Practice Areas

Public Entity Defense

Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP has represented state, county, and local entities (cities, regional districts, special districts, and joint powers districts) in a variety of contexts, and the firm has a thorough understanding of statutory immunities and liability in this specialized area of the law. Our office has handled serious injury, death, and property damage cases arising out of public works, public facilities, dangerous conditions, public transit, and a variety of highway and street design, construction, maintenance, striping, signage, visibility, and signal cases.

The firm has been retained by the Office of the Governor to conduct specialized investigations and also represents the Office of the Courts in litigation in various Northern California counties. Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP has represented public entities and public employees accused of a variety of torts, violations of employment law, discrimination, harassment, false arrest, false imprisonment, improper pursuit, and excessive force.