Civil Pretrial & Trial Services

Our lawyers have significant experience in the full range of venues available for resolution of commercial disputes, including private arbitration services, administrative bodies, and state and federal trial and appellate courts.  Our team of commercial litigators provide a full range of litigation services tailored to the needs of our specific clients, both large and small.  By way of example, and not limitation, our commercial litigators have substantial national experience in business torts, construction, corporate governance, directors and officers liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property and trade secrets, and real estate.  What sets our litigators apart is their effective, creative problem solving skills, and their preparedness to take any case to trial if the need arises.


  • Professional Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Constitutional Law Claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Claims
  • Religious Discrimination Claims
  • Church Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Guardian ad litem Investigations
  • Administrative Proceedings (Civil Servants)


  • Technology Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Day Care Centers
  • Youth Camps
  • Private Schools
  • Mental Health Service Providers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Non-Profit Organizations (including Churches and Church Officers


  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Tortious Interference with Contract
  • False Advertising
  • Mechanics/Materialmen’s Liens
  • Construction Claims
  • Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Collection
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Executive Severance
  • Insurance Coverage


  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Technology Companies (Software, Hardware, Services)
  • Internet Companies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Transportation Companies
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Insurers and Insureds
  • Freight Companies
  • Wood Products Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Executives and Professionals
  • Non-Profit Organizations (including Charitable Foundations and Churches)

Practicing People: 81 People

Katie Ackels Dallas
Scott A. Agthe Austin
William J. Akins Austin
Wayne Alder Miami
Sara J. Bass Atlanta
Ryan Beard Austin
Paul Beard II Los Angeles
Gordon M. Berger Atlanta
Christina H. Bost Seaton New York
Edmund F. Brown Columbus
Brooks R. Bruneau Princeton
Maura L. Burke Wilmington
Randy Burton Houston
Bradley B. Bush Austin
Vincent Bushnell Atlanta
Amy L. Butler Cleveland
Jonathan T. Cain Washington, D.C.
Anthony J. Calamunci Chicago
Katherine Capito Washington, D.C.
Adriana Cara Los Angeles
Richard B. Cohen New York
Jonathan E. (Jed) Davis New York
Matthew C. DeFrancesco New York
Stephen Driscoll Philadelphia
Amy Epstein Gluck Washington, D.C.
Joel M. Ferdinand Atlanta
Charles Geitner Naples
Michael Gilleran Boston
Barry Goheen Atlanta
Jonathan E. Goldberg New York
Robert B. Graziano Columbus
Jill Guldin Philadelphia
R. Mark Halligan Chicago
Daniel D. Harshman Los Angeles
James W. Hill, MD Los Angeles
Patricia Ho Denver
Fordham E. Huffman Cincinnati
Gary Ji New York
Diem N. Kaelber Palo Alto
David G. Kern Cincinnati
Christopher R. Kinkade Princeton
Richard M. Lehrer New York
Robert Lesko New York
R. Bates Lovett Atlanta
Tom Lundin Atlanta
Matthew May Washington, D.C.
Simone McCormick Palo Alto
Dan McGuire Dallas
Robert G. Menzies Naples
David Mesa Palo Alto
Maryam Meseha Princeton
Daniel Messeloff Cleveland
Eric Meyer Philadelphia
Justin Nahama Los Angeles
Bradley P. Nelson Chicago
John Oh New York
Tony Onorato New York
Irene Oria Miami
Stuart Panensky Princeton
Mukti N. Patel Princeton
Chris Perque Houston
Chris Pey Charlotte
Frank C. Porada Denver
Lisa Powell Houston
Leanne Prendergast Naples
David Renner Philadelphia
Lawrence Robins Boston
Karin Sage Princeton
Donia Sawwan New York
Joseph Schramm Princeton
Joseph F. Shea Boston
Jason Spak Philadelphia
Landon Speights Houston
Trent D. Stephens Houston
Kenneth Thompson Atlanta
Michael R. Traven Columbus
Thomas Walker Atlanta
Ian Walsworth Denver
Mark E. Wilson Chicago
Jack L. Wuerker Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth M. Young New York