We offer our clients unparalleled coverage, experience and service across industries and jurisdictions.
We handle virtually all varieties of commercial litigation at the administrative, trial court, and appellate levels, as well as through the various channels of alternative dispute resolution. With the firm proximately located in downtown Little Rock, centrally placed within the State, we practice regularly in all state and federal courts in Arkansas, as well as in the courts of other jurisdictions as needed by our clients. We are also well versed in the ways of administrative proceedings before a broad array of governmental and quasi-governmental boards. Likewise, we frequently use alternative dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration to the advantage of our clients.
We have represented clients in a wide array of litigation matters including the following:
COMPLEX BUSINESS LITIGATION
Complex commercial litigation, which plays no favorites between large and small businesses, encompasses the great majority of our litigation practice, including antitrust class actions, products liability, securities, technology, and lender liability actions, which are described in more specific detail on this page. Suffice it to say, however, that we have a long tradition of success in the most complicated, high stakes litigation in the State of New York. We develop the strategy, budget, organize the evidence, and comprehensively present at trial, using the most current technology in novel and precedent-setting cases. We have the size to handle large and time-intensive litigation, as well as the expertise and technology to do so cost-effectively, regardless of whether our client is a publicly held Fortune 500 company or a privately held family business.
Products liability defense requires organized and efficient case management and a keen sense of when to pursue litigation and when to settle. This is an area of focus for several of our litigators. Satisfied clients include, to mention a few, a leading U.S. car and truck manufacturer, a leading Japanese car manufacturer, an international recreational products manufacturer, two medical appliance manufacturers, and one of the country's largest tire manufacturers. Nor do we limit ourselves to the defense of large, public corporations. Much of our product liability defense practice is for smaller, local companies, who value discrete and speedy resolution and limitation of risk. We are equally adept in these matters, handling individual instances of alleged liability cost-effectively.
We have represented clients in an array of complex commercial disputes including:
- Business torts
- Contract and joint venture disputes
- Financial institution disputes
- Fraud and unfair competition disputes
- Insolvency and restructuring related disputes
- Trade secret disputes
BUSINESS MINDED STRATEGIC APPROACH
A hallmark of our approach is a keen understanding of the client’s business objectives. Our litigation strategy is tailored to the size of the matter, the client’s exposure or up-side and the significance of the case to the client. Recognizing that litigation is just one part of a larger business strategy, our lawyers evaluate early exit options such as motions to dismiss, settlement or summary judgment, as well as indemnification by third parties or insurance to minimize costs.
BEST-IN-CLASS TRIAL LAWYERS
When trying a case is unavoidable or the desired strategy, we offer depth and experience with decades of trial experience. Over the past decade, our team has tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases in venues across the US. For matters that don’t reach the verdict stage, the firm’s extensive negotiation skills result in the best settlements for its clients.