I help businesses and individuals to solve challenging problems.
An experienced trial lawyer, I represent businesses in all types of litigation. I work with clients on contract, environmental, product liability, and real estate disputes. I represent businesses in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. When disputes arise between business owners, I help clients to understand and enforce their rights. I represent insurance companies in coverage disputes. I have researched and written many insurance coverage opinions.
I have tried cases to juries with excellent results.
To represent clients effectively, I enjoy learning about their businesses. For example, I completed fall protection training to become certified to climb billboards, escorted a client’s mascots through an international toy fair, and traveled with a client to interview witnesses at a motorcycle expo.
In addition to representing businesses in litigation, I serve as outside general counsel in negotiating contracts and providing advice.
Employment and Labor Litigation
I defend businesses against discrimination and retaliation claims filed by their employees. I represent businesses in non-compete, trade secret, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases. In addition to litigating cases in state and federal courts, I handle administrative proceedings before the EEOC and PHRC.
I have significant experience in occupational safety and health matters. I have successfully tried citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and represented businesses in achieving many favorable settlements. I enjoy helping businesses to enhance their workplace safety programs.
I also advise businesses on employment and labor issues. I work with clients to develop affirmative action plans, employee handbooks, job descriptions, pay equity audits, policies, and restrictive covenants.