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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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®

    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."

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  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
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  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies

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