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Kevin M. Yopp

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Phone: 310-393-4000
Direct: 310-460-4472
Fax: 310-394-4700

  Kevin M. Yopp
Practice Areas

Real Estate

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Kevin M. Yopp is a litigation partner with Gilchrist & Rutter. Mr. Yopp's practice focuses exclusively on litigation in both trial and appellate courts, where he has represented major corporations and executives in complex business disputes. Prior to joining Gilchrist & Rutter, Mr. Yopp practiced for five years with a major international law firm based in Los Angeles.


Lead counsel in state and federal court litigation involving multimillion-dollar commercial real estate transactions

Advising partners in partnership disputes

Representing private equity companies as plaintiffs to recover amounts owed from the early redemption of bonds

Lead counsel in arbitration involving claims against the client by a former executive

Defending a real estate developer in a breach of contract and fraud case involving a disputed partnership for a multimillion-dollar condominium development

Representing a defense contractor in an appeal after entry of an adverse judgment for fraud and breach of contract, including a multimillion-dollar punitive damage award

Defending a telecommunications company in securities fraud actions and related litigation

Counseling a media company concerning possible shareholder litigation

Litigating constitutional land use cases on behalf of property owners against local governments, including unlawful takings claims

Representing property owners in rent control proceedings and litigation challenging rent control

Lead counsel in federal court litigation involving media buying

Representing property owners in view disputes, noise complaints, and residential real estate litigation

Defending a toy company in an intellectual property dispute surrounding the rights to a highly successful line of dolls and related products

Representing a high school basketball player pro bono in CIF athletic eligibility hearings


Bar Admissions:

California, 2001
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
California State Bar, Member
California State Bar, Litigation Section, Member

Honors and Awards

“Rising Star” in General Litigation, Southern California Super Lawyers; selected by Law & Politics Media, Inc.; (2010)

Education / Military

J.D. 2001, University of Virginia School of Law, quarterfinalist in the Lile moot court competition

B.A. magna cum laude 1998, University of California, Irvine in Political Science, Order of Merit award


U.S. Army 1992-1995


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