About Us

A better approach to business litigation.

There Is a Better Way.

We offer straightforward legal advice and craft efficient, practical and effective solutions to ensure our litigation strategy is consistent with our clients’ business objectives.

A better approach to business litigation

Ogloza Fortney + Friedman LLP is a partnership of former big firm attorneys who believe there is a better way. We provide clients the benefit of deep big firm experience combined with a small firm ethos that emphasizes an efficient, goal-oriented approach to business litigation. We shun off-the-shelf solutions. Rather, we tailor our services to each of our client’s specific goals. And because of our smaller size, our rates do not need to cover significant overhead.  We also can offer alternative fee arrangements and highly flexible staffing that better aligns our interests with our clients. Our broad network of relationships with other premier law firms, both large and small, litigation boutiques and solo practitioners across the Bay Area and throughout the United States allows us to scale quickly to handle any size legal matter.

A proven track record in high-stakes cases

In over 25 years of practice at one of the nation’s premier law firms, we have represented Fortune 100 companies, including market leaders in energy, healthcare and financial services, as well as start-up technology firms, officers, directors and entrepreneurs, in a wide variety of business disputes and civil appeals. As defense counsel, we have favorably resolved claims seeking billions of dollars in damages under breach of contract, consumer class, securities, trade secret, unfair competition and other business tort theories of liability against some of the most prominent plaintiffs’ lawyers and law firms in the United States. As counsel for corporate plaintiffs, we have helped secure over $100 million in judgments and awards, principally in contract disputes and insurance recovery claims.

Our proven track record has continued at Ogloza Fortney + Friedman.  Since founding the firm in 2013, the firm has achieved significant successes on behalf of clients of all sizes—public companies, large privately-held healthcare companies, technology and manufacturing companies, distributors, partnerships, officers and directors, and other executives and high net-worth individuals.  We’ve recovered significant judgments and awards for our clients and successfully defended and resolved claims asserted against our clients.

A goal-oriented approach to client needs

Ogloza Fortney + Friedman was started with the belief that business litigation often lacks a goal-focused approach designed to maximize client value. We understand that sound legal counsel extends beyond issue-spotting and pre-packaged litigation strategies.  We offer straightforward legal advice.  We start by identifying our clients’ goals, anticipating possible adverse developments, and craft effective solutions as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Our business model is designed to ensure efficient results and prevent litigation costs from spiraling out of control.  Our billing rates are competitive and do not need to cover significant overhead associated with large firms.  Depending on the matter, we also may be able to offer alternative fee arrangements that reflect “pay for performance” principles, including contingency, hybrid and flat-fee structures. 

Let Ogloza Fortney + Friedman LLP change your view of business litigation.