Areas of Practice

Public Entity Law

Our firm has specialized for more than thirty years in representing public entities in complex and challenging cases throughout Northern California.  Over the past twenty years, we have represented twenty five different cities and counties.   In that same time, we have litigated more than seven hundred cases for public entity clients in a wide variety of matters in both State and Federal Court, including actions brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Bane Act (Civil Code Section 52.1), inverse condemnation claims under the California Constitution, and numerous tort claims under the California Tort Claims Act including dangerous condition of public property, defamation, quiet title, and wrongful termination.

In addition to representing public entities, we represent private clients in cases regarding specialized experience in the public entity law.

We have a unique breadth and depth of experienced, exceptionally qualified principals/partners, associate attorneys, and paralegals who routinely work on public entity cases. We have developed many meaningful relationships and contacts with department heads and key players in public entities throughout Northern California.  Due to our years of experience, we also know and have relationships with the key expert witnesses on common issues which arise in public entity cases.