About Walter & Prince, LLP

Walter & Prince, LLP is dedicated to providing excellent legal advice and representation to our clients in regards to Cal OSHA regulations, laws, investigations, appeals and impending litigation. Our approach to representation emphasizes working in partnership with our clients.

Our goals are to solve our clients’ immediate problems; to address their strategic, long-range concerns; and to be the firm that they turn to in a crisis.

Teamwork is the hallmark of our practice. We insure that each of us is familiar with the essential aspects of every active matter so that our clients are never without support.

We consider our clients to be an integral part of this team, from the inception of a case to the final decision. Two essential elements of successful teamwork are good communications and clear objectives. We accomplish this by agreeing on realistic goals and action plans, and by the use of more innovative means, including the creation of estimated litigation budgets and time lines, and regular status reports.

Fred Walter


Fred Walter has represented employers in California and other states in OSHA compliance matters and “serious & willful misconduct” claims since 1985. He is admitted to practice in all California courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U. S. Supreme Court. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating for competence and ethical practice.

Fred works with employers, general counsel, safety directors, risk managers and human resources administrators defending OSHA citations and developing effective safety programs which answer regulatory mandates. He leads the firm’s crisis management practice, providing clients with legal advice and representation during and after critical events. His article “Crisis Management: The Legal Perspective”, was published in the March 2003 edition of Safety Professional.

Fred is often invited to talk on topics related to workplace safety for the firm’s clients, public agencies and professional organizations. A short list of these groups includes ALPHA Fund, Redwood Empire MIF, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Associated General Contractors of California, and “The Safety Center” in Sacramento, California. He has been a guest lecturer on the legal aspects of safety and health at San Jose State University.

He is co-author, with his partner, Lisa Prince, of the “Workplace Safety” chapter of the California State Bar publication Advising California Employers and Employees.

Lisa Prince


Ms. Prince has over ten years experience as a legal professional. Her experience in guiding civil cases from their inception though settlements, bench awards, and jury verdicts has made Ms. Prince a strong advocate for our clients in the regulatory, civil and employment law arenas.

She is especially effective at working in partnership with our clients to identify and achieve realistic litigation goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Comment from Greg Pallotti, CSP
Time March 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Great perspective on AB 2774, both from a historical point of view and where we may be headed in the future. I have been encouraging clients to “customize” their IIPPs to address the potential “serious” hazards that may exist so they will have a better defense in the event that CalOSHA shows up.

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