Synthesizing the strengths and backgrounds of its attorneys, the Firm forms a seamless unit designed to fit its clients’ needs. The Firm specializes in:
Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, and Subrogation
The Firm has vast experience providing coverage opinions relating to both form and manuscript policies. The Firm has decades of experience in successfully defending bad faith cases. The Firm has also obtained multiple seven figure verdicts in subrogation cases.
Personal Injury Defense
The Firm is experienced in managing litigation to efficiently resolve cases after concretely and specifically defining the risk for the client. Our clients need a way to predict likely outcomes based on this information, and that is what we provide. After making our recommendations, we help achieve the best results at the lowest cost possible. When cases cannot resolve, however, we are always ready and willing to go to trial. We have extensive experience in cases of wrongful death; severe head trauma; permanent disability and disfigurement; psychological injuries; orthopedic conditions; and soft tissue injuries. We have defended all sizes of cases, from the smallest slip and fall to mass torts involving hundreds of injured parties.
Property and Casualty
In the non-personal injury context, we have extensive experience in the area of property and casualty. We have litigated matters involving contract disputes; Homeowners; earthquake; landslide; business interruption; and professional liability.
The Firm has defended clients against claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. We also represent clients in workers compensation actions, wage and hour claims, and administrative proceedings. We are adept in helping clients mediate difficult situations to help resolve cases to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved. Before it gets to that point, we also provide risk management advice regarding best practices in the workplace.
Automobile Liability and Coverage
The Firm has broad experience representing both insurers and insureds in automobile liability and coverage matters. The Firm has defended individuals and corporations involved in automobile collisions at all stages of litigation, including trials and arbitrations, and works to obtain early resolution of claims. The Firm has expertise in conducting Examinations Under Oath and has assisted multiple automobile insurers with fraud investigations. The Firm has provided coverage opinions to automobile insurers and has successfully litigated interpleader and declaratory relief actions.
Public Entity Defense
The Firm has represented public entities in cases involving employment, aviation, rail, civil rights, premises liability, torts, real estate, eminent domain, insurance coverage, and the First Amendment. We also have extensive experience defending police officers against allegations of unlawful use of force, false imprisonment, false arrest, and violation of federal civil rights under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.
The Firm has been lead panel counsel on two of the largest construction defect programs in the State of California. The Firm has experience in especially complex cases involving multiple contractors and other third parties in residential, commercial, and public construction projects. Whether in arbitration, mediation or trial, we strive to achieve excellent results in a cost effective manner.
The Firm has extensive experience effectively managing and litigating professional liability claims, including legal malpractice, medical malpractice, real estate agent/broker errors and omissions, insurance agent errors and omissions, as well as business director and officer liability. We have worked closely with many highly-respected experts in their fields, and have successfully procured very favorable results for our clients.
The Firm defends businesses and professionals against claims of cyber liability. As businesses and professionals increasingly rely upon digital information storage, breaches of private, confidential, and privileged data by accidental leaks, malicious attacks (i.e., hacking, malware, phishing, espionage, etc.) also increase. In an evolving landscape, the Firm keeps abreast of the latest cyber defenses, and is pioneering defenses to the legal claims of tomorrow.
Workers’ Compensation Defense
The Firm has extensive experience working with adjustors and employers to successfully defend against workers’ compensation claims, 132(a) claims, serious & willful claims, and subrogation matters. We are familiar with SB 863, the AMA Guides, and continuously monitor the complex and specialized changes in the practice of workers’ compensation. We are not afraid to take matters to trial. Our defense tactics often result in reduced settlements and “take nothing” verdicts.