What Our Clients Say

RVA Corporation


RVCA Corporation, founded by local artists and surfers in a garage in Costa Mesa, retained TVA in 2009. TVA was part of the legal team that represented RVCA in the sale to Billabong. TVA also successfully represented RVCA in a variety of litigation and transactional situations, all of which required a unique blend of business savvy and expertise, legal skills and creative problem solving, including several large commercial disputes involving trademark infringement, breach of contract, and wrongful termination and age and gender discrimination claims. RVCA was the prevailing party in each of these disputes and TVA attorneys negotiated settlements worth more than $1 million in total.

“Tom [Vogele] is one of the people I rely on to help me make decisions about the direction of my business. I consider him a key part of my management team.” —Chairman, RVCA Corporation

Sterling Homes and William Dohr


William Dohr and Sterling Homes Corporation are real-estate developers delivering successful projects since the 1980s in California, and Colorado. TVA has successfully represented Mr. Dohr and his companies in a variety of capacities, including complex civil litigation, probate litigation, and large business transactions.

“Tom has represented me and my companies since early 2009. Throughout that time, he has stood shoulder to shoulder with me and always proven himself more than just a lawyer. I consider him to be one of the finest attorneys I’ve ever worked with and TVA to be the premier small firm in California. Their unique understanding of business and creative approach to solving problems makes them stand out from the crowd.” —William F. Dohr

Probate and Small Business

“Tom [Vogele] was articulate, informative and always available during the time we worked with him. I always took comfort knowing that Tom looked out for our interests during a highly contentious and lengthy probate dispute. He managed to get not only what we were owed but more than we ever imagined. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone who needs a truly zealous advocate.” —Sylvia B.

My wife and I decided to move all of our lawsuits to Tim Kowal at Thomas Vogele and associate. He is honest and not mechanical like others. He is patient and meticulous in business and corporate law.” —J.Y.