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Thompson Coe represents a large number of public entities, including municipalities, school districts, counties, public transportation agencies, and utility companies. With its roots in insurance defense litigation, the firm has grown and expanded into a wide and diverse practice of law in many areas of law for both public and private clients. In this context, the firm has represented these entities in personal injury, wrongful termination, discrimination, premises liability, road design, traffic engineering, and property damage litigation.

Our Public Entity Litigation Team has developed the specific expertise necessary to properly guide a case through this complex and unique area of these agency practices. We are well versed in the procedural and substantive defenses and immunities afforded by the [California] Tort Claims Act.  We have successfully defended any number of matters at the claims stage, on motions for summary for judgment, and at trial with non-suits and defense judgments.


Our team routinely handles:

  • Tort Claims Act Compliance
  • Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • ADA Compliance
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Public Contracts

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