Litigation and Trial Services
Experience. Knowledge. Innovation. For years, these have been the keys to success for Varnum's trial group. Our trial lawyers have the skill and expertise to provide clients with effective, high-quality, cost-conscious representation. Proficient in a broad variety of litigation matters, our trial law group has numerous areas of specialty.
Manage the Case
Our approach to every case is simple: keep clients informed and involved throughout the proceedings. Give primary responsibility to a trial law partner. Use associates and paralegals to keep costs in check. Make smart use of technology. Call on attorneys from other Varnum practice areas -- corporate, environmental, labor, tax -- to strengthen a case or suggest innovative ways to resolve a dispute.
Commercial lawsuits make up a large part of our litigation practice. We handle cases involving contract disputes, environmental claims, securities, antitrust, construction, corporate take-over, product liability and real estate issues. We also represent clients in personal injury cases, patent, trademark and copyright suits, arbitrations, tax proceedings, labor and employment matters, ERISA cases, bankruptcy proceedings and a range of administrative tribunal work.
Our trial attorneys regularly appear in trial courts throughout the United States and before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and administrative agencies nationwide. Several members of the group are admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Diverse Client Base
Who are our clients? They include public and private corporations, non-profits, professional corporations, municipalities, general and limited partnerships, sole proprietorships and individuals. Much of our litigation is on behalf of companies for whom we are general counsel. We also represent out-of-state entities involved in adversary proceedings in Michigan and companies seeking specific litigation expertise.
No matter what the case, we seek the best possible outcome for our clients by putting our experience, knowledge and innovation to work for them.