Skane Wilcox LLP

MBE WBE

  • WBE

Firm Size

  • 20-50

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

Skane Wilcox is a 100% female owed AV rated firm specializing in defending litigation in a variety of practice areas with four locations including San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We cover all of Nevada and California in our practice areas.   We are known in the industry for our effectiveness in reasonably, and cost effectively resolving disputes. If a case is not capable of being resolved, the firm defends cases through trial  with extraordinary success. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate with the clients to ensure they are being kept apprized of the claim status and in working with our clients to come up with a resolution plan through mediation, arbitration, or trial. Our primary practice areas include products liability, professional liability, employment, public entity defense, regulatory/compliance, premises liability, construction. and trucking and transportation.

Skane Wilcox maintains and pursues close relationships with all their clients to ensure that the clients needs, goals, and expectations are not only met but exceeded. In doing so, the firm has built a solid foundation and reputation in the industry of integrity and reliability. But in doing so they have also come to be known as a firm that you want on your side through all stages of litigation. As a small to medium size firm with significant trial experience they are also well known to take a case through trial in a cost effective manner including 5 trials in 2016 and 6 in 2017 alone, all with great success.

 

 

 

Contact

Los Angeles, CA

1055 W. 7th St., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Person of contact: Wendy Wilcox

San Diego, CA

1230 Columbia St. Suite 800 San Diego CA 92101

Person of contact: Elizabeth Skane

San Francisco, CA

33 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1250, San Francisco, CA 94105

Person of contact: Leti Gonzalez

Las Vegas, NV

1120 Town Center Dr, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89144

Person of contact: Sarai Brown

Practice Areas

  • Alcohol
  • Construction
    • Architectural and Design Professional Agreements
    • Construction Contracts
    • Litigation
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate
  • Insurance
    • Auto
    • Construction
    • Employment Practices
    • Environmental and Toxic Tort
    • Extra Contractual/Bad Faith
    • Litigation
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Liability/E&O/D&O
    • Property/Premises/Homeowners
    • Subrogation
    • Transportation
  • Labor & Employment
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Class Action
    • Construction
    • Consumer and Product Liability Litigation
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Insurance
    • Malpractice
    • Personal Injury (Torts, Premises Liability, Toxic Torts)
    • Professional Liability
    • Public Contract Law
    • Public Entity Law
    • Real Estate
    • Regulatory (Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law)
  • Products Liability
    • Automotive
    • Food/Beverage
    • Health
    • Industrial equipment
    • Litigation
    • Medical/pharmaceutical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Retail
  • Transportation (Railroad, Other)

Firm Bio

Skane Wilcox LLP was formed in 2010 by Liz Skane and Wendy Wilcox after working together as partners in another firm. Liz and Wendy had a common goal to provide representation in litigated matters with a focus on cost effectiveness and communication. The firm is a small to medium boutique firm that works to develop long lasting relationships with their clients which range from small to large companies, insurers, and public entities including cities, counties and others. They went on to build a reputation for aggressive pursuit of case resolution coupled with a willingness to try a case to verdict if the case is incapable of effective resolution. Both Liz and Wendy have tried numerous cases to verdict in both State and Federal court in Nevada and California.

The firms practice areas include the following:

PRODUCTS  LIABILITY

Skane Wilcox routinely defends products liability matters presenting theories of strict liability, negligence, express warranty, implied warranty and warranties of fitness for intended purpose and merchantability. Products involved in past and present litigation have included adhesives, floor fill manufacturers, electrical components, appliances, windows, mountain bikes, motocross bikes, alarm devices, construction tools and equipment, skateboards, pogo sticks and exercise equipment

EMPLOYMENT

Skane Wilcox represents clients who are insured under employment practices liability policies as well as uninsured employers. We represent individuals and companies involving claims of wrongful (or retaliatory) discharge, sexual harassment or discrimination. We advise companies on all human resources areas, including assisting companies in creating and managing employee handbooks. The firm’s approach is to work closely with the clients to quickly identify and value such claims and to resolve or terminate them quickly and economically by settlement, arbitration, motion or, only where necessary, trial.

PUBLIC ENTITY

Skane Wilcox handles personal injury, property damage, civil rights and employment cases for public entities. These cases range from providing evaluation reports to representing the public entity through trial. We have also handled construction-related cases for public entities where we have been retained to represent the public entity because of indemnification and additional insured obligations stemming from our contractor clients.

REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE

Skane Wilcox is well recognized for their regulatory expertise. With a strong political background, and intimate relationships at all levels of government, we are able to provide our clients with comprehensive representation.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Skane Wilcox has a specific practice in the representation of commercial, individual and public entity landowners. Our attorneys are well-versed in analyzing the issues involved in litigating premises liability cases. We provide a broad range of services including the litigation of construction site accidents and the defense of suits arising out of third party criminal acts perpetrated on the premises. Through the development of close relationships with our clients, we focus on preventing litigation through ongoing legal advice.

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Skane Wilcox has been successfully defending general contractors, subcontractors and construction managers for many years. In particular, we represent all subcontractor trades and are knowledgeable how each trade affects the other in the construction of residential and commercial properties. We have handled cases that involve tract homes, high-end single family homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed used buildings and small and large commercial properties.

TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION

Skane Wilcox represents motor carriers in the areas of trucking and transportation. We represent a variety of companies including small trucking companies, private fleet operators and shipping companies. We have an understanding of the wide variety of regulations that cover motor carriers at both the state and federal level and handle cases involving death, catastrophic injury including traumatic brain injury, cargo losses, property damage and regulatory compliance in all areas of trucking and transportation.

 

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