Commitment to Service
For over 65 years, the firm has provided consistent, reliable, unwavering support to our clients. The ethic here is service in its best, truest sense. We understand that our singular calling is service of our clients and their interests. Severson lawyers are taught from the start that our clients know their business, its environment, and their ultimate needs better than we do. We first listen closely, consider fully, and then provide honest, straightforward advice and advocacy.
At Severson, we recognize that our short term satisfaction and long term success depends on a long-term partnership with our clients. We constantly strive to become and remain a valued component of our clients' support teams. For many years, the firm has been an integral part in the growth and health of the modern financial services and insurance industries. Our clients in these areas include banks, thrifts, consumer and automobile finance companies, mortgage bankers, and domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Client demands and opportunities have led the firm to expand into and excel in many areas beyond these historical core practices. As a result of its services to financial institutions, Severson has developed depth and expertise in consumer class action litigation unsurpassed by any other firm of any size. Similarly, Severson's historical insurance practice led the firm to develop one of the premier construction practices in California, focused on the representation of architects, engineers, construction managers and environmental professionals. Similar client demands have led to Severson & Werson's expertise in areas such as employment practices, real estate, legal malpractice defense, professional liability and other areas.
When our clients are embroiled in litigation, our aim is not to litigate but to resolve - to bring the matter to the swiftest, surest and most successful result possible. In this era of high stakes and early settlements, real trial skills are becoming increasingly rare. Not so at Severson, where there is an extraordinary wealth of trial experience. As a result, all Severson clients can feel comfortable that if the need arises, they have the legal team necessary to see a matter through the most complicated of trials. For Severson clients, settlement is always a strategic and financial option and not a necessity. Severson’s strategic use of law and motion and appellate practices also often resolves matters favorably without the necessity of a trial.
Severson attorneys have also been at the forefront of alternatives to courtroom trials. Severson attorneys have an extensive range of experience in alternative resolution tools such as mediation, arbitration, mini-trial, and third party evaluators. When these tools make strategic and financial sense Severson attorneys are well prepared to employ them.
Severson & Werson recognizes the importance of diversity in the ever-changing workforce environment in which we conduct business. The firm’s staff and attorneys are pleased to offer our clients language skills in Burmese, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Thai.
Strategic Advice & Advocacy
Finally, Severson recognizes that litigation is only one component of the legal support necessary to serve its clients. Severson takes great pride in its collective ability to listen to clients and provide the strategic and responsive advice which can often avoid litigation. As a result, Severson has become a trusted advisor and counselor to many of its clients as they chart their respective business plans. Financial services firms, insurance companies, professional firms, real estate companies, and many others have all come to count on Severson for practical and straightforward advice serving the immediate and long term interests of the client. In many areas such as real estate, employment practices, and construction, this strategic advice takes its final form in the drafting and negotiation of corporate documents and agreements integral to the success of our clients.