The litigators of Dannis Woliver Kelley focus on finding solutions first. If litigation becomes necessary, we go into court fighting—we go in to win. Litigation is never anyone’s first choice, but when that time comes, you need a law firm on your side that you feel confident has the experience, resources, and expertise to solve your problems, not perpetuate them. The breadth and depth of Dannis Woliver Kelley’s litigation practice sets us apart from other firms. Not only are we adept at all aspects of general civil litigation, but we also possess a  unique expertise in education law, as well as in the special claims and defenses afforded public entities and the special procedures that govern them.  This concentration enables us to devise sound strategies for resolving disputes expediently and cost-effectively.

Our 40 years of experience helping clients successfully navigate the maze that is California education law gives us the historical perspective needed for handling the wide range of issues facing educational agencies today.

Our litigation attorneys advise and represent clients in many areas of law, including:

  • School finance
  • Constitutional law
  • Eminent domain
  • Construction
  • Public contracting
  • Breach of contract
  • CEQA
  • Personal injury
  • Special education and disability law
  • Student issues
  • Civil rights
  • Charter schools
  • Teacher Dismissal and Discipline
  • Labor and Employment law
  • Wage and hour law
  • Public Records Act
  • Brown Act
  • Conflicts of interest
  • State Mandates and Incorrect Reduction Claims

At Dannis Woliver Kelley, our litigation attorneys have handled hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal court. Our collective experience includes numerous trials, and countless arbitrations and administrative hearings.


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