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Exceptional client service . . . delivered efficiently

Umberg Zipser LLP is a premier business litigation boutique.  Drawing on decades of experience in some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, as well as national and state government service, Umberg Zipser provides clients with unparalleled legal services.

The firm’s lawyers are recognized as among the very best in their practice areas.  They are consistently named as Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®.  This year, for example, founding partner Dean Zipser was named by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation in Orange County.

We pursue our clients’ objectives strategically and with maximum efficiency and flexibility across a wide array of practice areas, including intellectual property, class actions, unfair competition, environmental, real estate, and other complex business litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense.



UZ’s Garner Featured as an OCBA Secretarial Candidate by OC Lawyer

U/Z partner Scott Garner is on the cover of the September issue of OC Lawyer

September 7, 2016 󰀄
Toshiba America GC Harshman Interviewed for OC Lawyer

The September issue of OC Lawyer includes an interview by Dean Zipser of long-time client

September 6, 2016 󰀄
U/Z Lawyers Again Named as “Best Lawyers,” Including Orange County Lawyer of the Year

Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that partners Carole Reagan, Thomas Umberg and Dean Zipser have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017, and that Dean has been named 2017 Orange County Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Litigation.

August 19, 2016 󰀄
U/Z’s Scott Garner is Candidate for OCBA Secretary

“ScottThe Orange County Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has chosen Umberg Zipser partner Scott Garner to be a candidate for OCBA Secretary in the election that opens September 6. Scott looks to continue his long service to lawyers, which includes representing them in litigation, counseling them on ethics issues, and giving his time and energy to local and statewide bars. If victorious, Scott will become OCBA President in 2020. You may read more about Scott’s candidacy, including his list of endorsements, at www.scottgarner4secretary.com.

August 18, 2016 󰀄
U/Z’s Garner Comments on Proposed Professional Conduct Rules

The California State Bar Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct is developing a new set of proposed rules to replace the current rules which have been in effect since 1987. U/Z’s Dean Zipser serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Commission. At its June 23, 2016 meeting, the California State Bar’s Board of Governors authorized a 90-day public comment period on sixty-eight proposed new and amended rules prepared by the Commission as an initial report and recommendation for comprehensive revisions. U/Z partner Scott Garner, who focuses his practice on professional liability disputes and legal ethics counseling, was quoted extensively in a recent Bloomberg BNA article about the proposed rules, “Cal rules redo marries borrowed rules with old and new”, July 13, 2016.

August 9, 2016 󰀄

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