We are board certified and offer specialized, high-quality, and cost-efficient legal representation to franchisees.


We have represented tool dealers for over 25 years in matters involving short territories, fraud, and franchise law violations.


We protect employees’ rights on wages, hours, working conditions, discrimination, and wrongful termination.


We represent truckers that have been mistreated by trucking companies and shippers.


  • Sharp, Pragmatic, and Friendly Counsel for New Franchise System - Best in the Bay Area

         I interviewed a dozen or so franchise attorneys before going with Rob. After our first chat, I knew I wanted to work with him - he wasn't pushy and really just wanted to give me sound advice from the start. It was so refreshing to work with someone who was really genuine and thoughtful.  
    Patrick M.

30 Years Of Experience

Robert S. Boulter is a California lawyer with 30 years of experience representing individuals and business entities in a variety of litigation and contract matters. Robert is a board certified specialist in franchise law and distribution law. In addition to specializing in franchise and distribution law, Robert has substantial experience in individual and/or class action litigation protecting the rights of employees, investors, and truckers. Robert represents clients nationwide and in conjunction with local lawyers when needed. Please look around this website; we have provided information that we hope you will find helpful. If you have questions about your rights, the subject specific portions of our website may be helpful to you. For specific questions about your rights or how we might be of service, please call or e-mail Robert S. Boulter today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

News & Alerts

In 2011, Robert Boulter filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of lease-drivers Charles…

A truck driver fired for refusing to drive a company vehicle pulled from service by…

On March 26, 2015, U.S. Judge Jose L. Linares of the District of New Jersey…

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled this month that former Florida AAMCO franchisees did not violate…

Marten Transport, one of the country’s largest carriers, has been ordered by a federal court…

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by…


Trucker Law

Truckers are often misclassified as independent contractors or retaliated against for refusing to drive unsafe equipment, when fatigued, or out of hours.  We help protect Truckers’ rights.

Tool Dealer Law

We have represented tool dealers for years on matters involving short territories/lists of calls, fraud, breach of contract, check-in disputes, and franchise law violations. 

Employment Law

State and federal laws protect employees’ rights to minimum and overtime wages, rest and meal periods, and safe and discrimination free workplaces.  We have have a long history of protecting employee rights.  Learn more about our employment practice here.


Franchise Law

Whether you are thinking about purchasing a franchise or have a potential or existing  dispute with your franchisor, we can help you understand your rights and develop a winning strategy. 

Investor Law

Whenever you have money to invest you are a potential target for opportunists.  We help investors victimized by fraud schemes involving stocks, real estate, insurance, and other investments. 

Consumer Law

Consumer laws protect you from false or deceptive advertising and products that do not work or are unreasonably dangerous.  We can help with you on cases involving defective cars, defective building materials, and all kinds of consumer products.


Class Action Lawsuits

A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or several persons sue on behalf of a larger group of persons. Many class action lawsuits are often started as the result of complaints by one or a handful of persons. We often provide our class action services on a contingency fee basis.  Learn more here.

Business Disputes

We protect the rights of small business owners in disputes between partners and with other businesses including breach of contract and unfair competition. We have extensive experience resolving business disputes in commercial litigation, mediation, and arbitration.


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