Practice Areas Overview

Sacramento law firm Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson has been providing quality, timely, and cost-effective legal services to businesses, the insurance industry, the health care industry, employers and professionals in California since 1967.  With years of litigation experience at the trial and appellate level, the firm has expanded its expertise and services over the years to include advice and counsel, transactional, and alternative dispute resolution services.  Our practice area expertise includes:

Professional Negligence

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson's professional negligence defense attorneys are experts in the area of health care defense, including defending doctors, physicians groups, nurses, hospitals, medical facilities, and other health care providers in medical malpractice claims, negligence claims, and administrative hearings before licensing and other state boards.  The firm also concentrates on products liability cases involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

In addition, the firm regularly represents and defends other professionals, such as attorneys, architects, engineers, and brokers in a wide range of malpractice claims, negligence claims, and administrative hearings.  To learn more about the firm's expertise in this area, please see the professional negligence page of this website.

Tort Litigation

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson handles a wide variety of tort litigation on behalf of its corporate clients, the insurance industry, and individuals.  The firm's attorneys have significant experience practicing before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and defending litigation claims including:

  • Products Liability
  • Construction Defects
  • Personal Injuries Arising From Automobile, Trucking And Other Accidents
  • Food Poisoning
  • Intentional Torts, Including Fraud and Defamation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Claims 

For more information about the firm's tort litigation practice, please see the tort litigation page of this website.

Employment Law

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson provides litigation defense and advice and counseling services to California's private employers and public entities in a wide range of state and federal employment law matters.  The firm's employment law expertise includes:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Overtime Pay
  • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • Medical and Pregnancy Leave
  • Meyers-Milias-Brown Act
  • Workers' Compensation Retaliation and Serious and Willful Misconduct 

The firm's attorneys also advise clients regarding employee handbooks and personnel policies, hiring, terminations, lay-offs, and non-compete and other employment agreements.  For more information about the firm's employment law expertise, please see the employment law page of this website.

Business Litigation & Counseling

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson represents corporations, partnerships, small businesses, retailers, professionals, and public entities in a wide variety of business litigation and transactional matters, and also provides general advice and counseling services.  The firm's attorneys focus on: contract disputes; commercial and residential real estate transactions, development and construction; financing; business creditor bankruptcy matters; and business formation and dissolution. 

The firm also has particular expertise: advising trucking companies regarding federal and state laws and regulations particular to that industry, including federal Department of Transportation regulations; advising health care industry clients regarding malpractice and other negligence liability; and representing commercial brokerage houses.  For more information about the firm's expertise in this area, please see the business litigation & counseling page of this website.

Mediation/Arbitration

In addition to the firm's extensive litigation experience, Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson also focuses on alternative dispute resolution, including creative settlement solutions, mediation, and arbitration.  In addition to advocating on behalf of clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, a number of the firm's attorneys also serve as independent arbitrators and mediators, all of whom are Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates and AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest standards in legal and ethical ability.  For more information about the firm's alternative dispute resolution practice, please see the mediation/arbitration page of this website.

For experienced California attorneys with an established reputation for providing exceptional, cost-effective legal services, contact Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson.

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