In addition to our primary areas of practice, our attorneys have experience in a number of areas and are able to provide guidance to our clients in order to meet their needs.   We also work with attorneys outside of our firm to collaborate when necessary to bring together a team of experienced practitioners if a particular area of expertise is required.  This allows us to deliver the best results for our clients to ensure their matters are handled by highly skilled professionals with the requisite experience and knowledge base to achieve the best results.

Employment Law and Labor Relations

The Firm is experienced in all areas of traditional private and public sector management labor practice, including:

  • Collective bargaining and contract administration
  • Grievance arbitration, personnel administration and counseling
  • Unfair labor practice hearings and other NLRB and PERB administrative hearing procedures
  • Defending employers in all areas of employment-related litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination suits (both civil actions and administrative claims before state and federal agencies), CAL-OSHA and Federal OSHA administrative hearings and State Labor Board hearings
  • Providing counseling and workshops that contribute to good employment practices and decrease employment-related claims and losses in areas that include discrimination under California and Federal guidelines, drug testing, sexual harassment, rights of the physically and mentally challenged and other similar areas

Asbestos and Chemical Exposure

The Firm’s members have considerable litigation experience in complex toxic tort and product liability cases and have represented clients in numerous matters that draw upon theories of liability that pertain to design and manufacturing defects, defective warning/labeling and product tampering with products that include automobiles, construction materials, architectural renderings, computers, clothing, industrial chemicals, asbestos, solvents, adhesives and many other consumer goods.

The firm successfully defended its clients in benchmark chemical exposure/cancer litigation involving hundreds of current and former employees who sued IBM and many of its chemical suppliers alleging that their cancers were caused by workplace exposure to chemical agents at IBM’s San Jose and New York manufacturing facilities. This was the first litigation of its kind in the computer/semi-conductor industry.

Business And Corporate Counsel

Chapman & Intrieri, LLP, provides legal representation and assistance to businesses of all sizes. We are expert in a wide range of business-related matters that include litigation, contract drafting, contract review and analysis, business formation, compliance with corporate formalities, and employment law.

We aggressively and efficiently initiate and defend lawsuits for business, corporate, construction, employment and real estate clients in an efficient manner as we strive to limit the high cost of litigation through an early and comprehensive analysis of each case. From this analysis, we determine whether settlement is the best approach for the client. In cases where a settlement cannot be reached, we provide experienced, effective and aggressive trial representation and judgment collection.

Contract Actions

Chapman & Intrieri, LLP, provides advice and litigation expertise in a wide range of contractual disputes, including: construction, real estate, sales of goods, lease, employment, intellectual property and personal services.

Product Liability

The Firm has considerable knowledge and litigation experience in complex product liability cases and has represented clients in numerous matters that involve theories of liability such as design defects, manufacturing defects, defective warning/labeling and product tampering with products that include automobiles, construction materials, architectural rendering, computers, clothing, industrial chemicals and consumer goods.

Fraudulent Claims Actions

The Firm has special experience in the investigation and litigation of fraudulent claims in a wide variety of Government Code False Claims Act cases. We‘ve also developed special expertise defending against fraudulent personal injury actions in automobile and commercial liability scenarios for several major carriers. In addition, we regularly advise our clients regarding litigation management and fraud detection.

Public Entity Contracts and Related Litigation

The Firm’s principals have represented various state agencies and municipalities, fire districts, school districts and sanitary districts throughout California on a broad range of business, real estate, contract, tort and employment litigation matters. We have handled disputes that involve wrongful discharge, breach of contract, construction projects, eminent domain/ condemnation proceedings, labor negotiations and land use litigation, as well as Government Code False Claims Act cases.

Real Estate and Land Use

The Firm’s principals have litigated numerous real estate matters involving land use and zoning, easement, title insurance, contractual, and commercial lease disputes, along with specific performance of purchase and sales agreements and condemnation actions for public entities.

Environmental and Toxic Tort

Our attorneys have litigation experience appearing before governmental agencies and state and federal courts in environmental claims. Members of our Firm have expertise in soil and groundwater contamination as well as toxic tort and coastal zone management issues.

Earth Movement

The Firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in land movement and subsidence litigation. We ‘ve handled disputes that grew out of localized land subsidence all the way to massive disasters. We’re closely networked with many of the geotechnical experts who regularly handle land movements litigation in both Southern and Northern California.