Practice/Industry Group Overview
Since 1902, attorneys at Hinman, Howard & Kattell have served as powerful advocates in state and federal court at trial and all appellate levels in a wide variety of litigated matters. Known and respected throughout New York, our trial lawyers serve on judicial selection and rules advisory committees and as court-appointed referees, receivers, arbitrators and mediators.
Our litigators work closely with other practice areas within Hinman, Howard & Kattell, enabling us to offer a depth of representation available only in a full-service law firm.
We prosecute and defend a vast array of tort and statutory claims. We have prevailed in all types of negligence cases, including construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, property damage, and product liability. We also handle labor law litigation, general insurance defense, and insurance coverage disputes. Our experience in medical-related areas of the law, including disability, complex personal injury, and medical malpractice, is considerable.
We represent clients in virtually all types of employment and business litigation, from commercial and contract disputes to intellectual property, unfair competition, antitrust, and environmental issues. We have extensive experience in construction litigation and arbitration; and in insurance, fidelity, and surety law. We are recurrently retained by insurance carriers and self-insureds, professionals, and corporations, to handle their defense in liability exposure claims.
Over the decades, our attorneys have developed a reputation for intelligent, skillful representation and advocacy, high ethical standards and professional demeanor. The result is success in and out of the courtroom in furtherance of our clients’ diverse needs and interests.