We provide our clients with legal services in all areas of civil litigation. Building upon our strong tradition in insurance defense, we have expanded into other areas of general casualty defense, including representation of self-insured entities, public and closely held corporations, municipalities, professionals and other individuals who value the aggressive pursuit of their legal rights by a team of experienced and innovative attorneys.
The backbone of the firm continues to be a general liability defense practice with emphasis on defending claims in the areas of products liability, professional liability, automobile negligence, construction defects, municipal defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, environmental law, catastrophic injuries, and trial practice. Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar is highly recognized for its defense of large exposure personal injury claims, many of which are the subject of media scrutiny.
G. Richard Ford, Timothy L. Walker, William C. Haggerty and Jeffrey S. Behar founded our firm in 1991. Prior to founding Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar, they were senior partners at Shield & Smith, a large Los Angeles insurance defense law firm. The founding partners selected a group of talented attorneys with experience in defending general casualty litigation claims to form the basis of Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar. From the original nucleus of eight partners and sixteen associates, we have steadily grown to more than one hundred attorneys to service our expanding client base in the entire state of California and Nevada.