Litigation Experience

Our trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts covers the following areas:

BUSINESS LITIGATION

When a business dispute results in litigation, many transactional law firms call upon us for their trial needs. We have the technology and skills to make a complex business dispute understandable to a jury or panel of arbitrators. Our attorneys utilize the best trial-honed financial and related experts to achieve a winning result.

COMPLEX/MULTI-DISTRICT LITIGATION

We have achieved notable success in complex multi-district cases, including class actions, environmental torts and disaster claims. Our reputation with the judges specially assigned to these matters is impeccable, so you won't be facing high exposure cases with a rookie.

CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION

La Follette Johnson represents developers, financial institutions, contractors, construction managers, engineers, and other design professionals in all facets of construction litigation. We have litigated cases that span the entire spectrum of the industry, from residential and retail, to major commercial developments and highways.

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS LIABILITY

We have managed numerous complex and intricate litigation matters on behalf of Officers and Directors of major corporations. This litigation has involved financial institutions including savings and loans as well as federal banks, investment firms, and a variety of medical-related businesses.

ELDER ABUSE

We continue to be at the forefront of this rapidly developing and expanding area. We are one of the few law firms in California with the depth of experience and expertise to defend healthcare providers against any and all alleged Elder Abuse violations. Our specialists are frequently requested to speak to healthcare organizations, bar groups, and convalescent homes on the subject of compliance, standards of care, security, and documentation.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our expertise in California employment law helps employers comply with the changing dynamics of laws and regulations affecting employer-employee relations. We represent management in litigation involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, civil rights, and contract suits. We also provide extensive consultation to employers throughout the state to assist in avoiding and minimizing litigation. Our employment attorneys frequently conduct seminars for employers on preventive measures and how to avert potential lawsuits.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Asbestos litigation nearly overwhelmed the insurance and business industries. We have been in the forefront of defending these complex claims for over two decades. Defendants in "Superfund" cleanup claims and similar potentially catastrophic exposure matters have called upon us to provide smart and aggressive representation. We are one of the few firms who has actually tried to jury verdicts these complicated issues.

GENERAL TORT LITIGATION

If you have been civilly sued for damages resulting from business, personal, or intentional torts, you have experienced representation with the lawyers of La Follette Johnson. From eliminating your exposure through exacting law and motion practice or by way of trial or arbitration, our attorneys are aimed at a constant goal - the timely, successful result at the most reasonable cost.

HEALTHCARE LAW

Whether your problem involves the latest in HIPAA compliance, termination of life issues, policies, procedures or JCAHO regulations, our staff of experts will help you navigate the maze of this evolving area of law. If you are in the business of healthcare delivery, you need the expertise of La Follette Johnson.

HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION PEER REVIEW

Our attorneys are not only knowledgeable about the law, but have the medical sophistication you need when staff privileges are at stake. Entrust your career to an attorney who speaks your language and is expert in the administrative pitfalls of peer review.

HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL LIABILITY

The firm is preeminent in all aspects of healthcare litigation and is renowned for its representation of hospitals and other medical providers. We have one of California's largest and most experienced teams of seasoned trial lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice litigation. Several attorneys and key staff members have worked in a variety of healthcare disciplines. When you receive notice of an impending action or a lawsuit, demand from your insurer the excellence and experience provided by La Follette Johnson representation.

INSURANCE LAW

We are one of California's leading firms in all areas of insurance law. Whether you insure medical, legal, or other professionals, financial institutions, employers, the transportation industry, or any other type of business, there is a legal team at La Follette Johnson prepared to serve your individual needs. Our insurance attorneys represent life, health, disability, title, property and casualty, and professional liability insurance companies. We represent most of the major insurance companies in the United States and their insureds, managed healthcare companies, and third-party administrators in virtually all types of insurance and health-related disputes including coverage, bad faith claims in the areas of general liability policies, errors and omission policies, life insurance policies, workers' compensation, and uninsured motorist issues. We are also renowned for our coverage opinions and analyses. We specialize in the interpretation of all types of insurance policies issued by life, disability, and casualty insurance companies. We have extensive litigation experience in the interpretation of insurance contracts, the defense of bad faith lawsuits, and the defense of insurance agents and brokers.

MEDICAL BOARD REPRESENTATION

When the Medical Board calls, many physicians trust La Follette Johnson to provide a sophisticated and vigorous license defense. Your career is too important to gamble with an unknown. We accompany the client at the initial investigator interview, obtain expert support and appear at the administrative hearing. In the event of an adverse administrative ruling, our team of experienced appellate practitioners will make sure your hard-earned reputation and license to practice remain intact.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Our trained personnel conduct immediate on-site investigations in civil actions arising from private and commercial premises liability claims. This early response combined with our litigation strengths have resulted in a high success rate for our clients. Our experience includes representation of premises owners, janitorial companies, and private security companies.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

The birthplace of much of the modern law of Products Liability was and is the California Supreme Court, and for over 40 years our lawyers have had a role in many of the major cases you have read about. From football helmets to complex medical devices, we can help your company cope with the myriad issues these matters present, both legally and factually. With La Follette Johnson at your side, you will find that excellent representation can be affordable.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

La Follette Johnson is second to none in the successful representation of insurance professionals, lawyers, architects, engineers, public officials, and other professionals in liability claims. We have substantial experience in claims involving documentation errors, advice errors, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence. Our clients include both large and small brokerages, and our expertise in litigation includes Proposition 213 issues, documentation requirements, Department of Insurance compliance, and all aspects of the duties and responsibilities of insurance brokers.

PUBLIC AGENCY

We have an experienced public agency department and represent many cities, counties, school districts and other public entities statewide. Our Public Agency Defense Team represents clients in court and before administrative tribunals. The Team also conducts preventive law seminars for our expanding client base.

TRANSPORTATION LAW

The firm has successfully represented clients in all areas of transportation litigation, including air, auto, marine, rail, over-the-road motor carriers, public transportation, and trucking. In the area of motor vehicle accidents, the firm provides the counsel necessary to handle simple or complex cases.

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