Women-Owned Business

Firm Overview

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

Your partners for successful, cost-effective litigation & transactional solutions.

For almost 40 years small businesses, major corporations, public entities, individuals and insurance companies have depended on Tharpe & Howell, LLP, to deliver pragmatic, innovative, cost-effective civil litigation and transactional solutions.

Our job is successfully resolving your legal problems, so you can focus your time and resources on your job – managing the day-to-day challenges and opportunities of running and growing your business.

Collaboration and communication help maximize results and effectively manage costs.

Since 1977 our goal has remained the same – establish close working relationships with our clients to solve their litigation problems and transactional issues successfully and expeditiously, while controlling costs.

We’ve grown to more than 65 attorneys across California, and offer decades of expertise in a broad range of specialties. Whether our job is to extinguish commercial problems, strengthen our client’s competitive position, or protect against nuisance or high exposure cases, we partner with each client from day one.

Preventing litigation when possible – Always preparing to win it.

Whether it’s preventing litigation, winning defense verdicts, or obtaining judgments substantially below the settlement offer in admitted liability cases, we regularly achieve results that exceed our client’s expectations. We counsel clients regarding preventative actions, risk management and insurance coverage to help them avoid litigation altogether. And help identify which claims should be settled and which should not, while taking steps to ensure that you are in the most favorable position possible should litigation ensue.

When litigation is unavoidable, we work with our clients to move swiftly, aggressively and strategically to a favorable conclusion, ensuring that each dollar spent moves the case closer to successful resolution.

We measure value the same way you do – by the bottom line.

We’re problem solvers first and foremost – successfully resolving your concerns in a manner that best uses and preserves your resources is our marker. Meetings, analysis and fact gathering are an integral part of developing a winning, cost-effective game plan. But in litigation, talk is most definitely not cheap, so we move quickly to clear action and results.

We also take pride in delivering quality, thorough and effective services – without the frills and flash.

For you that means a “leaner, meaner” bottom line without sacrificing expertise and results. That’s the way we’ve always done business, based on honest expectations and a deep understanding of the business and economic realities faced by our clients.

Extraordinary service and reliability – Our lawyers are part of your team and know your business.

We’re available to you on a moment’s notice and without additional charges every time you pick up the phone. So you’ll always be informed, involved and in the loop. Just as importantly, we understand your business because we’ve worked in it. Our attorneys have hands-on operational experience and are actively involved in major trade associations in our client’s industries. So we spend less time learning and more time giving you the edge you need to avoid litigation or beat it.

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