Business and Commercial Litigation
From pretrial case assessment through trial and appeal, Stevens & Lee’s business and commercial litigation team has delivered successful and efficient client outcomes over a broad range of high-stakes commercial disputes in state and federal courts in both the Mid-Atlantic region and nationwide. Our clients rely on us to represent them in their most significant and sensitive litigation matters because they are confident we understand their businesses, their legal and regulatory challenges, and their reputational concerns.
Our successful litigation practice is client-focused, industry-knowledgeable and, when necessary, highly aggressive in responding to our clients’ unique business needs and objectives in a dispute. Clients value our thorough understanding of their industries and business goals, and we provide honest appraisals of the strengths, weaknesses and cost-benefits of each individual dispute.
We understand that litigation can be a costly and protracted distraction that consumes significant time and resources and prevents clients from focusing primarily on business success. Whenever appropriate, we employ viable alternative dispute resolution options, including mediation to achieve strong yet economical results for our clients.
We emphasize early case assessment and identification of client goals in any dispute. And while we work hard to resolve cases as early in the litigation process as possible, we recognize there are times when trials cannot be avoided. We are seasoned trial lawyers who try cases when it is in our clients’ best interest to do so – in state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration hearings.
The trial attorneys at Stevens & Lee have the necessary courtroom experience, strategic insight and valued judgment to deliver winning business and commercial litigation strategies no matter how complex the case.
Our trial team includes:
- A Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America
- A Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America who is also a National Board of Trial Advocacy certified civil trial advocate
- A former trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
- Four former federal and state prosecutors
- A charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Arbitrators and Mediators