News & Publications
Ognian Gavrilov - Advocate of the Year
Mr. Gavrilov is the 2020 Advocate of the Year by CCTLA (Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association). Congratulations Mr. Gavrilov!
1 Million dollar judgement
Mr. Gavrilov obtained a $1,000,000 judgement on a microdiscectomy case.
Bradley Jewett - Partner
We are excited to announce our new Partner, Bradley Jewett. Bradley brings nearly two decades of complex civil litigation in the areas of general commercial litigation, real estate law, healthcare law and more. Welcome!
Settlement of $900,000 (remaining policy limits) on a single-level fusion MVA case.
PI/work comp crossover matter with a single level surgery performed through worker's comp.
Settlement of $1,360,000 with only $30,000 in special damages on a rear-end MVA case, caught on video, with 11 mph vehicle speed. Surgical recommendation, but no surgery performed.
Bench Trial in Placer County
Elder financial abuse/Probate matter, resulting in settlement during trial for the pre-trial demanded amount.
Settlement of $1,000,000 on a 5 mph collision involving elderly lady leading to single level fusion.
Arbitration Victory Against State Farm
Arbitration victory against State Farm with an award 10 times better than Defense’s best offer.
Arbitration Victory Against Allstate
$139,000 award on a $100,000 Underinsured Motorist Policy, against a top offer of less than $20,000.
Published Appellate Decision
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.
Double Defense's Best Offer
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
Shiela Pendergast joined Gavrilov & Brooks as the head of our Appeal’s department.
Successful Back to Back Arbitrations
Attorney Ognian Gavrilov won back to back arbitrations. He achieved a $122,000 award on a $15,000 offer and a $85,000 award on $0 offer.
Successful Wage Jury Trial
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.
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.
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.
$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.
Multi-million dollar settlement
May 1, 2018
Attorney Ognian Gavrilov settled a multi-million dollar plaintiff's case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Successful seven-figure dispute
September 1, 2017
Attorneys Ognian Gavrilov and Vince McLaughlin were successful at resolving a seven-figure corporate governance dispute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!