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Civil Litigation

The civil litigation practice group at Gibbs Giden is comprised of determined and experienced advocates who know what it takes to effectively achieve client goals when once-promising relationships, transactions, or ventures deteriorate and wind up on the courthouse steps. For plaintiffs and defendants alike, in state or federal courts, before administrative bodies, or in alternative dispute resolution settings, our seasoned litigators balance aggressive advocacy with strategic guidance to achieve the best possible results.

Effective Advocacy in a Wide Range of Civil Litigation Matters

The firm serves as litigation counsel for major businesses, cities, and counties, and as panel defense counsel for various insurance companies. Our attorneys have extensive litigation, trial, and arbitration experience in civil matters, such as:

  • Private and public works construction contract disputes
  • Construction defect cases
  • Landslide and subsidence cases
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Inverse condemnation
  • Habitability lawsuits
  • Condominium association cases
  • Bid protests
  • Asbestos litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Multi-party and multi-district litigation
  • Serious construction related personal injury cases

Extensive Trial Experience and a Record of Successful Resolutions

The civil litigation attorneys at Gibbs Giden have tried cases across California and Nevada, representing private companies, local public entities, and insurance company insureds in both federal and state courts. We have served as appellate counsel on numerous cases heard and pending before state and federal appellate courts.

Each year, our firm tries numerous cases to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators. Attorneys in all our practice areas have specific trial experience in litigation ranging from multimillion-dollar construction cases, to commercial and business disputes, to labor and employment cases. Our goal is to handle all litigation matters cost-effectively and in close consultation with our clients.

Attaining Solutions That Are in Line With Client Objectives

We know that a successful litigation approach can’t be implemented without first defining what success means in the context of a particular dispute. That could mean obtaining a large judgment, protecting or asserting legal or contractual rights, or preserving or repairing important business relationships.

Whatever the goal or nature of the dispute, all litigants share a desire to minimize the expense and business disruption that all too often accompanies complex litigation. That is why we believe in lean staffing and small teams of litigators with the specific knowledge and experience best suited for each case. Our attorneys utilize technology to increase efficiencies and effectiveness, including adopting the latest trial technology systems for document imaging, storage and retrieval. We also examine all available alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation, arbitration, and mini-trials, to determine if a forum other than a courtroom might be preferable and more likely to achieve our clients’ objectives.

Consult With Our Attorneys to Determine the Best Approach for Your Civil Case

With decades of experience in business, construction, public contracts, labor and employment, insurance law, and real estate development, our lawyers bring valuable insight to dealing with issues affecting clients in the context of construction litigation, construction defect cases, landslide cases, condominium association lawsuits, insurance coverage issues, and commercial business litigation – among other civil matters.

If you are involved in or anticipate a dispute that could lead to litigation, we invite you to contact us and learn more about how we can help you attain a successful resolution. Please call our Los Angeles office at 310-552-3400, our Westlake office at 805-261-1777, our Irvine office at 949-287-8044, or our Las Vegas office at 702-836-9800, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our civil litigation attorneys.