Practice Areas

Class Actions, Mass and Toxic Torts & Other Complex Litigation

Our trial attorneys routinely handle and resolve complex multi-party lawsuits, whether filed as a class action, mass tort, construction defect or other serious dispute. These cases requires early case management plans to control expenses and streamline the discovery process. We implement out-of-the-box strategic thinking and the tenacity necessary to best meet the goals for your case even if that means taking your complex multi-party dispute to trial where the firm and its clients have enjoyed great success.

Commercial (Business) Litigation

When business disputes result in litigation, the cost, stress and disruption to day-to-day operations can be monumental. Our litigators help take the pressure off your company by working with you to pave a path toward meaningful resolution. Our attorneys handle various litigated business disputes, including claims involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Interference with contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business negotiations
  • Consumer claims
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate governance and control
  • Business torts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Transactional disputes
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Construction Defects

Having practiced extensively in this area, our construction defect attorneys have successfully litigated and tried a broad range of complex construction defect matters involving both residential and commercial projects. We remain attuned to the law and the needs of our construction clients. We know how to handle the complex correlation between insurance, tort, and contract law and assess these issues early in your case. We also look to enforce all risk transfer opportunities to reduce exposure, gain leverage, and ultimately obtain solutions to difficult legal problems for:

  • Developers
  • General contractors
  • Design professionals
  • Construction managers
  • Subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Residential construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Wrap and OCIP claims
  • Additional insured recoveries
  • Risk transfer
  • Complex indemnification issues

Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Hospitality, Transportation & General Tort Defense

Our team of trial attorneys has substantial experience litigating everything from minor to catastrophic injuries to people and property. We routinely defend individuals, retail businesses, apartment and condominium complexes, hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, grocers, security companies, health care facilities, and sports and entertainment venues in all types of premises liability lawsuits. Our approach ranges from the early use of alternative dispute resolution techniques to employing necessary team of experts to try complex standard of care, causation and damage issues involving:

  • Amputations
  • Disabling crush injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Auto and motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial transportation, trucking and motor carriers
  • Slip and falls
  • Wrongful death
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Construction accidents
  • General commercial liability
  • Industrial and consumer chemicals
  • Burn injuries
  • Criminal acts on property owned by others
  • Dram shop and liquor liability
  • Residential and commercial fires
  • Premises liability
  • Food poisoning
  • Nursing homes

Products Liability & Casualty Losses

When products fail, claims of defective and unreasonably dangerous products can involve damages ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic losses to people and property. These claims can pose a serious risk to a company’s future, including its reputation. We actively work to mitigate your financial harm while preserving your brand. Whether you are a product manufacturer, designer, retailer, or distributor, we can work with you to successfully manage these risks.

Professional Liability

Whether your profession involves accounting, architecture, engineering, insurance (agents & brokers), law, real estate (agents and brokers), or you are a member of a board of directors, we know how to defend you against claims alleging violations of your professional or ethical standards while working to protect your professional reputation.

  • Accountants
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Directors & Officers
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers

Settlement & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Nearly 99% of all civil lawsuits settle or are resolved without a jury trial. So when the decision is made that the expense and uncertainty of trial is not justified, you need an experienced negotiator on your side. Our trial attorneys know how to find the leverage needed to successfully negotiate, mediate or arbitrate your case to conclusion. We have resolved thousands of cases for our clients without the need for a trial. You can count on us when it’s time to find solution short of trial.

Subrogation & Risk Transfer

Our litigation team assists its insurance clients in various recovery actions arising from both first-party and third-party losses. Whether your right of recovery stems from an insurance contract, statute or equitable principles, we know how to efficiently use various risk transfer mechanisms to successfully pursue third-party recoveries and to limit your net exposure when payment of a covered loss requires recovery litigation.

Title Insurance Defense

We understand the unique needs of the title insurance industry and our team of title insurance litigators are familiar with the real estate industry and handle cases involving title disputes, clouds on title, boundary disputes, mortgage priority issues, and Homeowners Association superpriority litigation as well as other title issues.