Draa & Lapcevic, LLP
A civil litigation firm focused on commercial litigation, professional liability, real property, and creditor’s rights.
Business & Commercial Litigation
We counsel business clients involved in a variety of disputes, such as breach of contract, partnership and shareholder disagreements, trademark disputes, creditor's-rights, and collections.
Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant Litigation
We provide efficient and effective litigation services to commercial real estate clients, such as partition claims, sales and leasing disputes, and commercial landlord-tenant matters.
The firm offers a full range of services to professionals involved in malpractice, disciplinary, and business disputes. Whether prosecuting or defending, we emphasize a collaborative approach to resolution with our client's participation, and work towards a practical, cost-efficient and well strategized outcome from the onset.
We strive to provide exceptional legal services by always focusing on the most efficient and cost-effective manner to achieve our clients’ goals.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
William "Bill" Lapcevic represents clients in State and Federal court matters of commercial, real estate, insurance, professional liability, business litigation and family law. His diverse clientele includes insurance companies, risk management firms, commercial clients, municipalities, small business and individuals.
*Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Justin Draa represents clients in a variety of state and federal court civil litigation matters including financial elder abuse, real estate, landlord/tenant, business, and professional liability. He also assists creditors in collecting what’s due, whether through early provisional remedies or post-judgment enforcement, fraudulent conveyance claims, and bankruptcy proceedings.
Edward Colbert is a civil litigator who has represented commercial and individual clients in an array of state, federal and appellate court matters. Mr. Colbert’s practice focuses on commercial and business disputes, including real estate, leasing, construction, business ownership disputes, partnership and LLC member disputes, trade secret litigation and collections. Mr. Colbert also has experience in litigating financial elder abuse matters involving national banking institutions. In addition to law and motion and trial practice, Mr. Colbert has extensive experience in all phases of pretrial discovery and investigation, including oral, written and e-discovery. He regularly appears in court, as well as in private mediation and arbitration settings. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Dennelle Gerard joined the legal profession after receiving a B.A. in English Literature and Writing from SUNY Potsdam, and earning her master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University. She takes pride in her work, and both her academic formation and subsequent work experience have given Dennelle the analytical, writing, administrative, and people skills required of any good legal assistant. Dennelle is originally from upstate New York, and she enjoys spending her free time reading and hiking.
Monalisa believes that her experience in administration, accounting and managing office procedures and projects have been an essential part of the firm’s growth and success. With her dedication and strong work ethics, she exhibits both a personal and professional attitude amongst co-workers and clients. Outside of the office, Monalisa enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with family and friends.