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Bartko, established 45 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 45+ lawyer firm dedicated to the strategic cutting-edge representation of our clients in California, nationally and internationally.


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


Bartko Ranked Top Litigation Boutique November 1, 2023 The firm is proud to be recognized in the November 1, 2023 Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the “Top Boutiques” in California.  In the article, Patrick M. Ryan is quoted as saying: “We thrive on representing both plaintiffs and […]


Bartko Wins Top Defense Verdict February 21, 2024 San Francisco, CA — The Bartko trial team from the In Re Francesca Naify case received a Daily Journal award as one of California’s top five defense verdicts in 2023, and the top trust and estate case verdict.  Ben Riley, Rob Bunzel, and Sony Barari tried the […]


Bartko Wins Massive $845 Million Trade Secret Verdict for ASML February 19, 2020 – Bartko scored the highest Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets victory in California in 2019 and was ranked Number 2 overall in the California Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts (PDF) by Dollar in California for 2019. In May of 2019, Bartko secured an […]