Litigation & Arbitration
Our firm’s diverse litigation and arbitration practice includes advocacy for plaintiffs and defendants involved in a wide variety of controversies. Our attorneys regularly appear before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, as well as before the American Arbitration Association, and other arbitration panels and mediators.
We are retained to prosecute and defend claims arising out of all types of corporate and business transactions, as well as disputes related to employment discrimination, business disputes, claims against insurance companies, uninsured or under-insured motorist claims, disability claims, employee claims, shareholder conflicts, estates, contracts, torts (including personal injury and wrongful death claims), and other matters.
Our role generally begins with exploring the possibility of dispute resolution. If the dispute cannot be amicably resolved, our representation continues through all phases of pre-trial, trial and, if necessary, appellate proceedings. We have found that our expertise enables us to effectively and efficiently prepare a case for trial or arbitration and, where appropriate, to resolve the matter by settlement on a cost-effective basis.
We assist our clients in a preliminary evaluation of each dispute in an effort to avoid unnecessary litigation where the cost may exceed the expected benefits. Experience indicates that our approach best serves the interests of our clients.