Practice Areas

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Public Entity Litigation

Graves & King represents public entities including counties, cities, flood control districts and school districts in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, highway design, flood control design, inverse condemnation, wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

The firm has a vast understanding of the various governmental immunities and defenses available to its public entity clients to aggressively defend claims. As a result, Graves & King has developed a hard earned reputation of expertise in the field of public entity liability.

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Public Transportation Litigation

The firm has extensive experience in the defense of public transportation claims and defending the interests of common carriers such as bus, shuttle, taxi cab fleets, rental car companies, and their customers, against wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage actions.

Graves & King also participates in Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and uninsured motorist (UM) claims.

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Catastrophic Injury/Loss

The firm has the knowledge and experience to handle the most complex personal injury cases including brain and spinal cord injuries (resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia, neurological deficits, cognitive deficits and loss of sight), burns, amputations and fractures.

Graves & King has defended numerous wrongful death cases originating out of construction site accidents, heavy equipment and automobile accidents. Our experience enables us to provide our clients with a full assessment of the injuries and the potential exposure in the earliest stages of each case.

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Environmental Tort / Compliance

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Graves & King offers litigation services for defense of environmental and toxic torts, specializing in soil, air, and water movement and contamination transport, including: landslide and subsidence, inundation and intrusion, soil/water/air contamination, transport mechanisms, environmental compliance, and remediation analysis and oversight. Our expertise in the field of environmental tort and regulation is founded on our attorney scientific background and experience as well as our excellent working relationships with environmental experts.

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Employment Litigation

Graves & King maintains an employment related practice team that aggressively and efficiently represents and defends both private and public entities against wrongful termination claims, including sexual harassment, age, and retaliation claims involving FEHA and Title VII statutes.

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Product Liability

The firm has successfully represented a wide variety of manufacturers in personal injury and product liability matters. These cases have included vehicles and their component parts, cranes, scaffolding, aerial work platforms, heavy machinery and equipment, power tools, water heaters, presses, home improvement products and chemical exposure.

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Premises Liability

Graves & King has proven expertise in defending both commercial and residential property owners and has successfully handled hundreds of cases involving alleged dangerous conditions, animal attacks, and other premises-related liability issues.

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Construction Defect Litigation

The firm has represented developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in every aspect of construction litigation including contract disputes, mechanics liens, defect claims, civil engineering, insurance issues, environmental claims and mold. Our construction defect attorneys have diverse experience in all phases of construction and have long standing working relationships with the most qualified experts in each
respective field.

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Appellate Law

Graves & King has a dedicated appellate team with experience and extraordinary success in both state and federal appellate courts. The firm is especially adept in using petitions for writs of mandamus to dispose of, or favorably posture, claims prior to trial. The firm is available to consult on any issues that involve appellate review which may arise.