February 2020

Trust and Estate Litigation/Probate Litigation

  The Firm’s attorneys have frequently been called upon to handle disputes arising out of the distribution of assets and/or proper interpretation of wills and trusts.  The Firm’s attorneys have handled numerous cases wherein hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.  In this often specialized practice area, we apply our broad-based litigation experience and trial expertise to the challenging issues …

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Real Estate Litigation

The real estate industry has been an important component of the San Diego economy for many years and the Firm’s attorneys have been involved in real estate litigation for as long as they have practiced law.  Following are examples of real estate cases handled by the Firm’s attorneys:  Jason M. Kirby was the lead trial …

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Professional Negligence Litigation

The Firm’s attorneys have been retained by some of San Diego’s best to defend them against claims involving professional negligence.  The Firm’s attorneys have represented accountants, lawyers, law firms, officers and directors, real estate brokers, registered investment advisors, and other professionals in such litigation.  Following are examples of professional negligence cases handled by the Firm’s attorneys: Michael …

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Products Liability

The Firm’s attorneys have handled product defect litigation for both the plaintiffs and defendants.  The following are examples of product defect litigation handled by the Firm’s attorneys: Michael L. Kirby represented the tuna boat captain who was a passenger in a helicopter crash into the Western Pacific. The boat captain alleged that there was a product defect with …

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Partnership Disputes

The Firm’s attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of partnership disputes, which are often quite contentious.  The following are examples of partnership disputes handled by the Firm’s attorneys: Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby defended the general partner and the officers of its management company in litigation filed in the San Diego Superior Court …

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Insurance Disputes

Insurance issues and disputes are a common occurrence in litigation cases and the existence of insurance proceeds can often be leveraged to benefit potential insureds, even where coverage issues exist and the insurer has reserved rights against the insured.  The Firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling insurance issues and disputes and in securing coverage for our …

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Franchise Litigation

We have significant experience in franchise litigation in a number of industries and have tried franchise dispute cases to verdict. The following are examples of franchise litigation handled by the Firm’s attorneys: Michael L. Kirby represented a supplier of industrial marine equipment in a multi-million dollar claim against the equipment manufacturer. The Plaintiff argued that the …

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Employment Law/Wrongful Termination

The Firm’s attorneys have litigated numerous employment law and wrongful termination cases.  We have mostly handled employment litigation involving the termination of high level corporate officers, but also discrimination cases involving race, gender,  age, religion, and/or sexual orientation.    The following are examples of employment litigation handled by the Firm’s attorneys: Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby represented a company in defense …

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