Dean J. Zipser - Umberg Zipser LLP

Dean J. Zipser

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 949-679-0052

Dean J. Zipser is a recognized leader in the Orange County legal community, having served as President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers-Orange County Chapter.  In 2003, Dean received the Jurisprudence Award given by the Anti-Defamation League, which recognizes individual commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession and dedicated service to the community.  Dean was honored to be named as one of the 176 lawyers nationwide on the BTI Consulting 2009 Client All-Star Team. The survey was the result of interviews with more than 270 general counsels at Fortune 1000 and other companies.

Dean has been listed for several years as one of the “Best Lawyers in America®” in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, and Real Estate, and has recently been named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Orange County Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year.”  In addition, he has been chosen as a “Super Lawyer” (for Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Construction, and Intellectual Property) for Southern California since 2005, an honor limited to only 5% of Southern California lawyers.

Dean is known for his handling of large, complex, and “bet-the-company” cases, from pre-litigation counseling, through pre-trial, trial, and appeal.  His civil business litigation practice includes complex matters in intellectual property, consumer class action, contract, business torts, real estate, construction, and lender liability.  He also advises clients on techniques to avoid or minimize the risks of litigation and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution procedures.  In addition, Dean has been trained as a mediator, and has been called upon to assist parties in settling disputes.

Dean serves a list of premier industry leaders and Fortune 1000 companies in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters, including consumer class actions, intellectual property, and real estate, construction, and contract disputes.  A committed advocate for those who are less fortunate, Dean also regularly works on cases on a pro bono basis.  

Stanford UniversityJ.D. 1980University of California Los Angeles
Orange County Bar AssociationAssociation of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County ChapterFederal Bar Association, Orange County ChapterOrange County Bar FoundationConstitutional Rights Foundation of Orange CountySouth Coast Repertory

Office Location

1920 Main Street, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Orange County Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Orange County Metro Area
Dean J. Zipser has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Dean J. Zipser has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Construction, Intellectual Property)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Real Estate