Practice Areas

Medical, Legal & Other Professional Liability

Medical Malpractice and Managed Care

For more than 75 years, Hassard Bonnington has been one of Northern California's leading medical malpractice defense firms. Providing counsel to individual doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, as well as larger health organizations, liability insurance providers and medical facilities, Hassard Bonnington guides its clients through the complexities of both state and federal courts. Hassard Bonnington’s trial teams have consistently demonstrated their ability to masterfully present complex medical and scientific evidence that has persuaded both judges in early dispositive motions and jurors at trial.

Since the inception of their health care practice, and through the continuing representation of individual health care providers, health care organizations and health insurance providers, Hassard Bonnington attorneys have remained at the forefront of evolving theories of liability within the healthcare field. This broad spectrum of experience affords Hassard Bonnington’s health care clients effective legal guidance through the many aspects of health law, now grouped under the heading of “managed care” litigation.

Legal Malpractice and Other Professional Negligence

The firm is regularly engaged in the defense of legal malpractice actions. Professionals in insurance brokerage, real estate and other fields, ranging from local to international corporations, regularly retain Hassard Bonnington for representation and advice. Our attorneys also prosecute selected legal malpractice claims on behalf of businesses and individual clients.

In all of its professional liability cases, the firm’s attorneys have identified and worked with prominent expert witnesses on issues involving standard of care, breach, intentional wrongdoing, causation and damages.