Governmental Entities

Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong has litigated tort and/or indemnity claims for and against governmental entities in a wide variety of actions ranging from motor vehicle accidents and dangerous condition incidents to claims of civil rights violations. Cases involving governmental entities as defendants or co-defendants raise numerous technical and procedural requirements which are essential to securing the appropriate results on behalf of our clients. 

The Firm’s experience in this arena has included cases arising out of claims for dangerous conditions, discrimination, violation of free speech rights, procedural and substantive due process, employment related practices and false arrest.  Each of these areas of potential liability has its own nuances with both procedural and substantive defenses peculiarly applicable to governmental entities. The Firm is expert on all of these matters potentially affecting the rights of tort claimants and/or co-defendants seeking indemnity or contribution.