Catherine Close is an experienced trial lawyer, participating in the trials of complex business
matters in both state and federal courts. She specializes in business litigation.
Ms. Close's practice experience includes business fraud and embezzlement litigation,
professional liability, trade secret misappropriation, employment litigation, class actions, real
estate litigation, corporate and partnership counseling and appellate advocacy, including writs
and appeals before the California Court of Appeal.
Ms. Close received her Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors from Whittier College School of
Law. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach.
Prior to joining Julander, Brown & Bollard, Ms. Close worked at the Long Beach City
Prosecutor’s office as a Certified Law Clerk, trying traffic and misdemeanor offenses. Ms. Close
also practiced at the law firms of Cope & Close and Mark R. Matthews & Associates.
State Bar of California, 1998
United States District Court for the Central District of California, 1998
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1998
United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2009
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, pro hac vice, June 2012
The State Bar of California (Business Litigation Section)
Orange County Bar Association (Business Litigation Section)
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Orange County Chapter
Lanni v. Bright (Cal. Ct. App., Jan. 10, 2002, B141323) 2002 WL 27125; Kuechle v. South Coast
Cab Co., Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., Sept. 28, 2005, G034231) 2005 WL 2386431; Cal-Tex Consulting
and Leasing Corp. v. Wright Investments Ltd. (Cal. Ct. App., July 22, 2009, B195251) 2009 WL
2171759; Alamo Recycling, LLC v. San Bernardino Trucking, LLC (Cal. Ct. App., Oct. 27,
2009, E046244) 2009 WL 3451717