Injury claims involving products requires extensive knowledge of the specialized law related to products liability, as well as an understanding of the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of products.  Where a client sits in the chain of commerce plays a huge role in products litigation as does the ability to understand the technical aspects of the product in question.  For over thirty years we have represented product manufacturers, distributors, retailers and end users in products litigation from industries as broad and varied as building products, including windows and wood products, amusement park rides and attractions, firearms, furniture, gym and sports equipment, ladders, go-karts, helmets, shoes, seat belts and airbags, water heaters, batteries, industrial chemicals and consumer appliances.  We have litigated cases in the U.S. involving foreign manufacturers and are well versed in litigating jurisdictional issues.

We are active in understanding the products and industries we service, routinely participating in ASTM conferences, speaking at trade shows and business forums.  If we litigate involving a product, we know all that there is to know about it.  The combination of legal skill and technical and engineering knowledge is the recipe for success in product litigation.

Commercial premises are often the targets of lawsuits alleging that a defective or dangerous condition caused an injury, loss of life, or property damage. In these cases, all parties connected with the ownership, operation or leasing of the property need experienced legal representation from attorneys who understand the insurance industry, leasing, indemnity agreements and the unique laws governing premises liability claims, as well as strong grasp of personal injury medical claims. We have a ong history of litigating premises claims in the following industries:

  • Hotels
  • Single Family Condominiums
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Spaces
  • Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Gas Stations
  • Churches, Synagogues and Other Religious Centers
  • Gyms and Recreational Facilities
  • Indoor Play Parks
  • Entertainment Complexes
  • Municipal Properties
  • Arenas and Stadiums
  • Schools
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Cemeteries and Mortuaries

Our broad experience in premises liability claims, includes trip and falls, dog and wild animal attacks, negligent hiring and security, inadequate lighting, physical attacks and sexual assaults, fire claims, lack of maintenance, and other alleged dangerous property conditions.

We have successfully litigated motor vehicle accidents in trials, arbitrations and mediations throughout the state of California from Eureka to Chula Vista.  We understand the law, the various physical and technical dynamics depending upon the vehicles involved.  We know the experts, we understand the human anatomy, as well as the ins and outs of the health care system and the costs associated with medical/legal care.  We have in-house experience in trucking, motorcycles and cycling.  The key to handling motor vehicle litigation is the experience to recognize the serious claim versus the imposters and to efficiently get to the crux of the matter quickly and strategically.

We represent parties involved in construction defect litigation, including building owners, HOAs, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and product manufacturers in a wide variety of construction, property damage and bodily injury actions. We have a breadth of knowledge and experience defending contractors, suppliers, real estate developers, and manufacturers in almost every type of allegation of defective construction, including both construction and design issues pertaining to architectural features, structural design, and installation deficiencies.

Our Attorneys have handled cases involving hotels, condominium projects, warehouses, office buildings, apartment buildings, and single-family homes and developments. Our skills cover a broad range of areas including water intrusion, wood science, building envelopes, soils, HVAC, as well as claims asserted as to materials used in the construction process, such as concrete, windows, wood siding, fiber cement materials, paints and solvents, waterproof coatings and other building components in single family, multi-family, and commercial construction.

Business owners who find themselves embroiled in commercial disputes among their partners, competitors, vendors or customers need experience cut to the chase litigators who are also familiar with the structure of efficient resolution of commercial disputes.  We represent businesses in a broad arena of industries, and we find success because we listen and seek understand and obtain the economic advantage sought by our clients.  Success often involves assisting with the tough decisions of when to say when and what to do next.  When needed, we fight and stand our ground.  In others we think outside the box to reach a solution that is both efficient and results oriented.

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