We are a civil defense firm representing public entities, individuals, businesses and insurance carriers in Northern California. Our founding partners began the firm more than thirty years ago, and during that time we have developed the litigation expertise to provide our clients with comprehensive representation in a broad range of state and federal actions.

The firm’s public entity defense practice focuses on representing government entities, officials and employees in civil actions, including federal and state civil rights actions, tort actions, medical malpractice actions, employment actions, and dangerous conditions of public property actions.

The firm also handles a wide variety of first and third party insurance defense cases, involving products liability, premises liability, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, construction defects, landslide claims, landlord-tenant disputes, Americans with Disabilities Act claims, land use, and toxic torts.

The firm’s appellate practice affords our clients every opportunity to pursue, or preserve, a successful case outcome. We litigate both established issues of law as well as issues of first impression in pursuing and defending appeals and petitions for extraordinary relief, stemming from all of our practice areas in state and federal courts.

With decades of litigation experience, our senior practitioners have the expertise to resolve civil controversies through alternative dispute resolution. Most often this takes the form of private mediation or arbitration; however, the flexible nature of this process allows the practitioner and parties to structure the process to their needs.