Employment Litigation Our attorneys have experience litigating all types of employment disputes, including wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, FMLA/CFRA, and whistleblower actions. These cases often include scandalous allegations of misconduct in the workplace and we are careful to work closely with our clients to verify relevant facts, while being sensitive to the parties’ and other witnesses’ reputations.
We have litigated dozens of legal malpractice matters in virtually every area of the law, from tax to real estate; simple conflicts of interest to civil RICO. We have deep knowledge in this specialized area and are very familiar with the applicable statute of limitations and how it is applied, the burden on plaintiffs to prevail in legal malpractice actions, and the defenses available to attorneys who have been accused of malpractice.
Our extensive experience with trust and estate litigation also makes us especially qualified to litigate your rights when an estate planner has breached their duty of care and caused you damage. Malpractice claims against estate planners have risen nearly 75% over the last 30 years and continue to rise. Even if you were not the client who hired the estate planner, you may be entitled to damages if you were an intended beneficiary of that estate plan.
The elderly (defined in California as those age 65 years of age or older) are a particularly vulnerable segment of our population. Elder abuse can take many forms, ranging from financial abuse to physical or mental abuse. Luckily, California recognizes the unique vulnerability of the elderly and has passed a variety of civil and criminal statutes that specifically punish those who abuse the elderly -- including the potential punitive damages and recovery of attorney's fees and costs.
There is a substantial overlap between cases involving trust, estate, and/or conservatorship litigation and those where elder abuse occurs. We have significant experience litigating these cases and know how to properly seek restitution.