Lawyer & Law Firm Representation
We are proud to be recognized as lawyers’ lawyers, assisting counsel in law firm and co-counsel disputes and in attorneys’ fees litigation. Few law firms surpass our experience in fee-shifting work under state and federal civil rights statutes and under contract fees clauses.
Our partners have represented the plaintiff class as fees counsel in a series of major civil rights class actions in California, obtaining multi-million dollar awards for the private firms and non-profits that formed the plaintiffs’ counsel team in each case. We have also brought fees claims against the federal government under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), against state and local government agencies under federal and state disability rights statutes and against corporate defendants under various employment, environmental, disability rights and private attorney general laws, as well as under contracts providing for attorneys’ fees awards.
In addition to fee disputes, our firm has also counseled lawyers leaving law partnerships as well as law partnerships seeking to enforce rights against departing partners. As part of this work we have represented lawyers and law firms against allegations of negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, liability to non-clients, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and RICO. Our clients have included lawyers who practice across a full range of legal disciplines.