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Offering Californians the Counsel They Need — When They Need It (24/7 Response)

Diepenbrock & Cotter, LLP, has been serving businesses, individuals, and public entities throughout Sacramento and California since 1993. Collaboratively, our team of lawyers brings over 150 years of experience to clients. With most businesses, transactions are made based on what is effective and efficient. We are committed to offering clients the cost-effective services they want without cutting corners on the services they need. 

As part of our commitment to the successful defense of our trucking and transportation clients, Diepenbrock & Cotter maintains a team of skilled defense attorneys available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to the scene of any accident. Our rapid response team will collect and preserve important evidence, coordinate interaction with law enforcement, and make sure a thorough investigation is completed to lay the groundwork in the event of future litigation. We have access to the best experts in commercial vehicle mechanics, electronic control module download, accident reconstruction, and trucking and highway safety.

Our team is led by John P. Cotter. John has over 20 years of experience in defending trucking companies, railroads, and marinas. John is the a Past President of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Trucking Industry Defense Association, Claims Litigation Management (CLM) and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. For more information on how our rapid response team can help protect your transportation business contact John at (916) 565-6222.

Our representation covers a variety of business matters, including:

Transportation Defense

We represent trucking companies, railroad companies, insurers, and others in transportation defense claims involving motor vehicle regulations, FELA, and admiralty law. Read More

Construction Defects

Our attorneys have a wide breadth of experience defending contractors, developers, and subcontractors against almost every type of allegation of defective construction. Read More

General Civil Litigation

One hundred percent of our work involves litigation and trial practice. We know how to work a case and bring it to resolution, whether through settlement or trial. We have handled a large variety of civil actions on both the plaintiff and defense sid… Read More

Insurance Defense

In a society where people file lawsuits over the smallest mishaps, it is important to protect your company from unnecessary or extraneous damages. Read More

Nonprofit Organization Defense

Diepenbrock & Cotter LLP has extensive experience serving the unique needs of a nonprofit organization. Despite a client’s nonprofit and/or religious entity status, nonprofit and religious entities are often the targets of lawsuits. These lawsu… Read More

Public Entity Defense

Diepenbrock & Cotter LLP offers a wide variety of public entity defense for counties, municipalities, school districts, joint powers authorities in the areas of the Tort Claims Act, dangerous conditions of public property, nuisance, school activi… Read More

Premises Liability

Business Owner and Landlord Defense When you own or run a building, you are responsible for keeping it safe. Despite your best safety precautions, accidents can still happen. If you are facing allegations for failing to prevent an unsafe situation, y… Read More