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BartkoZankel, established 40 years ago, is a top 20 boutique law firm specializing in national and international complex litigation and investigations, as well as real estate and franchising transactions. We are a 40‑lawyer firm dedicated to the strategic cutting-edge representation of our clients in California, nationally and internationally.


BZBM Selected as Top 20 Boutique Law Firm by The Daily Journal


Bartko Secures Major Victory In Kalamas v. John Muir Health November 9, 2022:  Luzann Fernandez, Patrick Ryan, Chad DeVeaux, Kerry Duffy, and Lisa Ferguson secured a major victory in Kalamas v. John Muir Health.  The Bartko team filed an anti-SLAPP motion seeking to strike substantial portions of the plaintiff-doctor’s 800-plus-page Complaint against our clients John […]


Five Bartko Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List November 2022 Bartko is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was […]


Ben Riley Selected as Top 100 California Lawyer September 2022 The Daily Journal has selected Ben Riley as one of the Top 100 California Lawyers for 2022.  The citation recognizes the work by Ben and the Bartko trial team in three Robert Naify trust cases, where a step-daughter seeks hundreds of millions of dollars.  The […]