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Top-Rated Trial Lawyers Southern California

It is estimated that more than 90% of legal claims never make it to trial. There are plenty of reasons why cases are never heard before a jury. Most often, a settlement between parties can be reached through negotiation. In other cases, legal disputes are resolved through alternate dispute resolution including mediation or arbitration. Other cases are dismissed. But in some cases, when an agreeable settlement cannot be reached, parties are forced to go to trial.  If you have to take someone to trial, or you must defend yourself in trial, having a top-rated trial lawyer in Southern California representing you can be key to your success.

What is the difference between a Litigator and Trial Lawyer? 

Trial lawyers take legal advocacy to a whole new level.  In addition to filing necessary paperwork, taking depositions, or negotiating on your behalf with opposing counsel (known as litigating) trial attorneys have also honed very specific skills necessary to convince a jury of their client’s peers to support their client’s position. To that end, unlike litigators who often never appear before juries, a trial lawyer is front and center of juries frequently.

ABOTA - Top Trial Lawyers

ABOTA – Top Trial Lawyers

A Board-Certified Trial Specialist, like Brown & Charbonneau, LLP partner Gregory G. Brown, is at the very top of the list.  There are only about 150 Certified Trial Lawyers in the entire State of California.

What does a Trial Attorney do?

Trial lawyers are immersed in all courtroom activity from jury selection through verdict. From the very start, they may fight for which courthouse the trial is held in. They will also work tirelessly to find the best pool of jurors for their clients, sometimes taking days or in some cases even weeks to find the best jurors for the case.

Likewise, trial attorneys dedicate their careers to strengthening their skills as compelling orators and story tellers. From painstakingly crafted opening arguments, through powerful closing arguments, and everything in between (witness questioning, cross-examining, introducing evidence, or conversely refuting evidence), trial attorneys are responsible for simplifying complex information in such a way that everyone on the jury can understand. As such, before the start of a trial, trial attorneys may even host focus groups to determine which arguments are most compelling to potential jurors.

Trial attorneys are also tasked with finding potential experts to put on the witness stand, who will testify on behalf of evidence

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that supports their client’s position, or about their unique area of expertise (financial auditors, medical experts, etc.)

In addition, trial attorneys will often leverage the power of technology to create graphics such as charts, graphs, or medical illustrations, which will be shown to the jury.  They may create videos, or other presentations for juries to view. It is the job of a trial attorney to determine the most effective ways to present a compelling story on behalf of their client.

With so much at stake in trial, it is no surprise that plaintiffs or defendants want a trial attorney who has a lot of experience in all aspects of trying and defending cases.


Top-Rated Trial Lawyers in Irvine:  Gregory G. Brown

Brown & Charbonneau LLP’s founder and Senior Trial Attorney Gregory G. Brown has been a trial attorney for more than 30 years.  As a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, Gregory Brown is one of a very small percentage of attorneys who hold the title of Certified Specialist in Trial Advocacy.  He has spent hundreds of hours in trial and boasts a winning record for plaintiffs and defendants.  Indeed, many jury verdicts (often in the seven-figures) he has secured for clients have been reported in local, regional, and national news outlets.

As a top-rated trial lawyer in Southern California, Gregory Brown is retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for a variety of cases, ranging from construction disputes to complex business claims. His advocacy for, or defense of clients has yielded jury verdicts in favor of his clients in trials pertaining to contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of warranty, shareholder disputes, insurance bad faith, complex divorce and personal injury.

About Top Rated SoCal Trial Law Firm Brown & Charbonneau, LLP

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is a top-rated trial law firm in Irvine, California. We are honored to be named by Best’s Lawyers® as one of the Top Law Firms in the US, including the specialty area of commercial litigation. As an AV-rated law firm, we are proud of our 10.0 Superb Client Rating from Avvo. Our top-reviewed Southern California attorneys have also earned specializations from the State Bar of California, as Certified Trial Specialists, and are included amongst the elite attorneys to be named Super Lawyers®.

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