategy. Larson is very impressive.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Appellate Practice
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Metro Rankings

Los Angeles, CA
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Orange County, CA
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 3 for Litigation - Patent

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Awards

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  • Hilary Potashner and Catherine Owens named to Los Angeles Business Journal's 2023 Women of Influence List
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as a "Litigation: Specialist Firm in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations," with Stephen G. Larson and Hilary Potashner ranked for "Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations."<

  • Recognized as a "Recommended" firm in California by Benchmark Litigation, with Stephen G. Larson, Jonathan E. Phillips, Hilary Potashner, and Paul A. Rigali recognized as "Litigation Stars."

  • Named a "Top Boutique" for litigation in California by Daily Journal.
  • Stephen G. Larson selected to Daily Journal’s list of "Top 100 Lawyers in California" for seven consecutive years (2017-2023), and Hilary Potashner selected to the annual list of "Top Women Attorneys."
  • Stephen G. Larson and Jonathan E. Phillips honored with the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award by the Daily Journal for their successful defense in the 10-month jury trial in People v. Biane et al.
  • Eight partners—including Steven E. Bledsoe, Stephen G. Larson, Alex Lowder, Jonathan E. Phillips, Hilary Potashner, and Rick Richmond—recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as among the city's most influential people.

Main Location

Los Angeles, CA
555 South Flower Street, 30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
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