Who We Are

Aggressive. Efficient. Focused. We have big firm credentials and experience. We are Super Lawyers & Rising Stars. We try cases. And we win.

What We Do

Creative, dynamic, risk-takers. Whether we are mounting an attack for high-end contingency fee plaintiffs or battling our adversaries on behalf of defendants; whether we are in state or federal court; whether we are in California or other venues; whether we are in front of a jury, judge, or panel of arbitrators: AGZ plays to win.

Retain Our Team

We offer an attractive alternative to ever-escalating hourly fee options at larger firms. We are lean and efficient. We regularly take high-end cases on full or mixed contingent arrangements, as well as hourly rates that compare favorably to our peers' rates. If a client has a valuable claim but cannot invest the capital necessary to prosecute the claim at hourly rates, we regularly share the risk and the reward with that client.

Affeld Grivakes LLP
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2460
Los Angeles, California 90067

Telephone (310) 979-8700

Facsimile (310) 979-8701



What We've Done

  • Obtained $3.2 million judgment, which was affirmed on appeal, for plaintiffs in the trial of a breach of contract case for the delivery of stock in a publicly traded company.
  • Obtained $6.65 million settlement, more than three times the policy limit, against insurer of residential property.
  • Obtained verdict at trial for partners on claims against third partner for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and obtained an expulsion of the defendant from the partnership. Obtained complete victory on defendant's cross-claims.
  • Obtained complete defense verdict at trial on behalf of client who was sued by public adjustor seeking a percentage of her recovery from insurance company
  • Obtained judgment after trial of 100% ownership of a multi-million dollar business free and clear from a former two-thirds partner.
  • Obtained efficient settlement of insurance claim for perishable goods for $1.5 million.
  • Obtained complete defense verdict at trial on behalf of client who was sued by plaintiff public adjustor seeking $1.3 million and obtained punitive award against the plaintiff.
  • Obtained judgment after trial of $1.78 million in a commercial dispute.
  • Obtained settlement of $900,000 for property damage claim.
  • After trial, obtained sole ownership of family business and other assets valued at approximately $2.2 million.
  • Obtained judgment after trial in a commercial and military aircraft parts case of $975,000, affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtained defense judgment after trial on a claim against client for $1.2 million in an antique consignment case.
  • Appointed special litigation counsel in largest public company Utah bankruptcy to handle multiple adversary proceedings. Litigation was settled before trial permitting re-capitalization of debtor by private equity firm and emergence from Chapter 11.
  • Secured a $26 million settlement representing a policyholder in a property insurance dispute over $24 million in property damage.
  • Obtained emergency stay of execution of writ of possession on Beverly Hills estate.
  • Obtained favorable result in defense of $30 million RICO case.
  • Obtained in excess of $3 million from an insurance company on behalf of a lender that previously had been unsuccessful obtaining any payment for several years prior to AGZ’s involvement.
  • Obtained $16,839,787 judgment in favor of developers and against two insurance carriers after arbitration of an insurance coverage dispute on behalf of a mixed-use development project in Oakland, California.