Shumaker Williams, P.C.’s Litigation Department is comprised of experienced attorneys adept in many areas of litigation who are able to respond effectively to the needs of our clients. We represent businesses, governmental entities and individuals at every level of proceedings, from informal hearings before administrative agencies through complex trial and appellate proceedings in federal and state courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. The breadth of our experience brings sophistication and expertise to the litigation concerns of our clients.

The Litigation Department emphasizes a broad spectrum of commercial and business disputes. Practice areas include:

• Alternative dispute resolution
• Appellate practice
• Banking law
• Business disputes
• Civil rights
• Commercial law disputes
• Construction litigation, including mechanics’ liens
• Corporate control and governance
• Contract litigation
• Employment law
• Estate law
• Insurance coverage and defense
• Plaintiff personal injury
• Professional liability
• Real estate and mortgage financing disputes
• Securities
• Title insurance disputes
• Trademark and copyright
• Trial practice
• Truth-in-lending and consumer finance laws

Our philosophy: Do not encourage litigation, but utilize trial advocacy effectively to enable our clients to achieve desired results and to gain positive outcomes, rather than to do battle, vent emotions or to get even. We believe that if sound, imaginative legal advice is obtained early in a dispute, a successful resolution can be achieved, saving our clients time and money. The extensive business experience of our attorneys, coupled with this philosophy, enables us to help many of our clients avoid legal entanglements, rather than having to find ways out of them.

Although we advise clients of means to avoid unnecessary litigation, we are fully prepared to assert our clients’ rights or defend our clients in legal confrontations. Moreover, for our business clientele with in-house counsel, we are accustomed to including such counsel as part of our litigation team, developing litigation budgets and providing monthly or periodic reporting.

With our diversity of practice, comprehensive perspective and a sensible grounding in reality, our clients who find themselves in litigious situations have experienced, authoritative, aggressive and cost-effective representation.