Government Liability

Comprehensive Public Entity Defense

Government Liability

The Law Offices of Carpenter, Rothans & Dumont [CR&D] specializes in the defense of public entities, private businesses, and private individuals. With its roots in insurance defense litigation, the firm has grown and expanded into a wide and diverse practice of law in many areas of law for both public and private clients. Members of the firm possess significant expertise in tort liability related to public entities and private enterprise, including the defense of federal and state court civil rights litigation, dangerous conditions of property, sexual harassment, defamation, wrongful termination and discrimination, among others.

The firm’s combined experience in the complexities of civil litigation has generated business and promoted the firm’s growth and diverse clientele.

We have been actively practicing in the areas of civil governmental defense for over 30 years. With that experience, we bring a passion, determination, and professionalism that is sensitive to the complex legal issues confronting our clients.

Scope & Depth of Representation

Present clients include numerous municipalities, public school districts, community college districts, public transportation agencies, municipal water districts, county sheriff’s departments, self-insured risk management claims administrators, as well as private educational institutions, insurance carriers, police officers, police and fire chiefs, grocery store chains, western states grocery warehouses, interstate trucking companies, international product distributors, individuals, businesses, and a myriad different corporations.To pursue our clients’ interests, the firm’s various members are licensed to argue cases in the highest jurisdictions, including the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

Public Involvement

The members of the firm have brought to the profession diverse backgrounds in other areas of business and public life. Various individuals have served in a number of official capacities with numerous law related and charitable organizations. The firm members are personally involved and committed to the support of both the legal profession and the community at large.

Our office routinely handles all aspects of government tort liability:
  • Tort Claims Act Compliance
  • Police Practices (Civl Rights, 42 U.S.C. 1983)
  • Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Labor Law
  • Administrative Mandamus
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • ADA Compliance
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Public Contracts
  • Business Litigation