Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff is one of the nation’s premier law firms located in Orange County emphasizing in high-stakes intellectual property, complex business and real estate litigation. As a top corporate litigation law firm With a growing bench of nationally-recognized attorneys, we provide exceptional legal and trial experience. We focus our practice in litigation and patent law.
Thomas Whitelaw is known for winning high-stakes litigation–whether it’s a $102 million settlement for a real estate owner, a $33 million judgment for a shopping center operator, or a multi-million dollar settlement in a patent suit for a global entertainment giant. We deliver extraordinary results.
From multinational leaders to mid-sized pioneers, clients come to us for creative litigation strategies and in-court experience. But equally as important, they come to us for the extraordinary value our boutique firm offers. With a breakthrough model for providing legal services, Thomas Whitelaw offers the combination of personal attention from “inner circle” A-list lawyers and alternative billing arrangements designed to align our clients’ and our firm’s interests. We do this by providing clients an array of billing choices including project fees, fixed fees, success fees, highly competitive hourly rates, or other alternative billing arrangements. In addition, we work to keep expenses low and teams appropriately staffed for each matter.
Contact Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff LLP today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
A general counsel of a large client recently commented, “You all put more into than just doing your jobs. Everyone poured their hearts into the cause. Throughout the trial I continually observed that the other side lacked a genuine team. We had the advantage because of the people we had on our side.” Call Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff LLP today at 949-679-6400 to arrange your consultation.
Joseph Thomas is the managing partner and co-founder of Thomas Whitelaw. A rare breed of trial lawyer, Mr. Thomas consistently achieves both unprecedented courtroom successes as well as rapid out-of-court settlements. Time and again, he has led his team of preeminent litigators in winning high-stakes national cases, and is recognized by general counsels at Fortune 500 companies around the country for creating a “Go-To” litigation firm, a distinction awarded by Corporate Counsel magazine to Thomas Whitelaw in both 2007 and 2008.
James M. Whitelaw possesses both a strong legal and engineering background that is an important asset to the firm and its clients. Mr. Whitelaw’s extensive trial and litigation experience with diverse matters has distinguished him as a talented litigator with a winning track record.
Bill Kolegraff is a seasoned patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a former business executive who managed a sizable intellectual property portfolio for many years. Mr. Kolegraff’s litigation skills are informed by his extensive patent licensing, negotiation, and business experience. He has successfully litigated complex patent cases in several District Court venues, as well as at the ITC.