We know litigation. It is a cornerstone of our practice. As the largest component, it embraces many other subject matter areas, including business torts, unfair competition, patent, trademark, trade secrets and intellectual property, creditor’s rights, financial services, contracts, employment, health care, toxic torts, oil and gas, aviation, software design, medical malpractice, environmental, defamation, securities fraud, professional liability, director and officer liability, real estate matters, partnership disputes, trust and estate disputes, construction litigation, personal injury, product liability, workers compensation, and insurance coverage disputes.
Our reputation in the field has been forged in Kansas courtrooms and boardrooms across the world. Three of our lawyers have been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers. We are active in Defense Research Institute, Inc., Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. What’s more, we have received numerous recognitions from respected groups and publications such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America; and Super Lawyers in Missouri & Kansas. Companies of every size and in many sectors of the economy retain our lawyers for their considerable experience in trials, arbitrations, hearings, and appeals. Year after year we take case after case to verdict or decision and we win.
We recognize that most cases are disposed of by judicial decision or settlement before they go trial. It is always our objective to help clients solve problems as quickly and economically as possible. We often recommend alternative dispute resolution procedures. Our lawyers' success is a reflection of the firm’s reputation for trying cases and the knowledge of other law firms that settlement decisions will be based upon sound business judgments, not by the fear of the courtroom.
Our philosophy of preparing cases for trial does not sacrifice litigation efficiency. We know litigation is expensive. We only focus on those matters necessary to try the case and we employ pretrial strategies that are likely to dispose of the case prior to trial or narrow the issues for trial. We work with clients to develop budgets. We provide statements that describe in detail the services we performed, when we performed them, and how long they took. We always look for ways to improve the service our clients receive for the amount of money they spend.