Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been named Tier One in the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for the Orange County metropolitan area for the third year in a row.  For 2017, the firm received Tier One rankings in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Litigation – Real Estate. The firm also was recognized for its excellence in Banking & Finance Litigation.

“All of us at Umberg Zipser are proud to again receive this recognition for the firm based on client and peer feedback,” said co-founding partner Tom Umberg.  “When we started the firm three years ago, we were determined to maintain the highest standards of client service and legal work,” said co-founding partner Dean Zipser.  “It’s great to see the firm and our lawyers recognized for professional excellence in the context of honors like this one.”

One client contributed the following to Best Lawyers in evaluating the firm, “Although my case is a small one compared to other cases this firm handles, I am treated as though I am their most important client. Every email receives a quick and thorough response; every question is answered with relevant and helpful information. The firm of Umberg Zipser exemplifies courtesy, professionalism, and efficiency.”

Another client noted that he was “universally impressed” with his U/Z lawyers’ “responsiveness, keen insight, unwavering courtesy, candor, unassailable honesty, and unimpeachable integrity” concluding that he “would not hesitate for one moment to retain Umberg Zipser and any of its attorneys to represent [the client] in any financial litigation.”

This latest announcement continues several years of recognition from Best Lawyers.  Earlier this year partners Carole Reagan, Thomas Umberg and Dean Zipser were once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017, and Zipser was named 2017 Orange County Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Litigation.  Reagan was selected in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property and has been on the “Best Lawyers” list since 2013.  Umberg was selected for Commercial Litigation and has been on the list since 2008.  Zipser, who was first named to Best Lawyers in 2008, was selected for five categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Litigation – Real Estate. (Zipser previously was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Orange County Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation.)

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.  For more information visit

November 1, 2016 󰀄