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Civil Litigation

In Fairfield-Suisun and surrounding areas, the attorneys at Hillman, Lucas & Canning, PC, maintain a general civil litigation practice to meet the needs of business and corporate clients throughout the North Bay.  While our experienced trial lawyers are well-versed in a wide variety of litigation practice areas, their history of trial work has tended to emphasize four main areas:

Insurance Defense

The firm represents numerous insurance companies in a variety of litigation, including personal injury and wrongful death resulting from automobile accidents, premises liability, and products liability, as well as contract and employment disputes and real estate transactions gone awry.   Our extensive civil litigation experience gives us a thorough understanding of how to estimate a claim, negotiate an effective settlement, or prepare and execute a solid defense in court.

Municipality Defense

In an era of shrinking budgets and tightening belts, elected officials and city managers must closely watch all funds that come in and go out of their doors.  When faced with litigation, whether from a member of the public on a premises liability tort claim, a citizen’s group protesting a new ordinance or environmental activity, a criminal defendant alleging a civil rights violation, or even another governmental entity in a boundary, taxation, or sovereignty dispute, the municipality needs an experienced litigation firm who can estimate the value of the claim and protect its best interests, whether through a settlement or in subsequent litigation.

Contract Disputes

As the firm’s representative clients include real estate brokers, developers, and contractors, and professionals across the businesses spectrum, it is not surprising that we are often called upon to litigate contract disputes.  Contracts are intrinsic to nearly every transaction, and their terms, interpretation, and enforcement frequently lie at the heart of the resolution to any dispute.

Will Contests and Trust Litigation

Our attorneys have significant knowledge and experience in the planning and administration of trusts and probate estates. This know-how, coupled with our considerable litigation experience, makes the firm uniquely qualified to successfully represent clients in will contests and other trust and estate litigation.

Experienced Litigation Professionals

Many of the firm’s partners are trained and experienced mediators and arbitrators who are qualified to resolve disputes outside of litigation, and can sometimes reach an outcome that will demand less time and expense.  When alternative means are not the best approach, our trial team is ready and able to take a case all the way to judgment if that is what is necessary to protect the interests of the client.  For assistance in any civil litigation matter from Napa Valley to Sacramento, and from Contra Costa to Yolo County, contact Hillman, Lucas & Canning, PC.

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  • Fairfield Office
    2420 Martin Road
    Suite 300
    Fairfield, California 94534
    Phone: 707-427-7377
    Fax: 707-427-7370