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LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP is a top rated litigation firm committed to providing its clients with superior service and winning. The principals of the firm are experienced trial attorneys who collectively have over 30 years experience defending corporations, insurance companies & their business clients, and individuals in
complex legal matters throughout California. Civil litigation on behalf of the sophisticated client requires more than a thorough knowledge of the substantive and procedural law. The evaluation of liability, disputes, claims and damage issues requires knowledge gained from trying lawsuits. Our attorneys have successes in many cases for local and national clients in many different fields, including transportation law, toxic torts, construction litigation, premises liability, personal injury, litigation advocacy for individuals, business disputes, real property, insurance coverage and general negligence. We offer complimentary initial consultations.
We take pride in our close client relationships and this trust enables us to have a genuine understanding of the best approach to meet a client's objective. Representation of our clients in civil litigation matters always begin with our civil litigation attorneys independently investigating and assessing our client’s claims, complaints and/or defenses. We also evaluate our client's rights, privileges, duties, reservations and obligations, and give our client’s our honest opinion of chances of successful litigation based on the applicable law. We have earned a strong reputation for quality representation at all stages of civil litigation: negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. We are large enough to marshal the resources for high-stakes lawsuits, yet we are committed to close, personal attention to each client.
The philosophy of the firm has always been to aggressively defend its clients and negotiate from a position of strength, knowing that the opposing side will view the option of trying the case as an unwelcome alternative to settlement. The firm is able to provide the individualized, superior service required by our clients in all types of insurance and business lawsuits.
LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP’s general liability litigation practice group has extensive experience with legal and business issues including personal injury, property damage, premises liability and economic loss. Our attorneys have represented large national insurance and commercial transportation companies in multimillion dollar claims. Our civil litigation approach is comprehensive, aggressive and results-driven:
Retail & Premises Liability
We have defended a multitude of premises liability cases and have experience with clients ranging from retail chains, property owners to small business owners. Our attorneys have specialized knowledge of the standards of care that are unique to the retail business industry and are well-versed in evaluating each case at its inception to formulate the best strategy for a successful outcome.
Real Estate & Property Damage
Real property law is an integral part of our practice as a whole. The firm represents property and business owners, lenders, investors, developers, property owners & tenants issues, neighbor property line disputes, contractors, architects, brokers, and title companies in a broad range of real estate projects and claims. Habitability claims are also a key aspect of the firm's real estate practice, representing either the insurer or the claimant.
Our attorneys are also experienced in representing property damage claims, containing the necessary skills to defend complex cases. We represent a variety of commercial clients in claims ranging from fire and water to loss of use of property and loss of value of property. Our attorneys are experienced in handling many types of dangerous defective conditions of property.
Individual & Business Litigation
As skilled litigators with years of experience in civil courts, we are dedicated to helping clients obtain a successful resolution to disputes whether it is a temporary restraining order (stalking, harassment), cease and desist order, a harassment issue, defamation of character claims (libel or slander), trespassing, privacy rights, etc.
Diana Lytel heads up the firm's commercial trucking practice group. Ms. Lytel has handled multi-million dollar defense cases for some of the largest national carriers in the country. She has attended several day sessions in which she was professionally educated in much the same way as novice truck drivers. Ms. Lytel was taught driver log book procedures, trailer brakes adjustments and duals, hook up and drop trailers, and taught to drive on closed courses, including backing and parking. She understands the critical facts in trucking cases and has used some of the premier experts to win trials or resolve cases with a favorable outcome.
The firm has long-standing experience handling sensitive and complex environmental and toxic tort litigation. Our lawyers have defended litigation cases involving many different toxins, but has developed specialties in asbestos, mold and environmental contamination such as e-coli. Businesses that make, use or dispose of chemicals and other potentially hazardous substances can face serious liability from claims of unsafe exposure by workers, neighbors or other third parties. We are experienced in defending businesses against such "toxic tort" claims.
Our firm has a wealth of experience representing subcontractors, builders, engineers, architects and insurers in matters relating to construction defect litigation. The firm also represents clients facing claims of bodily injury during the construction process. In addition, the firm has handled numerous matters involving excavation issues, utility and complex power damage claims that can involve the city, the county, surveyors, underground utilities and energy companies.
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