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Civil Litigation Attorneys

Medical Malpractice DefenseOur practice emphasizes civil litigation of a variety of types, both at the trial and appellate levels. This work includes medical malpractice defense, public entity defense, premises liability defense, and personal injury actions, including auto accident claims.

The firm's attorneys routinely appear in courts throughout Northern and Central California, including the counties of Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne. The practice also extends west to the Bay Area, south to Kern County and east to Mono and Inyo Counties.

Medical malpractice defense is a cornerstone of the firm's litigation practice. We have earned an excellent reputation for our aggressive representation of physicians, hospitals, and practitioners of various specialties such as dentistry, podiatry, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Our experience covers a wide range of medical issues and all aspects of medical negligence claims.

We also represent our health care clients’ interests in matters concerning staff privilege disputes, professional discipline, and medical licensing issues. We frequently represent our clients in disciplinary and administrative law hearings at the state and local levels.

Our practice also encompasses the handling of non-medical cases, including the defense of premises liability actions in the retail merchandise environment, and the defense of public entities, including county government and health care systems.

We devote a substantial portion of our practice to personal injury claims as well. This includes the prosecution of auto accident claims on behalf of injured plaintiffs. We have been successful in obtaining both jury verdicts and satisfactory settlements of such cases in excess of $1,000,000 on behalf of our clients.

Our trial success is directly relatable to our expertise in the utilization of expert testimony. Experience has taught us that trial lawyers must be skilled in offering persuasive evidence through experts while being equally adept at challenging and excluding the kind of speculative methods that might otherwise pass for admissible evidence. Our attorneys are particularly well-versed in the development and presentation of medical and scientific expert witnesses in diverse areas, such as accident reconstruction, toxicology, teratology, epidemiology, oncology, infectious disease, and the applicable standard of care for various professional disciplines.