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News & Publications

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Published Appellate Decision

September, 2019

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Eliezer Cohen successfully defended and dismissed a case at the start of trial on a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.  The Plaintiff appealed the dismissal, and attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Eliezer Cohen attended and presented argument to the Appellate Court.  The Appellate Court upheld the dismissal in a published decision regarding the litigation privilege on September 3, 2019. 

Successful Wage Jury Trial

Double Defense's Best Offer

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July, 2019

Attorney Ognian Gavrilov was 2nd chair along side attorney Kirill Tarasenko in a Sacramento County Jury trial. Jury rendered a $476,000 verdict to the personal injury client which almost doubled the defense's best offer. 

Sheila Pendergast - New Of Counsel

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April, 2019

Shiela Pendergast joined Gavrilov & Brooks as the head of our Appeal’s department. 

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Successful Back to Back Jury Trials

February, 2019

 Attorney Ognian Gavrilov won back to back arbitration trials. He achieved a $122,000 award on a $15,000 offer and a $85,000 award on $0 offer. 

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December, 2018

Attorney Ognian Gavrilov achieved a successful result in a 2 week gender discrimination / wage and hour jury trial in Sacramento County. Plaintiff’s verdict was $2,500 despite requesting over $1million. 

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Successful Corporate Governance Trial

September 5, 2018

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov, Vince McLaughlin and Michael Coleman achieved a successful result for a publicly traded company following a federal court trial.  The actions of shareholders and directors in terminating the CEO were vindicated and a permanent injunction issued against the former CEO.    

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Insurance Bad Faith Settlement

by Ognian Gavrilov

July 25, 2018

Mr. Gavrilov settled an insurance bad faith claim against State Farm. The case was venued in the Eastern District of California and stemmed from an allegation  that State Farm delayed paying a $100,000 underinsured motorist bodily injury policy in an attempt to settle the case for a lesser amount.

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$1.7 Million jury trial verdict

July 2, 2018

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Daniel Del Rio obtained a $1.7M jury trial verdict in Sacramento County. Mr. Gavrilov was retained as trial counsel a month prior to trial. At the time of Mr. Gavrilov’s retention defendant’s high offer was $650K. 

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Multi-million dollar settlement

May 1, 2018

Attorney Ognian Gavrilov settled a multi-million dollar plaintiff's case.  

10

Attorney Michael Coleman, successful disposition

April 27, 2018

Attorney Michael Coleman successfully disposed of a lawsuit by way of an anti-SLAPP motion where the Plaintiff sought more than $500,000.00 for, among other things, business disparagement and fraudulent misrepresentation.

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Trade Secrets Defense

April 20, 2018

Attorney Vince McLaughlin defeated an ex parte application for preliminary injunction seeking to enforce disputed trade secrets and enjoin legitimate business activities.  The successful result ensures the continuing operations of an emerging business.    

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Attorney Michael Coleman, successful defense

March 28, 2018

Attorney Michael Coleman successfully defended a lawsuit on behalf of several corporate lenders in which the lenders were accused of unfair business practices and engaging in a predatory lending scheme.  

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Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Eliezer Cohen win jury trial

February 1, 2018

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Eliezer Cohen won a jury trial in Contra Costa County where they more than doubled Defendants' best offer. 

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Corporate Takeover Defense

February 26, 2018

Representing an entrepreneur in a corporate governance dispute, Attorneys Vince McLaughlin and Aaron McKinney defeated an ex parte application for preliminary injunction seeking to freeze bank accounts and restrict transactions, thereby preventing a business closure and loss of jobs.  

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Affirmation of Intellectual Property Rights

December 28, 2017

Representing a Sacramento technology company with a national presence, Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Vince McLaughlin secured a preliminary injunction against an internet squatter infringing upon intellectual property and stealing customers.  The litigation resolved on the same day the injunction issued with the termination of the competing business.  

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Successful trial

September 5, 2017

Attorney Michael Coleman successfully defended at trial a home owner's insurance claim for negligence and battery in which the Plaintiff sought more than $10,000,000.00 in damages.

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Successful seven-figure dispute

September 1, 2017

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Vince McLaughlin were successful at resolving a seven-figure corporate governance dispute. 

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Attorney Michael Coleman- successful disposition

July 17, 2017

Attorney Michael Coleman successfully disposed of a commercial real estate dispute by way of summary judgment where the Plaintiff claimed more than $1,500,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages.  The Plaintiff asserted causes of action for, among other things, breach of contract and fraud.

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New ownership at 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

July 1, 2017

Ognian Gavrilov, Managing Partner, J. Edward Brooks, Partner and Hayk Galachyan, Vice President of Operations have taken ownership of the bistro and wine bar located in midtown Sacramento. Congratulations you guys for this great new adventure! Read full article here featured in Sacramento Business Journal.

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Restraining order against former CEO

June 1, 2017

Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Vince McLaughlin were successful at receiving a temporary restraining order against a former CEO of a publicly traded company in a corporate governance dispute.

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New affiliation - Ognian Gavrilov, Managing Partner

June 1, 2017

Our managing partner, Ognian Gavrilov, became a new Member of The Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court.

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Successful commercial real estate dispute

March 22, 2017

Attorney Michael Coleman successfully defended at trial a commercial real estate dispute where the Plaintiff claimed more than $300,000.00 in compensatory damages, and more than $1,000,000.00 in punitive damages.

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Justice Abroad - Ognian Gavrilov, Managing Partner

November 27, 2016

Our managing partner, Ognian Gavrilov, won the annual Justice Abroad award by the Sofia Lawyers Association in Bulgaria.

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Best of the Bar - Ognian Gavrilov, Managing Partner

July 15, 2016

Congratulations to our managing partner Ognian Garvrilov for receiving the Best of the Bar 2016. 

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Dr. Tzvetoslav Mitev - New Of Counsel

August 4, 2015

We would like to welcome attorney Dr. Mitev to our firm's practice.  He is a qualified European lawyer who will be our Of Counsel in Brussels, Belgium.  Please click "Read More" to be directed to his profile.

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2015 Highlights of our managing partner, Ognian Gavrilov

July 1, 2015

  • Obtained a judgment in an eight figure mining dispute (Plumas County Court)

  • A $577,000 jury trial award in a personal injury case (Orange County Court)

  • Selected to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar list for 2015

  • Selected to the 2015 Top Lawyers list for Sacramento Magazine

  • Facilitated a resolution through the California State Senate

  • One of five finalists for Advocate of the Year by the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)

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Eliezer Cohen - New Associate Attorney

June 9, 2015

We would like to welcome attorney Eli Cohen to our firm's civil litigation practice. Please click "Read More" to be directed to his profile.

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June 1, 2015

We are excited to announce our new Partner, J. Edward Brooks.  He has developed a reputation as a relentless trial attorney capable of handling a wide spectrum of civil law cases.  He is an invaluable addition to our team at Gavrilov & Brooks.  Welcome!

J. Edward Brooks - Partner