LTL is a powerhouse diverse business trial and litigation firm. Our 35+ attorneys are dedicated solely to litigation, trials and arbitration in three key practice areas: intellectual property, complex commercial, and class actions. We have recovered over $300 million and obtained complete defense verdicts in bet-the-company cases. We know that choosing an attorney for your case is an important decision and we also recognize that you have many choices. You want the confidence of knowing that the attorneys you hire will ensure you get the best results possible. We are such attorneys. We are not only a “safe” choice, but we are your top choice for your most complex and high-stakes matters.
LTL Partner Enoch Liang Named to List of Best Lawyers in America©
– U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Named as Elite Boutique Trailblazer
– The National Law Journal, 2017
Selected to BTI Brand Elite list 2017
– BTI Consulting, March 2017
Named as one of Top Law Firms in Los Angeles
– Los Angeles Business Journal, March 2017
“LTL Attorneys built a litigation boutique by coupling high-end work and competitive pricing.”
– Daily Journal, December 20, 2016
Named Most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, California
– Corporate America Magazine
Named 2016 Law Firm of the Year – Civil Law – USA
– Lawyer Monthly Magazine
LTL Partner Enoch Liang Recognized as Trademark Litigation Expert (2016)
– World Trademark Review
LTL Partner James M. Lee Named 2016 Civil Law Lawyer of the Year
– Finance Monthly, Global Awards
Named as One of Best Firms at Developing and Implementing Alternative Fee Arrangements
– BTI Consulting, “BTI State of Alternative Fee Arrangements, 2016”
Selected to 2016 Client Service A-Team
– BTI Consulting
Named as one of the busiest patent practices in the United States for the first half of 2015 (Patent litigation defense list)
Named 2015 APA Law Firm of the Year
– National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Named as one of Top Litigation Firms by Law School Pedigree (Top 50 in US, 2015)
– Above the Law
Named to 2014 Litigation Boutiques Hot List (One of ten firms nationally)
– National Law Journal
Awarded 2013 Client Service Award
– California Minority Counsel Program
“LTL has served Chrysler in several commercial disputes and their responsiveness, approach and efficiency are impressive.”
– Chris Zammit / Senior Counsel, Chrysler Group
“[LTL] has worked on many patent cases for VIZIO including several on-going matters. They are a dependable team and very cost effective. ”
“They are responsive to our needs, creative in their approach to our cases, and always willing to collaboratively solve our problems.”
“You have been an inspiration to us all in the fight against patent trolls!”
– Jerry Huang / Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, VIZIO, Inc.
“The attorneys at Lee Tran & Liang LLP are top quality trial attorneys, able to provide big firm strategic advice and case handling with an eye towards efficiency and affordability. They recognize the business side of their legal matters, ensuring that a legal victory doesn’t come at the expense of their client’s economic interests.”
– Mark Goldzweig / Executive Director & Associate General Counsel, Kia Motors America
“We engaged LTL on contract/commercial disputes, which they resolved successfully. But in particular, they did so with utmost efficiency–something that we know is a result of experience and creative lawyering–which we value tremendously at Live Nation.”
– Richard Patti / Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Live Nation Entertainment
“For a number of years, Southern California Edison (“SCE”) often operated under the belief that the retention of the large, well-known law firms was necessary to receive top-tier legal representation. Having worked with Lee Tran Liang & Wang (“LTLW”) for almost five years, we now understand that smaller firms can provide equally effective representation. It is now well known in our Law Department that the LTLW attorneys and staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and very responsive. They have also been agreeable to negotiating flexible and reasonable fee structures, something that is highly valued by our management team. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with this firm.”
– Leon Bass, Jr. / Director and Managing Attorney, Commercial Litigation, Southern California Edison Company
“…effective and talented and ambitious.”
– John B. Quinn, Founding Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
“LTL is one of our trusted litigation counsel handling many of our patent and commercial disputes. What sets them apart is their keen understanding of our business and legal objectives in each case, coupled with their out-of-the-box thinking in all aspects of representation. I look forward to working with LTL for many years to come.”
– Anh-Thu Pham / Corporate Counsel, Microsemi Corporation
“We continue to expand and defend our IP all over the world. LTL’s expertise is critical to our company’s success…We consider them a crucial, trusted business partner that cost effectively does an exceptional job.”
– Michael Don / Senior Vice President, Product Development, Pinkberry
“LTLW is our go-to counsel for litigation and day-to-day advice. LTLW understands and appreciates our business objectives whether in a litigation or business context. The firm’s experienced trial team provides result-oriented services in a very cost-effective manner. The attorneys at LTLW also have the depth of knowledge, expertise and practical experience in guiding us through the ever changing regulatory environment.”
– Christine Chong / Senior Vice President, American Golf Corporation
“Different cases are different shapes and sizes, and you need to find the right lawyers for those particular jobs. In the case of Lee Tran & Liang . . ., I have a lot of . . . cases around half a million dollars or around a million dollars in potential damages that I just don’t think are economical to bring to the larger firms. They’re a young, hungry firm, a spin-out of a very good Los Angeles firm. They were willing to do things based on contingency. They are flexible about working with me to find a way to manage expenses and matching expenses with revenue. . . . ”
– Thomas McKeever / General Counsel, Actuate Corporation
“[I would like to thank] Lee Tran & Liang for outstanding, tenacious and cost effective work, which is very rare in the current legal environment where outside counsel bills are out of sight… I would love to work with tenacious litigators like you again.”
– Carl Khalil / In-House Counsel, Liberty Tax Services
Having retained LTL for multiple intellectual property litigations, I’ve benefited from LTL’s excellent representation, both in the defensive and assertive contexts. With LTL, I know I will have not only a strident advocate in the courtroom but also a business partner in the board room, where strategy and budgets are often subjected to rigorous scrutiny.
In house attorneys must be ready to address a variety of legal matters as they arise, especially for a global enterprise. I’m continually impressed by LTL’s competency across a range of topics, which gives them the flexibility to provide valuable counsel across a range of commercial matters, whether on a bet the business case or a more localized matter.
Experience, Efficiency, and Results. Those words describe my belief in LTL’s work. I would not hesitate to call on them again for my next challenging matter.
– Martin Nguyen / General Counsel, BRG Sports (Formerly Easton-Bell Sports)
“…one of the finest trial lawyers I’ve faced, and I’ve faced some of the best in the country.”
– Wayne Gross / Former Head, US Attorney’s Office, Santa Ana Branch
“Counsel for Dr. Yao [LTL partner James Lee] brought to bear the necessary skill and attention required to prevail against a worthy adversary.”
– Judge John Leo Wagner (Ret.) Arbitration Decision in Yao v. Network Medical Management Inc.
We Are Sophisticated Lawyers
Our attorneys have excellent backgrounds matching those of any top firm in the country. Our attorneys have worked at prestigious international firms such as Quinn Emanuel, Lovells, Morgan Lewis, Mannatt Phelps, Paul Hastings, Sheppard Mullin, and Perkins Coie. Our attorneys are graduates of top law schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Michigan, and Virginia. We have been recognized by our peers and leading legal publications as among the “Best Lawyers Under 40 in America,” “Top 20 Under 40 in California,” and Southern California’s “Super Lawyers Rising Stars.” We are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
We Are Trial Lawyers
It is no secret that most business lawyers have limited, if any, trial experience. Not us. Our attorneys have tried or arbitrated bet-the-company cases. Because of our trial experience and success, we are often hired by clients on the eve of trial. This also enables us to get better settlements because opposing counsels know that we are not afraid to go to trial. In fact, the former head of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Orange County referred to us as “one of the finest trial lawyers I’ve faced, and I’ve faced some of the best in the country.”
We Have A Proven Track Record
Our attorneys have successfully represented entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 clients. We have tried (and won) more trials, arbitrations and appeals than most firms many times larger. Our results speak for themselves.
We Offer Creative Fee Options
No two cases are the same, and no two clients are alike. That is why we offer a number of creative fee options to accommodate the varying types of cases and clients we serve. For example, we often handle what we call “5-to-50” cases ($5 million to $50 million) on contingency. We only get paid if you win. For straight billable matters, our rates are typically 30%-40% lower than those charged by comparable attorneys at larger firms. Furthermore, we can customize any fee arrangement that makes sense for a particular matter, including fixed fees, caps, hybrid, etc.
We Are Your Business Partners
Not all attorneys are created equal. Some are great for some cases, but not right for others. As such, we ensure that the right team is dedicated to your case. All phone calls or emails are returned promptly. We will provide you with regular updates, as well as candid assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Simply put, we treat our clients as long-term business partners.
We Are Minority Owned
LTL is one of the country’s largest minority and woman owned litigation boutiques. We are a certified minority-owned law firm. We are certified by the National Minority Business Development Council (NMBDSC), and the California Public Utilities Commission Supplier Clearinghouse. We are members of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) and the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP). We received the 2013 Minority-Owned Law Firm Client Service Award, awarded by the CMCP.
We Are Community Leaders
We are active members of our respective communities, and have donated substantial time to and/or assumed leadership positions in various non-profit organizations. We serve on boards of non-profits, and volunteer our time with local community agencies and other organizations. Other firm attorneys worked on high-profile pro bono cases, traveled to refugee camps in Southeast Asia to provide legal advice, co-chaired the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, taught martial arts to underprivileged children, taught legal issues to spanish-only speaking immigrants, organized national volleyball tournaments for at-risk youth, and assisted victims of domestic violence.