Our Focus: POSITIVE RESULTS THROUGH LITIGATION AND TRIAL
We don't advertise on billboards and we don't accept every case. We believe that clients deserve the utmost loyalty and honesty from their lawyer. We believe the practice of law requires a level of precision and analysis; a thorough understanding of the facts and the law; and the ability to articulate a position effectively and forcefully. We believe every client and every case deserves nothing less. From Fortune 500 companies to small business owners and individuals, we work with clients to achieve positive results through litigation and trial.
BUSINESS LITIGATION & TRIAL
We represent businesses, owners and shareholders in contract and tort claims in state and federal trial courts and in state and federal appellate courts. This includes actions to enforce contractual rights and duties, statutory claims and enforcement and collection of judgments.
Federal Civil Trial Practice
We litigate and bring to trial civil cases arising under the U.S. Constitution and federal law as well as state law claims removed to federal court. Litigation in the federal court system can be complex, time-sensitive and demanding. We have successfully represented clients in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country.
Recent blog posts and news
Updates on legal issues impacting the litigation and trial of business disputes, federal claims and insurance coverage issues.
I have a very close friend that has suffered from multiple sclerosis for the past 23-years. Spending time with her, I have become acutely aware of the obstacles that the disabled encounter daily just trying to navigate through the grocery store or accomplish everyday tasks. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted with the noble[…]
A Fortune 500 company may have a sizeable legal department and a significant budget for legal expenditures. Most small businesses don’t have legal departments or budgets to hire lawyers to pursue legitimate claims. I frequently talk with small business owners about a potential lawsuit but they’re weary of pursuing it because of the cost of[…]
A forum selection clause in a contract can be a powerful tool. It essentially means that any lawsuit arising out of the contract must be filed in the jurisdiction specified in the contract. This can mean the difference between a company that does business across the country (or world) litigating cases in numerous jurisdictions or[…]
I found myself at the Tampa Airport the other day at 1:00 a.m. without a ride home. A friend who was supposed to pick me up wasn’t there, she didn’t answer her cell phone and it was getting late. I really have a principled objection to paying a $60.00 fare for a 20-minute taxi ride[…]
I’ve used the same plumber for 10-years. The owner of the bike shop I regularly use recommended him to me. The first time he came to my house my dog (a 100-pound all black German Shepard) chased him down the street and the plumber had to jump on the hood of his truck to escape[…]
Most countries in the world follow the English rule on attorney’s fees. This means the losing party has to pay the winning party’s costs including their attorney’s fees. However, the United States is a notable exception. We follow the American rule (makes sense). The American rule means that each party is generally responsible for their[…]
Over the past few years, pre-printed legal forms have become widely available at office supply stores and on the Internet. LegalZoom operates a website that offers various legal forms that allow customers to prepare various documents including those necessary to start a business, rent a house or draft a will. Their website is fairly sophisticated[…]
A Florida jury recently awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for causing the smoking-related death of a longtime smoker. The jury also awarded $16.8 million in compensatory damages. Because the punitive damage award is so disproportionate to the award of compensatory damages, it’s almost a certainty that the trial court[…]