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"I highly recommend the attorneys at World's Law. They took care of everything I needed to set up my new business and answered my questions quickly and thoroughly. I will definitely come back to World's Law whenever I need legal advice."**

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- Kimberly Davis


About Us

Born in the heart of California's Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, California,® is the operational unit of World's Law, LLP, a California Limited Liability Partnership.®  World's Law believes everyone should have access to legal representation. Our goal is to be the most accessible, economical, and efficient law firm providing reliable, accurate, and rapid legal solutions by utilizing the newest technology and innovations with a commitment to the highest level of customer satisfaction.


At World's Law you choose the cost and amount of legal advice that is right for you!


World's Law's Internet based approach to practicing law allows us to deliver legal services to the widest possible client base at a fraction of the overhead costs typically born by traditional law firms.  Such an approach substantially reformulates the way law firms conduct business by making legal solutions available to all segments of society. World's Law - we are "Democratizing the Law" by bringing the law office to you!


To bring about this change two native Californians, World's Law co-founders Bret Bocook and Douglas Smurr have assembled a team of highly experienced lawyers, financiers, and Internet technology experts who are listed below. You may view further information regarding each individual simply by clicking on their names.


Douglas Smurr, Esq.

Serves as the President and brings over twenty-five years of litigation and transactional experience in the area of international business transactions to World's Law. Mr. Smurr's experience includes working for the Governor's Office of California as the Managing Director of the Americas for the California Office of Trade and Investment in Mexico City; serving as the Director of the Latin American Department for Frank, Greenberg & Simone; and serving as a professor at UCLA and Georgetown University. Mr. Smurr is a dual national of the United States and Mexico, is fluent in English and Spanish, and is based in Paris, France, overseeing World's Law's European Offices.

Bret Bocook, Esq.

Served as the Chief Executive Officer, and possessed over twenty years of experience establishing and operating law firms and real estate development companies focusing on complex real estate and business transactions.  Mr. Bocook had a proven ability to set goals, create objectives, and motivate people as a team to ensure completion and success of projects.  He was a native of Palo Alto, California, and was a former U.S. national rowing champion.  Mr. Bocook died of brain cancer in March of 2015.  Though life was always better with Bret in the room, his presence, passion and vision remains in the seeds of unbridled belief and optimism he planted deep within World's Law.


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John O'Brien, Esq.

Is an investor in World's Law, and was personally selected by Mr. Bocook to serve in his place as a partner of World’s Law, LLP.  As the founder of his own law firm, John O’Brien & Associates, he has over 25 years experience practicing personal injury, defective products, and discrimination and retaliation law.  His zealous and effective advocacy has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.  Mr. O’Brien received his Bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of the Pacific, and his Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Southern California.  Mr. O'Brien's offices are located in Sacramento, California.


Chelsy Castro, Esq.

Serves as Managing Director of Social Networks identifying, developing and implementing strategies to increase World’s Law readership; managing user outreach tools; filtering and monitoring user contributions; establishing and managing relationships with contributing authors/organizations; managing World’s Law content writers; and monitoring effectiveness of communication tools. Ms. Castro received her Juris Doctorate as well as a Masters in International Politics from American University in 2008, and her B.A. in Economics, Spanish Literature and International Studies from the University of Miami in 2005 (Cum Laude).  Ms. Castro is an attorney licensed in the District of Columbia.  She is a native Spanish speaker and is proficient in Portuguese and French.

Sharad Tandale, Esq.

Serves as Managing Director, India Operations and is a native of Hyderabad , India . Mr. Tandale is a licensed attorney in India and also has over 12 years of professional experience in Design, Development, Customization and Implementation of Oracle Applications. His dual professions, along with his native links to Hyderabad , India make Mr. Tandale supremely qualified to set-up, oversee, and manage WL's hub in Hyderabad , India.

Felipe Velazquez

Serves as the Managing Director of Technology. He has over 18 years experience working as a Systems Administrator, Systems Manager, IT Consultant, and Project Manager. Mr. Velazquez is Cisco CCNA certified and holds CompTIA certificates in A+, Network+, and Linux+. Mr. Velazquez also has vast experience analyzing, designing and developing several Web Solutions, including Call Center and IT support tracking solutions, IT department Operational register, Web based Automatic survey solutions, Knowledge base, budget and accounting solutions, and several graphic dashboards for the IT areas.  Mr. Velazquez lives and works in Mexico City.

Mario Rosati, Esq.

Serves as Secretary of the Special Board. He is partner of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSG&R), law firm of Palo Alto, California.  Mr. Rosati brings his wealth of experience in corporate law, technology companies, and emerging corporations. Currently, Mr. Rosati serves as the managing partner of WS Investments (an investment arm of WSG&R), which has invested in a number of emerging corporations over the years including Google, and has recently invested in World's Law.





Robert Larson

Serves as Chief Fundraising Officer and is a personal investor in World's Law. Mr. Larson is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Woodside Fund, a venture capital firm based in the Silicon Valley that specializes in seed, early stage, and late stage investments in technology companies. Mr. Larson has also served as a Consulting Professor at Stanford University in the Engineering-Economic Systems Department for over 20 years. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. He has written six textbooks and 140 technical papers on software and computer systems.


Michael Flores

Serves as Managing Director of Governmental Operations.  He was Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the State of California for Governor Gray Davis. He also served as Chief of Staff for Gray Davis when he was Lieutenant Governor of California. Most recently, Mr. Flores served as President and CEO of Flores International, LLC, a global business and public affairs consulting firm based in Sacramento, California .






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