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Robert Matthew Vantress

Business Attorney at Campbell, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Complex commercial business disputes, including corporate mergers and sales, securities, oppression of minority shareholders, internal disputes, fiduciary duty, unfair competition and contract claims.

    39 years

  2. Intellectual property
    copyright, patent, trademark, trade dress, licensing, trade secret and other unfair competition related claims.

    41 years

  3. Real estate
    Commercial and residential real estate disputes, including construction, landlord/tenant, securities, homeowner associations and other planned developments, land use, administrative and financing disputes.

    42 years

  4. Employment and labor
    Labor & Employment advice and claims, including discrimination, termination, wage and hour and benefits.

    39 years

  5. Ethics and professional responsibility
    Compensation, disclosure, errors and omissions and other issues relating to fiduciaries, such as agents, brokers, attorneys, accountants, officers and directors, partners, trustees and executors.

    41 years


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.

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Vantress Law Group


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much Mr. Vantress!
We had very urgent situation that the trial date was needed to be vacated and the complaint needed to be amended. At the time, we retained Mr. Ventress, the trial date was within 1.5 months. Usually very difficult to find any attorney willing to help in this situation, it is very hard to achieve the goals when the complaint was out there about two years and the trial date is just upcoming despite there is a good cause to do so. When we approached Mr. Vantress, he accepted it but also gave us a flat fee, furthermore, the time he spent was more than the fee he charged, he gave very specific instruction and requested for very specific information for an Ex Party hearing and application. Mr. Vantress also walked us through the ex party hearing process. He helped us successfully to vacate the trial date and based on the facts, the court allowed to amend the complaint. He is very competent and can solve the problem very fast. The most impression is that he can understand the issue and solve it very fast. Thank you very much Mr. Vantress! We absolutely recommend him to any one who needs legal services falling in his specialty. We feel such privilege to know him and to retain him in our urgent legal matter! We just can not understand how an attorney is rated. We talked with many with 10.0 rating but almost all of them even do not bother to talk, despite Mr. Vantress' rating is 7.7 but his work is super and perfect.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real professional
Robert is a real professional. He’s very thorough and detail oriented when reviewing my situation and provided valuable input even at the initial consultation. After I decided to retained him, Robert moved very fast in presenting a clear and brilliant legal strategy to my situation. Really appreciate all his help and I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided excellent legal advice
I contacted Robert Vantress for a consultation about a civil dispute and within a very short time, he fully understood the issues and gave me very wise legal advice. I really appreciate the legal advice and am grateful I was able to reach him.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gives good advice
Was prompt and gave great suggestions while free consultation. would definitely recommend him .
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfactory business representation
I hired Mr. Vantress to represent myself and another in a disputed filed failed business venture, apparently not uncommon in Silicon Valley. My case required countless hours of Mr. Vantress’s time deciphering emails, board meeting minutes, business plans, projection reports, contracts and promissory notes. Mr. Vantress’s honesty, character, knowledge of law and experience combined with “old school work ethic” became apparent as he was more well prepared during court appearances, mitigation meetings, and depositions than opposing counsel. Let me assure you, and don’t be fooled by Mr. Vantress’s unimposing stature, he will attack opposing counsel and clients with the tenacity of a hungry pit-bull chasing a meat truck. If Mr. Vantress offers to take you on as a client, rest assured, you’ll have one of the best attorneys available in your corner.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 270-560 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Proprietor
  • Vantress Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Silicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation
  • 1994 - Present
  • Senior Attorney/Of Counsel
  • Baker & McKenzie, LLP
  • 1988 - 2002


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kwok v. Hoda Globe
  • Founders won both times and also won on wrongful malicious prosecution claim
  • Fischler v. Bishop
  • Jury verdict for compensator and punitive damages and very public vindication of teachers innocence.
  • United Brands v. Mosa Industrial
  • Bench trial for defense avoiding $10 Million in damages, recovery of $922,000 on client's counterclaim and award of costs and legal fees.
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  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Superlawyers Peer Reviewed Award
  • Superlawyers
  • 2014
  • Superlawyers Peer Reviewed Award
  • Northern California Super Lawyers 2010
  • 2010
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Various
  • Various
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Robert
Real estate Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
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