Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense

The media routinely reports the drastic decline in the number of contested jury trials. That might be true for most law firms and litigation practices, but at Patton & Ryan, our experience is quite different. We are the preferred trial firm for leading businesses and insurance companies nationwide, and try numerous cases to jury verdict each year, coast to coast.

Our seasoned trial lawyers are skilled in defending tragic cases involving death and catastrophic injury. We work to help clients resolve multi-million dollar conflicts in an efficient and cost-effective way. Our attorneys bring dynamic advocacy on behalf of our clients in state and federal courts, including all appellate forums.

Representing insurers, self-insured parties, and third-party administrators, we advise in a variety of general tort areas including product liability, construction accidents, and premises liability. Our lawyers also focus on specialty practices including professional liability, toxic and intentional tort, transportation, and insurance coverage.

Our nationwide reputation for toughness and tenacity frequently results in early file closure, which rewards our clients with significant savings. We are always willing to seek an early, efficient, and appropriate settlement, we are prepared to pursue absolutely any case to trial. We are known nationwide for our aggressive approach to procedural trial preparation, which allows us to negotiate fairly but firmly at any stage of litigation.

We understand that the relationships among a carrier, the insured, and assigned defense counsel can be sensitive, and we strive to foster clear communication and mutual respect. Our lawyers scrupulously prepare for each case and keep current on the most-recent developments affecting coverage.

We take pride in our ability to craft calculated legal strategies to strike a complaint through dispositive motions to dismiss, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgment, motions in limine, and directed verdict.