About Coddington, Hicks & Danforth

Coddington, Hicks & Danforth is a dynamic law firm that has earned a national reputation for integrity, high-quality legal representation, responsiveness and results. We have offices in Redwood City and Santa Monica, and serve clients throughout California and beyond.

The firm was founded in 1977 to provide high-quality legal representation for the aviation, aerospace and insurance industries. Since then, we have drawn on the technical experience and trial skills of our lawyers to expand our practice areas to better serve our business clients. We have managed our growth to ensure that our practice remains focused on exceptional representation.

Our practice is founded on a tradition of integrity, quality legal representation, responsiveness and accessibility – all aimed at helping clients achieve favorable, cost-effective results. A number of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers in Northern California, including:

  • Randolph S. Hicks was selected each year from 2007 through 2015.
  • Lee J. Danforth was selected each year from 2009 through 2015.
  • R. Wardell Loveland was selected each year from 2007 through 2010 and in 2014-2015.
  • Hyon M. Kientzy was included on the Northern California Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars in 2009, 2010 and 2014.

To learn more about the education, accomplishments and experience of our lawyers, please follow the attorney biography links below.

The attorneys and staff at Coddington, Hicks & Danforth are committed to the following principles:

  • Individualized client service: We care about our clients. Our skilled professionals are devoted to providing the personalized attention for clients available in small firms with big-firm results. We value relationships and collaborate with our clients to achieve the most favorable results possible.
  • Representation with purpose: When you work with our professionals, we take the time to understand your needs, concerns and goals to craft the best legal strategy to serve your purposes.
  • Flexible advocacy: We remain flexible at every stage of our representation to meet the needs of our clients. Circumstances can change during the course of a case. We continually collaborate with our clients to refine strategies as necessary to best serve our clients' goals.
  • Achievement: We understand that clients value results; we take pride in our extensive record of success.

Our lawyers have garnered the respect of clients and our peers in the legal community, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest levels of professional excellence and ethical standards.

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Call 650-592-5400 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.