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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 Trial Team Named California Attorneys of the Year! Bartko attorneys Ben Riley, Sony Barari, Rob Bunzel, and Gabriella Wilkins were named 2022 California Attorneys of the Year, following their complete trial victory in the Robert A. Naify Trust case. The petitioner in that case claimed that her step-father, Robert Naify, promised to leave her […]


Bartko Scores Huge Defense Jury Verdict in $411 Million Sutter Health Antitrust Class Action March 11, 2022: After a 5-week jury trial in the Northern District of California, Case No. 3:12-cv-04854-LB, the nine member jury returned a verdict on Friday, March 11 in favor of our client Sutter Health, finding that Sutter did not tie […]


Five Bartko Zankel Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List February 2022 Bartko Zankel is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2022 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 […]