Background of Firm/Areas of Practice
Farmer Case & Fedor is principally engaged in the practice of insurance defense litigation and related law throughout the entirety of California, the Bay Area and Nevada, with a focus upon:
- Construction defect and injury claims
- Automobile and trucking liability matters
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Environmental matters
- Business torts
- Director’s and officer’s liability actions
- Professional liability matters including medical, hospital, legal and design professional liability.
- Commercial Auto and Transit and Bus Accidents
- Insurance subrogation matters
- Coverage opinions and litigation
- Suits by and against insurers
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) cases
- Hotel and motel liability matters
- E & O defense of real estate and design professionals
- Employer Defense
Representative clients include major national multi-line insurers, excess and surplus lines insurers, hospitals, specialty and program insurers and self-insureds through claim administration programs.
The firm is also engaged in the general representation of small to medium-sized businesses, including matters such as business formations, contracts, employment matters and other business-related transactional work. The firm offers litigation services to support this area of practice. Representative clients include contractors, health care professionals, e-businesses, commercial property owners and managers, retailers, restaurants and other similar businesses.
One of the more significant features in a relationship between an attorney and client or carrier as the case may be is communication. The firm’s overall commitment to its work and its clients is manifested in this area by our regular and frequent availability by telephone, in writing, or in person, to discuss and resolve important issues impacting a given case. If a given attorney is out of the office when a client or its representative should call, the attorneys are committed to returning those calls as promptly as possible.
In the 21st century, technological advances have facilitated immediate electronic communication between attorney and client, particularly through the use of the internet and e-mail. Farmer Case & Fedor has the capacity to communicate via e-mail or otherwise with all of its clients, as may be desired, to facilitate immediate information transmission and exchange.
In San Diego, the firm’s offices are conveniently located next to the San Diego Hall of Justice to minimize the inevitable “down time” which occurs between an attorney’s office and court, deposition sites, mediator’s offices, etc. Nevertheless, our office also services not only all other branch courts of the County of San Diego, but in addition, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties. The firm is pleased to make special arrangements relative to fees, travel time or expenses incurred in connection with any out-of-county matters.
In Nevada, the firm’s offices are conveniently located near the airport and all courthouses. The firm is pleased to make special arrangements relative to fees, travel time or expenses incurred in connection with any out of county matters.
The Firm’s Bay Area office is located in downtown San Francisco, with ready access to the courts, mediators and centers of legal activity. The office serves all courts of the Counties of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz, and is pleased to make special arrangements for the handling of matters in other Northern California areas, including Sacramento.
The firm is pleased to offer its services at reasonable rates, with a tiered structure which reflects the level of expertise of the partner, associate or paralegal performing a specific legal task. The firm has extensive experience working within a variety of billing and case management guidelines utilized by insurers, governmental entities and private clients, alike. The firm’s computerized billing system enables it to tailor its billing to any conceivable format or frequency.
In the litigation arena, in reflecting on the changes which have occurred within the legal industry over the past eight to ten years, many would likely agree that the monetary exposures and the cost of dealing with those exposures have influenced both the manner in which attorneys are selected and retained as well as the manner in which the client elects to staff and handle those claims and exposures. The firm encourages discussion of alternative value billing programs which can be specifically created and tailored to meet a given client’s needs.
Commitment to our Clients
Ultimately, an attorney’s worth is measured by the value of his or her services to the client. To Farmer Case & Fedor, the concept of “value” connotes that blend of cost-effectiveness and outcome which results in a sense of satisfaction with the work performed. The firm and its individual members are deeply committed to this concept of value in the services performed for all of its clients.