Civil Litigation & Trial Practice
Our litigation group is skilled in handling complex civil and commercial litigation matters from the initiation of the case through trial, including real estate, insurance coverage, product liability, malpractice, white collar defense cases, corporate and business disputes, family law matters and class actions. We offer extensive experience in handling matters for key industries, and have represented a number of Fortune 500, publicly-traded and privately-held corporations, including insurance organizations, financial institutions, retailers, manufacturing concerns, oil and gas companies, chemical companies, real estate entities and entertainment industry organizations. We have specialized knowledge from both the prosecutorial and defense sides, in litigating all types of business disputes, including business torts, contract claims, consumer claims, insurance coverage disputes, vicarious liability and indemnity claims, officer and director liability claims, real property disputes involving mortgage loan defaults, claims of lien, lis pendens and other clouds on title to real property, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. We also take pride in serving consumers, individuals and their families in cases involving product defects, negligent security, medical negligence, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death.
We understand the importance of choosing the right lawyer or team of attorneys to handle your litigation matter or any pre-suit controversy. Our litigators are experienced in handling a wide range of disputes, and can draw on broad subject matter expertise throughout the Firm as may be necessary to advance your position from pre-suit through trial. We have the resources to properly staff cases, taking account of economic and non-economic objectives, including evaluation and risk assessment, developing strategy in consultation with the client, informed by knowledge of the client's industry or particular predicament in any given case, the substantive law, and the procedural requirements of the particular forum. We also look for cost-effective approaches to problem-solving disputes including mediation and arbitration as alternative dispute resolution methods, providing value by having an efficient, integrated team that can address any case or controversy for which we are engaged, without watering down our clients' rights, objectives or the effectiveness of our results-oriented advocacy. Our ultimate goal is to create opportunities for our clients to prevail in their disputes, whether by reaching favorable pre-suit resolutions, settlements that end litigation, winning at trial or other available means.