Public Entity Representation

Since the firm’s formation, attorneys at Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar have specialized in representing municipalities, metropolitan transit authorities, school districts and police departments in lawsuits seeking recovery for a variety of claimed damages resulting from slip-and-fall accidents, use of public transit, environmental clean-up claims, property damage, alleged dangerous conditions of public property, inverse condemnation proceedings, contractor claims, employment disputes and prosecution of claims arising under the False Claims Act.

The attorneys at Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar who specialize in defending public entities draw on collective experience of nearly 70 years of defending general liability claims. We have had significant success in obtaining dismissals of civil rights and other claims against public entities through motion practice in both state and federal courts. When a case needs to be further litigated, we have teams of aggressive and experienced litigators who possess the resources and skills to handle the case through trial. Our attorneys have been involved with various seminars including presenting on “Defending High Exposure Dangerous Condition Lawsuits” at a Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA) conference.

We have extensive experience in representing public entities and agencies at various levels including cities and counties. Representative clients include the City of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, County of Riverside, County of Monterey and other municipalities, public entities and school districts through the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority (ICRMA), in all aspects of municipal civil litigation.