Sacramento, California law firm Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson, A Professional Corporation, focuses on defending clients in the areas of professional negligence, tort litigation, employment law, and business litigation. The firm handles cases throughout California in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. For more information about the types of matters the firm handles, please see the practice areas overview page. Established in 1967 as Hardy Erich & Brown, Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson has a longstanding reputation for providing quality, timely, and cost-effective legal services. Founded as a litigation defense firm, Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson has built upon that foundation by developing practice expertise in business litigation, employment law, tort litigation, including products liability, bankruptcy, and health care industry defense, and by expanding its practice to include real estate transactions, advice and counseling, and alternative dispute resolution services, including creative settlement techniques, arbitration and mediation. In recognition of the firm's long-standing reputation for excellence, nine of the firm's attorneys have received the prestigious AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest standards of legal and ethical ability, and four have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers. Contact Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson for experienced and effective legal representation. Sacramento law firm Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson practices in the areas of professional negligence, tort litigation, employment law, business litigation and counseling, as well as arbitration and mediation, defending clients located throughout California, including, but not limited to, Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.
1000 G Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento CA 95814
Business Litigation & Counseling
Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson represents corporations, partnerships, small businesses, retailers, professionals, and public entities in a wide variety of business litigation and transactional matters, and also provides general advice and counseling services. The firm's attorneys focus on: contract disputes; commercial and residential real estate transactions, development and construction; financing; business creditor bankruptcy matters; and business formation and dissolution. The firm also has particular expertise: advising trucking companies regarding federal and state laws and regulations particular to that industry, including federal Department of Transportation regulations; advising health care industry clients regarding malpractice and other negligence liability; and representing commercial brokerage houses. For more information about the firm's expertise in this area, please see the business litigation & counseling page of this website.
Kelly F. Watson joined Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson in 1994. Ms. Watson specializes in employment and labor law. Her practice includes transactional and litigation in Federal and State Courts. She represents private and public sector employers in suits including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. She also does extensive experience with employment-related investigations.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Cum Laude 1986
University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. 1990
United States District Court Eastern District
United States District Court Central District
United States District Court Northern District
U.S. Court of Appeal for Ninth Circuit
Memberships, Awards and Public Service
California State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
Sacramento County Bar Association