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Robert M. (Rob) Vantress has more than 27 years of
business, intellectual property, employment, real estate and other complex litigation experience.  Rob was selected as one of Northern California's Super
Lawyers, by San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Media, based
on the top 3% of lawyers based on a peer rated survey. Rob has tried numerous commercial cases in federal and state court
and arbitration tribunals, is admitted to practice before all
California state and federal trial and appellate courts, and regularly
practices before private forums such as JAMs and the American
Arbitration Association.  Please see his website for more information, including a listing of published cases and other case histories and outcomes.  Rob was a member of the world's largest law firm, Baker & McKenzie for five years before he co-founded Silicon Valley Law Group, a regional business law firm.  While at Silicon Valley Law Group in a small firm environment, he and his teams of litigators opposed national
law firms such as Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West, Wilson
Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff, Baker
& McKenzie, McDermott, Will & Emery and Lathrop & Gage and
many others in both large and small cases.  Further detailed information, including discuss of his methodologies, experience and representative clients and cases from public inforamtion is described in his website.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    33 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    32 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    30 years
  4. Business: 20%
    30 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($270-560/hour), contingent (15-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey S Lawson

    I endorse Rob’s work. Rob has successfully tried large and small cases in an efficient and successful manner. He is well versed in several areas of litigation.


    Jeffrey Lawson Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Rob is a very talented, bright and creative attorney and works incredibly well in large, complex litigation matters. We have worked together on numerous cases and his litigation and trial skills have always impressed me. His substantive knowledge of employment and intellectual property matters is second to none. I would highly recommend him for your litigation needs.


    Frank Maiorana Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Vantress Law Group

900 E. Hamilton Ave.
Suite 100
Campbell, CA, 95008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyersN/A2005
Northern California Super LawyersN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSilicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation1994 - Present
Senior Attorney/Of CounselBaker & McKenzie, LLP1988 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
K-Swiss, Inc. v. Payless Shoe Source, Central District of California Case No. CV04-0779 (2004)Settlement - $30 Million to Client
Baker v. Oracle, San Francisco County Court No. 311903Confidential by Agreement
Calif. Commissioner of Corporations v. Brown, Before the Department of Corporations (2005) (Securities)California Dept. of Corporations ruled for Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bay Area LawyerLife and Death on the Corporate Battlefield: Advice to Management Employees2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A