Litigation

We measure success by achieving the best and most effective outcome – whether it’s inside or outside the courthouse.

Overview

Buckley King’s creativity, sound judgment, and trial experience have served as the means to favorable outcomes for clients facing litigation. Our attorneys prove to be tenacious and strong litigators who achieve success in numerous forums, from state and federal trial and appellate courts to arbitration and mediation venues. With the objective to protect our clients’ best interests, we have effectively challenged litigation and contained damage awards.

We start with learning the client’s objectives, define goals, and create strategies, then follow through with solid execution. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of, and experience in, high-exposure litigation, and thrive in matters of first impression.

Seasoned by years in the courtroom, our talent and know-how is vital to credibility with clients, opponents and the judiciary.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Banking and Deposit
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Commercial and Business
  • Compliance and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Environmental and Mass Tort
  • Errors and Omissions 
  • Fiduciary and Trust Duties
  • Financial Guaranties and Surety
  • Foreclosure – Non Judicial and Judicial
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Lender Liability
  • Managed/Special Assets
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Reinsurance
  • UCC Litigation
  • White Collar Crime
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Oftentimes the best business solution to legal conflicts involves taking advantage of alternative dispute resolution procedures. We achieve early and cost-effective resolutions through mediation, arbitration and negotiation. In fact, several of Buckley King attorneys serve as mediators and arbitrators, offering a unique perspective gleaned from both sides of the table.

Appellate Advocacy

A full spectrum of businesses and industries rely on Buckley King’s effective appellate advocacy to attack or defend trial court rulings. Our experience in the appellate process serves as a foundation for superior written and oral advocacy.

This practice relies on the ability to analyze the prospects for an appeal before a case is taken to verdict. By the time trial begins, we identify and preserve potential appellate issues and craft jury instructions and motion practice with an eye toward protecting any appeal that could follow.

advocacy across the country

Our attorneys have successfully handled cases in courts across the country including the U.S. Supreme Court, state Supreme Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for virtually every federal circuit.

Class Action + MDL + Mass Tort

Buckley King is proud of its reputation for success in matters of first impression and cases involving novel theories having significant implications for clients and their industries. Our experience in complex matters is essential to favorable resolutions of class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL) or mass torts. We master the facts, and work hard and creatively to win inside the courtroom.

the precision needed in complex litigation

The ability to draw upon the firm’s experience across practice areas provides a fully-integrated, multidisciplinary approach to representing clients. We serve as national coordinating counsel in class action, MDL, toxic tort, professional liability, and product liability litigation. This experience affords us the ability to manage, coordinate and streamline complex litigation, including cases involving multiple jurisdictions and numerous firms. We are well-versed in electronic discovery, expert witness testimony development, sophisticated motion practice and the unique legal issues that are the hallmarks of class action, MDL, and mass tort representation.

Commercial + Business Litigation

Clients facing the threat of litigation turn to Buckley King for our insight in litigation and risk management.  We understand the challenges that clients face, the innovation needed to resolve matters, and the transparency required to contain costs and manage cases.

Buckley King is known for objectivity and sound judgment in formulating creative solutions, providing clear explanations, and offering candid forecasts in litigation matters.  We partner with clients to look at the big picture and define goals before developing a trial strategy that meets our clients’ objectives.

While we are vigorous advocates in the courtroom, we maintain an open mind towards advantageous resolution through other alternatives. Our goal is to provide our clients the strongest possible position to favorably resolve disputes.  In every matter we combine our sophistication in trial procedure, superior case management skills, and years in the courtroom with business, industry, and regulatory knowledge to bring a sure grasp of the issues and the strategic insight necessary to produce positive outcomes. We thrive in matters of first impression and have numerous published opinions on a wide range of legal issues.

we comfortably + confidently set foot inside the courtroom

When settlement is not an option, clients are confident in our ability to go to trial. Having obtained favorable trial verdicts in state and federal courts across the United States, we know what it takes to protect our clients.

Corporate Investigations + White Collar Crime

Buckley King has extraordinary experience representing federal contractors, state and national banks and other financial services institutions, insurance companies, corporations, executives and victims of corporate crimes in courts and in state and federal grand jury investigations involving:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • BSA
  • Civil Conspiracy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Embezzlement
  • Financial Anti-Terrorist Act
  • FinCEN
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Lender Liability Claims
  • Money Laundering
  • Patriot Act
  • RICO
  • SARS
  • UCC Matters
  • Wire Fraud

in lead roles or in tandem

Often as lead counsel, we have handled matters involving criminal conduct, employee dishonesty, embezzlement, theft, forgery, Ponzi-schemes, and numerous other types of corrupt activities, misconduct and illegal enterprises concerning corporate property, intellectual property, money-laundering, fraud, banking crimes, and scams that have ranged from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $500 million.

Our attorneys work in coordination with senior executives, boards of directors, security officers, local and federal law enforcement and prosecutors, as well as federal agencies, often in lead roles or in tandem with law enforcement, and on the eventual civil litigation arising from fraudulent or illegal conduct.

crisis management

For both corporate and individual clients, a key concern to any governmental inquiry is managing the reputational effects. We understand that a favorable outcome means vindication not only in the court of law but also in the court of public opinion. We work with public relations specialists and/or directly with the media, at a client’s request, to minimize harmful publicity or to level the playing field of public opinion.

Product Liability

With a clear understanding of the long-lasting implications a product liability claim can have, our attorneys provide counsel on preventive measures and best practices in avoiding serious claims and lawsuits. When claims are unavoidable, Buckley King provides clients with a clear assessment of the issues and prepares them for potential effects in an effort to eliminate surprises. Working with clients, we develop and implement litigation strategies and, when in the client’s best interest, facilitate large-scale settlements saving significant costs.

Buckley King is well-equipped to manage the massive filings, documents and jurisdictions that result from class action, mass tort and multidistrict litigation, and have successfully handled claims of product liability involving:

  • Ceramic + Glass Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Construction Materials + Equipment
  • Electrical Components
  • Firearms
  • Gasoline Containers
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Manufacturing Machinery + Equipment
  • Medical Devices + Products
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Pharmaceuticals, Medications + Health Supplements
  • Propane Gas Grills
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Welding Rods
Professional Liability, E+O, D+O

Having litigated countless professional liability, E&O/D&O claims, Buckley King has earned its reputation for developing effective strategies, taking complex cases to trial and delivering results. Being sensitive to the disruption and emotional impact these claims can have, our attorneys work to minimize that impact with clear communication and straight answers. We investigate, analyze, counsel and negotiate on behalf of a wide range of professionals and their employers, including:

  • Accountants
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Attorneys
  • Brokers and Agents
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Dentists
  • Directors and Officers
  • Executives
  • Financial Advisors
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Lenders
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Psychiatrists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Trustees

professional objectivity

Buckley King works with its clients to create an effective strategy based on a credible assessment of the risks and a clear understanding the clients’ goals. Our focus on successful resolution has delivered favorable results both in and out of the courtroom. Our team of attorneys include a veteran trial court judge, contributing a unique perspective for the entire litigation process.

In addition to providing an aggressive, individualized defense, we have handled matters of first impression and attained positive outcomes in:

  • Disciplinary Board Investigations and Hearings
  • Peer Review and Privilege Issues
  • Private Dispute Resolution Venues
  • Professional Licensing Disputes
  • Risk Management Evaluations

In state and federal courts, in alternative dispute resolution venues, and before professional licensing and disciplinary boards, we litigate professional liability claims, many times to verdict. Our attorneys routinely serve as expert witnesses in ethics and professional liability hearings and provide discreet, private counsel in volatile actions.

*This comment was collected as part of the U.S.News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” research process.

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