San Diego Biz Law APC

We Are The Law Firm That Gets The Job Done. Period.

Hardball Is Our Favorite Sport

When losing is not an option, call us. When other law firms tell you it can’t be done, we often do. Whether you are the person filing or receiving the state or federal lawsuit, our staff can help. In the last 33 years as a law firm, our attorneys have learned many tricks of the trade, and we can share them with you to offer you the advantage you can’t be without

We have represented all sizes of companies, and the fact that one of the country’s top negotiators is our lead attorney has helped tremendously. We rarely go to trial; we resolve the problem, and you save a lot of time as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation costs. We treat litigation as a war game. With San Diego Biz Law APC, it’s all about strategy and a plan – and that is why we prevail, time and time again.

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Business Litigation Explained

Before we share our strategies with you, let us outline litigation. Whether you are in a dispute as a shareholder or are filing a lawsuit to address anti-competitive activity, you have a lot to understand. There is state and there is federal litigation. Once a lawsuit, also called a complaint, is filed, you have a certain number of days – 30 – in which to file an answer. Once an answer is filed, there is a long stretch between that period of time and the trial. In that time period, normally two events can take place: discovery and motions.

Discovery is where you obtain information about the other party’s case using a number of tools, such as requests for admission, requests for production, interrogatories or depositions. Motions are where you ask the court for something that you want to happen. Depending on how aggressive you want to be in discovery, your fees can stay low or get high. Very few cases make it to trial for many good reasons. The key is successful discovery. Discovery is an art; it is not what it looks like.

Call us and speak to one of our trial lawyers, who can demonstrate how things in commercial law are not always what they seem. The key is knowing what to do and how. We get the job done the first time.

Trial Strategy

Let’s say you want to file a lawsuit with someone who did something wrong. You can prepare a lawsuit, file it with the court and have it served, and away you go. Now you are forced into spending money. There are two alternatives: negotiation and creating a lawsuit without filing it (see below). At the end of the day, litigation is as much a game of strategy as it is a game of law. As they say, he or she who has the best lawyer wins. Another one is: Whoever says you can’t have it all hasn’t met my lawyer yet.

There is an art to law. Our San Diego trial lawyers are strategic, and this is no different than a good chess game. Each move has pros and cons. You have to know what moves to execute as well as how and when to execute them. This is where we shine. This is what we enjoy about our work – checkmate!


One alternative is to have us negotiate the case. Negotiation is very different than arbitration or mediation. It is rapid (usually takes a week), and the goal behind it is to preserve the relationship among the parties (which is why it is so useful in domestic disputes). Our lead attorney, Steven Riznyk,  has undone kidnappings, extortion, blackmail and career destruction over the phone, in a week and with no money changing hands (the hard part). So, if you have something that’s critical and complicated, we can probably negotiate your issues rapidly and to your satisfaction. Just something to think about.

Preparing A Lawsuit Without Filing

Very few litigation attorneys will tell you about this method because they cannot make a lot of money using it. However, what you can do is fully prepare a federal or state lawsuit and not file it. Then you would have something to negotiate with, as often, what the other party wants is proof that you have some grounds to stand on and will pursue your claim. If that is the case, you will often find that simply preparing the lawsuit and sending it to them will do the job. However, if they do not comply, keep in mind that there could be consequences, as this sort of maneuver has no value if you don’t go through with it. If you bluff and then the other party later takes action against you, they will no longer believe that you will stand behind your word.

Discovery In Litigation

One of the tools we have found to be very useful is research. In the case of one deposition that our litigation attorneys conducted, they first researched the person being deposed and his lawyer. When the critical time came in the deposition, our litigation attorney presented a lawsuit that his lawyer had prepared against him and had never served, for whatever reason. He fired the lawyer, and the case was settled in five minutes.

The power of discovery is not just in finding out what every litigator can, it’s in finding out what takes work to discover. This is where we excel. We have a number of resources available, including the brilliant people who work for us, who can cut to the chase of a complex issue in minutes to understand what is really at stake and what needs to be done to put the matter to rest. We are not here to churn the case and make money that way. We are here to get you the results you want so that you make San Diego Biz Law APC your first call should you ever need a trial lawyer in the future.

‘If You Want Peace, Prepare For War’ – Author Unknown

There are reasons other trial lawyers, doctors, politicians and CEOs who can afford “anyone” choose our firm: our strategies and our civil trial lawyers!

Many trial lawyers treat a lawsuit as something they can work through over a long period of time in order to generate a large amount of fees. We are not about that. We would prefer to exceed your expectations as to results and costs so that you feel that you are doing your friends a big service by referring us to them.

We have clients who fly in from San Francisco and drive from Los Angeles; there is no shortage of lawyers in those cities. Don’t get us wrong – in some cases, the lawyer on the other side can force you into a costly position. There are, however, a number of strategies you can employ in order to make the case come to a halt more rapidly. Not all trial lawyers are aware of these methods or can execute them with skill. We are business people first and lawyers second.

What We Offer To Clients

  • All updates are free of charge and we call and email you regularly – communication is standard operating procedure here.
  • Every time you call us, the first 10 minutes are free. It shouldn’t cost you to talk to your attorney about your case.
  • At any given time, you have a complete copy of your case, as we constantly update you.
  • If we ever bill for calls to or from you or anyone, they are billed to the exact minute, no rounding up to .25 or that kind of thing.
  • We are high-level researchers. As a medium-sized firm, we spend approximately $2,400 a month on online legal research databases. Our pleadings win in court because they are well-written, well-researched, succinct and thorough; they have to prevail.
  • All clients have the lead attorney as their case lead and can talk to the person with the most experience; your case will not be led by a junior lawyer.
  • We only hire people who are high-level and bring something to the table; we are constantly complimented on our staff (HR recruiters have been trying to steal our staff for years, and we stopped advertising their names when we discovered this).
  • We are updated on the areas of law in which we work; we attend the seminars and read the updates, but, more importantly, we study strategy and really know it.
  • Our pricing is fair and reasonable. All our bills are highly documented – no surprises. Clients use them as case histories.
  • Oftentimes, a specialized area requires special research or special consultants to guide us; most times we absorb those costs.
  • We are not a low-level law firm copying and pasting. We have high-level, dedicated and intellectually sophisticated people who are devoted to their craft.

We Get The Job Done

We know you have better things to do and money is always an issue. However, you are in a lawsuit and need to deal with the litigation. Let’s make that as palatable as possible for you. Call us at San Diego Biz Law APC or send an email to understand how our trial lawyers can be very strategic and stretch your dollars.