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Ognian Gavrilov is the managing partner of Gavrilov & Brooks, a full-service practice with offices in LA and Sacramento. Mr. Gavrilov has done over sixty trials and arbitrations. He has tried both plaintiff and defense cases in the areas of business law, corporate law, defamation, personal injury, employment law, patent law, immigration law, family law, and medical malpractice. He routinely handles trials on short notice for other law firms. His $39M jury verdict in Gunderson v. Edward Jones, et al. is the largest defamation verdict in the history of California.


Mr. Gavrilov is the 2020 Advocate of the Year by CCTLA (Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association) and was one of five finalists for Advocate of the Year in 2015 and 2021. Mr. Gavrilov is a Northern California Super Lawyers’ top rated Business and Corporate attorney in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List for Business/Corporate Law in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He is the co-founder and current Vice President of the Slavic American Chamber of Commerce, a Board of Directors Member of Bearpaw, a former Board of Directors Member of Mountain Valley Express, a former Chairman of the Small Business Advisory Board for the City of Sacramento, and a former Advisory Board Member of Wells Fargo Bank. His biggest accomplishment, however, is winning the 2007 UOP, McGeorge Golf Championship. 

​Published Cases

Davis v. Ross, 39 Cal.App.5th 627 (2019)



J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

B.A. in History, with honors, California State University San Bernardino


Professional Experience

Managing Principal, Gavrilov & Brooks

Attorney at Chernay Peterson



Bulgarian (fluent)

Russian (conversational)


Affiliations and Activities Include

Co-Founder, Slavic Chamber of Commerce

Co-Founder, Bulgarian Film Festival, SF

Member, Sutter Club

Past member, Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court


Honors and Awards

2020 Advocate of the Year by Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers list 

2018, 2016, 2015 Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar list 

2020, 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers’ top rated Business and Corporate attorney

2015 one of five finalists for Advocate of the Year by the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)

2016 Justice Abroad award recipient by the Sofia Attorney Association in Bulgaria

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition recipient


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