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Practice Areas

A Proven Success in Trial and Litigation

We take an aggressive approach to the practice of law that yields excellent results, and discourages future lawsuits against the client.

Appellate Practice

Hurrell Cantrall LLP’s appellate practice remains a longstanding and integral facet of our firm. Our approach at the appellate level is to aggressively represent our clients by staying abreast of new developments in the law and writing persuasive and effective briefs. We regularly handle appeals and writs in state and federal courts, and have prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court .

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Employment Law

Our lawyers have represented and tried cases on behalf of public and private employers throughout California in virtually every aspect of workplace litigation in state and federal courts.

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Environmental Law

Hurrell Cantrall LLP’s environmental litigation practice has been an intrinsic part of the firm since the firm’s inception.

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General Liability

We have defended various clients, from retail organizations and individual property owners involved in personal injury claims, to individuals and corporate entities in cases involving premises liability, motor vehicle collisions, and general negligence and intentional torts. Our aggressive approach to defending all cases has consistently led to defense verdicts, dismissals, and nominal settlements.

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Governmental Liability

We have a longstanding practice representing governmental entities, including counties, cities, law enforcement agencies, departments of children and family services, departments of public works, probation departments, public medical facilities, departments of public health, school districts, and their respective employees in litigation of all types. These matters have arisen from allegations of abuse and neglect, negligent supervision, automobile collisions, and dangerous conditions of public property resulting in alleged slip, trip and fall incidents, and road design matters.

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Law Enforcement Liability

​Hurrell Cantrall LLP’s law enforcement liability practice includes the defense of law enforcement officers and governmental entities against claims of civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for unlawful arrest, excessive force, and cruel-and-unusual punishments, as well as unconstitutional customs and practices involving allegations of negligence, battery, false imprisonment, supervisory liability, and malicious prosecution.

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Products Liability & Toxic Torts

During our more than 30 year history, Hurrell Cantrall LLP and its predecessor firms have defended multi-national corporations in simple and complex litigation involving products liability and toxic torts.

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