Practice areas.

We offer a full range of consultation and defense to employers for liability matters, workers’ compensation matters, employment law, and discrimination claims. ​

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Workers’ Compensation

Protecting your business’s bottom line.

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Workers' Compensation

We are your workers’ compensation claims partner, seeking to work collaboratively with your selected claims adjusting team to safeguard best claims handling processes.  Let us help you promote claims handling efficiency. 

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Civil Litigation

Proactive evaluation prosecution and defense of all civil litigation matters.

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Civil Litigation

Adelson McLean has the skill and experience to represent our clients’ interests in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes.  The firms roster of private clients have varied needs.  These include drafting and interpreting contracts, protection of proprietary interests as well as a wide range of preventative strategies. Through consultation, negotiation, arbitration, and trial, our firm has acted as a valued partner in our clients’ success.

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Transportation Defense

Rapid investigation and defense of transportation incidents in California.

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Transportation and trucking

Adelson McLean has a prominent presence in the defense of transportation claims.  The firm's capabilities include investigation and defense of trucking companies, intermodal service providers and railroads.

The firm has rapid response capabilities to handle high exposure claims including multiple fatality and catastrophic injury cases.  The firm has the resources to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation, followed by an aggressive defense through discovery and trial.

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Employment Law

Wage & hour claims, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

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Employment Law

Adelson McLean serves its clients in a consultative and defense capacity in Federal and California employment law matters.  Our services include the defense of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims.  Other services include the drafting of employee handbooks, HR policies and independent investigations. 

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Discrimination Claims

We provide the immediate attention required on all claims.

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Discrimination Claims under FEHA and California Labor Code Section 132a

The firm consults on and defends all claims alleging discrimination in the workplace.  Our defense includes causes of action under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act as well as California Labor Code section 132a.  The attorneys of Adelson McLean have tried these cases throughout the state. 

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Litigation Management

Cost-saving approaches through targeted lawyering.

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Litigation Management

Adelson McLean has the skill and experience to represent our clients interests in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes.  The firms roster of private clients have varied needs.  These include drafting and interpreting contracts, protection of proprietary interests as well as a wide range of preventative strategies.  Through consultation, negotiation, arbitration and trial our firm has acted as a valued partner in our clients success.  

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Sports Law

Defending claims filed by former professional athletes.

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Sports Law

Defending professional athlete claims in California workers’ compensation cases is a specialty within a specialty.  The unique issues addressed in these cases include risk shifting, detailed analysis of jurisdictional issues and a comprehensive defense based on co-morbidities and post career employment.

The firm offers trial and appellate experience in this field dating back to 1979.

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Business Litigation

Representation of local & national companies in all matters.

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Business Litigation

Adelson McLean has the skill and experience to represent our clients’ interests in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes.  The firms roster of private clients have varied needs.  These include drafting and interpreting contracts, protection of proprietary interests as well as a wide range of preventative strategies.  Through consultation, negotiation, arbitration, and trial, our firm has acted as a valued partner in our clients’ success.

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Subrogation

Prosecution of worker’s compensation and property damage.

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Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Adelson McLean represents our clients in high value workers’ compensation and property damage subrogation cases throughout California. 

A cost benefit analysis is part of the initial review of every case.  The value of legal services must be of benefit to the client, justifying the legal spend incurred to secure the best outcome.

Our subrogation services include the drafting of Third Party Compromise and Release agreements as well as preparation and filing of Petitions for Credit before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

Adelson McLean is one of few California firms with multiple partners who have tried California Workers' Compensation subrogation cases before civil juries and achieved extraordinary results.  Additionally, several of our partners have successfully tried Third Party Credit cases before the Judges of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. 

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