NEGLIGENCE TORT LAW
With more than a century of combined experience, our attorneys prosecute, defend and work to resolve negligence and other tort claims including professional malpractice, personal injury, defamation, interference with contractual relations and numerous other matters. Our attorneys treat each client with compassion and genuine empathy during these difficult circumstances. Whether our client is a victim, or a defendant who has been wrongfully accused, our client receives our full commitment, resources and efforts.
Areas of expertise include:
We have represented business clients in the prosecution and defense of cases involving interference with contractual or advantageous relationships, trade or product defamation and other matters.
Our firm has had the unique opportunity to litigate to verdict and handle appeals of defamation claims both on an individual and organizational level. Slander and libel are specially treated torts with a multitude of pitfalls that can damage an otherwise successful case if not handled properly. Our attorneys are keenly experienced in this area of law and are adept at assisting clients with their defamation claims.
ENVIRONMENTAL & TOXIC TORT
We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving environmental hazards and pollution, including a successful trial to verdict for homeowners whose property was infiltrated with MTBE, a gasoline additive that can create various health ailments.
Our firm has represented patients who have been injured, or families of those who have died, as a result of the negligence of Vermont and New York health care professionals and hospitals. We have tried to verdict and settled many medical malpractice matters to the benefit of patients and their loved ones. We compassionately and zealously represent our clients during these very difficult times.
Medical malpractice is one of the most difficult areas of law to navigate. Physicians and other medical professionals tend to support each other, no matter how egregious the actions were. At our firm, we take on malpractice cases fully committed to fighting for favorable results and we know how to present a case that can win, either in court or mediation.
We are also aware that health care professionals can be wrongfully accused of medical malpractice. In those cases that we have been asked to defend, we have steadfastly worked with the professionals to resolve the claims made against them in an efficient manner.
PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH
We have advised and represented hundreds of individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of the negligent actions of others. We pride ourselves on our ability to move quickly and efficiently in analyzing liability, causation and damages in any particular matter. We strive to obtain speedy resolutions and/or move quickly to trial in a manner that maximizes our clients’ recoveries. Our personal injury lawyers have litigated many cases, including automobile, bicycle, motorcycle, truck, drunk driving accidents and wrongful death cases. Additionally, we have had the honor of obtaining the highest verdict in Lamoille County.
PRODUCT LIABILITY & CONSUMER LITIGATION
Our firm has had the unique opportunity to take on corporate America in multi-jurisdictional litigations with products that are inherently defective and have injured citizens of Vermont and New York. This litigation includes cases against snowmobile and automobile manufacturers.
We have been called upon to prosecute and defend claims against professionals including engineers and lawyers when allegations have been made that they have failed to comply with their standards of care. We have litigated to verdict these cases and have been able to achieve a 100 percent success rate.