Jerry Dagrella is a 17-year veteran trial lawyer who routinely serves as lead trial and appellate counsel in a wide range of complex and high-stakes disputes. He has obtained superb results time after time for his clients, ranging from multi-national corporations and non-profits to small businesses and individuals. Notable results include:

  • Judgment for client in high-profile case following month-long trial. (See
  • Awarded $7.89 million judgment for fraud against developer on behalf of investor client (judgment is 52 times larger than the developer's pre-trial settlement offer).
  • Awarded $3 million judgment in real estate partnership dispute.
  • Successfully defended and settled over $250 million in loan guarantees on behalf of developer clients by aggressively challenging the validity and enforceability of the mortgage instruments.
  • Successfully defended, in trial court and on appeal, antitrust suit filed against 29 developer clients asserting claims of tying arrangments and unfair/fraudulent business practices.
  • Obtained dismissals for clients in six lawsuits following motions for sanctions under Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.7. (See

Mr. Dagrella received his initial professional training as a young trial lawyer at a 700-attorney international firmone of the largest, most prestigious in the worldwith clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to high profile celebrities. He afterwards joined and was elected partner at Best Best & Krieger, LLP, among the largest law firms in the state.

Mr. Dagrella received his law degree in 2001 from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He completed his undergraduate education in only two years and was the youngest student in his law school class at age 19. While in law school, he received numerous academic accolades and was elected to the prestigious law review. He published in The Transnational Lawyer Law Journal (2000, vol. 13, pp. 363-390) and contributed Chapter 23 of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Your Civil Liberties (Michael Levin, Alpha Books, 2003).