The firm maintains an active litigation practice on behalf of clients in the state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida. This includes pre-litigation planning and negotiations, the filing of pleadings and motions, the taking of discovery, court appearances and hearings, pre-trial procedures, trial and appeals.
Our litigation philosophy is simple and effective. After careful analysis and consultation, we advocate for the result our clients feel best suits their needs. For some, this means negotiating an amicable resolution of a dispute, controlling cost and mitigating risk. For others, detail-oriented discovery followed by a trial on the merits is their chosen objective. Our business clients also benefit from creative business solutions which we include in our analysis of their commercial litigation issues. Whichever course of action our clients select, the firm’s experienced trial attorneys will tailor a strategy suited to that goal and will see the matter through to its resolution at any stage or level.
In addition to traditional methods of dispute resolution, our attorneys are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Oftentimes we are able to negotiate a case resolution that avoids the need for extended litigation, and that may help preserve personal, professional or business relationships that have value to our clients. Our firm also understands the importance of maintaining our client’s confidentiality.
The firm also handles administrative proceedings, such as those falling within the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, and matters conducted before administrative agencies such as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
If a case needs to be appealed or is appealed by an adversary, our attorneys have many years of experience representing clients before state and federal appellate courts. The firm’s attorneys have argued in numerous appellate proceedings, resulting in published appellate opinions not only in Florida but in other states in the Southeast.
Finally, when a case is adjudicated on the merits it is not yet over. Our firm has considerable experience with collecting on judgments a court has entered, or assisting clients in the mitigation of loss. The firm can also pursue pre-judgment remedies, post-judgment remedies, collection in aid of execution and injunctive relief where warranted.
If you are an out-of-state attorney in need of local counsel in Florida, we routinely provide such service in both state and federal courts. Our firm is happy to serve in whatever role best fits your and your client’s needs.