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Ognian A Gavrilov

Litigation Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Ognian

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Ognian Gavrilov is the managing partner of Gavrilov & Brooks, one of the leading litigation firms in California with offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. 

 
In addition, he is currently serves on Bearpaw board of directors, Mountain Valley Express board of directors, and as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of the Slavic-American Chamber of Commerce. He was a former chairman of the Small Business Development Advisory Board for the City of Sacramento and a fomer advisory board member for Wells Fargo bank.

Mr. Gavrilov has been listed as one of the top corporate attorneys by Sacramento Magazine in 2015, 2016 and 2018, Best of the Bar by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and was selected as one of five finalists for Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA) in 2015.

Mr. Gavrilov is also California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition recipient. In addition, he is a co-founder of the San Francisco Bulgarian Film Festival.

Mr. Gavrilov speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

Location

Gavrilov & Brooks
2315 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95816

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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | April 18, 2015
An exceptional attorney
I was recently a client of Mr. Gavrilov and I could not have been happier with the advice and services that he provided. Mr. Gavrilov is both an exceptional attorney and a savvy business advisor -- better than any other lawyer I have met either among corporate attorneys running large M&A / partnership deals, or among lawyers representing small businesses. Besides being hard-working, genuinely committed to helping you, and very well versed in the actual practice of the law -- which is quite rare by itself -- he also has a great intuition and talent for arguing cases in front of judges and juries.
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Posted by Maja | May 24, 2012
Great Attorney
I was very pleased with my experience. Mr. Gavrilov is very easy to deal with and quick to respond to all inquiries.
Posted by Dimitar | July 7, 2011
Very helpful, knowledgable and intelligent
Ognian Gavrilov was very helpful in settling my case, related to construction. I had a bad experience with my previous lawyer and I was lucky to replace him with such a bright, understanding, experienced and reasonably priced lawyer like Mr. Gavrilov. The communication with him was easy because he is very accessible. He responded to my e-mails right away and always returned my phone calls keeping me informed about my case at all times. The professionalism of Mr. Gavrilov made me feel secure and calm in the unpleasant situation of being sued. I would highly recommend Mr. Gavrilov because he is professional, reliable and knowledgeable lawyer.
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Posted by Angel | July 4, 2010
A great attorney
Mr. Gavrilov was very professional and did a great job. I highly recommend him as he truly cares about his clients and their problems.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Extreamly Untrustworthy
The decision to hire such a self-serving attorney that puts words my mouth to cover himself in later situations and who told me it was in my best interest to believe that 7 months idle time was common in a divorce, meanwhile, the other side got so comfortable in there position. But after, Mr. Gavrilov, I was in court and I got a divorce less then (2) months after. These dishonest unprofessional people need to know their "place" their not the only game in town, he told me I'll get "worse" attorney if not "nothing better", I told him you are mistaken, its just a cycle of abuse I seem to find myself in. And I'll get no better, "Ha!!". Less than two (2) months later I saw Mr. Gavrilov, in the courts as I was indeed and in fact getting my divorce. Until I asked questions and used my obviously superior to their Administrative abilities in that office to cut right through the facade that they have a great running office, and get personnel to follow through for once in there lives. To the point of over the phone or otherwise this Attorney was stuttering and stammering to my all too in depth questions with no valid or logical response nor answers to my important paid questions. And he thought he did everything effectively to dissuade me from my questions and keep in the total dark with no information for a majority of that (7) months. That's when it became an issue for me- I just would not tolerate anymore withholding of information, sloppiness or further excuses. I had had enough, he said he was being mindful of costs & finances, who's??? Is my question??? Guess that leaves only him to benefit from my time and waiting. And that never even came up during our consultation regarding me requesting "low cost", why would I when he declared it was expected to come through "under budget" due to the simplicity of the case, so that meant I would get some of my deposit back because he said the cost wouldn't come close to what I deposited. And low cost never came up during our non existent communications during the big whole (2) chats within (7) months. And it was only because I called them, they never gave me updates, only kept me in the dark, (PS! Do not let attorneys tell you a long time or waiting is to you benefit, it is only for theirs- so they can "shelf" yours and work on more profitable ones at the same time and way too often at your "Expense", of time, money, stress, life quality, you'll get it.) "BIFURCATION" is the answer for those that can do it, its cheaper and puts you in a middle playing ground, where the other side has no more leverage on your divorce, ask questions and do not settle for answers there willing to fill you full of, most is all Trickery . Ask questions folks, never settle for 1st opinions, they'll bleed you dry of time and will power and I'm not just referring to this attorney there have been a few more in my past dealings.- I've also found brilliant ones, they know the importance of what's currently happening to you in your divorce agony. When he started acting like an attorney- accept it was "against me", it was a struggle, but I maneuvered him to "Substitute Out" as my attorney, much easier then requesting it from a dishonest person, that will make it otherwise very difficult and costly to you, remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease, it's effective, tried and true. I will post the truth about this process, until desperately shut down, that's what they do right? They will attempt to make the other (clients usually) look in the wrong. I invite anyone that comes in contact with this type of attorney style or one resembling), we all need to know how to recognize and navigate around these landmines that will blow up our face, as well as the colossal duds we've chosen, than fall insecure, trapped, and very unhappy of what we're hearing what they can or are willing to do for us, there is a difference, you know that right?
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Member
  • Mountain Valley Express
  • 2015 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gavrilov & Brooks
  • 2009 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member
  • City Of Sacramento
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Chernay Peterson
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A

Associations

  • Slavic-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - Present
  • City of Sacramento, Business Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assembly
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer in M.S. in Accountancy program
  • Asset protection litigation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Ognian
Litigation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Ognian for almost a decade. He and I have worked closely on many legal matters and often consult with one another. He has a very sharp mind, he is not afraid to take risks, and he never shies away from a challenge. Ognian has demonstrated that he has the capacity for big ideas and execution. He has an excellent manner with his clients and he is able to translate all of his talents into excellent results for the people who chose his representation. He is well versed in many areas of the law and he has a superb staff and surrounding cast of attorneys who provide exemplary service to their clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked on a lot of cases with Ognian. He is a go-getter attorney and will fight hard for his clients. He is a model lawyer and well respected."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ognian on several cases. He is a dedicated, talented and passionate attorney. I highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ognian for several years. He is extremely intelligent and advocates aggressively for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ognian on a number of different cases and have found him to be passionate and highly dedicated to his clients' best interests. He is an excellent lawyer in all respects."
Business Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ognian is very smart and a hard worker. He fights for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was impressed by his knowledge of family law. Ognian is a dedicated lawyer who fights for his clients' rights. I recommend him to anyone who has family law issues."
Business Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Mr. Gavrilov on legal issues in the past, I know him to be an extremely aggressive and skilled lawyer who always gets the best outcome for his clients. I would recomend Mr. Gavrilov to a family member."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mr. Gavrilov since law school. He has provided help to me with an area of law that I am unfamiliar. I believe he would be an asset as an attorney to any client."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ognian is a straightforward, fearless, and knowledgeable attorney. He is looking to find not only the best legal but also the best practical solutions for his clients, which is just as important."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Gavrilov for several years, and know him to be an incredibly bright, hard working attorney who genuinely cares about his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Gavrilov for five years. He is an extremely bright and hardworking attorney. In addition to running his own firm, he is an active member in the Slavic community. Mr. Gavrilov is an asset to Sacramento and its legal community."
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Sacramento Litigation Lawyer Ognian A Gavrilov
Ognian A Gavrilov
Litigation Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 15 years