We advise and defend some of the largest cities and counties in the state. Matters we handle for municipal clients include:
Employment law and lawsuits;
Other tort cases; and
Claims under the Public Records Act.
We defend municipalities, police officers, and federal agents in civil-rights lawsuits, and we've won defense verdicts in state and federal court. Some examples of the types of cases we've handled include:
Property-damage claims after SWAT operations;
Automobile accidents during police pursuits; and
Lawsuits alleging wrongful arrest or excessive force.
Our lawyers understand scientific evidence, and we have extensive experience defending product manufacturers and sellers. For instance, we've represented:
A carburetor manufacturer in a lawsuit about an airplane crash;
A computer manufacturer during the investigation of a fatal fire;
An airplane manufacturer in a lawsuit related to the design of an air-stair door; and
An electrical-system manufacturer in a lawsuit after a fire on a commercial airliner.
One of our founding partners is a former Navy pilot who holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating. Among other cases, our aviation experience includes the defense of:
A helicopter-medical-transportation service in a wrongful-death action;
A commuter airline and its pilot after a midair collision;
The builder of an experimental airplane that crashed;
A helicopter-logging company in a personal-injury action; and
Airlines and airports in litigation involving in-flight emergencies, unruly passengers, boarding accidents, ground-crew injuries, and discrimination claims.
We defend property owners in a wide variety of premises-liability cases. For instance, we've defended:
The owner of an escalator involved in a fatal accident;
Cities sued for accidents occurring at parks or on multi-use trails;
Trip-and-fall cases; and
The owner of a shopping mall sued by a trespasser for false arrest.
Our lawyers have experience handling claims arising out of construction activities. For instance, we've represented:
A crane owner in a wrongful-death lawsuit;
General contractors sued for job-site injuries; and
A project owner sued for property damage allegedly caused by tunneling activities.
How may we help you? Call us at (206) 502-2510.