Trial-Tested Expertise in Civil Tort Litigation
We believe that a claim is best represented by an aggressive attorney who develops a case early and presents it effectively for arbitration, settlement or trial. We are mindful of the need for practical, efficient litigation techniques that produce the best results for you.
The firm represents standard and nonstandard insurance carriers and their insureds in the defense of bodily injury, uninsured and underinsured motorist and property damage claims. We have defended and tried numerous matters with a wide range of severity and complexity involving numerous parties, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, hotly contested liability claims, and less complex soft-tissue matters. Our team employees a cost-effective, aggressive approach to these claims and utilize our experience to advise clients on exposure, settlement value and developing an appropriate case strategy for the successful defense of the claim.
Our bad faith practice represents insurers in the areas of coverage and first- and third-party liability, wrongful denial of insurance coverage, improper handling of claims, improper litigation handling, and failure to reasonably settle. We also counsel insurers on the duties they owe under Arizona law as it relates to proper claims handling involving their policyholders and third parties.
The firm defends both local and national retailers and property owners from all types of premises liability claims. These matters range from simple slip-and-falls and inadequate security, lighting or maintenance, as well as catastrophic injury. Our attorneys have specialized knowledge of the standards of care that are unique to the retail business industry and are well-versed in evaluating each premises case at its inception to formulate the best strategy for a successful outcome.
Our firm has a wealth of experience representing subcontractors, builders, engineers, architects and insurers in matters relating to construction defect litigation. The firm also represents clients facing claims of bodily injury during the construction process. In addition, the firm has handled numerous matters involving roadway construction, design, and injuries claimed to have resulted from these matters.
We have significant experience in product liability defense litigation, having defended a variety of manufacturers, distributors and retailers of various products. Our team is well-versed in combating theories alleging improper design and manufacture and lack of warning or instruction.
Our firm has developed expertise in the area of professional liability, including representation of real estate agents and brokers, lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, architects and engineers, clergy, and directors and officers. Our attorneys take special recognition of the sensitive nature of claims against professionals and exercise the utmost care in affording the best possible representation.
The firm handles real estate disputes of all kinds, including complex commercial and landlord/tenant disputes, quiet title actions, adverse possession actions, litigation concerning easements, development disputes, trespass and nuisance claims, and disclosure and omissions matters.
In recent years, Arizona has consistently led the nation in per capita boat registrations. Thus, it is important to evaluate early the liability, damages and legalities involved in accidents that occur in open waters and navigable inland waterways. Maritime law involves a broad array of issues, each governed by a unique set of specialized rules and procedures. Our attorneys are well-versed in maritime law and have significant experience defending claims involving bodily injury and property damage related to the use of watercraft.
The firm has a highly successful appellate practice. Our attorneys handle appeals in state and federal courts, both in cases in which we represented a party in the lower court and in cases where we have been brought in specifically for our appellate court proficiency.
The firm’s coverage group is adept in all lines of liability insurance, ranging from personal lines auto, commercial general liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers, excess lines, architect and engineers, and homeowners policies. The firm provides analyses on coverage claims and frequently pursues declaratory relief actions on behalf of insurers. We also provide advice to clients and carriers on potential coverage disputes.
Our firm represents the complete spectrum of state and local government entities, including municipalities, townships, cities, counties, authorities, special jurisdictions, government agencies, and law enforcement personnel. The firm has extensive experience in matters involving representation of school boards, false arrest claims, wrongful imprisonment, civil rights claims, premises matters, zoning, and matters involving highway design defects and other traffic-related matters.
The firm represents liquor licensees and other establishments that sell alcohol, and we appreciate the unique risks present in these matters. All attorneys at the firm have a firm grasp on Arizona liquor liability law and have successfully defended liquor liability claims on behalf of clients throughout the state.
Our commercial litigation practice consists of the representation of clients, both corporate and private, in a wide range of litigation matters, including mass torts, product liability, antitrust, employment, and securities matters.