Stevens, Drummond & Gifford specializes in defense and product liability cases, including toxic and environmental torts, asbestos law and mesothelioma, construction defect and personal injury claims. The firm also handles unusual and complex plaintiff personal injury cases.
David Gifford and Stevens, Drummond & Gifford have been panel counsel for the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) for more than twenty years
OUR EXPERTISE INCLUDES:
For more than twenty-five years Stevens, Drummond & Gifford has successfully represented defendants in asbestos, mesothelioma and silica litigation, including manufacturers and suppliers of raw fiber, brake linings, refractories, electrical equipment, laundry machinery, construction materials, floor tile, and contractor and premises defendants.
We help protect the reputation of products and the companies that produce them by defending product liability suits. Our successes include actions involving heavy equipment, industrial presses, motorized commercial kitchen equipment, playground equipment and swimming pools.
We defend developers, builders and suppliers in construction-related cases involving personal injury and property damage. Our successes include actions involving poured in place concrete tilt up panels, loads dropped from tower cranes, water intrusion and mold claims, foundation movement and earthquake damage to structures. The firm has represented a wide variety of construction defect defendants, including roofing, electric, stucco, painting and flooring sub-contractors.
We represent businesses in administrative law and lawsuits related to contamination of soil and groundwater and other environmental damage. Our clients include dry cleaners, water companies, fuel storage facilities and manufacturers. We have successfully defended cases involving the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and CERCLA (SuperFund.)
We defend liability suits against state and local government agencies including school districts, state parks and fairgrounds, public utilities and police departments. Our experience includes actions due to automobile accidents, sports injuries, disciplinary actions and playground equipment. Our clients have included the State of California, the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (in a nationally reported case,) the City of Rohnert Park and the City of Los Angeles.