When Success is Your Only Option

When success in litigation is the only option, clients turn to Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP. KRUZ provides its clients with top legal representation without the bureaucracy and multiple attorney layers of a large law firm. KRUZ has three partners with over 300 jury trials among them—unusual for a law firm of any size. Our impressive connections within the legal community, forged through decades of service to the bar, charitable organizations and all levels of government, allow us access to key decision-makers in a position to hear our arguments and act on them. Our peers and the legal community continue to recognize our accomplishments: We have multiple awards across a variety of organizations and publications.

We handle cases involving class actions, intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secrets, bad faith, white collar criminal defense, real estate, business torts and the entire gamut of commercial litigation.


We are bet-the-company business trial lawyers with a record second to none, and local, statewide and national recognition of our success. KRUZ attorneys have won over $680 million in judgments in just the last three years, and successfully defended many other clients. Our superior trial records coupled with winning pretrial strategies and motions mean we often achieve superb results without a trial. But when a trial is needed, we have the experience and skill to win it.

Latest News

  • New Attorney: Issa Mikel
    November 19, 2013

    Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Issa Mikel has joined the firm. His practice is focused on …

  • Umberg speech at signing ceremony for California High-Speed Rail Authority
    November 1, 2013

    Tom Umberg spoke at a joint press conference held by The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).

  • KRUZ receives “Tier 1 Ranking” in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” nationwide listing
    November 1, 2013

    KRUZ has received a“Tier 1 Ranking” in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” list. This prestigious nationwide list …

  • Umberg to speak at Crocker Symposium on CA Infrastructure
    October 24, 2013

    Thomas Umberg is speaking at the “42nd Annual Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business 2013” at the LA Convention Center, October 29th.