For the past thirteen years, I have represented businesses and individuals in lawsuits at both the state and federal court levels. Each lawsuit is unique in its claims and defenses and we will work together to determine the best strategy for you to use to approach the case.
This is commonly referred to as “Commercial Litigation” and often involves lawsuits between two companies or between a company and a client or employee. Depending on the nature of the lawsuit, you can find yourself in a state court or a federal court. These lawsuits include
- Breach of Contract
- Collection of Debts Owed
- Collection of Out of State Judgments
- Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
- Shareholder Disputes
- Corporate Dissolutions
- Real Estate Disputes
- Workers’ Compensation
- Intellectual Property (Patent, Copyright & Trademark) Disputes
Where the lawsuit is highly specialized, I often work with outside attorneys to assist with proper representation of my clients’ interests.
You may also find yourself as a party to a lawsuit individually, especially in a family law case or defending yourself against a debt collection agency. These lawsuits can be particularly emotional and the most stressful times you will deal with. For these cases, we will take a realistic and pragmatic approach to each case to try to get the best result for you and your family. These types of cases can include
- Domestic Partnership Disputes
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence Orders of Protection
- Debt Collection Defense
After a lawsuit has been decided by a court, you may have a right to appeal the decision to a higher court to reverse a decision that went against you. An appeal will be highly dependent on what has happened in the lawsuit in the lower court, including the evidence presented to the court and the arguments made by all the parties to the case. As all lawsuits are unique, appeals can be highly fact-specific and we will work together from the beginning to determine the best way to approach a prospective appeal, including the chances of success on appeal.