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Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP

Main Office
1435 River Park Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-565-6222
Fax: 916-565-6220
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Southern California Office
1701 James M. Wood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 916-565-6222
Fax: 916-565-6220
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Transportation Defense & Construction Defects

A Strong Defense in Transportation and Construction Matters

When businesses and their insurers are involved in lawsuits, two of the biggest concerns are controlling costs and fees, and reaching a satisfactory resoluion of the lawsuit. Some businesses and their insurers want to settle quickly and maxmize control of costs and fees; others want to aggressively defend and possibly try their cases for the best possible resolution.  Often a balance of the two approaches is the most appropriate. 

Regardless, Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP is committed to delivering the most aggressive, cost-effective legal representation possible. Our lawyers represent businesses throughout Sacramento and Northern California in transportation defense and construction defect matters. Contact us online or call 916-565-6222 to schedule your initial consultation.

Defense in Transportation Claims

Trucking work: We represent trucking companies and their insurance companies in transportation defense claims. We have an in-depth understanding of the federal and state motor vehicle regulations. Our experience also takes us a long way. We know the subtle nuances of the law and have vast experience dealing with motor carrier laws.

Railroad defense: We have almost 40 years of experience defending railroad companies against crossing accidents and claims filed under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA).

Admiralty defense: We defend clients against marine claims instigated by boating collisions on inland lakes.

Construction Defects

Developers, contractors, and subcontractors in both residential and commerical projects -- and their insurers -- are facing unprecedented levels of litigation.  Although lawmakers have attempted to control the growth of this litigation, claims involving alleged construction defects have continued to present challenges for both contractors and their insurers.  Our attorneys have a wide breadth of experience defending contractors, developers, and subcontractors against almost every type of allegation of defective construction.  We have experience defending companies against multi-plaintiff and single-plaintiff suits for building defects involving:

  • Framing, rough and finish carpentry
  • Drywall
  • Roofing
  • Architectural sheet metal
  • Underground utilities, including storm, sewer and water systems
  • Concrete and asphalt paving
  • Concrete foundation and flatwork
  • Curb and gutter
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Rough and finish grading
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Windows and doors
  • Stucco and lathing
  • Materials suppliers
  • Waterproofing
  • Tiling
  • Painting

If your business is facing a lawsuit, contact us online or call 916-565-6222 to receive the transportation defense you need.


Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP, represents businesses throughout Sacramento and Northern California, including in Sacramento, Fresno, Modesto, San Jose and Oakland and in the following counties: Sacramento County, Solano County, San Joaquin County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County, Plumas County, Alpine County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, Fresno County, Alameda County, Nevada County, Yolo County, Merced County, Napa County, Shasta County, Butte County, Stanislaus County, Tehama County, Siskiyou County, Marin County and Contra Costa County. The firm also represents clients from the Central Valley.