Strategic Representation for Public Entities and Government Employees

City governments, municipalities, counties and other local governmental entities are frequently confronted with difficult legal issues. At the same time, budget constraints, the scope of government authority, and potential application of governmental immunity create unique issues for officials in resolving disputes. In matters involving public entities, an effective lawyer needs to be highly experienced, knowledgeable and flexible.

Comprehensive Municipal Liability Defense Lawyers

For nearly 40 years, Coddington, Hicks & Danforth has provided public entities and their employees throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley with strategic representation to provide the most favorable outcome possible in resolving complex disputes. Our trial-proven lawyers stand as staunch advocates to efficiently resolve claims against public entities in a wide range of areas, including employment disputes, police liability matters, property disputes and tort liability.

As a full-service employment law firm, our attorneys proactively and advise public entities about how state and federal employment laws apply if budget constraints require a reduction in work staff. Our trial-proven harassment, wrongful termination and workplace discrimination lawyers tenaciously defend government entities against all manner of employment law claims.

Civil rights claims against public entities frequently garner the attention of the media. Our lawyers rigorously defend against such claims to obtain favorable results. We have effectively represented police officers and municipalities in a wide range of civil rights disputes. Our attorneys provide practical, cost-effective solutions to high-profile civil rights issues.
Our trial lawyers ably defend injury claims against public entities. Our experience in governmental defense includes:

  • Premises liability claims
  • Slip-and-fall accidents on public sidewalks
  • Exposure to toxic treated waste
  • Injuries connected to police chases
  • Infrastructure complaints, such as defective intersections or unsafe road design

Real property disputes involving counties, cities, municipalities and other government entities can be extremely complex. Our skilled real property lawyers are dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in resolving property disputes, including:

  • Nuisance claims
  • Faulty sewers causing damage to property or causing overflow to streams
  • Utility and infrastructure complaints
  • Inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters
  • Land use and zoning disputes

For first-rate legal counsel, guidance and representation, call 650-592-5400 or contact Coddington, Hicks & Danforth online. Our office is in Redwood City. We represent clients throughout Northern California.