Artiano Shinoff has extensive experience in representing a wide variety of public entities throughout California including cities, counties, special districts, Joint Powers Authorities, school districts, community colleges, the State of California and other public agencies. The firm serves as both general counsel and litigation counsel to clients, providing advice on a wide range of legal issues including the California Public Records Act, the Brown Act, employee discipline and employment contracts.
The firm’s litigation team is skilled and well versed in a wide range of claims that confront public entities and can handle the largest, most protected claims as well as smaller, more defined cases. The team has handled cases ranging from complex employment matters to personal injury, environmental and defamation claims, to road design flaws and excessive force.
Knowing that prevention and education is key to avoiding costly litigation, the firm’s attorneys provide on-going training and workshops for our public entity clients on matters such as workplace violence and harassment, discrimination in the workplace, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and the Government Tort Claims Act.