Category: Significant Cases

1 Million dollar bench trial verdict

Feb 12, 2022 Significant Cases
Attorney Ognian Gavrilov obtained a $1 million bench trial verdict in a partnership dispute and breach of fiduciary duty case in Sacramento County.  The case involved numerous claims and cross-claims, and the opposing party’s cross-claims were dismissed prior to trial.  The opposing party’s high offer before judgment was $400,000.

Attorney Maryanne Martin wins a SLAPP motion

Dec 12, 2021 Significant Cases
Ms. Martin has successfully defended strategic lawsuits against public participation, or “SLAPP” suits filed against clients because they exercised their rights under the First Amendment. Protecting the Constitution, including the rights to petition the government and speak freely, is central to the firm’s core values. Through the use of anti-SLAPP […]

Attorney Bradley Jewett successfully defends a class action suit.

Nov 11, 2021 Significant Cases
Gavrilov & Brooks attorney Bradley Jewett obtained a dismissal of all defendants in the class action lawsuit Surratt, et al., v. Cirrus Asset Management, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV23809, based only on his meet and confer negotiations with the plaintiffs’ counsel.  Mr. Jewett achieved this unusual […]

Attorneys Bradley Jewett and Michael Coleman achieved a trial victory for their client.

Oct 12, 2021 Significant Cases
After a 6-day bench trial in Gregory Smith v. Jean Claude Guillosson, et al., LASC Case No. 19STCV33506, Gavrilov & Brooks attorneys Bradley Jewett and Michael Coleman recently achieved a complete victory on behalf of their client, Gregory Smith.  The final judgment includes a six-figure compensatory damages award, and injunctive […]

$39 Million jury trial verdict

Sep 01, 2021 Significant Cases
Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and John Garner obtained a $39 million jury trial verdict on a defamation per se case in Glenn County – $31 million against Edward Jones and $8M against an individual defendant. Mr. Gavrilov was retained as lead trial counsel two month prior to trial. At the time […]