Public Entity, School District & Educational Institution Defense

The attorneys of Frassetto Law LLP have many years of experience defending public entities, public and private universities, school districts, and educational institutions in various types of cases through all stages of the claim and litigation process. In representing these entities, we recognize that they are not only clients and defendants but also integral members of their communities, and we are always aware of the unique budgetary and social pressures that they face. We zealously identify and invoke the special defenses and immunities their unique position gives them, as early and often as possible: in the claims process, in response to the complaint, and at summary judgment and beyond.

Our representation of public entities and educational institutions often precedes the claim stage, where we review the client’s operations and premises, providing recommendations, premises inspection and documentation protocols, operational review, advice, and consultation from a risk perspective. And when a loss occurs giving rise to a claim or litigation, our expertise enables strategic representation at all levels of state and federal litigation and includes the following fields:

· Claim handling and late-claims procedures

· Dangerous condition of public property (Government Code section 835)

· Civil rights, including free speech and other First Amendment issues

· Employee negligence

· Intentional employee misconduct

· Employment discrimination

· Skelly hearings

· Wage and hour violations