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Two Meyers Nave Principals Named ‘Top Women Litigators’ by Daily Journal

Meyers Nave is pleased to congratulate Principals Kim E. Colwell and Deborah J. Fox on being named two of the Daily Journal‘s Top 100 Women Litigators in California for 2009.

Kim Colwell is recognized by her peers as one of the leading public agency civil rights litigators in California. She has dedicated her 21-year practice to defending the interests of public agencies and helping to resolve conflicts between the rights of the individual and the obligations of public agencies to deliver services and maintain the peace and stability of the community. Over the course of her career, Kim has handled a wide variety of cases, from dangerous condition to wrongful death actions. She has worked for cities, counties, housing authorities, special districts, school districts and private security companies handling torts, civil rights, employment, land use and contract disputes. Ms. Colwell is particularly recognized for her police civil rights litigation skills. From K-9 cases through hostage situations, taser cases and multiple department shootings, Kim has conducted over 60 trials with 80-90 percent of verdicts in favor of her clients.

Deborah Fox is an expert litigator who is the “go to” attorney for public entities seeking to maneuver the treacherous shoals of constitutional law. In the field of First Amendment issues, Deborah is recognized by her peers and opponents as a tireless advocate for her clients’ interests. She is committed to assisting public agencies and cities as they promote better quality of life in their jurisdictions by balancing regulatory constraints with constitutional protections. Her First Amendment cases have run the gamut from opposing visually intrusive digital billboards to regulating adult uses and the zoning compatibility of religious institutions. In whatever forum she litigates, whether state or federal court, Deborah is considered to be among the “best of the best.” She is frequently asked to present at statewide forums and conferences on constitutional jurisprudence, as well as the mechanics and art of successful litigation.

“Like the Daily Journal, we recognize that Deborah and Kim are stellar litigators who are real assets to our practice and to our clients. We are so pleased that they are being recognized for the work that they do and will continue to do on behalf of our public agency clients. It is a pleasure to work with these two talented women,” said Meyers Nave Managing Principal Jayne Williams.

About Meyers Nave

Founded in 1986, Meyers Nave is a law firm recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California. The firm provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor/employment; torts; redevelopment; city attorney and general counsel representations; eminent domain; litigation; writs and appeals; public contracts and land use; and environmental law.