Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Carla J. Hartley
Trial lawyers at Dillingham & Murphy provide timely and sound legal advice and guidance, helping their clients avoid, defend, and resolve federal and California class action lawsuits in the federal and state courts in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Dillingham & Murphy’s seasoned lawyers have defended and resolved successfully a wide variety of class action lawsuits, including:
The class action defense lawyers at Dillingham & Murphy assess claims and potential claims from the outset. Dillingham & Murphy lawyers apply informed guidance and business judgment to every class action matter. We assert procedural and substantive defenses to minimize the costs of defense, reduce client exposure, and set the table for resolution by motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, opposition to class certification, in limine motions, by settlement, and by trial. For example, where possible and beneficial, Dillingham & Murphy class action defense counsel persuade the court to stay or hold off on costly class certification discovery and motion practice, in favor or targeted discovery addressing the merits (or lack of merit) of the class representatives’ substantive legal claims.