Assertive, Intelligent Representation For Public & Private Entities

Experience And Counsel Private And Public Entities Rely On

Declues, Burkett & Thompson, APC, was founded in 1996 on a commitment to providing exceptional legal service to public and private entities throughout California. Our highly skilled team of civil litigation attorneys continues that legacy today. Our track record for success has earned us the respect of the California legal community. Other firms often refer clients to us, knowing that we will achieve favorable results. Many of the attorneys in our firm have earned an AV Preeminent, peer review rating* by Martindale-Hubbell.

For more information about the unique experience, accomplishments and areas of focus for each of our attorneys, please refer to the links below:

Our attorneys are often requested to speak at seminars and legal gatherings.

We Are Dedicated To Proactive, Client-Focused Services

We develop close relationships and partnerships with each client we serve. Our highest priority is deeply understanding the public or private entity’s unique goals, needs and challenges. This equips us to craft customized and innovative strategies for quickly addressing and proactively resolving legal issues. It also allows us to identify blind spots and anticipate potential disputes that could arise so that we can build a stopgap to mitigate the risk of costly legal issues in the future.

We offer premier legal services for matters involving:

  • Insurance defense
  • Business law
  • Employment law
  • Torts
  • Personal injury defense
  • Premises liability
  • Employee disputes
  • Business partnership conflicts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Hostile takeovers
  • Charter school liability claims

We seek the most cost-effective legal solution possible, and the one that is in the client’s best interests, both now and in the long term. If a resolution is possible through negotiation, we will leverage our extensive experience in dispute resolution to put the matter to rest out of court.

If that possibility is not available, our team of trial lawyers is prepared to try any case in court. We will deploy the resources and litigation strategies necessary to protect the client.

Deliberate Negotiation And Compelling Trial Litigation: Contact Us

Our attorneys have built a solid reputation for successfully handling cases. To speak with one of our attorneys or to learn how our firm may partner with your company or public entity to resolve a matter, please contact our Huntington Beach law office today at 714-907-1881.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.