Lynberg & Watkins has extensive experience defending law enforcement officers and their public entity employers throughout Southern California. The defense of lawsuits alleging police misconduct is a highly specialized area of law involving complex and evolving legal issues, and demands experienced and competent counsel.
Police civil liability cases require particularized knowledge and expertise asserting immunities and other defenses that are unique to police officers and their government employers. Lynberg & Watkins has a wealth of experience and a superior track record in aggressively defending against these claims, and our litigators have successfully litigated hundreds of police – related cases, including many high-profile matters. The scope of the firm’s police liability defense practice is as broad and varied as modern government itself, including the defense of claims for excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, wrongful death, familial association and class actions.
The firm also serves in an advisory capacity to law enforcement agencies and jail facilities in the drafting and review of police policy/procedure manuals, and the presentation of police civil liability seminars. Our litigators are consequently experienced in the supervision and management of a range of police liability issues; from the modestly – sized to the large and complex. The firm’s long-standing record of excellence in defending our law enforcement clients has earned the firm a deep and invaluable reservoir of credibility with trial and appellate courts statewide.