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Success Stories and Testimonials

Our skilled guidance and relentless pursuit of justice have led to remarkable outcomes for our clients. From securing landmark appellate victories to navigating intricate litigation challenges, our clients' success stories stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to their legal interests.
During the initial in-person consultation, Tim listened carefully to the complicated contract details and outlined additional information he would need to approach the other party to demand performance on the contract. He outlined a step-by-step approach which he confirmed in the engagement letter for his services. Further matters, confirming facts, research, etc., were conducted entirely by email for the convenience of the client. The result was that the other party immediately chose to perform and further litigation was avoided! That's a great attorney! So we trusted him with a small matter and believe we will again call on him and his firm for more excellent service!"
After a devastating loss at trial, I decided to hire an appellate specialist for a fresh approach. Tim meticulously researched our case, which turned on the opposing CPA expert’s cleverly manipulated accounting. Tim anticipated the opposing arguments, exposed the expert’s sleight of hand, and persuaded the Court of Appeal to reverse the judgment against me."
Dave Chamberlain, Client
I hired Tim Kowal for a landlord/tenant issue. He was very honest, helpful and actually cared about my case. I was a bit reluctant to hire him at first since most attorneys I have dealt with do not seem to really care about your case unless there is a huge profit for them. Tim was very diligent, professional and followed through on what he said he would do. If you want a lawyer with integrity you should hire Tim Kowal."
I did not get justice at my trial after I was taken advantage of by a lender. I think the judge made up his mind whom he wanted to believe. When Tim took my case up on appeal, he focused the case on the contract. The appeal saved my retirement."
Susan Peterson, Client
I worked with Tim on an appeal after a five-week jury trial – and over a year of post-trial motions – resulted in a multi-million dollar judgment against our client. Tim listened to my ideas and the client’s ideas, and worked cooperatively with us to develop the appellate strategy that won our appeal."
Greg Page, Trial Attorney
After a bad result from our judge, we did not immediately appeal the judgment. Instead, Tim filed several motions bringing the various defects in the ruling to the judge’s attention. We then appealed. The judgment was reversed because of Tim’s efforts in the trial court highlighting its defects."
William Dohr, Client

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."

— Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"At common law, barratry was 'the offense of frequently exciting and stirring up suits and quarrels' (4 Blackstone, Commentaries 134) and was punished as a misdemeanor."

Rubin v. Green (1993) 4 Cal.4th 1187

"A judge is a law student who grades his own papers."

— H.L. Mencken

“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?”

— James Madison, Federalist 62

"Counsel on the firing line in an actual trial must be prepared for surprises, including requests for amendments of pleading. They cannot ask that a judgment afterwards obtained be set aside merely because their equilibrium was slightly disturbed by an unexpected motion."

Posz v. Burchell (1962) 209 Cal.App.2d 324, 334

"It may be that the court is thought to be excessively legalistic. I should be sorry to think that it is anything else."

— Hon. Sir Owen Dixon, Chief Justice of Australia

"Upon putting laws into writing, they became even harder to change than before, and a hundred legal fictions rose to reconcile them with reality."

— Will Durant

"God made the angels to show Him splendor, … Man He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of his mind."

— Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons

Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty, but judge your fellow men justly.


"Moot points have to be settled somehow, once they get thrust upon us. If an assertion cannot be proved, then it must be settled some other way, and nearly all of these ways are unfair to somebody."

—T.H. White, The Once and Future King

"So far as the beginnings of law had theories, the first theory of liability was in terms of a duty to buy off the vengeance of him to whom an injury had been done whether by oneself or by something in one's power. The idea is put strikingly in the Anglo-Saxon legal proverb, 'Buy spear from side or bear it,' that is, buy off the feud or fight it out."

— Roscoe Pound, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

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