Practice/Industry Group Overview
The Hospitality and Liquor Liability Practice Group represents numerous clients in the hospitality industry. Our commitment to this well-defined practice has enabled our firm to develop an understanding and appreciation of issues particular to the hospitality industry, including:
- Premises Liability
- Parking lots
- Swimming pools
- Workout facilities
- Security plans and procedures
- Contaminated food
- Guest motor vehicles
- Guest mail
- Guest baggage
- Guest jewelry
- Liquor Liability
Members of this practice group have handled a significant number of liquor liability matters. We concentrate on the representation of liquor licensees and social hosts in cases involving significant personal injuries and death. Through the years of our handling these cases, we have developed, with the valuable input of our clients, investigatory procedures, defense strategies and trial preparation techniques that enable us to vigorously defend these matters or settle them for realistic sums.
Our clients have established a reputation in the industry for litigating peripheral liability claims, even in matters involving significant potential damages, with little or no regard for eleventh-hour "cost of defense" settlements. We fully appreciate that some cases are destined for trial and others are best handled through compromise. These decisions must be made in consultation with our clients. It is imperative that the client be kept fully informed and last minute changes in litigation planning should be avoided.
Our continuing commitment is that of providing a vigorous, yet cost-effective defense. We have developed strategies and techniques which aid in the discovery process, as well as the ultimate trial. Our multi-office coverage allows us to assign attorneys familiar with local rules and practices. We are cognizant that hospitality cases often have a public relations aspect and we are fully prepared to manage all collateral issues that may arise.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in the defense of hospitality based claims. As a service to our clients, we routinely conduct training seminars on pertinent issues.
The Hospitality Liability Practice Group serves clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, and communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.