Dean Gazzo Roistacher LLP

Dean Gazzo Roistacher LLP was formed by the principal trial and appellate attorneys of Daley & Heft LLP, a premier regional civil litigation defense firm since 1980.  Our attorneys have over 200 years of combined legal experience, and most of our attorneys and staff have worked together for nearly thirty years.  We are dedicated to providing the highest caliber legal services to our public and private sector clients across California. Our vast litigation experience and specialized expertise enable us to provide the most successful results possible. With close personal attention, we specially tailor our services to each case and situation to meet and exceed our clients’ goals and objectives.

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Public Entities

Dean Gazzo Roistacher LLP attorneys have represented over 150 public agencies across California in all areas including: general tort litigation, civil rights, and government claims, with particular expertise in claims against law enforcement, Public Records Act, inverse condemnation, eminent domain, administrative hearings, and labor and employment.

Representative clients include: The City of San Diego; City of Vista; City of San Marcos; City of Santee; City of Carlsbad; City of Poway; City of Chula Vista; City of El Cajon; City of La Mesa, City of Del Mar; City of Encinitas...

City of Escondido; City of Calexico; City of National City, City of Oceanside, City of Solana Beach, City of Highland, City of Twenty-Nine Palms; City of Laguna Hills; City of Rancho Santa Margarita; City of Beaumont, City of Placentia, City of Brawley; City of El Centro; County of San Diego, County of Riverside; County of Imperial; Port of San Diego; San Diego County Water Authority; Tri-City Health Care District; Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Imperial Irrigation District; California Highway Patrol, California Department of State Hospitals, and California Board of Registered Nursing; Bay Area Air Quality Management District.



For our private business and corporate clients, Dean Gazzo Roistacher LLP provides legal services across a number of areas including: advisory and compliance services, complex civil and class action litigation, labor and employment, trade secrets and unfair competition, and director disputes.  We are also retained to conduct independent investigations for high profile and sensitive internal matters.  Our corporate clients find that national full service firms cannot match our personal service, expert attention to detail, and consistently outstanding results for a competitive price.

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Insurance Industry

Dean Gazzo Roistacher LLP represents numerous domestic and foreign insurers, and their insureds, throughout California across a variety of practice areas including: personal injury, premises liability, development and construction, products liability, wine import and distribution, bad faith, professional malpractice, commercial and supply chain, agriculture, hospitality, transportation, employment and real estate.  We also serve as monitoring counsel for excess claims.  Our long standing relationships with our insurance clients are built on a foundation of responsiveness, consistently superior results, and exceptional value.