As business lawyers, we are acutely aware of the reality that business litigation is both distracting and costly to your operation. We recognize that how litigation is handled can affect critical aspects of your company far beyond the immediate legal fees and interference with your day-to-day operations. To protect yourself and your business you need the seasoned perspectives that our attorneys bring to the table.

We have been at this a long time. When it comes to handling litigation matters, our experience as business law counselors and business litigators positions us to be particularly sensitive to the importance of promptly identifying resolution options for your unique matter. We work with you to decide if there is a basis to have your case terminated through a dispositive motion and, if possible, tailor our strategy accordingly. Whether through mediation, arbitration, or trial, we position you to achieve your goals in an efficient, practical way. Our experience extends to include virtually every type of matter in state and federal courts and administrative agency forums.

Core Areas

  • Claims against directors and officers
  • Class actions
  • Construction Defect/Design Errors and Omissions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Defamation Claims
  • Environmental Actions
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation
  • Insurance Industry Matters
  • Lender Liability Claims
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Securities Fraud
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Business Practices Claims (California Business & Professions Code § 17200)
  • Unfair Competition and False Advertising

Employment Litigation

Specific employment litigation matters we handle include:

  • Bullying
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Agreement Disputes
  • FMLA / CFRA / ADA / PDL Violations
  • FSLA/DLSE/EEOC/DFEH Complaints
  • Harassment
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Misclassification
  • Retaliation
  • Solicitation / Non-competition
  • Trade Secret Claims
  • Unfair Competition
  • Union Grievances and Arbitration
  • Wage / Hour Complaints and Compliance Claims
  • Whistle Blower
  • Wrongful Termination

Transportation Litigation

Complementing our business and employment litigation work, we uncompromisingly and successfully litigate on behalf of a wide variety of transportation industry companies.  The size of your business and the size of your case does not dictate the attention you will receive from us. Large or small, we have defended transportation industry companies in single-plaintiff lawsuits and in massive multi-state class actions involving thousands of drivers.  No type of lawsuit involving transportation companies is unfamiliar, whether in state or federal court or administrative agency forums.

A hallmark of our approach is to be readily available and responsive to the questions you ask as communication is key to a good attorney-client relationship. We work closely with you to define a realistic and successful outcome for every matter.

Because we have extensive experience in the Transportation Industry, we are uniquely positioned to litigate matters on your behalf. Our experience translates into efficiency and cost-savings. We hope you will join the group of our long-standing clients who know that our team is committed to achieving your goals.

Transportation Industry litigation matters we handle include:

  • California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order violations
  • California Labor Code violations and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims
  • California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims
  • Class actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Discrimination and/or Harassment
  • Expense reimbursement
  • FMLA / CFRA / ADA violations
  • Meal / Rest break violations
  • Misclassification (employee vs. independent contractor exempt vs. non-exempt employees
  • Overtime
  • Solicitation / Non-competition
  • Trade secret protection
  • Unfair business practices (California Business & Professions Code § 17200)
  • Unfair competition
  • Wage and hour
  • Wrongful termination

Class Actions

With increasing frequency, employees and independent contractors join together to identify theories and claims to pursue employers for a variety of alleged violations. Class action litigation can be extremely frustrating and costly and a significant risk to your business.  We at Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick have developed an impressive track record of handling massive employment law class action and multi-plaintiff matters.  Our approach is to be aggressive and identify a litigation strategy that puts your company in the best position to minimize the threat of a multi-plaintiff claim.

Class action lawsuits strike businesses specifically in the Transportation Industry with unfortunate regularity. And they can pose a very real and catastrophic risk to your business. We have consistent success in defeating class actions in a number of courts and jurisdictions.  The attorneys of Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick’s Transportation Industry practice group are at the forefront of representing transportation companies in class action lawsuits across the country. And because of which, we are often invited to address the current climate in transportation class action litigation.

We emphasize candor and direct communication with our clients. It is a reality that sometimes business practices need to be modified and require immediate action to minimize liability.  Therefore, it is our practice to take quick action and work closely with you to identify the appropriate course of action for your particular case.  Whether that results in an immediate implementation of trial preparation strategies to work towards defeating class certification, or undertaking early and aggressive settlement negotiations in cases where potential liability is recognized, we leverage our experience to develop a cost effective strategy to successfully manage class and multi-plaintiff litigation.

Every one of these actions poses a serious danger that must be dealt with by experienced attorneys. The class action and multi-plaintiff litigation matters we handle include claims of:

  • Breach of Warranty
  • California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order violations
  • California Labor Code Violations
  • California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims
  • Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA)
  • Deceptive Marketing practices
  • Design Defects
  • Discrimination
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations
  • False Advertising
  • Fraud / Misrepresentations
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Meal / Rest Break Violations
  • Misclassification (employee vs. independent contractor)
  • Misclassification (exempt vs. non-exempt employees)
  • Paycheck Violations
  • Unfair Bank and Lender Practices
  • Unfair Business Practices (California Business & Professions Code § 17200)
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Wage and Hour