Emil Herich has been litigating cases predominantly in California state, federal and bankruptcy courts as well as California appellate courts for over 25 years. He is substantially familiar with the local bench and bar. Mr. Herich has tried dozens of cases as both plaintiff’s and defense counsel and has been counsel of record for over 20 appellate matters.

Among the matters that Mr. Herich has successfully litigated are a complex commercial tort and contract case on behalf of a California service station operator against a major oil company resulting in a multi-million dollar jury verdict in favor of the client that was affirmed on appeal; defense of a law partnership and its members against claims by a former partner alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation; prosecution of an idea submission theft case against a major oil company resulting in a seven figure settlement; defense of a class action case brought against a toy manufacturer resulting in denial of class certification; prosecution of a real estate fraud case resulting in cancellation of a grant deed and a seven figure jury verdict in favor of the client; and prosecution of a claim against a title company for improperly issued grant deeds resulting in a seven figure settlement.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Herich was of counsel at Keats McFarland & Wilson LLP in Beverly Hills, California, a boutique intellectual property law firm. Mr. Herich provided litigation and trial services to the firm as well as being engaged on commercial business litigation matters for his own clients. Mr. Herich was previously a founding partner at Chadwick & Herich, LLP where he was also engaged in business litigation. Formerly, Mr. Herich was a partner with a national law firm in its commercial litigation practice group.

Professional & Community Activities

Mr. Herich is active in the local community including the Burbank Rancho Equestrian community and provides pro bono representation to local equestrian services providers.


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (1984)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (1979)
    Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors/great distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California (1984)


  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Being fully engaged” means constantly recognizing the honor and privilege we have in servicing our clients’ needs and being totally committed to rewarding the trust that they have shown in us by providing them the finest legal services available yet doing so in a prudent and cost conscious manner.

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Emil W. Herich

Experience Highlights

Dismissal of claims against real estate developers
Represented the defendant, a Canadian unlimited liability company, in SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P v. Can-Dev, ULC, in an action more
In re Yahoo! litigation
Represented Yahoo! in a national class action case for false advertising, breach of contract and unfair competition. The plaintiffs sought to certify more
Checkmate Strategic Group Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc.; Lane's Gifts LLC v. Yahoo! Inc.
Represented Yahoo! in competing national class actions, one filed in state court in Arkansas and a second in the Central District of California, more
Commercial lease dispute for Prepayd Wireless
Represented Prepayd Wireless in connection with a dispute arising out of its commercial lease. Prepayd, the tenant with respect to the lease at more