Practice/Industry Group Overview
Attorneys in our Litigation Practice Group handle a wide range of civil litigation for local, national, and international clients and are experts at all facets of the litigation processes, whether in state courts, federal courts, arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings, appeals, or strategic negotiation. Our litigators have a well-earned reputation for aggressive, efficient and successful representation of clients in business, commercial, real estate, and estate and trust disputes, as well as matters involving corporate governance, trade secrets, construction, eminent domain, land use, the environment, cross-border transactions, tax and healthcare.
Aggressive, strategic advocacy
We approach each case with an eye toward taking it to trial, and we are very experienced at trying cases. As a result, our opponents know that we will be ready and willing to go to trial if that is what is necessary to accomplish our clients' goals. We fight to win, while trying to do so as quickly and economically as possible – and without losing sight of our clients' business objectives and relationships. Accordingly, we believe that developing a solid understanding of our clients' business and operations enables us to advocate most effectively and persuasively.
By working closely with our clients and understanding each client’s litigation and business goals, we are also able to identify opportunities for strategic negotiation or techniques such as arbitration or mediation that might help the client achieve their goals, while avoiding or reducing the time and expense of litigation. By working closely with our clients, we strive to devise strategies that will achieve the ultimate goal without fighting unnecessary battles.
Drawing on the full resources of the firm
Our litigation attorneys regularly work closely with attorneys in the firm's other practice groups, marshaling their legal and technical expertise in such areas as: corporate and securities law; real estate; the environment; tax; health care; intellectual property; trusts, estates and probate; employment, labor and benefits and others. This 'team' approach helps us to be more effective advocates, which in turn helps us achieve better results for our clients.
Our practice is also enhanced by a state-of-the-art digital litigation support system operated by a skilled and experienced staff to ensure the efficient handling of cases, no matter what the size.