Before founding Tong Robbins in San Mateo, California in 2020, Doug Robbins represented some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley at Cooley LLP. Mr. Robbins has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, real estate law, entertainment law, contract disputes, fraud, and a variety of business torts in the San Francisco Courts.
After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000, Denise Mejlszenkier was admitted to the State Bar of California, and the U.S. Federal Courts in the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California. Ms. Mejlszenkier has nearly two decades of experience litigating and resolving business disputes, real property matters, employment actions, and striving to positively make an impact in her community.
Kelley Harvilla has an impressive record of experience in taking and defending appeals before the California Court of Appeal, and prevailing in complex motion practice in the San Francisco Superior Court. Before moving to California in 2011, as a member of the Illinois Bar, Ms. Harvilla litigated complex business lawsuits at one of Chicago’s biggest law firms.
Diana Fung has over a decade of experience in First Amendment, media access, and product liability issues. She has successfully arbitrated contract actions, defended fraud matters, and collected awards through judgment enforcement. Ms. Fung is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and U.S.C. School of Law. Her litigation strategies prioritize solving her clients’ problems above all else.
Hillary Major is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern School of Law. For years Ms. Major litigated in New York on behalf of some of the biggest financial service institutions in the country. She now litigates real estate, intellectual property, and complex commercial lawsuits in the San Francisco Bay Area courts.
Safeguarding the Future of Your Business
Everyone loves a fighter. But the dirty little secret is that the most effective lawyers are not the red-faced, hot-heads we see on TV. The best lawyers are persuaders who know how to tell their clients’ stories to the judge and to the jury. In real life, heat doesn’t win the day. Stories do.
Running a business in San Francisco requires unyielding focus. Sometimes, that means speed and sometimes that means taking risk. But not all risks pay off. Some have unexpected consequences. When risks turn bad, our job is to solve our clients’ problems.
As commercial litigation attorneys, we develop strategies to maximize favorable outcomes seeking a pathway that presents minimal costs. We do not see our job simply as an opportunity to fight because we believe in bloody knuckles. Rather, our job is to protect our clients and make their problems go away. Sometimes that means standing firm. Sometimes that means finding common ground. Sometimes that means something in-between. It always means having a strategic vision for the end-game.
Whether you run into issues involving breach of contract, partnership, copyright or trademark, breach of fiduciary duty, or employment discrimination, you need experienced litigation attorneys at your side.
Business litigation is our only focus. To schedule a free, 30-minute consultation with our San Mateo office, fill out the form below or give us a call. We proudly serve the entire Bay area, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Rafael, and beyond.
Lots of things can go wrong with real estate. Our San Francisco, California attorneys have extensive experience helping clients through landlord-tenant and neighbor disputes, property sales gone bad, agent malpractice, lease fraud, zoning disputes, and much more. We stand up for our clients’ rights as business owners, homeowners, and renters.
California's employment law changes very quickly. In our backyard, Silicon Valley, one of the hottest areas in the employment law is discrimination based on sex, gender, national origin, religion, sexuality, race, or age.
A series of recent high profile sexual harassment cases have signaled a change in jurors' attitudes around these issues, changing employers’ liability exposure.
Also of note for 2020, the California Legislature has rewritten the laws that affect contract workers and employers that treat their employees as if they were contractors. Our firm is on the cutting edge of this issue, having litigated “misclassification matters,” as they are called, since 2014.