For over 20 years, MPP’s attorneys have successfully represented clients in administrative proceedings and regulatory matters before a wide range of professional boards, federal and state agencies and local governmental entities. Highly experienced in all facets of administrative matters, our attorneys provide skilled counseling to licensed professionals, including assistance with licensing applications, board disputes, licensing complications, disciplinary actions and hearings, as well as associated national reporting matters. MPP serves a full spectrum of regulated professionals such as physicians, chiropractors, counselors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, realtors, architects, contractors and more. For details and contact information, click on Administrative Law to the left of this panel.
Over the years, MPP has earned a distinguished reputation in appellate advocacy.
MPP has 126 published appellate opinions. Eight are landmark decisions from the California Supreme Court.
It is this kind of experience and expertise that leads general counsels and other law firms to turn to MPP for their appellate matters.
For details, links to appellate decisions, MPP appellate news and contact information, click on Appellate Advocacy to the left of this panel.
We represent design professional firms of all sizes, including some of the largest engineering and architecture firms in both the region and the nation.
Our team includes qualified architects and engineers, which enables us to understand the issues faced by these professions. Paired with our vast trial experience, this allows us to propose resolution strategies that help our clients avoid prolonged litigation, as well as strategies to help prevent future lawsuits.
MPP attorneys have over 40 years of jury trial experience in federal and state courts. We have the resources and trial experience to manage, litigate and resolve issues encountered by architects and engineers.
For details and contact information, click on Architect & Engineer Law to the left of this panel.
Unique Depth of Experience
Our substantial and diverse experience in asbestos litigation sets us apart from other law firms. With 30 years of involvement in asbestos litigation, we have the resources, trial experience and commitment to manage, litigate and resolve any issue. We have handled or monitored the handling of over 5,000 asbestos claims in both federal and state courts.
Our attorneys have tried large numbers of asbestos jury trials to verdict including mesothelioma cases, resulting in successful jury verdicts and other favorable resolutions.
MPP represented a defendant in the first asbestos lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, and one of our attorneys was a member of the first defense steering committee.
For details and contact information, click on Asbestos Litigation to the left of this panel.
MPP's Aviation & Marine Law attorneys have depth of knowledge of the transportation industry, as well as the regulatory and liability environment in which it operates.
We have over 30 years of jury trial experience in federal and state courts. This vast experience as trial attorneys allows us to propose resolution strategies that avoid prolonged litigation or the possibility of being sued in the first place.
We also advise and assist our clients with a wide range of general and specialized transactional issues.
For details and contact information, click on Aviation & Marine Law to the left of this panel.
Morris Polich and Purdy LLP provides a full range of commercial bankruptcy and financial restructuring services, including representation of financial institutions and other lenders, hotels, casinos, creditors' committees, bondholders' committees, trustees, title companies, equipment lessors, receivers, real estate developers and investment entities.
For details and contact information, click on Banks & Financial Institutions to the left of this panel.
MPP has a team of seasoned trial attorneys dedicated to handling, in both state and federal court, high-exposure claims arising out of: death, loss of sight/hearing/limbs, paralysis, brain injury, and permanent burns/scarring.
Our law firm assigns such cases to dedicated trial attorneys who truly understand the emotional aspects of handling such claims in front of juries, based on their wealth of experience in confronting these unique challenges.
Our trial lawyers have represented, and obtained summary judgments and favorable settlements for, clients in thousands of high-exposure lawsuits arising out of virtually every conceivable scenario in the areas of: residential/landlord claims, commercial property management, transportation, intentional torts, third-party criminal acts, animal owner liability, and fair/amusement park enterprises.
For details and contact information, click on Catastrophic Injury / Wrongful Death to the left of this panel.
We represent clients ranging from Fortune 100 international and multinational corporations to small, closely-held family businesses in a wide range of industries.
Our attorneys handle the gamut of commercial litigation matters, including unfair competition, multi-party contractual disputes, class actions, securities fraud, antitrust, officer and director liability, as well as partnership and intra-corporate disputes.
For details and contact information, click on Commercial Litigation to the left of this panel.
MPP has a long-standing history of successfully representing companies and firms involved in the ownership and management of commercial properties.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in the commercial property field in a myriad of claims arising out of premises liability scenarios: injuries associated with alleged dangerous conditions on property, potential liability for the criminal actions of third parties, claims of false arrest, disputes concerning landlord/tenant lease compliance, and disagreements with third-party vendors regarding contractual responsibilities.
For details and contact information, click on Commercial Property Management to the left of this panel.
A cornerstone of MPP’s practice is its broad and extensive construction law experience. We represent and counsel construction project owners, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, design professionals and material suppliers in all phases and types of construction projects, including public, commercial, industrial and residential construction.
Our attorneys have tried and arbitrated hundreds of construction related claims, and mediated literally thousands of construction disputes.
For details and contact information, click on Construction Law to the left of this panel.
MPP provides a wide-range of services and advice on business matters. Our areas of expertise include: corporate, securities, financing, real estate and international business transactions, company disputes, employment, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, non-profits, non-public debt / equity offerings, sales of companies, start-ups and corporate / LLC / LP formation, and general financial transactions.
Our lawyers represent domestic and international businesses, ranging from family-owned small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, in a broad range of industries including: apparel, banking, entertainment, food and beverage, financial services, health care, high-tech, insurance, IT / internet sales and services, manufacturing, media and public relations, nonprofit entities, real estate development and services, restaurants, retail chains and transportation.
Our goal is to provide our clients with both the specialized legal skills needed to deal with particular problems and a high level of experience in business transactions and management issues. Our combination of expertise and experience increases our value to clients both as advisors and as integral members of their business team.
For details and contact information, click on Corporate Transactions to the left of this panel.
Members of the firm bring to bear their proven expertise in a wide variety of cases involving claims against corporate directors and officers.
For details and contact information, click on Directors and Officers Liability to the left of this panel.
MPP's Employment Law attorneys provide full service employment representation to public and private employers of all sizes, from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies. For employers, avoiding litigation is a top priority, and our lawyers are experts in providing advice and counseling that help minimize the risk of litigation and provide the proper groundwork to defend against spurious litigation, including review of employment contracts and handbooks. In cases where employment litigation is unavoidable, we provide focused and effective legal assistance.
We represent clients before state and federal administrative agencies, trial and appellate courts in lawsuits pertaining to every type of employment matter.
For details and contact information, click on Employment Law to the left of this panel.
MPP has more than 40 years of providing cutting-edge representation in environmental matters, including: litigation, arbitration and mediation of disputes, regulatory compliance, enforcement defense, business and real estate transactions, and day-to-day management of environmental remediation projects.
We have experience in all areas of environmental law, including: containment of land, water and air; regulation of hazardous materials; California's Proposition 65; federal Superfund cost-recovery litigation; chemical and toxic exposure.
For details and contact information, click on Environmental Law to the left of this panel.
Morris Polich & Purdy’s Ethics and Compliance Practice Group devises novel, cost-effective and practical legal solutions for clients with domestic or foreign operations. When the matter calls for a comprehensive approach, we can deploy multi-disciplinary teams drawn from the MPP’s general practice areas, such as administrative law, litigation, employment and corporate transactions as well as industry-specific practiced areas such as construction, aviation, environmental, life sciences and healthcare.
For details and contact information, click on Ethics and Compliance to the left of this panel.
MPP understands the legal environment in which public officials, law enforcement officers, public entities and their special districts operate.
We have represented public entities for over 30 years in such diverse areas as negligent performance of contracts, assault and battery, false arrest, intentional torts, taking of property, “Monell” doctrine claims, dangerous conditions, violation of ministerial obligations, failure to discharge mandatory duties, and inverse condemnation.
Our extensive experience in this area encompasses frequent representation of federal and local law enforcement officers, including in civil rights jury trials in both federal and state courts.
For details and contact information, click on Federal Civil Rights & Government Liability to the left of this panel.
Morris Polich & Purdy’s Government Contracts Practice Group devises novel, cost-effective and practical legal solutions for contractors doing business with federal, state or local government entities. When the matter calls for a comprehensive approach, we can deploy multi-disciplinary teams drawn from the MPP’s general practice areas, such as compliance, administrative law, litigation, insurance, employment and corporate transactions as well as industry-specific practiced areas such as construction, aviation, environmental, life sciences and healthcare.
For details and contact information, click on Government Contracts to the left of this panel.
We handle a wide range of homeowner liability law claims tendered by homeowners for third-party damages arising out of multiple scenarios, including: premises liability/dangerous conditions, defamation, parental supervision, sexual assault/rape, intentional torts, third-party criminal assaults, and claims arising out of injured workers hired to perform tasks on the property.
Our firm has firmly established itself as a leader in landlord liability law, representing residential landlords against claims asserted by tenants for: breach of the warranty of habitability, breach of rental contract, wrongful eviction, and mold exposure; these claims are typically accompanied by claims for: payment of back rent, medical expenses/pain and suffering, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages.
For details and contact information, click on Homeowner / Landlord Liability to the left of this panel.
Bad Faith litigation has been a core component of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP’s practice since the firm was founded in 1969. We have amassed an impressive and successful track record litigating bad faith cases, involving: commercial and business interruption losses, fire, smoke and soot arson, fraud, theft, vandalism, earth movement and earthquakes, various types of water and / or flood losses, wind damage, collapse, construction defects, environmental damage, drug and chemical exposures, employment-related torts, intellectual property infringement, medical device malfunction, tenement house conditions, and entertainment industry losses (including feature film production losses). Our Bad Faith Litigation team consists of industry-respected attorneys who are members of prestigious organizations, contribute to prominent publications and legal treatises, and are recipients of numerous awards.
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Morris Polich & Purdy’s Property Insurance Law attorneys have developed a reputation nationally and internationally for our thoughtful representation of major carriers. We provide carefully analyzed coverage opinions and practical advice based on our dedication to thoroughly understanding and keeping abreast of the latest legal developments in property insurance law. A hallmark of our practice is our litigation-avoidance and “good faith” counseling service. We work hard to maintain close individual contact with our clients, to be extremely timely in responding to their needs, and to keep them well informed of new developments that may impact their industry or professional lives. For details and contact information, click on Insurance - First Party Property Coverage to the left of this panel.
We are one of the nation's leading law firms in the litigation of insurance coverage disputes, with decades of experience and long-standing success.
We have played a leading role in shaping California insurance law, and have achieved success in important state and federal appellate decisions.
Our experience includes: bad faith claims arising from construction defects; environmental damage; drug and chemical exposures; fire and theft losses; earthquake damage; investigation of first-party property claims; subrogation.
For details and contact information, click on Insurance Coverage to the left of this panel.
Morris Polich & Purdy’s International Trade Practice Group devises novel, cost-effective and practical legal solutions for clients doing (or planning to do) business in a foreign country or with a foreign entity. When the matter calls for a comprehensive approach, we can deploy multi-disciplinary teams drawn from the MPP’s general practice areas, such as compliance, administrative law, litigation, insurance, employment and corporate transactions as well as industry-specific practiced areas such as construction, aviation, environmental, life sciences and healthcare.
For details and contact information, click on International Trade to the left of this panel.
MPP offers a wealth of experience in the field of lawyers’ professional liability and ethics. At the first sign of trouble, we advise and counsel attorneys on avoiding and mitigating potential claims. In the event that a claim occurs, we promptly assess our client's potential liability and explore a satisfactory resolution without the trouble and expense of litigation. If a claim turns into actual litigation, we are skillful and effective advocates for our clients.
In addition to both trial and appellate experience, we are particularly proud of our record of achieving early dispositive success by way of demurrer, motions for summary judgment and the California anti-SLAPP statute.
For details and contact information, click on Lawyers’ Professional Liability & Ethics to the left of this panel.
MPP is one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in life sciences; we have represented clients for over 25 years as national, regional and local counsel.
Our experience ranges from service as national counsel for mass-tort litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs, to the handling of a single action involving a single plaintiff. Our clients are equally diverse, including an array of Fortune 500 companies with numerous products lines, as well as small start-ups with only one marketed product.
In addition to litigation, we provide our clients with counseling and risk management services.
For details and contact information, click on Life Sciences to the left of this panel.
We are one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in the representation of both long term care facilities and health care facilities of all sizes.
For our clients, avoiding litigation is a top priority. Our attorneys are experts in providing advice and counseling that help both minimize the risk of lawsuits and provide the proper groundwork to defend our clients in such lawsuits. When complaints are actually filed, we provide focused, efficient and effective legal assistance.
With successes in over 650 civil actions, we have the extensive and necessary expertise to represent and protect our clients in litigation, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.
For details and contact information, click on Long Term Care & Health Care to the left of this panel.
MPP is one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in products liability. Our attorneys have represented clients as national, regional and local counsel in both state and federal courts, and have directed litigation in a large number of venues and jurisdictions.
Our practice ranges from matters involving a single product in a single suit, to class actions, coordinated litigation, and ‘mass tort’ litigation. We approach each case individually, and work with our clients to design a strategy that will successfully terminate litigation while simultaneously preserving their specific business objectives.
For details and contact information click on Products Liability to the left of this panel.
For over 40 years, MPP has represented lawyers, architects, engineers, construction managers, real estate brokers/agents, insurance brokers/agents, accountants, financial advisers and other licensed professionals.
Our many services include: loss prevention, risk management, contract review and transaction advice, as well as effective representation in all forms of litigation including mediation, arbitration and trial.
For details and contact information click on Professional Liability to the left of this panel.
Our firm has specialized trial attorneys with the boundary dispute and landslide law knowledge required to handle, and in many cases resolve, the unique disputes which can often arise between adjoining landowners, including claims of: trespass, nuisance, invasion of privacy, and inappropriate management of property resulting in damage due to flooding, landslides, and destruction of trees/improvements/residences.
MPP’s attorneys have the experience required to represent property owners against claims which involve requested damages of monetary penalties, easements, injunctive/ declaratory relief, punitive damages, and significant compensatory reimbursement.
For details and contact information, click on Property Boundary Disputes / Landslides to the left of this panel.
MPP provides full-service real estate representation
Our litigation team has extensive experience successfully representing owners, investors, developers, title companies, lenders, mortgage bankers, landlords, tenants, contractors, condominium owners, home owner associations, as well as real estate agents and brokers in complex litigation matters. Our real estate litigators take an aggressive but practical approach to our representation, and craft creative solutions to disputed issues.
For details and contact information, click on Real Estate Law to the left of this panel.
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We have extensive experience handling business transactions and litigation in the entertainment industry including music, sports, art, motion picture and television.
We are also experts in a class of insurance in this area known as “contingency”; we handle matters dealing with non-appearance, cancellation coverage, transmission failure, prize indemnity, contract bonus, weather, moral turpitude, redemption and many other esoteric matters.
We have handled insurance issues pertaining to major concert cancellations and sport events worldwide. Often, our expertise has had a profound effect on protecting the interests (and balance sheets) of all parties involved.
For details and contact information, click on Sports, Leisure, Entertainment & Event Contingency to the left of this panel.
MPP represents clients at every level of the supply chain in individual, mass tort and class action litigation seeking damages for injuries, diseases and deaths allegedly caused by exposure to chemicals or other environmental hazards. Our extensive experience in this area includes matters arising from exposure in the home, the workplace and in the environment with alleged injuries including various types of cancer, organ disease and birth defects.
Over the last 30 years, our litigators have handled numerous significant injury and mass tort cases in federal and state courts nationwide, including many California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings and Multidistrict Litigations. We also advise on risk management strategies in order to avoid toxic tort litigation.
For details and contact information, click on Toxic Tort to the left of this panel.
MPP provides the expertise in trademark, copyright and trade secret cases that today’s businesses need in order to protect their brands, products and services.
We represent our clients in federal, state trial or appellate courts in the United States. In the international arena, we work with an extensive global network of attorneys to help our clients navigate foreign jurisdictions.
We offer a full range of trademark and copyright services relating to procurement, registration, licensing and infringement, involving: music, internet content, art, photographs, images, promotional literature, architectural plans and other intellectual property.
For details and contact information, click on Trademark & Copyright to the left of this panel.