Litigation

Our attorneys use creativity, pragmatism, and superior litigation skills to resolve disputes favorably and efficiently. We assess risk, gauge exposure, and resolve disputes. We focus on providing prompt and thorough reporting so that our clients have the information necessary to make tactical decisions. We emphasize early resolution strategies including focused discovery plans, dispositive motion practice, and alternative dispute resolution to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. When early resolution is not possible, we have the depth, resources, and experience to serve as trial counsel. We are also seasoned appellate practitioners, having handled over a hundred cases in the California courts of appeal and Ninth Circuit.

We represent corporations, public entities, insurance companies, small businesses, and individuals, primarily as defense counsel but also as plaintiff’s counsel in select cases. Our clients retain us in a wide variety of actions in state and federal courts, including:

  • Civil rights claims
  • Contract disputes/general business litigation
  • Construction defect
  • Employer liability
  • Government tort liability
  • Insurance bad faith/insurance coverage disputes
  • Intellectual property and proprietary information disputes
  • Personal injury/catastrophic loss
  • Public utility liability
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Subrogation/affirmative recovery practice
  • Transportation litigation/common carriers

We also represent clients in disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Arbitration Association, and state administrative boards.