Our Firm

Guichard, Teng,  Portillo & Garrett was founded in 1996 by Matthew P. Guichard, an experienced trial lawyer who has been practicing law since 1982. From the very beginning, Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett has focused first and foremost on the interests of our clients, who benefit from our size and pooled talents and expertise.

Mr. Guichard says, “I founded the firm with the purpose of bringing together a small, distinct group of exceptionally talented and experienced professionals because I believe people hire lawyers – not law firms. I took the best of my experiences in international law, criminal law, and civil law, and formed what is now Guichard, Teng, & Portello.”

Our goal is to encourage our clients to decide how their cases should be handled. Moving away from traditional large-firm billing practices, Guichard, Teng & Portello attorneys are mindful of the economics of litigation and legal representation, and often advise clients on innovative alternatives to costly litigation and trial.

We are a team of creative, motivated people who enjoy the practice of law.

Mr. Guichard’s extensive background includes active practice in criminal law and civil law; additionally, he has studied and practiced international law in Europe. Christopher K. Teng, practicing law since 1995, has developed a solid background in business and civil litigation, and today focuses on general business law. William L. Portello has been practicing law since 1993 and is known for his winning civil litigation expertise.

Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett attorneys have expertise in a wide range of business practices, including General Business & Entity Formation, Shareholder and Partner DisputesCivil Litigation & Trials, Mediation & ArbitrationWills and TrustsPersonal Injury, Dog Bite, Serious Auto AccidentsDUI, White Collar Criminal DefenseImmigration Law and Family Law.

Call today and discover why Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett is the smart choice for individuals and businesses seeking legal counsel and representation in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Metropolitan Area.