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Karyne Therese Ghantous

Landlord or tenant Attorney at San Ramon, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Ghantous Law Corporation

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Karyne

Learn Karyne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Representing contractors and homeowners in construction defect and accident matters.

  2. Insurance

  3. Landlord or tenant
    San Ramon litigation attorney, landlord tenant defense, HOA and neighbor disputes, insurance defense, construction defect and accident, ADA litigation defense, product liability, toxic tort, mold, personal injury defense, and wrongful death defense.

  4. Personal injury

  5. Real estate



Karyne Ghantous, Esq. is the owner of Ghantous Law Corporation, a litigation firm specializing in the representation of businesses, property owners and  contractors involved in civil, commercial, insurance and premises liability litigation. Ms. Ghantous has been practicing for over 25 years primarily in the insurance defense industry. She is a 1994 graduate of UCLA and a 1997 graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Ghantous is a resident of Contra Costa County and a Board member of the Women’s section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.


Ghantous Law Corporation specializes in the legal representation of business owners and corporations involved in civil, commercial, contract, insurance, employment and housing litigation matters. The firm has a proven track record of serving its clients in all sectors of the business world, and offers top notch advocacy with successful results without sacrificing the objective most clients determine long before litigation becomes necessary. 


The firm has successfully defended small and large companies, through trial, and regularly provides general advice and counsel to clients in a broad range of businesses, landlords, property owners and property managers. Ghantous Law Corporation regularly counsels property management companies, public and private premises owners, general contractors, interior design firms, radio station and billboard owners, labor services providers and various companies in specialized industries across the world.








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Ghantous Law Corporation
2603 Camino Ramon Suite 200
San Ramon, CA, 94583


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Nicki | April 3, 2013
She's Worth It!
Karyne is amazing! I hired Karyne about 3 years ago when I was in need of legal representation against my former employer. She came highly recommended by a mutual friend and she gained my trust instantly. Karyne is incredibly knowledgeable, aggressive and professional. She was successful in getting my lawsuit dropped within 90 days and I was able to move on and conduct business as usual. Without Karyne's guidance and help, my business wouldn't be as successful as it is today. If you are looking for great representation, hire Karyne. She's worth every penny.
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Posted by Diane | April 3, 2013
Efficient litigator with superb track record!!
I used Ms. Ghantous for a dispute with a former employer that was quickly and efficiently resolved to my satisfaction. I subsequently referred her to 3-4 other business owners who engaged her for her services. Each business owner was equally pleaseed with Ms. Ghantous' results. Based on the results of her work relative to my situation and based on the feedback from the people I have referred to Ms. Ghantous, I believe she is an excellent choice for corporate disputes.
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Posted by Bao | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simple Thai
Karyne is a guardian angel and a blessing for my wife and I. We we're hit with a scam ADA lawsuit by a guy and his lawyer who is suing all small businesses in the bay area for ADA infractions. To make things worst, both my new landlord and previous landlord try to sue me and make me pay for everything. We hired Karyne and not once did we have to stress or worry about anything. She took care of it and made sure that we had a fair and just settlement for all parties involved. Definitely worth the money. Karyne is a beast and she will always be my go to from now on. Also compared to what my new and previous landlord paid there lawyers, Karyne was very fair. Very transparent no bs charges on lawyer fees. Quit calling around for other lawyers... Karyne is that B****... I dont mean any disrespect when I say this.... Only the greatest gratitude for what she did for my wife and I. If this was GOT definitely bending the knee:) We love you Karyne always. Thanks again. Words can't explain how excellent it was having you on our side.
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Posted by CCC737 | January 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don't find yourself on the opposing side of Ms. Ghantous!
I was actually the opposing party on a potential case up against Ms. Ghantous, an unfortunate position to be in. From the get go, it was clear Ms. Ghantous was a talented attorney, knowledgable and aggressive. Fortunately, Ms. Ghantous presented a solution that was mutually beneficial and agreed upon by all parties, allowing me to avoid a predictable defeat against Ms. Ghantous. This was several years back and to this day, I still call upon and recommend Ms. Ghantous to/for any matter relevant to her practice area of emphasis. I highly recommend Ms. Ghantous as she is without a doubt highly skilled, productive and effective.
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Posted by Laurie | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Honest, Responsive, and an Exceptional Advocate
We had a situation with an insurance company denying its duty to defend for an unscrupulous tenant’s claim which included mold issues. Karyne is extremely knowledgeable about this area of law and quickly got the insurance company to re-engage and settle the matter. Throughout the process, she was an exceptionally strong advocate, accurately explained what to expect, and was very conscientious about keeping her charged time to the minimum required. She is an outstanding attorney and I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Posted by Gregg | April 1, 2015
Great Attorney
I worked with Karyne and have known her since we both began practicing law. Karyne is an extremely knowledgeable and savvy attorney. She has a ton of experience, is always prepared and aggressively advocates for her clients. We have continued to work together and I have no hesitation in recommending her to clients and potential clients.
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Posted by Victoria | March 12, 2013
Review of Karyne Ghantous-Top Notch Attorney
Karyne was recommended to me by a good friend. I had never used an attorney before and was hesitant as to what to expect. Karyne was great about explaining the process and making me feel comfortable about what to expect each step of the way. She fought hard to get what I deserved, going above and beyond expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. She was fair and honest in regards to fees and I would hands down recommend Karyne to anyone who is in need of legal assistance. She is outstanding!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 545-545 per hour
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • De La Housaye & Associates
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Burnham Brown
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Hardin, Cook, Loper, Engl and Bergez
  • 1998 - 2000


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schlicker v. Rodriguez et al., Festejo v. Cal Trans
  • Contractor prevailed.
  • Angela Spanos v. Anderson Trust
  • Settled
  • Loli Victoria Wang v. Sutter Hotel
  • Nonsuit granted after plaintiff opened given lack of experts


  • Defense Research Institute, Law Institute
  • 2013 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Best's Recommended Defense Attorneys
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Ramon Chamber BRN
  • BRN Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women's Section
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Green certificate
  • Barkley Court Reporters
  • 2013


  • Civil Code Section 2782, Elimination of Certificate of Merit Requirements?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Girl Scout Troop Career Meeting
  • Selecting A Job You Love
  • 2013
  • MCLE Spectacular
  • Navigating Gender Bias
  • 2011
  • Business Referral Network
  • What To Do When Your Company Gets Sued
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Karyne
Real estate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karyne is an extremely savvy and effective attorney who gets results for her clients. She is very straightforward with clients when advising them on the pros and cons of their cases, and conducts herself with the utmost professionalism. I would never hesitate to refer clients to her."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karyne is thoughtful, thorough, and tenacious in representing her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karyne is an excellent attorney. She passionately advocates for her clients, litigates practically and efficiently and devises creative and unique arguments and solutions. I really enjoy working with her and strongly endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're in a tight spot, need a qualified, tenacious and a firebrand attorney to go to court on your behalf, Karyne is an excellent choice. Not only is she skilled and effective, she's a true pleasure to relate to and do business with. I don't believe you'll be disappointed if you choose Karyne."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Karyne for a few years now and can say without a doubt that she is one of the most tenacious and hard working advocates in her field. I highly endorse and recommend Karyne!"
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very professional, experienced, knowledgeable, results oriented and approachable. If you ever find yourself in the midst of litigation, I recommend that you call her as one of your first steps.I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anyone looking for an experienced and dedicated litigator, look no further than Karyne. She is passionate about her clients' needs and works hard on their behalf."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karyne is passionate about her work. She is smart, aggressive and cares deeply about the welfare of her clients. She is whole heartedly committed to her cases and knows the ins and outs of litigation. Any prospective clients reading this review should rest assured that they will be in able hands with Karyne."
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