Civil Litigation

In the modern business world, disputes frequently arise that cannot be resolved without resort to a court of law or an arbitration. The objective of our litigation group is to assist clients in resolving their disputes successfully and economically. Whenever possible we help clients to avoid litigation through negotiation, mediation and other forms of "alternative dispute resolution." When a trial is necessary, Mullen & Henzell has an impressive depth and breadth of experience in trial and appellate advocacy. Members of our Litigation Group are experienced in many litigation areas, including business/commercial, real estate, employment, personal injury, insurance, environmental, probate, trust and estate, and construction litigation.

PRACTICE FOCUS

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Including mediation, "mini-trials," and other techniques for minimizing litigation expense.

Business Litigation

Commercial litigation, including suits for breach of contract, fraud and unlawful business practices. This area also encompasses disputes involving partnerships, corporations and other business entities.

Complex Litigation

Large, factually and/or legally complex cases, including, multi-district litigation.

Construction

Representation of contractors, design professionals and landowners in connection with construction disputes.

Environmental and Land Use

Litigation and administrative proceedings related to land use permitting, approvals, and disputes, frequently concerning environmental issues such as shoreline and wetlands preservation, and hazardous waste disposal.

Personal Injury and Insurance

Prosecution and defense of actions involving personal injury and property damage.

Probate, Trusts and Estates

Litigation of disputes among executors, trustees, beneficiaries and creditors of a decedent; guardianships and conservatorships.

Real Estate

Litigation relating to land transfers, boundaries, foreclosure, development, leasing, condemnation and real estate brokers.

Insurance coverage

Insurance coverage and litigation. Experience includes bad faith, liability, disability, major medical, homeowner’s, inland and wet marine, employers, credit, accidental death and dismemberment, reinsurance, excess, umbrella, insolvency, and Lloyd’s marketplace.