Business Trial Lawyers

We are fierce and devoted advocates for our clients.

Jay Spillane

GHASSAN DIBAmerican Computers & Engineers
Our company hired Jay shortly before trial to present our claim for stolen computer equipment.  Due to his skillful presentation, we were awarded every penny we sought and our attorneys’ fees.  Jay pressed judgment enforcement and we collected every penny.  Jay is sharp, tenacious, confident and has all the qualities we needed to have our day in court.
KEN KILROY, Former PresidentMarvin Davis Companies
When the late Forbes 400 oil man and Hollywood mogul Marvin Davis died, I was confronted with multi-million dollar claims by a family member and refusals to honor my employment contract. Jay Spillane faced down a half dozen of the largest law firms in the country. He obtained dismissal of the claims against me and also secured my contract rights. He literally saved my family from financial ruin.
BRIAN CORBELL ChairmanCoastal States Management Corporation
I was involved in high stakes litigation in state and bankruptcy courts involving ownership of hotels throughout the nation. I turned to Jay Spillane. Jay skillfully and aggressively represented our interests, which helped us achieve great results.
Our company, an Internet service provider, was faced with bet-the-company federal claims of secondary liability for alleged infringements on client websites. Jay Spillane obtained dismissal of the claims and affirmance of the dismissal before the court of appeal. The decision Jay obtained protects our company to this day.
MICHAEL BARNESBarnes Law Firm P.C., Variety Dealmaker of the Year 2010
My clients and I use Jay Spillane’s firm for complicated entertainment industry cases. Jay understands the industry and is a smart and aggressive advocate.
JOSI KONSKI PresidentAstrablu Media, Inc.
Jay Spillane handled four of our motion picture cases with extreme mastery of the facts, industry custom and the law. We give Jay’s firm our highest recommendation.
DAVID GOLUBCHIK PartnerLevene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P
Our firm focuses on business reorganization and bankruptcy. When complex trial issues arise in or outside of bankruptcy court, I know I can rely on Jay and Spillane Trial Group to jump in and provide the highest level of representation for our clients. Jay understands the ins and outs of trial advocacy and how to achieve results for clients in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Our investment holding companies were faced with a series of unjustified claims by well-heeled adversaries represented by a national firm. Jay and Spillane Trial Group obtained an unbroken series of wins in bankruptcy, arbitration and state court that enabled us to reach a favorable resolution. Jay Spillane can take on the toughest cases against the biggest firms.
BOB LEVINSONLevinson Arshonsky Kurtz
We needed to bring in separate trial counsel for a related party where we were defending a high stakes elder abuse and fraud case. We turned to Jay Spillane. His forceful advocacy and mastery of the courtroom helped us obtain an 11-1 jury verdict in favor of our clients on all counts. I would recommend Jay to anyone looking for experienced and effective counsel in bet-the-company litigation.
CORRY HONG, ChairmanUnicom Systems, Inc.
UNICOM, a global mainframe software company, has used Jay Spillane for hard-fought licensing and infringement cases against Fortune 500 corporations. Jay was able to explain technical computing and licensing issues to the judge and jury in compelling and understandable terms. We highly recommend Jay’s firm for tough and complex cases.

We try business cases for entrepreneurs faced with bet the company litigation

We are not merely litigators.
We are business trial lawyers.

We win for plaintiffs.
We win for the defense.

We handle cases from inception.
We also appear at the eleventh hour for trial.

We win for plaintiffs.

Kilroy v. Smith Worley

$3 million arbitration award
Claim for investment banking fee

American Computers v. Martin Brinkerhoff Associates

$1.2 million court judgment
Claim for leased computer equipment

California Farms Investors v. Roberts

$850,000 court judgment
Securities fraud

UNICOM Systems, Inc. v. Farmers Group

$880,000 jury verdict
Copyright infringement, fraud

We win for the defense.

Howard v. Howard

Defense jury verdict
Financial elder abuse

Leroy v. Restful Group

Defense arbitration award
Securities fraud

Lew Wasserman v. Robert Redford

Defense court judgment
Breach of contract


We are experienced in trying cases involving:



Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property





Real Estate

Real Estate

Bankruptcy Disputes

Bankruptcy Disputes



Directors & Officers Liability

Directors and Officers

Family Wealth

Family Wealth

company control

Company Control


Entertainment and Sports

Beijing Galloping Horse
Robert Redford
Harold Ramis
Astrablu Media
Alchemy Filmworks
Kent Steffes
Kelly Slater
Seven Star Pictures
Seraphim Films
Allen Watson
Sleepless In Seattle LLC

Real Estate

Mahaco Investors
Colony Holdings
Sundance Development
Covi Concrete

Manufacturing/ Distribution

YCI Inc.

Radio / Music

Doyle Rose
Ken Roberts
The Sweet

Technology and NEW Media

Geneyx Genomics, Ltd.
UNICOM Systems, Inc.
Henry Samueli/Henry Nicholas
Net Management Services
M80 Interactive
Agile Media Partners
LeisureLink Inc.
UNX Inc.
American Computers & Engineers


Cedar Lane Asset Management
Ken Kilroy (Marvin Davis Companies)
Renaissance Capital Group
Isosceles Capital
Restful Groups

Public Entities

Los Angeles Unified School District
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach