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Larson, Garrick & Lightfoot, LLP is a Los Angeles law firm focused on serving the legal needs of dynamic, evolving business clients of all sizes on the front lines of their industries.
We know that, as one of our corporate clients, the best legal solution to your problem is one that also promotes your business objectives. Our attorneys are known and respected as ethical, vigorous litigators who can resolve disputes efficiently and effectively. Even more importantly, because we know you and know your business, we can provide counsel and advice to help you avoid problems in the first place.
When your company needs an advocate in court, the firm's exceptional civil litigation and appellate practice lawyers will fight vigorously on your behalf. Our scrupulous preparation, exceptional work ethic and extensive experience mean we have the ability to get the best possible results for our clients.
We also know that the best results from a business perspective are often achieved by resolving disputes swiftly, without the expense and time commitment of going to trial. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and effective negotiators who won't lose sight of your bottom line. We take the time to thoroughly understand your business, the legal issues you face and your objectives so that, together, we can examine all possible options and pursue solutions which are in the best interests of your company.
At Larson, Garrick & Lightfoot, LLP, we strive to develop long-term, ongoing relationships with our clients in order to provide the highest level of service and help prevent problems that can derail a business or take up time and energy better spent in other pursuits. We help our corporate clients avoid the pitfalls of short-sighted solutions and make sure any resolution we advise won't ultimately hurt you in the longer term. The firm offers a full range of transactional services to businesses of all sizes, including advising on contract drafting and negotiation, buying or selling a business, employment law and other issues.
The firm has particular experience assisting clients in the areas of General Civil Trial and Appellate, State and Federal, Products Liability, Funeral and Cemetery Law, Employment, Wage and Hour Class Action, General Commercial and Business Practice, Alcoholic Beverages Distribution Law and Regulatory Compliance, Defamation and Privacy, Antitrust, and Real Property.
801 South Figueroa St., Ste. 1750
Los Angeles CA 90017
The attorneys at Larson, Garrick & Lightfoot, LLP ("LGL") are formidable and effective advocates, representing and defending a wide variety of local, national and international clients in state and federal courts (trial and appellate) throughout California.
Our firm has particular skill and expertise representing a wide variety of clients in the following areas:
Alcoholic Beverages Law Litigation
Civil Rights Defense
Complex Civil Litigation
Commercial and Contract Disputes
Funeral and Cemetery Law
Mass Tort Litigation
Product Liability Defense
Toxic Tort Defense, including asbestos litigation
Wage and Hour Class Actions
We know litigation can be costly and time consuming. We work with our clients to evaluate all possible options and their long-term ramifications, to determine the most effective and economical course of action, and to obtain the best results possible. We believe that our client's success measure our success.
Mary Lightfoot's practice focuses on tort litigation defense, including product liability, toxic torts, mass torts, and catastrophic injury claims. She has also defended clients in employment, construction and medical malpractice matters. Along with her partner, Doug Larson, she has been retained by leading manufacturers to manage and defend monumental litigation dockets arising from the government investigation of breast implants, Ford Explorer tires and medical devices. Together, they successfully defended the only recalled tire cases to be tried in California to verdict or decision after the 2000 voluntary recall of certain tires used on the Ford Explorer, one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.
University of California at Davis, 1981, Bachelor of Arts in History
University of California Hastings College of Law, 1988, J.D.; finalist in the David E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Lightfoot is admitted to all Courts of the State of California; U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Associations and Publications
Ms. Lightfoot is also a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. She also serves as a contributing Editor for the Product Liability Desk Reference, 1998-2013 , and the Tort Law Desk Reference, 2010 2013, Aspen Publishers.
Published cases: Stephen v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 134 Cal. App. 4th 1363.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating (5.0 out of 5.0)
Ms. Lightfoot's practice focuses on all aspects of general and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in product liability, toxic torts, including asbestos litigation, and mass tort litigation.