Our Practice

Our Practice

Car, Truck & Auto Accidents

A significant part of our personal injury and wrongful death practice involves vehicle accidents. We understand the devastating impact that an accident can have on you and your family. Whether you have been injured by the driver of another car or truck, while riding a motorcycle, or in a boating accident, we are here to help. With over a hundred years of practical experience between the attorneys in the firm, we are trial tested and ready to vigorously pursue your rights to compensation for injuries suffered involving a car, truck, motorcycle or boat. When we help people in personal injury matters our firm will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. We will review your case for free, explain your rights, and see if we can help you recover compensation for injuries because of the fault of another.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Over the years our attorneys have helped hundreds of people who have been injured because of the negligence and lack of care of others. Experience matters. We understand the devastating impact an accident can have on you and your family, and the hardship that results. Personal injury lawsuits cover a wide range of areas, including car, truck, motorcycle and boating accidents, injuries on the job or on the premises of another person or business, strict liability and unsafe products, machines and equipment, dog bites, nursing home injury and neglect, and more. Often, insurance is involved.  We have represented several insurance companies, know how insurance companies operate, and know the best way to approach your individual case.  We are experienced and trial tested, and can help you to recover the compensation you are entitled to receive. When we help people in personal injury matters our firm will work on a contingency fee, meaning we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you.  We will review your case for free, explain your rights, and see if we can help you recover compensation for injuries because of the fault of another.

Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation & Protected Civil Rights

We represent the underprivileged, the poor and working poor, police officers, government employees and just everyday common folk whose State and federally protected civil and Constitutional rights have been violated by the government, or by private employer misconduct and abuse. Having successfully handled employment lawsuits for our clients, individually and in class actions, we have a distinct understanding of these matters, the rights, protections and obligations of the law, and of the proper manner to approach your case. We have successfully handled disability, gender, pregnancy, religious discrimination, sexual harassment, denial of medical right protections (FMLA), and violations of Constitutional and statutory rights, including under the First Amendment (free speech including academic freedoms, speech on matters of public concern or whistleblower protection), the Fourth Amendment (illegal search and seizure or loss of property rights) and the Fourteenth Amendment (denial of due process and equal protection). We also have significant experience in handling wage and hour claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act for individuals and classes, disputes under the Family and Medical Leave Act, mistreatment in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as well as retaliatory discharge claims under federal and State law. We are also experienced in resolving disputes involving employment contracts and restrictive covenants. Our attorneys are trial tested and experienced. If you have suffered a violation of your State or federally protected rights or have been retaliated against for exercising your rights under the law, we are here to assist you. We will closely review your case for free, explain your rights, and see if we can help you. Our areas of practice in employment and protected rights include:

  • Workers’ Compensation Matters & Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual, Pregnancy & Gender Discrimination & Retaliation
  • Religious Discrimination, Affiliation & Retaliation
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Discrimination & Retaliation
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Denial & Retaliation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Claims & Retaliation
  • Protection of Constitutional Rights Including 1st, 4th and 14th Amendment Claims
  • Whistleblower Claims Protected By State and federal Law, Including Retaliation
  • Employment Contract Rights & Obligations

Business Law & Complex Litigation

We provide cost effective business and individual advice to our clients across a broad range of commercial, real estate, business and employment matters. Unfortunately, sometimes disagreements end up in litigation. Members of our firm have resolved disputes and lawsuits in both federal and State courts on varying contract and business tort matters, including breach of contract and warranty claims, tortious interference and economic advantage claims, drafting, enforcement and interpretation of confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, disputes among shareholders, partners and members, oppression of minority ownership rights, the purchase and sale of ownership and equity interests both real and personal, buy and sell agreements, disputes between employers and employees, and other claims arising from business contracts and relationships. Our goal is to provide successful results, keeping in mind the bottom line. If you need business advice, or someone to prosecute or defend your business dispute, give us a call. Our initial consultation is free.

Insurance Matters

Our attorneys have represented insurance companies, their insureds as well as companies which are self-insured in a broad range of matters in federal and State courts. Our areas of practice include insurance issues, personal injury, commercial and personal lines, subrogation, arson investigation, workers’ compensation, employment practices coverage, school board and employee risk management matters, special education rights and matters, hospital defense, bad faith and consumer protection, as well as benefit rights and disputes. We have also successfully pursued and defended declaratory judgment actions concerning coverage questions and denial of coverage.

Products Liability Claims

In our modern society things have become more and more complex, with a higher threat of injury from defective products and contaminated foods. Fortunately, there is an area of law that protects consumers from serious injuries or death caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products. We have successfully handled a number of product liability matters, ranging from defective medical devices and medications, automotive tires, tainted meat, and defective components in homes and businesses. If you believe that a defective or unreasonably dangerous product has caused serious damage, injury or death to you, your business or to someone you know, the first step is to try to preserve the defective product in its existing state. After taking this step, give us a call. We are experienced and trial tested, and can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to receive. If we handle your products liability matter then our firm will work on a contingency fee, meaning that we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. We will review your case for free, explain your rights, and see if we can help you recover compensation for injuries caused by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product.

Elderly Neglect & Nursing Home Abuse

As our population ages, more and more people are confronted with the difficult and heart-wrenching decision to place a parent or spouse in a nursing home or assisted living facility. We trust and assume that our loved ones are being treated by trained professionals in a caring environment. Normally that is the case, but sometimes the reality is different and neglect, abuse and mistreatment occurs. When that happens, the patient is not in a position to speak for themselves. When neglect, abuse and mistreatment happens, you and your family members are entitled to legal help for the pain and suffering that has occurred. Our firm is experienced in handling successful claims against nursing homes, recovering compensation for the victims and sending a message to the nursing home industry that mistreatment of the elderly is unacceptable. We are here to help. Call us today for a detailed evaluation of your case. The initial consultation is free.

Healthcare Contracting & Professional Practice Transfers

Our firm has extensive experience assisting hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, provider groups and other healthcare professionals with all aspects of health care contract negotiation, drafting and litigation. Whether you are establishing a new practice, hiring or partnering with another professional, or becoming employed by a healthcare institution, we have the experience you need and expect.

We understand how healthcare institutions and healthcare professional practices operate and the unique laws and regulations that govern your business. Our firm will assist you in creating contracts that are legally enforceable and designed to protect your business interests and avoid litigation. Whether you need a contract to focus on compensation based on RVUs, restrictive covenants or leases, or similar matters, we are here to help. We understand the challenges of Anti-Kickback and Stark laws and other statutory regulations, and can assist you through the maze of regulations impacting healthcare professionals. Our firm can assist you with a number of healthcare contracts to meet your business needs, including:

  • Employment Contracts
  • Professional Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Unrestricted Call Coverage Agreements
  • Co-Management Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Medical Director Agreements
  • Locum Tenens Agreements

Wills, Trusts & Estate Matters

Our attorneys have years of experience in preparation of wills and powers of attorney to protect you and your family. Our practice includes the probate of estates, and we provide legal advice and representation in conservatorships and guardianships, as well as the interpretation of wills, trust and related documents. We will also aggressively pursue litigation involving all aspects of the probate, trust and estate process. It is an emotionally difficult time when one has to probate an estate. We are respectful of you and your family members, and will handle your matter in an experienced and confidential manner. Our goal is to walk you through the probate process, and to resolve the transfer of assets in a cost effective manner. If you need advice on a will, trust, probate or estate planning matter, give us a call and we will review your will for free, explain your rights, and see if we can help you with your needs.