Areas Of Practice
At the Law Offices of Larry L. Baumbach, we handle cases of all sizes, from simple to complicated. Our lawyers are skilled in the following matters, among others:
Employment And Labor Law
Complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour violations are on the rise. We are experienced in all facets of employment law. We represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of employment issues including:
Personal injury accidents are often caused by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. We represent clients in personal injury claims involving personal injuries and wrongful death including:
Civil Rights And Civil Liberties
Civil rights law is the protection of an individual’s rights guaranteed by the Constitution. It is an area of law that protects an individual’s freedom from infringement by government and private organizations. We represent individuals whose Constitutional rights have been violated including:
Courts do occasionally make mistakes. The appeals process allows a higher court to review a lower court’s decision and deliver orders meant to correct errors if those errors altered the outcome or judgment. Appeals focus primarily on the law and its correct interpretation and application. It is presented by written briefs and oral argument in an attempt to persuade a panel of judges to adopt a particular view of what the law is or what it must become. Appellate work requires an attorney to have the ability to scrutinize lower court proceedings and identify appealable errors, write coherent and effective briefs, persuasive legal reasoning, and a broad knowledge of the unique rules and procedures of appellate courts.
Mr. Baumbach has a high success rate on appeals including one resulting in a rare published opinion. He has participated in appellate cases at the state and federal levels including actions before the Third District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. We can help you decide if appealing your case is right for your situation and assess the likelihood of success on appeal.
Published Opinion: Deorle v. Rutherford, 272 F.3d 1272, 1279 (9th Cir. 2001)
Insurance Bad Faith
California law states that insurance companies must not act unfairly or in bad faith to persons they insure. We represent policyholders of various insurance policies, including auto insurance, homeowners insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, and business insurance whose insurance companies are acting in bad faith. Bad faith includes denying a claim without valid reason, improperly valuing a claim (lowballing a settlement offer), failing to investigate a claim in a reasonable manner, refusing to pay a claim without investigating, failing to accurately disclose policy limits, unjustly delaying investigation or payment of a claim, and being misleading or dishonest about policy limits or policy language.