Practice Areas

We routinely handle the following types of civil litigation matters:

MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY

  • personal injury
  • wrongful death
  • property damage
  • personal, commercial and common carriers
  • fleet vehicles
  • pedestrian & bicycle accidents
  • negligent entrustment

RENTAL/LEASED VEHICLES

  • insurance obligations of vehicle owners
  • vicarious liability for negligence of driver
  • permissive/unauthorized drivers
  • breach of rental agreement

PREMISES LIABILITY

  • slip and fall
  • premises defect
  • animal/pet liability
  • swimming pools and other attractive nuisances
  • landlord and owner liability for acts of tenants and third-parties
  • toxic torts including lead paint, mold
  • fire, explosions

INSURANCE LAW

  • coverage opinions and disputes
  • declaratory judgments
  • ordering/priority of coverage
  • subrogation
  • enforcement of policy exclusions
  • UM and UIM coverage
  • obligation to defend
  • arbitration proceedings among insurers

CONSUMER LAW

  • Lemon Laws
  • Consumer Protection Acts
  • False Advertising Statutes
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Magnuson Moss Warranty Act
  • Creditors/Debtors Rights

CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

  • defective workmanship
  • new home construction
  • latent defects
  • ineffective repairs
  • product/material failure
  • EIFS, synthetic stucco

WORK/CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS

  • dangerous work/site conditions
  • architect/product manager liability
  • ladder/scaffolding falls
  • exposure to toxic fumes or substance
  • equipment failure
  • OSHA violations
  • structure failure

PRODUCT LIABILITY

  • negligence
  • strict liability
  • breach of warranty
  • product misuse
  • sophisticated user
  • defective design
  • defective manufacturing
  • failure to warn
  • stream of commerce liability

CONTRACT DISPUTES

  • service contracts
  • sale of goods
  • sale of real property
  • leases
  • intentional interference with a contractual relationship
  • sale of real property
  • HOA disputes
  • landlord tenant

INTENTIONAL TORTS

  • assault/battery
  • defamation (libel and slander)
  • infliction of emotional distress
  • fraud, negligent misrepresentation
  • forgery
  • concealment
  • abuse of process
  • punitive damages

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

  • agency
  • respondeat superior
  • negligent hiring, training, supervision, retention and entrustment
  • employee vs. independent contractor
  • dram shop liability
  • bailment

COMMERCIAL TORTS

  • restaurant liability, including food poisoning
  • funeral home and cemetery liability
  • security and alarm companies
  • malicious interference with contract and prospective advantage
  • conspiracy to injure trade, business or occupation
  • professional negligence claims

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Criminal
  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Law
  • Misdemeanors