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    Family Law

    • Successful litigation of numerous cases involving domestic violence, both in obtaining restraining orders on behalf of clients, and defending clients accused of abuse.
    • Successful defense of alienated parent in family law case against false claims of physical and sexual abuse.
    • Successfully invalidated premarital agreement executed by a client while under duress.
    • Successful defense of claims made against client’s separate property stock at trial.
    • Prevailed at trial against claim regarding allocation of significant debts in case involving community business.
    • Successful litigation of case resulting in the imputation of more than $100,000.00 in annual income to other parent who was willfully unemployed, and an award of substantial support arrears in client’s favor.
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    Personal Injury

    • Negotiation of largest settlement ever paid by the City of Palo Alto for premises liability.
    • Multi-million dollar settlement of personal injury case against multiple defendants, including the employer of defendant drunk driver in San Mateo County.
    • Successful mediation of wrongful death cases stemming from Alaska Airlines crash.
    • Pretrial settlement of personal injury and death case against intoxicated driver who caused head-on collision in Sonoma County, orphaning a small child residing in a foreign country.
    • Settlement of negligence and premises liability claim against local retailer short of filing suit, where customer tripped over improperly placed garment rack.
    • Winning appeal and successful resolution on behalf of individual against Delta Airlines for maintenance of secret list of employees suspected to have HIV.
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    • Successful motion for summary judgment, and subsequent walk-away settlement of the plaintiff’s wrongful termination claims, in defense of Silicon Valley S&P 500 company
    • Resolution of breach of contract dispute between publicly traded international manufacturer of maintenance equipment and local municipality.
    • Dismissal of Union Trusts' action against local small business for breach of collective bargaining agreement.
    • Successful arbitration of complex, multi-million dollar business dispute, including an award for payment the attorney’s fees incurred by the client.
    • Represented shareholder of family owned company in high conflict suit alleging that other family members paid themselves excessive compensation and breached their fiduciary duty to her and the company. The case resolved in our client’s favor one month prior to trial with a substantial settlement obtained after multiple mediation sessions.


At the Viola Law Firm we have been representing individuals and businesses throughout California since 1986. We have built a significant civil litigation practice and an impressive track record of success in court. In addition, we maintain a focus in family law, handling cases regarding child custody and visitation, asset division, pre-marital and post-marital agreements and domestic violence.

Although our name changed in 2009, our dedication and integrity remains constant. Our lawyers are committed to providing cost effective, high quality legal services. We believe that by working hard to thoroughly understand a client’s goals and objectives, we can more efficiently resolve disputes and achieve successful results.

Our attorneys have critical expertise in all aspects of litigation including trial where necessary, but we are also experienced in employing alternative dispute resolution techniques or negotiating settlement when appropriate.