The firm was founded in 1975 by brothers, Ben and Phil Gardner, and has grown to represent leading corporate and institutional interests in the area. The main focus of the firm is civil litigation for the plaintiff and defendant, and criminal defense in state and federal courts. The members of the firm have a wide range of experience in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, bad-faith insurance claims, criminal charges and a variety of other complex matters including civil tax fraud litigation with the United States Government, anti-trust litigation involving both privately instituted actions and actions instituted by governmental agencies, trade secret, RICO, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, patent infringement, restrictive employment agreements, and cable TV rights. The firm regularly handles complex industrial and commercial real estate development and financing projects. The firm welcomes associations with other firms.