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Government Liability

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Government Liability Attorneys

Committed to Pursuing Justice for Victims of Government Negligence

Challenging the government, police, municipal groups and public utilities is a daunting task. But there are times when demanding government accountability is critical to obtaining justice. When a dangerously designed road leads to a young mother’s death or a law-abiding surgeon loses the use of his hands after being beaten by a police officer, it is essential to expose wrongdoing and hold the government accountable.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we have a strong track record of success obtaining financial recovery for victims of police, local and state government negligence. Our Los Angeles government liability lawyers have tried cases against the cities and police departments of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Torrance, Burbank and Long Beach, as well as the California Department of Motor Vehicles, CalTrans, and the State of California.

Call us today at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to start exploring your legal options for compensation.

Government Liability Claims We Can Handle

Under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), people who have suffered injuries due to the negligent or wrongful action of U.S. government employees may be entitled to file a lawsuit for compensation. In 2003, our attorneys at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP provided this form of representation to the victims of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market tragedy – an event where injuries and deaths could have been prevented if the City of Santa Monica had simply followed common safety practices. This is just one example of how our firm has fought to secure fair recovery for victims of government negligence.

Here are a few other examples of cases we’ve handled in the past:

  • Poorly designed roadways. Includes claims for dangerous intersections, defective crosswalks, and failure to install guard rails and bollards.
  • Government premises liability. Includes slip-and-fall accidents in government building, or from other accidents on government property.
  • Negligent supervision. Includes holding school districts, parks, and recreational programs accountable for injuries resulting from negligent supervision of children.
  • Motor vehicle accidents. Includes claims against government employers accountable for car and truck accidents.

When you work with our firm, our investigative team will act quickly to preserve your government liability claim. We cut through the bureaucratic process to obtain accident histories. Our investigative experts serve as important resources for cases involving defective parts and dangerous roadway or intersection design. We persuade the juries who hear these technically challenging cases by often presenting incident reenactments of failures of signal light timing, traffic count, pedestrian crossings and signal phasing.

Seeking Justice for Police Civil Rights Violations

In addition to the government liability cases listed above, we have extensive experience representing victims of police corruption, cover-ups and police brutality – and seeking justice when their civil rights were violated. To that end, we have handled cases involving excessive use of force and unjustified shootings. We have also represented the victims of car accidents caused by police pursuits that endangered others on the road.

Call Our Los Angeles Office Today

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP has the financial resources and skills to remain tenacious when faced with entrenched bureaucracies, insurance companies, and government delays. Our opponents are aware of our reputation as hard-nosed, results-oriented trial lawyers and they often make more advantageous offers to our clients than in similar cases handled by other attorneys.

Contact a government liability attorney at (866) 634-4525 to schedule a consultation.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.


    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.


    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."


    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.


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