Lawrence Bartels LLP

Lawrence Bartels LLP

We are a litigation and transactional boutique specializing in high-end commercial litigation and business disputes throughout California.

Firm Overview

Our lawyers collectively have nearly 50 years' experience handling complex litigation. Our philosophy is that smart people can try almost any case. Our lawyers have experience handling a broad variety of business litigation involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, usurpation of corporate opportunities, unfair competition, false advertising, securities violations, copyright and trademark infringement, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment.

Areas of Law
-Employment Law
-Securities Litigation
-Corporate Litigation
-Business Litigation
-Trademark Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Banking Litigation
-Internal Investigations
-Government Investigations

We offer a free initial consultation, credit cards are accepted, and we have fixed hourly rates. Call our experts today 949-346-4646.

Main Office

Main Office
7700 Irvine Center Drive, Ste 800
Irvine CA 92618


(949) 346-4646

Robert S. Lawrence, Senior Partner

Lawrence Bartels LLP

Mr. Lawrence has been licensed for 19 years and is Martindale AV Preeminent Rated, ranked as one of Orange County's top attorneys in litigation (Los Angeles Magazine 2019) and intellectual property (OC Register Metro 2014), and has been named to the 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers lists as a Top Rated Attorney.

Mr. Lawrence's practice ranges from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. He represents clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering. He also has extensive experience in commercial mediation and arbitration.

To contact Mr. Lawrence call 949-346-4646 today.

David Bartels, Senior Partner

Lawrence Bartels LLP

David T. Bartles has been licensed for 19 years and is an experienced business attorney, representing businesses, and their officers and directors, in government enforcement actions, class actions and complex commercial litigation, as well as transactional and regulatory issues.

He has been involved with numerous internal investigations in connection with securities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antitrust issues for clients in the technology, healthcare, automotive and financial sectors. In addition, Mr. Bartels has advised political action committees, business entities, and campaign committees on campaign finance, ethics and election law issues.

Areas of Law
-Civil and Commercial Litigation
-Government Enforcement Actions
-Securities Enforcement Actions
-Transactional and Regulatory Issues

To contact Mr. Bartels call 949-346-4646 or email him at