Each member of Leone Alberts & Duus has substantial litigation and trial experience and has unique knowledge of public entity law along with its clients' particular needs and concerns.
Leone Alberts & Duus prides itself on its litigation, trial expertise, negotiation skills and aggressive approach for each for its clients.
For over 25 years, Leone Alberts & Duus has achieved successful results for public entity clients.
In February 2017, Leone Alberts & Duus defeated complex employment discrimination and retaliation claims in a successful motion for summary judgment, potentially saving its client, a local city, millions of dollars in damages and attorney’s fees.
Leone Alberts & Duus secures summary judgment in favor of its client, a local school district, defeating complex and costly claims brought by multiple plaintiffs in a high profile case.
Leone Alberts & Duus joins the fray in favor of public entities by submitting a compelling Amicus Brief to the California Supreme Court in a landmark case.
Leone Alberts & Duus is an AV-rated litigation law firm that specializes in representing cities, public school districts, community college districts and other public agencies in a variety of litigation matters. The firm is comprised of seasoned trial attorneys of diverse backgrounds, who have tried cases in both Federal and State courts throughout California. For 25 years, we have prided ourselves on achieving the best results for our clients through dedication, zealous representation and open communication.
We are committed to representing public entities and are keenly aware of the unique challenges they face. Public entities have more at risk in litigation than the basic cost versus risk analysis. When a public entity is sued, it faces policy and political concerns that must be considered in deciding a litigation strategy. We believe in working with our clients to develop a strategy at the outset of litigation that provides the best possible outcome, whether that be through trial, motion practice or settlement.
Leone Alberts & Duus has collectively tried over 75 cases to a defense verdict in both Federal and State courts. We regularly litigate employment discrimination, wrongful termination, premises liability and civil rights cases. We also successfully defend cities and school districts against petitions for writs of mandate involving statutory compliance, land use and taxation issues. In addition, we act as general counsel and litigation counsel in a wide variety of public entity matters including advising clients regarding governance and statutory compliance, requests under the California Public Records Act, labor and employment issues, public contracting matters and pre-litigation dispute resolution.