The Firm’s practice involves defending maritime and admiralty claims in state and federal courts, including Jones Act and other claims arising from personal injury, wrongful death, collisions, and property loss, as well as the defense of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation claims.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our attorneys actively participate in alternative methods of case disposition, such as arbitration, mediation, and insurance appraisal, and regularly represent clients who are involved in all kinds of alternative dispute resolutions.
Commercial and Business Litigation
We have a significant practice in the area of commercial and business litigation. Our experience in this field includes the representation of clients in complex contractual disputes, business torts, consumer fraud, and other actions related to finance and business transactions.
Our construction practice covers all areas of the construction industry, including the representation of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We also advise clients concerning standard form construction documents, as well as adaptations required by clients.
Environmental and Toxic Tort
Our environmental law practice includes the defense of mold claims and other toxic torts, workplace exposures, products liability, and environmental litigation at the federal, state, and local levels.
The Firm’s litigation experience extends to virtually every aspect of civil litigation. Our practice includes all areas of civil litigation in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate court levels, including insurance defense, business, property, products liability, workers compensation, corporate disputes, employment, construction, personal injury, professional liability, and others.
Our attorneys regularly defend numerous insurance companies and their employees in cases involving direct actions of fraud, misrepresentation, and bad faith , as well as third party actions of all types alleged against insureds. The Firm’s insurance practice also includes the evaluation and interpretation of complex coverage issues in all areas.
The lawyers of the Firm also concentrate in defending personal injury and wrongful death actions in areas of automobile, admiralty, construction, product liability, sexual harassment, malicious pro secution, and premises liability.
Our products liability practice encompasses all types of products and forms of liability, including cases involving pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial products, and consumer goods.
The Firm defends architects, engineers, officers and directors, physicians, and other professionals in professional liability disputes in litigation, alternative resolution, and before state and federal administrative bodies.
We maintain an extensive subrogation practice for our insurance clients, pursuing claims on behalf of carriers who have been called upon to make payments to insureds due to the negligence of third parties. The investigation and litigation of large industrial and commercial subrogations throughout the nation is a significant portion of our business. Several partners in the Firm are members of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.
The lawyers of the Firm regularly defend workers compensation claims made by employees who allege on-the-job injuries. They also handle the processing of court approved workers compensation settlements.