Litigation and Appeals

Practice Group Overview

Our litigation group represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases through all aspects of the litigation process from investigation, pleadings and discovery, to pre-trial, trial, and appeal. We have represented claimants on some of the largest and most important matters in the region, and have extensive experience litigating before judges and juries in both state and federal courts.

In the modern judicial climate where so few disputes actually reach the trial phase, many law firms simply don’t have the experience at trial to provide you with the best chance at success. At Hartung Schroeder, we understand that something as simple as jury selection can have a profound impact on your recovery, that the facts of a case must be presented to a judge or jury in a manner that is exciting and engaging, and that all legal challenges must be anticipated and argued convincingly.

With decades of experience working in state and federal courts, our trial attorneys have mastered the twists and turns that occur along the path of litigation and will help you navigate the many steps between lawsuit and results.

Areas of Emphasis

Appellate Law

Despite the diligence and wisdom of our trial court judges, many cases that go to trial result in some basis for appeal. Our attorneys regularly assist clients with appeals, by initiating an appeal when required or by defending a positive trial outcome from an appeal by the opposing party.

Auto and Truck Collision

A car or truck accident can complicate your life in many ways. You may be unable to work and wondering who will pay for your car damage and medical bills. You may feel that your insurance company isn’t treating you fairly.

Class Action Litigation

American jurisprudence recognizes that individuals who have suffered even small economic harms, should have the opportunity of a remedy when that harm is also felt by others. A “Class action lawsuit” is a form of a lawsuit that allows one individual to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of people.

Commercial Litigation

Our trial and litigation strategies come from years of working in state and federal courts. Our track record includes a $40 million verdict in a class action lawsuit, recovery of tens of millions of dollars of securities through FINRA, and a number of six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts in commercial disputes and high-profile divorce actions.

Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Construction and real estate conflicts are an exceedingly complex area of the law, with disputes that often involve engineers, architects, tradesmen, expert witnesses, suppliers, manufacturers, and other parties. The evidence in these cases often involves extensive contracts, numerous plans and drawings, complex engineering and math, and nuances involving soil, water, or materials.

Employment Litigation

When faced with the prospect of litigation, you have decisions to make. Our clients trust us to arm them with the information, options and recommendations needed to make sound decisions regarding the best possible strategy and outcome for that litigation. Then, after tasking us with achieving a desired goal, our clients know they can count on us to apply the talent, experience and relentless work ethic necessary to achieve that outcome.

Medical Malpractice

Medical mistakes, or “medical malpractice,” often result in catastrophic injury or death. A claim against a physician or hospital staff requires evidence that the health care provider violated the “Standard of Care,” or the rules health care providers must follow in providing medical care to patients.

Personal Injury

Getting back on your feet and pursuing a legal claim can be challenging. You can trust Hartung Schroeder to keep your needs and priorities top-of-mind as we conduct research, draft motions, contact experts, pursue discovery and develop your case.

Product Liability and Toxic Torts

Our extensive use of complex products — such as cars, computers, machinery, and appliances — subjects us to the risk of serious and permanent injury if these products prove to be dangerously defective. Even the simplest household item can cause great physical injury if it is designed or manufactured improperly.

Trial Advocacy

Some conflicts simply cannot be resolved through mediation or other means. Standing up for what you believe in can mean a lawsuit, a trial, and maybe years of motions and hearings.

Wrongful Death

When someone you love is killed because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, nothing that can be done to right the wrongs that have been done to you. No amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your loved one. Yet, you and your family should not have to suffer financial burdens in your time of grief. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party and recover compensation to pay for funeral expenses, past medical care, and loss of future earnings.

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