Law Offices of Patrick McCarthy

           Park Plaza, Suite 200     4695 Chabot Drive       Pleasanton CA 94588
     

                   
Practice Areas
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE
Our firm specializes in dental and medical malpractice defense, including the representation of dentists, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, and specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, orthodontists, chiropractors, and podiatrists. We understand the need of the busy professional to obtain the personal service of the most highly qualified senior legal counsel.

BUSINESS MATTERS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
We have represented many health care professionals in all aspects of licensee defense in State Board hearings, from requests for records to full license revocation hearings. Our senior counsel handle sensitive negotiations with the State Board to achieve optimum results. We have also assisted health care professionals with the purchase and sale of practices, and employment issues such as development of employment manuals, hiring of independent contractors, employee termination, sexual harassment defense, and wrongful termination cases.

Mr. McCarthy also applies his expertise in the health care field to consultations regarding franchise law and Knox-Keene compliance.  California’s complex statutory and regulatory scheme necessitates a careful approach to conformity with the legal requirements relating to prohibitions upon the corporate practice of medicine

RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION
Our firm provides risk management training for health care professionals and staff in your office to help your practice avoid the pitfalls that can lead to a lawsuit. We also offer consultation to resolve issues with problem patients, so that the problem does not escalate into an expensive, time-consuming lawsuit.
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Our firm has signficant experience in the field of Intellectual Property, representing litigants in federal court actions involving copyright, trade secrets, trade dress, and misappropriation issues.

LOCAL COUNSEL FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT FILINGS
We have appeared as Local Counsel for out-of-state firms in Northern California District Court cases in matters involving Intellectual Property, Trade Mark Infringement, Copyright, Investment Fraud, and other issues. 

REAL ESTATE
We have represented both brokers and agents in cases involving intentional and negligent misrepresentation, failure to disclose defects, false advertising, fraud, hazardous material liability, and premises maintenance and control.

CONSTRUCTION DEFENSE
Our firm has represented a wide variety of construction firms, developers, general contractor, and numerous subcontractors in all aspects of complex litigation.

PERSONAL INJURY
We have represented individuals, companies, and corporations in defense of all types of personal injury cases, including permanent disability, brain injury, and wrongful death.

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
Mr. McCarthy is an experienced mediator and arbitrator who resolves cases economically and effectively.