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Practice Areas 

ADR, Trials, and Appeals

At Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP, litigation and dispute resolution is our core.  We believe in “peace through strength.”  We also understand the time, trouble, and expense litigation can mean. Your efforts are best spent doing what you do best – running your business.


We have a long track record of success in handling – and winning – complex cases.  We excel in any forum, including jury trial, court trial, arbitration, and appeal.


We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of federal and state court litigation in a variety of complex disputes regarding real estate, business, trade secret and other intellectual property matters, employment, trusts and estates, land use, construction, and other complex litigation. 


From the outset, we tailor our approach to our client’s objectives and resources, managing the case according to our client’s best interests.  Our complex litigation experience includes lawsuits with difficult or novel legal issues, electronic discovery issues, high volume document production, class actions, and multi-party disputes.  When appropriate in multiple party actions where our client’s interests are aligned with another party, we work strategically with other parties and their respective law firms to achieve our client’s objectives, expedite the case, and keep costs reasonable and manageable.


We have significant experience in handling complex appeals and writs in both the State and Federal appellate systems, on a broad spectrum of matters, and are frequently retained by other trial attorneys to get unfavorable results reversed (and favorable results upheld) at the appellate level.


We also make opportunistic use of various alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration, which sometimes offer a more efficient way of resolving disputes.  We work with our clients to use these options in conjunction with, or sometimes in place of, traditional litigation. When used properly and in the right circumstances, alternative dispute resolution techniques can drastically reduce the time and costs needed to resolve disputes by focusing the parties on key issues and limiting or even eliminating expensive court procedures.