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Mukesh Advani

Special Counsel Phone: 415-440-7800

For more than three decades, Mukesh Advani has helped individuals and businesses use  practical and business solutions to resolving disputes. This approach has resulted in saving his Clients substantial amount of money and allowed them to focus on their core business. Not all disputes resolve early and some need to go through litigation in Court system.  For those disputes, Mukesh is also a highly skilled and passionate litigation and appellate lawyer who has represented business, both small and large (including Fortune 500 Companies) and individual clients in civil litigation matters.  Mukesh has provided serviced in a wide range of civil litigation, including insurance law, employment law, commercial litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, and appellate law

For the last 30 years, Mukesh has been continuously rated A.V. (very high (legal ability) to preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell and included in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Mukesh is also included in the 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 edition of the Northern California Super Lawyers.  Mukesh has published articles, authored white papers and taught continuing legal education classes on cutting edge legal issues, including Appellate Law, Employment Law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Privacy Laws and Regulations, Corporate Ethics, Law Practice Management Issues at many prestigious forums, including at the American Bar Association’s annual convention and at the annual convention of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Mukesh has also served in many leadership positions.  Mukesh is the founder and past president of the original South Asian Bar Association (“SABA”) in San Francisco which was the inspiration for formation of dozens of SABA chapters across North America with thousands of members. Mukesh has also served as a member of the California Committee of Bar Examiners, the Ethnic Minority Relations Committee of the State Bar of California and the executive committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California.  Mukesh has served as a Board Member and President of the Employment Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  Mukesh has  received several awards, including, Minority Bar Coalition’s Award for Outstanding Service to Community, SABA’s 20th Anniversary Award, and the Indo-American Community Federation’s Leadership Award. Mukesh started award winning free legal clinics at the India Community Center in Milpitas, California, which are open to general public.

Mukesh started his legal career in 1985 as an associate in a firm headed by Guy O. Kornblum.  Mukesh worked in that firm until 1990. Thereafter, Mukesh practiced with Mr. Kornblum between 2004 and 2013 during which time they worked on several complex trial and appellate matters, including an eight week jury trial in Orange County Superior Court.  Most recently, Mukesh was Of Counsel to the law firm of Dental & Medical Counsel. Mukesh was also a partner with the San Francisco based law firm of Kelly, Herlihy, Advani, and Klein with offices in Northern and Southern California, a firm Mukesh co-founded in February 1998.  From 1990 to 1998, Mukesh managed the successful growth of his own firm to eight attorneys with offices in Northern and Southern California.

More on Mukesh’s background and experience can be found at:


  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Law
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Errors & Omission claims against attorneys, accountants and brokers
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Personal Injury and tort litigation


  • Kraus v. Trinity Management Services, Inc. (2000) 23 Cal.4th 116
  • Hassan v. Mercy American River Hospital (2003) 31 Cal.4th 709
  • Jones v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. (1993) 26 Cal.App.4th 1717
  • Bresnahan v. Chrysler Corp. (1995) 32 Cal.App.4th 1559
  • Bresnahan v. Chrysler Corp. (1998) 65 Cal.App.3d 1149
  • Schultz v. Neovi Data Corp. (2007) 152 Cal.App.4th 86
  • LA Sound USA, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (2007) 156 Cal.App.4th 1259
  • Satyadi v. West Contra Costa Healthcare District (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 1022
  • World Health and Edu. Foundation v. Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. (N.D. Cal (2009) 612 F.Supp.2d 1089
  • Finance Holding Company, LLC v. The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 663 


  • State Bar of California, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • India, 1981


  • Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India, LL.B.-1981
  • University of Delhi, India, Bachelor of Commerce-1978
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