GOVERNMENT + PUBLIC ENTITIES:
We have represented California public entities and government agencies for several years. The firm represents counties, municipalities, community college districts, high school and elementary school districts, and many other public institutions against a large variety of legal matters. Our investigators and security experts assist in developing and deploying risk management strategies to pro-actively prevent liability and reduce potential exposures.
We routinely handle the early investigation of potential claims in an effort to bring disputes to an effective and efficient resolution through counsel or claims personnel. We investigate claims against any public employee including teachers, police officers, firefighters, coaches and more. We defend school districts and school employees in California on issues covered by insurance such as personal injury or employment issues, as well as direct assistance to school districts and governing boards on a wide variety of education related issues.
Whether a municipal body is involved in a lawsuit involving a slip-and-fall injury on a sidewalk, a local firefighter is accused of injuring someone in a rescue attempt, or any other liability matter, we can and often do, help. We have provided comprehensive investigative services to public entities in defense of sexual harassment, First Amendment, use of force, wrongful death, civil rights, environmental, Americans with Disabilities (ADA), and personal injury claims to name a few....
Our security experts also assist school districts, special districts and public agencies with site vulnerability assessments; safety & security planning; policy and protocol development, review and implementation; disaster preparedness and response; crisis communication and community engagement activities. Our experts maintain active relationships with law enforcement and fire agency personnel allowing our firm to collaborate with these local stakeholders effectively on behalf of our clients.