General Civil Litigation
From offices in San Jose and Glendale, the civil litigation attorneys at Bradley & Gmelich, provide high quality and zealous advocacy on behalf of our clients. We represent a large number of commercial concerns, including private security guard companies, landowners, health clubs, major retailers and supermarkets, insurance companies, contractors, and many government entities—either self-insured or commercially-insured organizations.
Civil Litigation Cases
The types of civil litigation cases we handle range from negligence and premises liability on the property, including third party criminal conduct, to commercial contractual disputes and intentional tort law defense. We have gained considerable reputation in defending against claims of unsafe conditions, products liability, as well as construction claim defense, failure to exercise reasonable care defense, and other claims of general negligence. For a skilled and experienced general civil litigation attorney, contact Bradley & Gmelich.
We have represented insurance companies in many automobile cases ranging in complexity from minor impact cases to cases involving death or permanent disability and complicated liability issues. Often, these cases involve fraudulent (SIU) claims, which we are extremely successful in ferreting out. The premises liability actions that we routinely handle involve injuries not only from the condition of the property itself, but also from dangerous or nearby criminal activity. The firm's business law attorneys in Los Angeles have also been involved in numerous wrongful death cases, including liability predicated on negligent and intentional acts.
Our Approach to Civil Litigation
Many of these suits can be won – and should be won – prior to trial. In our law and motion department, we develop legal arguments geared toward the crafting of a tight, well-reasoned motion for summary judgment. We have an outstanding record of developing successful motion work, employing such defenses as lack of causation, assumption of the risk, waiver and release, and lack of any legally enforceable duty of care.
Our litigators benefit from the advice of our appellate lawyers, who often work in partnership with our trial attorneys when it appears that a matter might proceed on appeal. Our appellate lawyers have a strong background in general civil litigation. Consequently, they are able to help draft motions for summary judgment with an eye on the appellate ramifications before the matter is even heard by the trial court. The depth and range of our experience increases efficiency in our pretrial and trial work. Our appellate attorneys are always available to assist our trial counsel, whether before, during or after trial. If an appeal becomes necessary, our appellate attorneys provide clients with skilled representation. Our success on appeal has won our firm an enviable reputation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
We make full use of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), such as mediation or binding arbitration, when such participation is appropriate and cost-effective for our clients. However, the members of our business firm in Los Angeles also enjoy a successful track record in trying our cases before juries. In either case, we remain client-centered, keeping in mind our clients’ interests and needs. For a litigation attorney who focuses on the client, contact Bradley & Gmelich.
From offices in San Jose and Glendale, our civil litigation lawyers provide experienced representation to large and small businesses throughout California