Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP has been called one of Los Angeles’ top trial boutiques. And for good reason.


We focus on results, not billable hours. We’re proud of our victories during the past 25 years — and about having the chance to deliver for you.

Won summary judgment on fraud claim in Southern District of New York, limiting plaintiffs to one day trial. (Raymond Weil, Inc. v. Charlize Theron)

Won $15 million jury verdict. (Outdoor Media Group, Inc. v. Fisher & Associates)

Prevailed on Ninth Circuit appeal of $1.3 million verdict. (Hawthorne Savings, F.S.B. v. Reliance Insurance Group of Illinois)

Won defense verdict after 32 day trial; judgment affirmed on appeal. (Virtual Media, Inc. v. Regency Outdoor Advertising, Inc.)

Obtained $3 million judgment in software counterfeit case. (Symantec Corp. v. James Reno, Sam Jain)

Won $17+ million unanimous jury verdict with $15 million in punitive damages after six week jury trial. (Dallen Trealoff v. Forest River, Inc/Forest River Inc. v. Eclipse Recreational Vehicles, Inc.)

Won $5.1 million verdict after two-week jury trial. (Muranaka Farm v. Cesar Arechiga)

Won $900,000 verdict after one-week jury trial. (Monroe v. Taylor)

Won summary judgment in United States District Court establishing insurance coverage for client. (Outdoor Media Group, Inc. v. Unigard)

Won summary judgment in unfair competition case, and successfully defended ruling on appeal. (Embroidery v. Guess?, Inc.)

Just last year, we won a two-week jury trial for a group of doctors who were sued by people who claimed to be early investors in a health-care cooperative. The

plaintiffs sued for $___ million and had nothing to lose. Our clients, the defendants, had everything to lose. Settling wasn’t an option. We dismantled the plaintiffs’ case on cross-examination and the jury came back in our favor, after only an hour of deliberations. 

The previous year, we tried a case for the LA Unified School District when it was accused of negligently supervising a teacher. The LAUSD regularly loses cases at trial, and it has paid out millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements during recent years. This time it hired us–and, again, the jury came back in our favor after just an hour of deliberations.  

And in 2016 we won a highly publicized trial for NBA star Derrick Rose.  

We also regularly win cases before trial. During the past few years, we obtained summary judgment for defendants accused of, among other things, defrauding the purchasers of a multi-family real estate complex and ______ [Eric — others?].  

This is just a small sample of our results. The best way to learn more about us is to [LINK: contact us].

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