Our clients enjoy the same high quality litigation representation found at large firms, but at a more affordable cost and on a more personal level. Our experienced litigation attorneys represent clients in trials, appeals, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and other litigation matters across the nation. We have experience representing clients in many types of matters involving many areas of the law.
We handle appeals in all federal and state appellate courts. We also provide assistance to trial counsel in briefing and argument of appeals.
We represent clients in automotive-related litigation, including cases dealing with, among other things, roadway and parking lot collisions involving commercial and passenger trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, and scooters, items or mechanical parts that have fallen or blown off of vehicles, vehicular mechanical malfunctions, tire separations and wheel rim explosions, tire “wheel-off” accidents, loading/unloading of commercial vehicles and trailers, and vehicle tip-overs/rollovers.
Class Action Litigation
We have extensive experience in representing clients in class action litigation. We have represented clients in class actions involving breach of contract, fraud, securities law violations, negligence and telecommunications issues.
We represent plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving contract disputes, fraud claims, RICO, the Uniform Commercial Code, antitrust laws, lender liability, constitutional issues, shareholder disputes, dealer/franchise termination cases, and business torts.
We represent companies and individuals concerning litigation and liability assessment related to e-commerce and internet-related activity. We also perform comprehensive web-site audits to identify content and practices presenting potential liability exposure, and we develop methods to help reduce such potential liabilities. E-commerce and internet clients include both established and start-up companies.
We counsel clients concerning employment-related issues, and prosecute and defend claims involving employment discrimination, union contracts, civil rights, non-competition controversies, and other workplace disputes. Our attorneys practice before the Department of Labor, the EEOC, various state and local agencies, and arbitration and mediation panels, as well as the federal and state courts.
Our attorneys have represented financial institutions and their officers, directors and owners in a variety of litigation and regulatory controversies. The explosion of liability claims during the “thrift crisis” found our lawyers defending governmental lawsuits, as well as private plaintiff claims, throughout this region.
Insurance & Reinsurance
We represent clients in various types of insurance coverage disputes in such areas as environmental clean up, toxic tort, builder’s risk, director and officer liability, pension plans, professional liability, reinsurance, life insurance, and health and welfare benefits.
We handle insurance defense matters for several national property and casualty insurance companies.
We represent clients in insurance insolvency proceedings and related administrative proceedings.
Our attorneys have represented manufacturers, inventors, publishers, and authors in the protection of intellectual property rights and infringement litigation. We have registered trademarks and service marks for our clients.
Product Liability & Toxic Torts
We defend product liability, toxic tort, and catastrophic injury cases. We represent major domestic and foreign manufacturers in coordinated defense efforts throughout the United States as national counsel. We also provide product liability audits and consulting on document retention, product warnings, and reporting and recall issues involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Our attorneys have represented law firms, insurance agents and brokers, financial institutions, and directors and officers in professional liability matters. Our attorneys also have represented insurance agents and brokers before the Missouri Division of Insurance.
Our attorneys have defended claims of illegal securities transactions in federal and state courts. Class action defense is an area of recognized accomplishment.
White Collar Criminal Defense
Our attorneys have defended “white collar” criminal actions in both federal and state courts on behalf of corporate clients and their executives. We have also defended companies and individuals involved in grand jury and governmental investigations. In recent years, these cases have involved banking matters, mail and securities fraud, and allegations of public corruption.