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California Civil Law Firm

Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere is principally a civil trial firm. Our traditional emphasis has been the defense of individuals and businesses in complex cases, but we also represent injured plaintiffs in appropriate situations. In addition, our transactional attorneys counsel businesses of all sizes throughout the State of California.

A lawsuit can be stressful, time consuming, and expensive. Experienced trial attorneys, working efficiently and economically, can help alleviate those concerns and guide you through the myriad legal processes and procedures necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

As a client of Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere, we take the time to understand and listen to your needs in order to deliver solutions that produce the most beneficial results, in the most cost-effective manner. We provide you with a frank, objective analysis of the merits of your case and your likelihood of success, we explain the associated risks, available strategies and alternative resolution options, and we help you make informed decisions in choosing the course of action most likely to lead to the outcome you seek.

As a trial firm, we know the vital importance of being prepared. We pride ourselves in taking the time to become thoroughly familiar with you and your business so that we can anticipate and appropriately respond to any challenges from your adversaries. As your partner, we can help you make the decisions that best suit your needs.

We are known as aggressive but highly ethical, professional advocates for our clients. That’s why our firm is rated “AV,” the highest rating possible for professional ability and ethics issued by Martindale Hubbell, the world’s most authoritative legal ranking resource, and why our founder, Steve Gurnee, was selected by his peers for recognition by Best Lawyers in America,as a Northern California Super Lawyer, and as Sacramento Valley Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Whether it is general counseling, mediation, arbitration or trial, our attorneys and staff are prepared to represent you in the most professional,ethical and cost-effective manner.