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Cyrus Chen


Cyrus is a civil litigator with experience in a wide range of practice areas, including financial services litigation, business litigation, construction disputes, eminent domain, contract claims, real estate litigation, trade secrets, trademark infringement, shareholder disputes and defense of public entities. In 2010 and 2012 he was named a “Southern California Rising Star” in the area of civil litigation, a distinction conferred upon no more than 2.5% of California attorneys. Southern California Rising Stars, published annually in Los Angeles Magazine, recognizes up-and-coming young attorneys who are no more than 40 years old and have been practicing for no more than 10 years.

  • Served as second chair defending a chemical distributor in an environmental contamination case in City of Pomona v. Faull, USDC, Case No. CV-05-2353-RJK, in which a complete defense judgment was obtained.
  • Represented one of Southern California’s largest general contractor in complex construction disputes involving resorts and commercial developments.
  • Represented contractors in all aspects of construction claims and litigation on both public and private projects involving universities, commercial buildings, elementary schools and residential developments.
  • Represented a public entity in an indemnity action to recover more than $100 million for the taking of land used to construct a major freeway and storm drain project.
  • Represented a public entity to recover more than $25 million against several other public entities for inverse condemnation, nuisance and dangerous condition involving the taking of property used for a flood control project.
  • Represented a clothing manufacturer in lawsuits involving trademark infringement and enforcement against online retailers selling knockoff products.
  • Represented minority shareholders in dispute with majority shareholders regarding violation of minority shareholder rights and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Represented private operator of health care facilities involving trade secret violations and protection of client lists.
  • Represented third party administrator for an insurance pool involving breach of contract claims made by brokers regarding bonus compensation.
  • Represented restaurant in lease dispute against property management company.
  • Appellate experience resulting in the published opinion of State of California ex rel. Dockstader v. Hamby, 162 Cal. App. 4th 480 (2008). 

  • Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star, 2010 and 2012