We handle a variety of matters

Personal Injury and Business Litigation to Real Estate, Trusts and Estates.

We handle a variety of matters as each of us emphasizes different areas. The breadth of our practice ranges from personal injury and business litigation to real estate, trusts and estates. In addition to the civil litigation and probate, we also regularly handle corporate matters, workers compensation cases, employment claims, social security disability and public sector labor issues.

The litigation practice includes personal injury for Plaintiffs including negligence, medical malpractice and products liability. In addition, the firm conducts an insurance defense practice for a few major insurance carriers.

Employment cases are handled both for employees and employers . Workers compensation and social security matters are pursued for claimants. Commercial litigation involves contract and financial issues.

The transactional practice is not only an extensive real estate and title practice, but has an emphasis in trusts and estates. In addition, corporate and contract matters, along with some elder law issues, keep this section busy.

Personal Injury

This firm has over 100 years of experience in representing persons who have been injured as a result of the fault of others or the fault of a product. These matters are carefully developed and handled on an individual basis and supported by medical testimony necessary to establish the damages.

Business Litigation

The complex contractual arrangements among companies and individuals give rise to extensive business litigation. The utilization of forensic accounting and expert testimony on economics and evaluation is a regular procedural step in this type of case.

Real Estate

The firm provides legal advice to buyers, sellers and lenders in the purchase, sale, and financing of residential and commercial real estate, as well as the preparation of commercial, residential, and farm leases. Our firm has over 100 years of experience in preparing title opinions to farmers, bankers, real estate professionals, first-time home buyers, and others. We routinely advise on the various methods of ownership.

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate

The firm provides traditional estate planning in the preparation of wills, trusts, and lifetime gifting. We have and continue to provide advice on the drafting of entities for the purpose of transferring wealth, including limited liability companies and trusts. We also prepare federal estate tax returns, gift tax returns, and fiduciary income tax returns for trusts and estates. We handle both probate and alternatives to probate administration. The firm advises clients on Medicaid (Title XIX) issues, including special needs trusts. We also work with individuals seeking to make charitable contributions.

Civil Litigation

This firm takes pride in its pursuit of recovery for those injured or wronged from the fault or intentional acts of others. A variety of cases tried to verdicts by us exemplifies our willingness to pursue any defendant, regardless of its size, who has improperly wronged or injured our clients. By the same token, if there is an ill-advised lawsuit filed, we defend the person sued if the lawsuit is inappropriate.

Whether it is a will contest, medical malpractice claim or problems with a restrictive covenant or non-compete, we will thoroughly explore the factual basis and provide an opinion of whether we feel your claim or defense is viable and why.

Workers Compensation

Our firm has years of experience in social security disability and workers compensation claims. We assist people who are injured in the course of their employment to obtain compensation they deserve.

Employment Claims

Employment claims are rapidly expanding as there are not only the intentional discrimination claims but also the wrongful termination issues. We have been involved in gender bias matters, sex discrimination as well as age discrimination and other statutorily protected rights of workers and employers.

Social Security Disability

We assist workers who paid Social Security tax and now have disabilities to obtain the financial compensation they deserve under the law.