Sauer & Wagner is a civil litigation boutique law firm that provides its clients with creative solutions to their problems in a prompt and efficient manner at a fair and reasonable cost. S&W represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings, private mediations and arbitration tribunals.
S&W was founded in 1997 by Gerald L. Sauer. The firm’s success in litigating contentious disputes for its clients is predicated on the experience and perseverance of its attorneys. S&W understands that litigation can be unpredictable and that reevaluating strategies is critical to “winning the case.”
S&W’s approach to litigation is simple. Clients are advised of reasonable courses of action and probable outcomes to empower them to make educated decisions. S&W’s clients are in control of the litigation process from the very beginning, and they decide if and when a case is settled or should proceed through the pleading, fact-finding and motion phases to an eventual trial and possibly an appeal.
Phone: (310) 712-8102
Gerald has over 35 years of experience in litigating civil lawsuits including numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and resolving disputes through private arbitrations and mediations.
GERALD L. SAUER
Phone: (310) 712-8111
Bob is an accomplished trial attorney who has litigated numerous civil actions and obtained verdicts in hundreds of millions of dollars in high-profile and high stakes controversies.
ROBERT S. CHAPMAN
Phone: (310) 712-8113
Greg has substantial experience in litigating civil disputes in federal and state courts and in private arbitrations. With co-counsel Robert S. Chapman, he obtained a $900,000 jury award in favor of the owner of show-jumping horses against his broker/trainer who was found to have committed fraud and breached fiduciary duties by “flipping” horses, i.e., purchasing a horse and immediately re-selling the horse to a client for multiples of the purchase price.
GREGORY P. BARCHIE
Phone: (310) 712-8105
Amir has substantial experience in handling jury and bench civil trials in federal and state courts and in litigating disputes in private arbitrations.
AMIR A. TORKAMANI
Phone: (310) 712-8110
Sonya has extensive experience counseling employers and employees in a wide variety of employment matters and in conducting investigations of workplace issues. She also litigates employment matters representing both employers and employees, including single-plaintiff FEHA claims and single-plaintiff and class and representative action wage and hour claims in state and federal court, as well as administrative claims with the DFEH, EEOC, and the Department of Industrial Relations. Sonya has represented clients large and small, from Fortune 100 companies to start ups, in many industries including hospitality, medical, retail, property management, food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, and senior living. Sonya has also successfully mediated dozens of employment disputes, including FEHA, wage and hour, breach of contract, and privacy actions, as well as personal injury disputes.
SONYA D. GOODWIN
Phone: (310) 712-8109
Candace plays a critical role in overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations and in supporting the daily activities of the firm’s attorneys.
Phone: (310) 712-8103
Diana assists the firm’s attorneys with various tasks on a daily basis ranging from filing pleadings to assistance in the courtroom.