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Civil Litigation Division

General Litigation Unit

This unit defends and prosecutes a variety of civil cases including Torts, Civil Rights, Breach of Contract, and all General Litigation cases. Each attorney handles a heavy case load, defending the City of San Diego, agencies within the City, and its agents. The types of cases handled by the General Litigation Unit include, but are not limited to, police excessive force cases, state common law torts, constitutional issues, dangerous condition cases, motor vehicle accidents, and an assortment of other tort and personal injury cases. The attorneys in the General Litigation Unit were highly successful in resolving a variety of lawsuits favorable to the City. Numerous summary judgment motions, motions to dismiss, and demurrers were obtained for our City clients.