Public Entities

  • For more than three decades, Daley & Heft has specialized in representing a wide range of public agencies including municipalities, redevelopment agencies, water districts, school districts and quasi-public organizations throughout the state. Our skilled and experienced attorneys provide defense services for our public clients as well as representation in pursuing claims on behalf of public entities.  Our public entity representation has included cases and claims involving dangerous condition of public property, police misconduct, civil rights violations, employment matters, inverse condemnation, eminent domain, public contracts, Brown Act, Public Records Act, general claims and litigation advice, and all levels of appellate work.  It is largely through public entity defense that Daley & Heft has gained its excellent reputation for the highest quality work at a fair price.

    The firm has extensive experience in litigation for public entities.  Daley & Heft has represented, or is currently representing, the Cities of Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Encinitas, El Cajon, National City, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Vista, San Marcos, Poway, San Diego, Highland, Twenty-Nine Palms, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Beaumont, Placentia, La Mesa, National City, Brawley, El Centro, Port of San Diego, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Imperial Irrigation District, County of Imperial, California Highway Patrol, among others.

    Attorneys: Mitchell D. Dean; Richard J. Schneider; Scott Noya; Matthew Racine; Lee Roistacher; Robert Heft; Sam Gazzo; Heather Paradis

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    The Public Entities practice area focuses on:

    • Defense of Government Claims
    • Eminent Domain
    • Civil Rights Litigation
    • Police Misconduct Claims and Litigation
    • Inverse Condemnation Litigation
    • Employment Litigation
    • Public Contracts
    • Appellate Work
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