Antonio L. Cortés

Antonio L. Cortés: Attorney with Smith Dollar PC
  • Attorney at Smith Dollar PC (11 Attorneys)
  • 418 B Street, Fourth Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Antonio L. Cortés offers over twenty-two years of business litigation and trial experience. His experience includes copyright infringement, real property and mortgage litigation, deed validity, real property partition, corporate control, contracts, fraud, government contracts, land title, large collections, breach of warranty, and trade secrets.
Mr. Cortés had litigated and tried cases in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, and the Republic of Palau.
Mr. Cortés has handled numerous copyright actions, including a jury trial in which he obtained a seven-figure copyright infringement verdict. He has litigated trade secret misappropriation cases involving computer software, biological processes, and bicycle-fork design, and patent and copyright infringement cases involving biological processes and computer software.
In Guam, he defended a Senator tried for civil and criminal contempt charges arising from civil disobedience in the U.S. District Court, prosecuted a six-billion yen mortgage fraud action, and prosecuted a Sunshine Act suit for a Gannet newspaper against a major government agency.
In Palau, Mr. Cortés successfully litigated the constitutionality of the Koror Constitution, obtained a Supreme Court ruling setting the Koror-Peleliu boundary to include Palau's famous Rock Islands within his client's jurisdiction, and litigated, then designed a successful settlement of, a land dispute between State and National Governments settling title to 65% of the land area in the State of Koror.

(Also practicing individually in San Rafael)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Copyright Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Collections

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
707-522-1100  Phone
707-522-1101  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., Rhetoric, highest honors and highest distinction
Law School Attended:
Yale University Law School, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1990, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1995, Republic of Palau; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1989, California; 1997, Guam; 1989, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Reported Cases:
Yue v. Chordiant Software, 75 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 634 (N.D. Cal. 2009); Yue v. Chordiant Software, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58690 (N.D. Cal. 2009).

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