Tom Barth is an AV® Preeminent peer-rated attorney and a founding partner of Barth Tozer & Daly LLP. He represents private and public sector clients in a wide range of legal matters, which include public entity transactions, public and private contract disputes, fiduciary duties, real property, corporate and partnership issues, insurance coverage, eminent domain, and environmental compliance.
An experienced litigator, Mr. Barth has tried cases for individuals, businesses and public agencies. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and achieved trial victories on appeal. He often wins favorable outcomes for his clients in mediation and negotiations with opponents. He serves as a mediator/arbitrator upon request of parties in cases not being handled by his firm.
Mr. Barth also advises clients on transactional matters, including commercial and private property sales, trusts, environmental compliance, foreclosures, scope of insurance coverage, public entity obligations, and private party applications for government approvals.
Prior to co-founding Barth Tozer & Daly LLP, Mr. Barth was a shareholder and served on the board of directors of the Kronick, Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard law firm in Sacramento. Mr. Barth began as a U.S. Army JAG attorney, with more than 75 trials to verdict. Mr. Barth is currently an appointed Associate Justice of the California Military Appeals Panel.
- Allocation of ad valorem taxes among public entities
- Public construction contracts and public works projects
- Real property purchases, leaseholds, quiet title, and boundary disputes
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other environmental challenges
- Land use and Planning and Zoning Law compliance by project applicants and the government
- Election law and election contests
- Direct and Inverse condemnation of property for public use
- Corporate and partnership business transactions and rights of minority owners
- Trust and estate administration, accounting, and breach of fiduciary duties
- Defense and indemnity obligations of risk-pooling joint powers authorities
- Private and commercial insurance coverage and bad faith
- Employment discrimination and termination
- Personal injury
- Civil rights and First Amendment issues
- Mutual Water Company operations and shareholder rights