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About Us

Petrullo is a Los Angeles based law firm defending local and national businesses, partnerships, corporations, shareholders, officers & directors and investment groups in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Our Mission: Successfully Defend Our Clients and Their Reputation

With over a quarter century of successful client representation across the nation in matters ranging from simple contract disputes to high stakes “bet the company,” and complex litigation, mass tort and class action lawsuits, Petrullo has achieved a track record of success that is second to none.

Our approach to protecting our clients’ best interests and reputation in the industry, marketplace and in their communities begins with being on the right side of the discussion—thinking smarter, planning better, acting faster—and helping our clients navigate the myriad complexities of a legal system that is all too often setup to add to the cost of litigation and prolong a resolution of a lawsuit resulting in huge financial burdens, risks and irreparable damage to a company’s name, its workforce as well as the marketing for its products or services. In high stakes and complex litigation, we move quickly to ask the right questions, recognize the risks, test the allegations, find the common ground, narrow the field of disputes and position our client for the earliest “exit” strategy and one that protects the bottom line and advances our clients’ objectives, goals and good reputation.

At every turn, we set the right example of excellence and professionalism in and out of the courtroom and, in doing so, we give a voice to our clients in the company of attorneys, and before judges, magistrates, mediators, arbitrators … and juries.

Firm Highlights

Active Member:
State Bar of California
American Bar Association (Trials)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Association of Business Trial lawyers (ABTL)
Defense Research institute (Trials)
Practicing Law Institute
Bet Tzedek Legal Services of LA (pro bono service for the elderly)
Catholic Charities of LA (pro bono service)
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Our Clients

Over the past 20 plus years, John Petrullo, as a partner and trial lawyer with Preston Gates & Ellis, and later Buchalter, successfully represented many business organizations and individuals on both coasts, from small-cap enterprises to nationally recognized Fortuner 250 organizations facing eight-figure damage claims. With more than 85 jury trials and an AV peer-review rating since 1999, the Petrullo lawyers and support staff continue to earn its reputation as among the most formidable and successful corporate defense law firms in California.

“My passion is seeing my clients walk victoriously out of a courtroom with their head held high, their reputation intact, and knowing we did the right thing.”

John Patrick Petrullo

Petrullo, APC

Pacific Corporate Towers
222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 1690
El Segundo, CA 90245

T: (213) 627-0400
F: (213) 627-0402