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Public Entity Liability/Government Claims Defense


Defending Public Entities


The lawyers at the Orange County, California, law firm, Fortin Law Group, represent many public entities such as cities, counties, districts, and risk sharing authorities. Representing public entities is a significant area of our practice, and we have a considerable record of accomplishment on behalf of our clients. We are known for providing clients with cost-effective and aggressive representation that is sensitive to the client's fiscal constraints. We have had remarkable success in obtaining early outcomes in favor of our client in these matters through our effective pleading strategies, including the use of summary judgment procedures.


Examples of Cases


Many of our cases involve defending clients against claims alleging dangerous condition of public property. In addition, we have successfully resolved claims such as:


  • Dangerous condition of roadway design;
  • Premises liability claims involving public property, including bridges, recreational facilities, train stations, public right of way, public buildings, roadway, streets, highways, and other public properties;
  • Public property slip and fall claims and construction site accidents;
  • Inverse condemnation, trespass and nuisance;
  • Wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury;
  • Dangerous condition of public trees;
  • Auto accidents involving public vehicles;
  • Contract and indemnity claims.

Complex Matters


Many of the public entity matters we handle involve multiple parties and spill over into other legal practice areas. For example, our comprehensive knowledge of construction law is very helpful when defending a municipality against claims and contracts arising from public works or public construction projects. Our attorneys' knowledge of insurance and indemnity matters allow us to help our public clients obtain coverage that can shift responsibility and protect them against claims.


Contact the Newport Beach, California, law firm of Fortin Law Group, to learn more about the legal services our attorneys can provide. Call us at 949-629-3640.

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